Trang An in Vietnam Listed As a World Heritage Site
In June 2014, the Trang An Landscape Complex, located in Ninh Binh of Northern Vietnam was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is recognized as a mixed natural and cultural property.
Covering an area of nearly 2,000 hectares, the complex consists of three areas: the Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, Tam Coc-Bich Dong River Landscape, and the Hoa Lu Trang An Ecological Area (with primeval forest). The three areas are dotted with dramatic limestone peaks, caves, and grottos, and are bounded together by waterways. The scenery of Trang An is similar to that of Tam Coc, another tourist destination in Ninh Binh, but it is less touristy than Tam Coc. The property also includes the Bai Dinh Temple, which attracts numerous Vietnamese worshippers from November through March.
Trang An is located roughly 100 kilometers away from Hanoi. It can be visited on a day trip from Hanoi. For a tailor-made trip to Vietnam with a visit to Trang An, feel free to contact us.