Trang An receives UNESCO certificate as World Cultural and Natural Heritage site
Update: Jan 29, 2015
(TITC) – A ceremony to receive the UNESCO certificate recognizing Trang An Landscapes complex as World Cultural and Natural Heritage site took place in Ninh Binh Province on January 23, 2015.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that Trang An landscapes complex has been considered as long-standing heritage of human beings and nature with beautiful sceneries, superb mountains, gorgeous caves and of significant meaning in researching the development model in harmony with nature protection. He also appreciated the efforts of Ninh Binh province’s authorities and citizens; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; National Council for Cultural Heritage; relevant scientists and businesses in researching and restoring the Trang An Landscapes complex which is the first mixed natural and cultural heritage site in Viet Nam and Southeast Asia.

The Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Viet Nam, Ms. Katherine Muller Marin said that the Trang An landscapes complex recognized as world heritage will be a good opportunity for Ninh Binh to attract more domestic and international tourists, therefore it’s necessary to preserve the natural landscapes for sustainable development in future.

According to Mr.Dinh Van Dien, Chairman of Ninh Binh Province People’s Committee, it was an important event to honor and introduce outstanding values of Trang An to international friends. In the coming time, Ninh Binh will collaborate with relevant ministries and departments to complete the master zoning plan of Trang An landscapes complex, plus training human resource, raising local community’s awareness; building cultural and professional tourism environment.

Trang An Landscape Complex covers an area of 6,172ha in districts of Hoa Lu, Gia Vien, Nho Quan, Tam Diep Town and Ninh Binh City, about 90km to the south-east of Ha Noi. As a mixed cultural and natural property, Trang An Landscape Complex includes Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel Cultural – Historical Area; Trang An – Tam Coc – Bich Dong Scenic Area and Hoa Lu Special-Use Primary Forest.

On 23 June 2014, in Doha (Qatar), World Heritage Committee of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially recognized Trang An Landscape Complex as World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site based on three criteria: culture, aestheticism and geology – geomorphology.

Thanh Tam