Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba archipelago is recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site

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  • 9/20/2023
At 5:40 p.m. on September 16, 2023 local time (ie 9:00 p.m. on September 16, 2023 Vietnam time) in the capital Riyadh, the Republic of Saudi Arabia, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee officially knocked the gavel. recognized Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago as a World Natural Heritage

With 1,133 limestone islands of diverse shapes (775 limestone islands in Ha Long Bay and 358 limestone islands in Ca Ba archipelago) covered with rich vegetation on sparkling emerald water, the complex This place appears like a chess board made of precious stones, the water is endless and peaceful, the beaches are smooth and pure white sand.
"Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba archipelago is considered a geological museum, containing heritage with outstanding global value. This place witnesses typical changes in the Earth's historical development", excerpt comments from the Department of Cultural Heritage.

According to the Department of Cultural Heritage, Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba archipelago is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because it contains many areas of natural beauty, including limestone islands covered with vegetation and other islands. sharp limestone peaks rising above the sea with associated karst features such as domes and caves. The breathtaking, untouched scenery of islands covered with vegetation, saltwater lakes, and sharp limestone peaks with steep cliffs rising above the sea is also part of the reason.

From the capital Riyadh, Vice Chairman of Hai Phong City People's Committee Le Khac Nam expressed his joy because this is also "the first inter-regional heritage between two provinces and cities in Vietnam".

Cat Ba archipelago in Hai Phong City has 367 islands, ranked as a special national scenic spot in 2013. Ha Long Bay was recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site for the second time in 2020 (the first time was in 2000). ). These two areas are adjacent to each other and have similar natural landscapes.