Breathtaking Trang An Caves
Trang An Tourist Site in Northern Ninh Binh Province boasts breathtaking caves and lagoons which has been dubbed ‘Halong Bay on Land’.
Some 90 kilometres south of Hanoi, the ancient capital Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh is home to many beautiful spots of great historical and ecological value. Among them, Trang An Cave Site and Bai Dinh Pagoda, which covers over 2,000 ha, the natural scenery of the land has been dubbed ‘Halong Bay on Land’, and has become a major tourist destination in recent years.
Following a trip around Trang An Caves, visitors can learn about Vietnam’s history through vestiges left from the royal Dinh Dynasty some 1,000 years ago, such as temples and palaces. There are also relics of an ancient civilization which date back from 5,000-30,000.
This site is also considered a significant ecological site. The whole area is surrounded by limestone grottoes, which scientists believe were submerged by water some 200 million years ago.
The UNESCO Delegation, on its 8th World Congress, paid a visit to the site on August 21. The visit of UNESCO Delegation was a chance for Ninh Binh Province to introduce and promote Trang An Ecological Tourist Site, before proposing that it be recognised as a new World Natural Heritage Site.