All domestic and foreign tourists will have the chance to visit Ha Long Bay without fees during the traditional Lunar New Year festival (Tet) from January 23 to February 5.
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Quang Ninh province’s decision aims to show its gratefulness to people from across the country and international friends who supported and voted for Ha Long Bay to become one of the seven new Natural Wonders of the world.
Phung Duc Tin, Deputy Head of the Management Board of Ha Long Bay, said the tourism site usually receives 7,000-10,000 visitors during Tet. Especially, this year, Quang Ninh will have three major festivals, the Cua Ong, Yen Tu and Poetry festivals.
The organizing board has prepared careful plans to ensure order and security at the wharf and bay, keep the environment clean and protect visitors.
Ha Long Bay has been twice recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.