US News has added Ha Long Bay to its list of world’s 30 most famous landmarks to visit at least once in a lifetime.
Ha Long Bay is a world-famous natural wonder. Photo: internet
It says that alongside the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York, the UNESCO heritage site of Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh should also be part of one’s lifetime experience.
Spanning an area of 1,553 square kilometers, the bay features thousands of limestone karsts formed over 500 million years and 2,000 islets that come in all shapes and sizes.
US News says that at sunrise, the limestone karsts rising majestically out of the bay turns the natural wonder into a great honeymoon holiday heaven for many couples.
Around four hours drive to the west of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay was recognized as world heritage site in 1994 by UNESCO and voted among the world’s seven new natural wonders by Swiss organization New Open World in 2011.
Ha Long Bay a once-in-a-lifetime destination: US publication. Photo: internet
Recent events that have heightened the bay’s attraction include the filming of “Kong: Skull Island”, a Hollywood blockbuster, in 2017; and the launch of Vietnam’s first private airport Van Don International Airport late last year, providing foreign tourists with easier access.
UK-based travel site Rough Guides recently included the Vietnamese bay in the top ten UNESCO heritage sites in Asia.
In 2015, the bay was hailed by the U.S. travel guide site Smarter Travel as one of the best ecological spots in the world, while Business Insider said that an overnight Ha Long cruise trip is a “must-try” travel experience in Asia.
Other famous landmarks in Asia on the US News list include the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal in India, Angkor Temple in Cambodia and the Grand Palace in Thailand.
On March-the month of women with the hope that visitors can experience the mysterious beauty of Lan Ha Bay (Hai Phong city), the Oriental Sails company has launched many attractive promotions. Of those, tourists will get incentives of from VND3,400,000/person/room for 2 days 1 night when booking Calypso Cruises on the special days of March 8th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 27th, 29th, 30th.
Besides, with the view to bring tourists more choices and attract more domestic tourists on this summer, Ms. Hoang Quynh – Head of Marketing Department of the Oriental Sails company said, visitors of Oriental Sails will enjoy extremely attractive incentives. The most outstanding is the program “With Oriental Sails – Coloring the Summer”, which reduces up to 40% for Vietnamese guests from 1st until the end of September 2019 with the unchanged quality of service.
Tour for 2 days 1 night on Calypso Cruises is from only VND2,750,000/person and only from VND3,150,000/person on Starlight Cruise.
Tour for 3 days 2 nights on Calypso is only VND5,500,000/person and only VND6,300,000/person on Starlight Cruise.
Especially, Oriental Sails gives couples on wedding anniversary, honeymoon or birthday 01 lass of wine (for each) during dinner and a special room decoration with fruit.
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