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(VOVWORLD) – Trang An festival opened on Sunday in Ninh Binh province to honor Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong, a general in the reign of the 18th Hung King, who made great contributions to establishing and protecting the country.
The new boat tour at the tourism hub of Trang An complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh is adding more prestige to the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site while at the same time strengthening the province’s tourism brand.
At the Natural Thung Nham Bird Park in the northern province of Ninh Bình, visitors can view bird species as well as glowing stalactites in a cave.
Jagged limestone karsts, tiered rice paddies, pristine islands and cultural sites that date back more than 1,500 years—Vietnam has so much to offer.
The northern province of Ninh Binh has employed an array of synchronous measures in an effort to improve the quality of tourism services, especially at the Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourism site in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district.
The northern province of Ninh Binh will have opportunities to promote its tourism potential as a cultural, sport and tourism festival will be held in the locality later this month.
A photo exhibition featuring well-known film locations across Vietnam will be held in Hanoi from October 21-31.
The new boat tour at the tourism hub of Tràng An complex in the northern province of Ninh Bình is adding more prestige to the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site while at the same time strengthening the province’s tourism brand.
For a thousands years Ninh Bình was Việt Nam’s best kept secret.
Hidden away just a few hours from Hà Nội, the rural masterpiece may be small in size and population, but its rugged landscapes offer visitors a massive slice of heaven.
In the past 50 years, Ninh Bình has seen more economic development and world recognition more ever than before.
Hoa Lư of Ninh Bình became the capital of the Great Việt in the 10th century after Đinh Bộ Lĩnh conquered the stagnant warring situation between 12 factions, united them and declared himself Emperor of the Great Việt land.
Đinh Tiên Hoàng became the first Emperor after one thousand years under occupation by the Han Chinese.
“Hoa Lư is naturally surrounded by many mountain ranges,” according to historical records. “The mountains and rivers gracefully intertwine, making the region a convenient base camp for both land and river transportation. The forests rest behind Hoa Lư, it faces a large flatland in front, the sea is further out but within reach.”
Read more from source: Ninh Bình, sleeping beauty has woken up
The culture ministry yesterday announced that the recent construction at Cái Hạ Mountain inside the Tràng An Heritage Site in the northern province of Ninh Bình by a local tourism company violated the Culture Heritage Law.
Phạm Xuân Phúc, deputy head of the Inspection Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, confirmed that a team of inspectors from the ministry checked the site at Trường Yên Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province.
The team saw that the Tràng An Tourism Joint Stock Company, directed by Nguyễn Văn Son, cut into Cái Hạ Mountain and constructed a staircase leading up to Huyền Vũ Peak. The staircase runs up over 1km long with 2,000 steps and handrails on both sides to serve tourists.
The company has also constructed supporting facilitieslike public toilets.
“The act violated the Law of Culture Heritage and Document No 109/2017/NĐ-CP issued on September 21, 2017 by the Government,” Phúc said.
On February 10, Xuan Truong Construction Company opened the third waterway for operation at Trang An eco-tourism site to serve tourists visiting the Trang An Scenic Landscape complex.
On the route of the new waterway, visitors will begin their boat journey by embarking at Trang An wharf before being ferried to destinations such as Trinh Temple, May cave, Tien stream, Dia Linh cave, Dai cave, Hanh Cung Vu Lam and the filming location for Kong: Skull Island. The duration of the journey is about 3-4 hours.
Trang An eco-tourism site is part of the Trang An Scenic Landscape complex and located in Ninh Binh province, covering an area of 2,200 hectares.
About 90km away from Hanoi, the complex was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. According to the plan for development, Trang An eco-tourism site will ultimately have nine tourism waterways and two road routes. The opening of the latest route will help increase the number of waterways for tourism in Trang An to three.
Hanoi (VNA) – The UNESCO Office in Hanoi and Vietnam Cultural Heritage Conservation Support Fund has held a round-table meeting to discuss a new approach to study Vietnam’s heritage.
The January 16 meeting marked the beginning of a series of regular discussions on heritage-regulated issues, aimed at satisfying the demand for exchanging information between specialists and mass media. It was attended by UNESCO representatives in Vietnam, representatives of the management boards of Vietnam’s world heritage sites as well as heritage specialists.
A report generalising the studies conducted by Lucerne University (Switzerland), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and UNESCO Office in Hanoi, distributed at the discussion, points out the necessity to amend and supplement the framework of Vietnam’s laws to match the policy on the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention, which has been adopted by UNESCO.
Trang An landscape complex has met the criteria of UNESCO on outstanding universal values of World Heritage, for this reason, the complex has been officially recognised as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The recognition is based on the principles of the Convention on the Protection of World Culture and Natural Heritages including cultural, aesthetical, and geological-geomorphic values and the preservation of heritage.
This is the first time a Vietnam tourist site has became a world mixed natural and cultural property.
Located in northern Ninh Binh province, the turbulent movement of earth crust of hundreds of million years ago has endowed the province with a unique nature of caves, mountains, lakes and historical relics.
The complex consists of three adjacent areas.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is the second biggest city in the country. It is an interesting mix of the East and the West with noticeable traces of the communist influence as well as the French invasion. It is a favored destination for tourists. In fact, TripAdvisor named Hanoi to be the 8th most popular destination in the World in 2016. Vietnam was invaded by the Chinese for a long time, later by the French and also by the Americans in the 20th century. You can see the influence of each invading country on Hanoi today as well as the impact of the Communist influence. If you’re looking for ideas on what to see and do while in this bustling city, here are a few of my top suggestions.
Things to do in Hanoi
Visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
NOTE: This trip was inspired by our 8-day Treasures of Vietnam trip.
Stretching 1,650 km from north to south, Vietnam is packed full of wonderful sights and experiences that are not to be missed. Because of this, coming up with an itinerary that fits such an array of beauty and culture into just a week or so can seem pretty daunting. But if you’re short on time and don’t have much annual leave, you don’t need to worry.
We’ve compiled a handy seven-day guide for your whistle-stop tour of Northern Vietnam.
From big cities brimming with foodie fun, to landscapes so surreal they will blow your mind, Northern Vietnam sure won’t disappoint.
Day 1: Sapa
We start in Sapa – our northernmost location, close to the border with China. This region is home to many indigenous hill tribes and is well known for its hiking.
According to Monk Thich Dam Tho, head of the pagoda, Bich Dong was a small pagoda at the peak of the mountain.