Halong Bay in Quang Ninh province, a UNESCO recognized world’s heritage site, has jumped to second place among 28 finalists of the online voting for the world’s new seven wonders.
The positive result is thanks to Quang Ninh province’s efforts in boosting information dissemination and promotion of the image of Halong Bay to foreign friends.
The province has also developed tourism linkages with other provinces nationwide, especially the country’s five biggest tourism centers.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has planned a promotion campaign and asked Quang Ninh province to publish a tourism publication on Halong Bay with attached voting guidelines as well as build a game show named “Impressive Vietnam”.
Halong Bay is drawing the attention of tourists from both road and waterways, helping to bring 5.3 million visitors to Quang Ninh in the first eight months of the year with estimated revenue of 2.3 trillion VND.