Yet another accolade for Halong Bay, the wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northeastern Vietnam, simply cannot stop collecting awards and accolades. This time it comes in the form of recognition by the travel site Agoda. Considering that the bay in a sea based feature, to be named in 4th place of a list of the finest green spaces and National Parks in asia is quite extraordinary.
Introducing Ha Long Bay – Vietnam’s impressive World Natural Heritage
The bay consists of 600 square miles of sea, dotted with one thousand nine hundred and sixty limestone karst islands. It is well accepted as one of the most beautiful places on earth in tours of Vietnam. Hạ Long Bay is a member of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World.
In 1962 Hạ Long Bay was designated a ‘Renowned National Landscape Monument’, by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
UNESCO inscribed it onto their list of World Heritage Sites both in 1994, in recognition of its “outstanding, universal aesthetic value”, and again in 2000, for its “outstanding geological and geomorphological value”.
In October 2011, the bay was included on the 2012 World Monuments Watch, by World Monuments Fund. The pressures of high numbers of tourists and associated development were seen as threats to the site that needed to be addressed in Vietnam tours. The aim of Watch-listing is to ensure promotion of strategies needed to see responsible heritage-driven development, working toward a sustainable future.
The Swiss based New Seven Wonders Foundation held a global poll in 2012 to find the ‘Seven Wonders of Nature’, Halong Bay made it on to this list, with ease.
Why Ha Long Bay is one of the tourist destinations that attracts many tourists?
This latest addition to the bays wonderful list of awards, serves to recognise not just the beauty of the seascape, but the landscape provided by the shoreline and the magnificent karst islands.
In peak season Halong Bay receives around eight thousand tourist per day. Most choose one of the luxury cruise boats that ply their trade here. Making for a flotilla of floating hotels, whose guests enjoy five star treatment on boars from highly trained crews. This is proving to be one of the most popular destinations in Asia and it is not surprising. The bay presents the visitor with an astonishingly beautiful seascape, rich sea and land based wildlife and an abundance of flora. Some of the rarest species on earth have been found here including the Cat Ba Langur, the most endangered primate in the world.
The award is received with great pride from local people who work hard to ensure the natural beauty of the bay is maintained under intense pressure from tourism. Come and see for yourself, how well they have achieved this. You will never be disappointed, no description, quite prepares the visitor for the stunning beauty and tranquil magnificence of Halong Bay.
Discovering Ha Long Bay, whether by luxury yacht or kayaking, also helps you have memorable moments in this airy sky. Perhaps the reasons just above are not enough, the best way is that you go to Ha Long, explore, experience for yourself the most accurate answer in your Vietnam tours.
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