Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark receives UNESCO recognition

(VOVWORLD) - A ceremony will be held on Saturday in the northern border province of Cao Bang to receive the UNESCO recognition of Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark as a global geopark.

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark receives UNESCO recognition - ảnh 1Ban Gioc waterfall is located in the center of Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark (Photo: SGGP)

Non Nuoc Cao Bang, about 300km from Hanoi capital city, is home to fossils, ocean sediment, volcanic rocks, minerals, and especially karst landscapes, which can give researchers an insight into an over-500-million-year history of the Earth.  It is also well known for rich biodiversity and many indigenous fauna and flora species. The geopark has more than 200 cultural and historical relics, with three certified Vietnam’s special national site.

According to Sam Viet An, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark will promote local tourism, helping to ensure sustainable economic growth. 

“One of the most important criteria is to preserve geological heritages, biodiversity, and cultural identity. We will help ethnic minority people living within Non Nuoc Cao Bang geopark improve the livelihood through community tourism,” he said. 

Cao Bang province is hosting a tourism program featuring sports activities, food, and handicraft products to highlight the heritages of Vietnam’s northern region.

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