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Vote for Ha Long Bay by text message

By sending text messages from cell phone, you will contribute one vote for Ha Long Bay in the selection of new seven wonders of nature.


The Ministry of Information and Communications has launched a campaign to vote for Ha Long Bay by text message.



To vote for the bay, you type Halong and send to 147. The charge is VND630.



The poll is now in the final stage, with 28 finalists.



New7Wonders of Nature is an initiative started in 2007 to create a list of seven natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll. It is being led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation, a Swiss-based, government-controlled foundation.



From over 440 participants representing over 220 countries and through a national qualification and race to become one of the Top 77, as well as the recommendations of the Panel of Experts led by Prof. Federico Mayor, the list of 28 "Official Finalist Candidates" has been determined. Voting is underway and will continue until November 2011.



On September 27, Bernard Weber, Chairman of NewOpenWorld presented the certificate of Ha Long Bay as the finalist of the poll.



The seven new wonders of the nature will be announced on November 11.



The 28 finalists:

1. Amazon Rainforest of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela


2. Angel Falls of Venezuela  


3. Bay of Fundy of Canada  


4. Black Forest of Germany  


5. Bu Tinah Shoals of the United Arab Emirates  


6. Cliffs of Moher  Ireland  


7. Dead Sea of Israel,  Jordan and Palestinian Authority  


8. El Yunque of the United States and Puerto Rico  


9. Galapagos Islands of Ecuador  


10. Grand Canyon of the United States  


11. Great Barrier Reef of Australia  


12. Halong Bay of Vietnam  


13. Iguazu Falls of Argentina and Brazil  


14. Jeita Grotto of Lebanon  


15. Jeju Island of South Korea  


16. Kilimanjaro of Tanzania  


17. Komodo National Park of Indonesia  


18. Maldives of Maldives  


19. Masurian Lake District of Poland  


20. Matterhorn/Cervino of Italy and Switzerland  


21. Milford Sound of New Zealand  


22. Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan  


23. Puerto Princesa Underground River of the Philippines  


24. Sundarbans of Bangladesh and India  


25. Table Mountain of South Africa  


26. Uluru of Australia  


27. Vesuvius of Italy  


28. Yushan of Taiwan