Bulgarian Deputy PM votes for Halong Bay Vietnam
Impressed by the imposing scene of Halong Bay during his tour of Quang Ninh Province on Nov. 1, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yvailo Kafin clicked onto the website on new world wonders to vote for the bay.
Quang Ninh was the first leg in the Deputy PM’s official visit to Vietnam from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Gia Khiem.
Halong Bay, Vietnam now stands second after the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in the list of 77 candidates in the online voting for seven new world natural wonders launched by the NewOpenWorld.
Thanks to the local authorities’ efforts to promote its images, the bay is a magnet for tourists to Quang Ninh province, Vietnam.
In the past ten months, the province welcomed 3.8 million tourists, a record number so far, with most of them coming from China, Belgium, Germany, the UK, Italia, France, and Spain.
(Source:Viet Nam News, URL:http://english.vietnamnet.vn/politics/2008/11/811465/)
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