Conference looks at archaeological research’s role in preserving Trang An complex
Update: Mar 20, 2017
The role of archaeological research in the preservation of the Trang An Landscape Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh was highlighted at a conference held in Ninh Binh on March 18.

Participants were updated on the latest results of an archaeological survey at Trang An and a geographical map of the complex.

According to Ph.D. Ryan Rabett, director of the Trang An Archaeological Project, said that the project examines the impacts of weather, geology and terrain on local livelihoods and vice versa.

Measures to protect the Trang An complex were also on table at the event.

Tran Van Tan, head of the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, highlighted that the coordination between local authorities, enterprises and the people has produced positive impacts on the preservation of the complex.

Scientific research will reveal the values of the complex in both geological and archaeological spheres, Tan said, adding that this will help raise local awareness of the heritage protection.

Attending the two-day conference, participants are set to visit the Trang An eco-tourism site and Moi and Hanh Caves, where a line-up of archaeological relics were found.

The Trang An Archaeological Project will be carried throughout 2019.

Trang An Complex is a World Natural Heritage site and includes Tam Coc - Bich Dong-a series of karst caves and mountain temples, the ancient and new Bai Dinh Temple and the Hoa Lu ancient capital.

The area, dotted with forests, lime mountains, rivers, lakes and dams, covers 12,252 hectares.