Seminar aimed at increasing votes for Ha Long bay

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A seminar was held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 1 to find out ways to win more votes for Ha Long Bay to be recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World

The seminar witnessed the huge participation of number of foreign diplomatic staff including ambassadors and counselors in Vietnam, foreign and Vietnamese tourists.

An official from the Foreign Ministry suggested the spread of information and promotion of the image of Ha Long Bay at major sport and music events, or on social networks, like facebook, twisters and youtube, and mobile phone systems can help to encourage people, specially students and public employees, to vote for Ha Long Bay.

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The Deputy Director of Quang Ninh Television Station, Mai Vu Tuan, proposed increasing broadcasts of Ha Long Bay’s values on domestic radio and television programmes as well as on foreign radios and televisions, such as the Republic of Korea’s Kangwon television and China’s Guangxi television and radio, which have established cooperative ties with Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay needs to collect 60 million votes to become one of the new 7 wonders of the world.

The New Open World will announce the final list of the new 7 wonders of the world on November 11.

To vote for Ha Long Bay, please visit the website www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/vote .

Hạ Long Bay (literally: “Descending Dragon Bay”; Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, and part of Van Don district. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Hạ Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.

Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets.[1] The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate.[2] The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea shore biosystem.[3] Hạ Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species[4] and 60 endemic faunal species.[5]

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