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Ha Long Bay to be officially named world wonder this week

A ceremony to officially announce Ha Long Bay as one of the new world’s natural wonders will be held at Hanoi’s My Dinh stadium this Friday, according to the information from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a press conference Tuesday.

Nguyen Van Tinh, head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's International Relations Department, said the stadium will feature a miniature of Ha Long Bay with water, mountain and boat replicas at the ceremony to show off the grandiosity of the heritage.

Tinh affirmed there is only one event for the purpose this Friday evening. Another activity at Ha Long Bay next Tuesday night is just a festive event and acts as part of the Ha Long Carnival.

Funds for the ceremony will be mobilized from the society. However, the real figures from sponsors are yet to be revealed.

Earlier on November 11 last year, Ha Long Bay was named among the world’s seven new wonders of nature, according to the global poll conducted by New Open World Corporation, an associate of the New 7 Wonders Foundation.
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