The Hanoitimes - To celebrate the UNESCO recognition, the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Culture, Sport and Tourism Week will be held with many activities, which will take place between November 23 and 26
Cao Bang province will welcome UNESCO certificate of Non Nuoc Cao Bang as the global geopark at a ceremony to be held on November 24.
At a press conference on November 6, the organizing board said the ceremony will be broadcast live on television channel VTV1. Also the Cao Bang People’s Committee will make public on this occasion the 1950 Border Victory historical site as a national special historical site.
Non Nuoc Cao Bang to receive UNESCO certificate as a global geopark. Photo: Hanoimoi.com.vn
To celebrate the UNESCO recognition, the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Culture, Sport and Tourism Week will be held with many activities including a photo exhibition on Viet Bac people title “Experience Viet Bac – Explore Non Nuoc Cao Bang”, which will take place between November 23 and 26; and an investment, trade and tourism promotion conference, due to take place from November 23 to 27 with the participation of nearly 400 delegates, among other activities.
Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark, 300km from Hanoi, covers an area of 3,000km2, spreading over 6 districts of Cao Bang province including Ha Quang, Tra Linh, Quang Uyen, Trung Khanh, Ha Lang, Phuc Hoa, part of Hoa An, Nguyen Binh, and Thach An. This park is known for its biological diversity, abundant endemic flora-fauna species and ecosystems.
The geopark is the land of fossils, ocean sediment, volcanic rocks, minerals, vestiges of biosphere extinction and especially karst landscapes. The park is home of around 250,000 local people of 9 ethnic minority groups. Scientists have found more than 130 special geological heritages which are shaped in pyramid, cone, valleys, caves, and systems of lakes, river an underground cave.
This is the second UNESCO-recognized global geopark in Vietnam. In 2010, Dong Van Stone Plateau in Ha Giang province was recognized as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN) and became Vietnam’s first geological park and the second geological park in Southeast Asia, after the Langkawi Geological Park in Malaysia.