The world’s wonder Ha Long Bay in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh has been listed in the world’s top ten Valentine’s Day Retreats recommended by the US National Geographic’s book “Four Seasons of Travel”.
|Trong Mai Islet (rock of "the kissing cocks") in Ha Long Bay (Photo: KK)|
The website of the US magazine described the twice-recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site as “a vision of astonishing beauty” with more than 1,600 islands and a sweet and romantic destination for international tourists during this Valentine’s Day.
The other nine destinations are the United States’ Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur (California), Sedona (Arizona), Covered Bridges (Vermont); the British Pullman Train in the United Kingdom; the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland; the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France; the Lover’s Walk (Via Dell’ Amore) in Italy; the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia; and the Classical Gardens of Suzhou in China.
Earlier, Ha Long Bay, or the Bay of the Descending Dragon, was also in the list of world’s top ten best and romantic destinations for 2011 by the UK’s Lonely Planet magazine and ranked 6 th among top ten sailing cruises by National Geographic book “Journeys of a Lifetime”.-VNA