Halong Bay makes top three 7 Wonders of Nature
Halong Bay makes top three 7 Wonders of Nature, Halong Bay boosted its ranking from fifth position to third position on the New 7 Wonders of Nature Nominees Ranking while the first and second position still belonged to Bangladesh with its Cox’s Baza Beach and Sundarbans Forest.
Halong Bay has suddenly triumphed over Cocos Island of Costa Rica and the Ganges Delta of Bangladesh which sat at third and fourth position on Friday. Halong Bay made it to third place on Saturday and its position seems secure.
In other news, the other two contenders from Vietnam listed in the top ten of the rankings, namely Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and Fansipan Mountain (Fansipan tour) moved up to sixth and ninth position respectively.
Also on Saturday, in support for the three destinations on the ranking board, Quang Binh officials launched a campaign calling upon individuals from local offices, factories and schools to give more votes for them.
On just the first day, the campaign received hundreds of votes from the local people.
Voting online for nominees will continue through December 31. Then, a panel of experts will create a list of 21 candidates from which voters worldwide will elect the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The New 7 Wonders Panel of Experts, under the leadership of Prof. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO, will select the 21 Finalists from the top-ranked Official Supported Nominees.
The 21 finalists will then be put to popular vote.