15-year-old wooden boat ban in Ha Long Bay sparks outcry from local firms

15-year-old wooden boat ban in Ha Long Bay sparks outcry from local firms

Tour boat operators on Vietnam’s heritage-listed Ha Long Bay are outraged at a move by local authorities to ban about 25 percent of vessels from working the waters, a move that will cost thousands of jobs. Quang Ninh authorities to tighten grips on wooden…

US travel site lists Ha Long, Son Doong Cave among Asia’s best eco spots

US travel site lists Ha Long, Son Doong Cave among Asia’s best eco spots

US travel guide site Smarter Travel has named three places from Vietnam in a list of favorite natural wonders in Asia. Ha Long Bay, which has already been famous since UNESCO named it a world natural heritage, ranks first among 27 destinations for its…