Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wondering where the Vietnamese wonders went?
Just when we thought we had the dubious natural wonders campaign all sown up, with the top three spots secured and Mount Everest, Mount Fuji and Niagara Falls eating our proverbial dust, all of sudden Halong Bay, Fansipan and Phong Nha caves get bounced out...

Is the reason a) "According to NewOpenWorld, the organiser of the new world natural wonder selection, Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang and Fansipan Mountain were rejected from the selection list because of lack of official support committees." ... Or is it b) VietNamNet Bridge – NewOpenWorld on April 14 temporarily removed Ha Long Bay from its nomination list of new world natural wonders, said Ngo Hung, Head of the Ha Long Bay Management Board. The reason, according to Hung, is some Vietnamese websites have pirated New7wonders’ logo, photos and contents of NewOpenWorld’s website. c) none of the above and a conspiracy theory of your choice?

Alas now even the Hansel and Gretel-esquely-named Chocolate Hills of Philippines have made the top seven.


1.
no change(1)
Cox's Bazar, BeachBANGLADESH - Asia
2.
no change(2)
Ganges, RiverBANGLADESH/ INDIA - Asia
3.
no change(3)
Amazon River, River/ForestBOLIVIA/ BRAZIL/ COLOMBIA/ ECUADOR/ PERU/ VENEZUELA - South America
4.
no change(4)
Mount Everest, MountainNEPAL - Asia
5.
no change(5)
Cocos Island, IslandCOSTA RICA - North America
6.
no change(6)
Mount Fuji, MountainJAPAN - Asia
7.
no change(7)
Chocolate HillsPHILIPPINES - Asia

2 comments:

KEYNOTER said...

I saw the chocolate hills when I was living the the philippines for four years. Fantastic and truly amazing

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