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Ha Long Bay named new wonder of world

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Ha Long Bay of Vietnam has become one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, according to preliminary voting results.

This information was released on the website of the organisation NewOpenWorld early on Nov. 12.

According to the preliminary results, the other winners include Amazon jungle in Southern America, Iguazu falls of Argentina , Jeju Island of the Republic of Korea , Komodo national park of Indonesia , Puerto Princesa Underground River of the Philippines , and Table mountain of South Africa .

The official results will be announced at a ceremony scheduled to be held in Switzerland in early 2012.

Ha Long Bay was recognised twice by the UNESCO as World Natural Heritage for its landscape and geographical value.

The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. It has a 120 kilometre coastline and is approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size, with 1969 isles./.
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