Halong Bay named one of six Asian destinations
Update: Jan 17, 2014
The well-known tourism website Lonely Planet has just recommended Vietnam’s Halong Bay as one among six most famous destinations in Asia.

In its “Top Things to Do in Asia” guidelines, the website refers to the six famous destinations. Apart from Halong Bay, the others are China’s Great Wall, Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, the famous temple complex Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Indonesia’s Orangutan Feeding Center, and the Golden Temple in Myanmar.

Halong Bay is famous for its 2,000 magnificent limestone islands and numerous caves and grottos, according to the website. The bay has been twice recognized by UNESCO as a natural world heritage site in 1994 and 2000, and was also named one of the Seven Natural Wonders by the New7Wonders Foundation in 2011.

The website also recommends several other famous destinations, such as India’s Taj Mahal and Bhutan’s Tajshang Goemba.