Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay gets another int’l compliment

By Nguyen Quy   April 3, 2019 | 06:13 pm PT
Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay gets another int’l compliment
Ha Long Bay, one of the famous natural wonders in the world, is captured from above. Photo by VnExpress/Meo Gia
U.S. news site Business Insider has named Ha Long Bay among 35 most incredible places on the planet.

The famous bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh and terraced rice fields in Indonesia’s Tegalalang are the only two natural wonders in Southeast Asia to break into the global list, which spans from Hawaii’s Na Pali Coast to the Verdon Gorge in southeastern France.

It is not the first time that the site has highlighted the beauty of Ha Long Bay.

In 2016, Business Insider had said that a cruise on Ha Long Bay is a must-have travel experience in Asia. This time, it reiterates that an overnight cruise to watch sunrise or sunset in a spectacular setting is a ‘must-try’ experience.

Cruise ships sail over Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh. Photo by Shutterstock/namanh

Ships cruise Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province. Photo by Shutterstock/namanh

The Business Insider’s list of most beautiful natural wonders in the world include South Korea’s Jeju Island, Stone Forest and Tianmen Cave in China, Verdon Gorge in France, the Grand Canyon in the U.S. and Bioluminescent Beaches in Maldives.

Since its recognition as a UNESCO natural world heritage in 1994, Ha Long Bay has entrenched itself on the global tourism map, receiving raves from many travel bloggers and several foreign filmmakers for its emerald green waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests.

U.K.-based travel site Rough Guides recently included the Vietnamese bay in its list of the top ten UNESCO heritage sites in Asia.

In 2015, the bay was hailed by the U.S. travel guide site Smarter Travel as one of the best ecological spots in the world.

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