Why is Halong Bay of international importance?
The Bay was first recorded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 thanks to its exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance. In 2000, it had the honour of being recognised the second time for its significant geomorphic features, as a billon-year-living proof of Earth’s formation.
Is Halong Bay one of the 7 Wonders of the World?
Ha Long Bay has officially become one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. A provisional announcement of the bay’s new status was made three months ago after global voting ended, by New Open World Corporation, an associate of the New 7 Wonders Foundation.
What is the economic value of Halong Bay?
Quang Ninh Province, with Halong Bay being the region’s main economic source, has the fastest fiscal growth in Vietnam. In 2016, the GDP reached 10.1%, higher than the country’s GDP of 6.3%. The annual GDP per capita was relatively high at $4,095 USD.