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UNESCO recognizes Ninh Binh's glorious Trang An cave network
By Thanh Nien News -

The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Vietnam's Ninh Binh Province was recognized by UNESCO as a mixed natural and cultural property on June 23, 2014. Photos credit: VnExpress

Trang An was lauded for offering evidence of human adaptation to the environment, including the harshest change in the earth’s geology and climate of the last glacier period.

The area features spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks and steep valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs.


In terms of geology and geomorphology, Trang An offers the evidence of the last stage of limestone karst formation in the tropical climate.

 Besides the above-mentioned criteria, Trang An complex was also honored by UNESCO for its good protection and conservation. 

In Trang An, tourists can visit a number of caves and river caves connected by a complicated network of lakes.

Each lake offers a unique scenic picture with a variety of trees and flowers. 

All river caves in Trang An have their own legends, attached to Vietnam’s historic events.

A scene on the lush river banks during the trip.

Cattails grow in a balanced way along the river.

Water lilies blossom on the water's surface. 

 Trang An is the 11th mixed natural and cultural property recognized by UNESCO in Asia-Pacific.