Ha Long Bay among 100 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritages

Wednesday, 2018-07-18 10:17:21
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A corner of Ha Long Bay.
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NDO/VNA – The US newspaper Newsweek has listed Ha Long Bay of Vietnam among the Top 100 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include both natural and man-made wonders.

Ha Long Bay in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh was placed in the 14th position.

"Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars,” the Newsweek described.

“Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest," it said.

The Newsweek’s Top 100 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sties have been picked out from the UNESCO list of over 1,000 protected places across the globe.

Ha Long Bay, a must-go place for those who spend holidays in Vietnam, which has been twice recognised by the UNESCO. Ha Long Bay has been named one of the seven natural wonders of the world.