Ha Long climbs to 2nd in world wonders voting group
One of Vietnam’s two UNESCO natural world heritage sites ascended to second place in Group G in the voting for the New 7 Wonders of Nature on May 4.
Ha Long Bay surpassed the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to take the position, ranking behind Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar beach.
Voting will continue until July 7 this year and the N7W Panel of Experts will choose finalists for short-listing.
In July 2009, 21 sites will be chosen to enter the next stage of voting.
The final round of voting will take place between 2010 and 2011, during which the New7Wonders World Tour will visit all 21 sites. The New7Wonders of Nature will eventually be unveiled in the summer of 2011.