20 years of Halong’s UNESCO recognition
On October 14, the 20th anniversary of Halong Bay’s recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site will be organised by Quang Ninh province.
According the organisers in the express conference on May 20th, this event will be array of activities: an international workshop, lectures and photo competitions on Halong’s heritage, photos exhibition of others world heritage sites in Viet Nam.
In addition, a yearbook on the 20th anniversary and a documentary film themed Halong Bay – 20 years of World Natural Heritage will be presented on this occasion, the organisers said.
Besides that, a march will take place to call for the preservation and promotion of heritage values while an environmental day and writing and painting contests about the heritage sites will also be launched.
On December 17, 1994, the Halong Bay was officially recognized as a World Heritage site with globally outstanding value in terms of natural landscape by UNESCO.
In 2000, the bay was additionally recognised for its special value on geography-geomorphology.
In 2009, it was ranked as a national special heritage site by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
In 2011, it surpassed 261 other landscapes around the world to be voted as one among seven new natural wonders of the world.
Thanks to its natural beauty with the thousands of islands and islets and wonderful caves, this site nowadays is one of most attractive place in Vietnam for all abroad visitors. By booking Halong bay tours, tourists could easy get on the Halong bay cruises and immerse in the refinement of this area.