An Ancient Pagoda in the World Heritage Site of Trang An; VietNam Breaking News

Viet Nam – Trang An Landscape Complex
Though the Tam Coc grotto is more popular than Bich Dong in NinhBinh province, about 120km to the south of Hanoi, the latter is still visit-worthy and in fact, still a favourite destination among tourists.
Bich Dong pagoda, also known as “Bach Ngoc Thach Son dong” (lit. a stone pagoda is as beautiful as jade), is part of the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex which was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014. The pagoda was built in a grotto on the Ngu Nhac Son mountain range in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district which was dubbed “Nam thien de nhi dong” (the most second beautiful cave under the southern sky) by lord Trinh Sam (1767-1782).

According to Monk Thich Dam Tho, head of the pagoda, Bich Dong was a small pagoda at the peak of the mountain.

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8 Unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam; Thien Nguyen; Anew Traveller

Viet Nam – Trang An Landscape Complex

Vietnam is a beautiful country that hugs the borders of Laos and Cambodia in an elongated “S” shape. Each area of the country has its own charm: The north is famous for traditional food, the center stands out with white sand beaches, and the south boasts a modern and lively lifestyle. Vietnam is home to a total of 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that draw visitors from all over the world. Here’s a guide to each.

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is one of the most popular spots for international visitors. Thousands of limestone islets in different sizes jut out of the water in verticals cliffs topped with rainforests. They stand in stark contrast to the smooth, serene water.

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Five ideal places to celebrate New Year in northern region; VoV

Viet Nam – Trang An Landscape Complex

VOV.VN -New Year is coming and you will want to find a perfect place to share this special time with your loved ones. Here are top 5 ideal destinations in Vietnamese northern region to spend Tet holidays:

Trang An

Trang An tourism complex is called an ‘outdoor geological museum’ with numerous caves, mountains, valley water, trees and historic relics.  The site was also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of Natural and Cultural Sites in June 2014.

Trang An is home to about 577 plant species including 10 species listed in the Red Book of Vietnam.

It is known not only as a scenic destination but also as a Buddhist sacred place. Bai Dinh is a complex of pagodas in Vietnam-the largest and one of the most important centers of Buddhism in the country and also Southeast Asia.

Tam Dao

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Ninh Binh seeks to promote Trang An landscape complex values; VNA

Vietnam – Trang An Landscape Complex

The People’s Committee of northern Ninh Binh province on September 20 held a conference to seek ways to promote the value of the Trang An Landscape Complex, which was recognised by the UNESCO as a World Culture and Natural Heritage in 2015.

Dinh Chung Phung, Vice Chairman of the committee, said that the complex plays a significant role in the tourism development strategy of Ninh Binh and the country, as it is the first mixed heritage of Vietnam and the Southeast Asia.

It has motivated the transformation of the province’s economic structure towards a service-based economy with the engagement of various economic sectors, creating jobs and increase incomes for locals, he said.

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