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World Heritage Site #672 :: Halong Bay

World Heritage Site #672 :: Halong Bay

Table of Contents Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site’s outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. Source: UNESCO […]

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The quiet wonder of Halong Bay

The quiet wonder of Halong Bay

By Simran Panaech, Asia News Network “It’s, oh, so quiet, it’s, oh, so still,” sings Björk, Icelandic singer in her 1995 hit “It’s Oh So Quiet”. This song plays in my head as I look out at the scenery of Halong Bay in Vietnam. Despite the rocking of the cruise boat I am on, in […]

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Halong Bay: One feels lost in a painting

Halong Bay: One feels lost in a painting

By: Ino Manalo, Philippine Daily Inquirer There is a scene from a famous film where a couple evades the turmoil of their country by taking a boat trip through a fascinating archipelago. For countless hours, the lovers lie ensconced in their vessel as it glides past a fairyland of forest-covered peaks rising from the sea. […]

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New Ha Long Bay status sparks preservation concerns

New Ha Long Bay status sparks preservation concerns

The joy at Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay entering the temporary list of the seven new wonders of nature has been tempered by concerns the high profile could see an unmanageable spurt in tourism, damaging the world heritage site. The announcement that it is on the temporary list is based on first counting of global votes […]

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Vietnam welcomes Ha Long Bay as new wonder of the world

Vietnam welcomes Ha Long Bay as new wonder of the world

The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a gala night in Hanoi Saturday to celebrate Ha Long Bay’s new status as one of the world’s Seven New Natural Wonders after a four-year voting campaign. Swiss organization New Open World announced that Ha Long Bay had been named one of the new Seven Wonders […]

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Majestic Halong Bay

Majestic Halong Bay

by Ion Cortez Ha Long Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. Located in Quáng Ninh province, Vietnam. Ha Long Bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the 120-km coastline of Bai Chay Beach. Halong […]

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TRAVEL: Ha Long way from home in Vietnam

TRAVEL: Ha Long way from home in Vietnam

| | | | | Just when you think a holiday cannot be any better, a cruise around the bay takes it up another notch, writes Caroline Hurry LIGHTNING split the sky and rain lashed the wings of the aircraft as we broke through the clouds. Hanoi stretched out below like a verdant patchwork quilt: […]

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Letter from Vietnam: Calmer waters found aboard the junks at Halong Bay

Letter from Vietnam: Calmer waters found aboard the junks at Halong Bay

| | | | | Tourists can get away from the throng of Hanoi on the serene water of the Unesco World Heritage Site Judyth Gregory-Smith Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 6 September 2011 13.59 BST If you want to get away from the 6 million or more people riding 1 million or more motorbikes in Hanoi, […]

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WHAT IF YOUR HALONG BAY CRUISE IS CANCELED IN THE LAST MINUTES?

WHAT IF YOUR HALONG BAY CRUISE IS CANCELED IN THE LAST MINUTES?

| | | | | You’ve got a good deal and now are dreaming about an interesting trip with beautiful cabin, delicious food, friendly staff waiting for you in Halong Bay, Vietnam. You’ll be relaxing on the sundeck while the boat cruises around the rising islands in the fresh air and quiet atmosphere. Your dream […]

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Feature: Vietnam’s most delightful beaches

Feature: Vietnam’s most delightful beaches

| | | | | As a long,narrow country skirted by the South China Sea, Vietnam is full of endless beaches where the only sight for miles around might be the gentle bobbing of wooden boats. From the border with China at the top to the fertile lands of the Mekong Delta, the country boasts […]

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