Titles & Awards of Halong Bay
Thanks to the favor of the Creator, Halong Bay was blessed with spectacular seascape of lime-stone mountains and grotto system. The bay was continuously honored with several noble titles such as the World Natural Heritage Site, one of the World's New 7 Wonders of Nature, etc.
Since July 2003, Halong Bay is honored to be one among 29 members of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. Nha Trang and Lang Co Bay of Vietnam were also involved.
In 1994, the core area of Halong Bay was first listed in the list of World Heritage Site by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee as its aesthetic value.
Halong Bay is also honored with several other noble titles by tourism channels and organizations in the world.
In the period of 2007 - 2011, Halong Bay had been on the run of the global campaign to vote for the New7Wonders of Nature held by the New 7 Wonders Foundation.
In 1962, the former Ministry of Culture and Information of Vietnam (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam) was announced Halong Bay as the National Relics and Landscapes. Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island are formed one of 21 Vietnam National Tourism Zones.