Facts of HaLong Bay
Halong Bay has great potential for tourism and scientific research. Fishing, farming and waterways can be developed in Halong Bay. This great potential of Halong Bay is important for the northeast region of North Viet am in particular and the whole North VietNam in general.
Official English Name: Ha Long Bay
Administrative Division: Halong City, Quang Ninh Province
Area: 1553km2 and 120km coastline; covering over 3000 islets with water body
Population: about 1600 people living in floating fishing villages: Cua Van, Ba Hang, Cong Tau & Vong Vieng
- 1962: The Ministry of Culture of Viet Nam ranked Ha Long Bay as a vestige at the national level and planned an area to be protected within it.
- 1994: UNESCO recognized the core area of Ha Long Bay as a world natural heritage with the aesthetic values of Criterion VII
- 2000: UNESCO recognized Ha Long Bay for second time ( by Criterion VIII) as a global natural heritage, extraordinarily valuable in geological and geomorphological aspects.
- 2013: The Club of the most beautiful Bays of the World officially recognized and ranked Ha Long Bay as one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world.
Ha Long Bay is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
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