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Wednesday, April 10

Halong Bay to host carnival

Home to one of Vietnam’s top natural attractions, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh province attracted 2.8 million visits January to March, according to data released by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Of the total, 775,000 were international visitors, down by 2% on the same period in 2012. Most visitors to the province will spend time at Halong Bay considered a must-see attraction for travelers visiting Hanoi and northern Vietnam.

In March alone, the province received 1 million tourist arrivals, of which 227,000 were foreigners.

One of Vietnam’s first World Heritage sites, Halong Bay will host a carnival, 27 April to 1 May. This year’s carnival will have a seating capacity for 10,000 spectators up from 7,000 seats last year.

Halong Carnival 2013 celebrates the 50th birthday of Halong City and promotes the image of Quang Ninh tourism, as well as the beauty of Halong Bay that was recently designated as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The carnival will include art, music shows and a parade with art and dance troupes from Japan, South Korea, China and Laos, providing the entertainment.

Quang Ninh province’s top attraction is Halong Bay, which is the most popular sightseeing destination in the Northern provinces and was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and the world’s New 7 Wonders of Nature in April 2012 by New Open World Corporation, an associate of the New 7 Wonders Foundation.

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