The Ministry of Information and Communications has launched a campaign to vote for Halong Bay by text message.
To vote for the bay, you type Halong and send to 147. The charge is VND630.
The poll is now in the final stage, with 28 finalists.
New7Wonders of Nature is an initiative started in 2007 to create a list of seven natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll. It is being led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation, a Swiss-based, government-controlled foundation.
From over 440 participants representing over 220 countries and through a national qualification and race to become one of the Top 77, as well as the recommendations of the Panel of Experts led by Prof. Federico Mayor, the list of 28 "Official Finalist Candidates" has been determined. Voting is underway and will continue until November 2011.
On September 27, Bernard Weber, Chairman of NewOpenWorld presented the certificate of Halong Bay as the finalist of the poll.
The seven new wonders of the nature will be announced on November 11.