Cao Bang Geopark in Vietnam is in the list of World Natural Heritages

Cao Bang Geopark in Vietnam is on the list of World Natural Heritages: More specifically, on April 12, 2018 in Paris, the Advisory Council of the Global Network of Geoparks of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially recognized the Cao Bang Geopark as the World Natural Heritage or Global Geopark.

Cao Bang Geopark in Vietnam

It is the second geological park in Vietnam after the Dong Van Plateau in Ha Giang Province was recognized by UNESCO in 2010.

Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung said the title of World Geological Park is recognition of Cao Bang's diverse landscape, cultural ​​and spiritual values. This will create the necessary conditions for the socio - economic development of the province, thereby contributing to improving the standard of living of the local population.

The Cao Bang Global Geopark is located in the northern part of Vietnam, about 300 km from Hanoi. The park covers an area of ​​more than 3,000 square kilometers, comprising six districts of Ha Quang, Tra Linh, Quang Uyen, Trung Khanh, Ha Lang and Phuc Hoa and parts of Hoa An, Nguyen Binh and Thach An districts. This home of nine different ethnic groups, such as Tay, Nung, H'Mong, Kinh, Dao, San Chay...

The Cao Bang Global Geopark is a rare area where the Earth's history of 500 million years can be traced through traces, fossils, sediments, volcanic rocks, minerals...In particular, the limestone landscapes are excellent examples of the evolution and change of the Earth, worthy of the World Natural Heritage. Cao Bang is also famous for its biodiversity values ​​and ecosystems, endemic species...

According to Ms. Tran Thi Hoang Mai, the chief ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam in UNESCO, during the evaluation process, UNESCO's international experts highly appreciated the values ​​of the Cao Bang Geopark. .

In addition to natural values ​​such as geological features and biodiversity, the Cao Bang Geopark also contains many tangible and intangible cultural heritages, particularly revolutionary relics, including Pac Bo where President Ho Chi Minh returned to Vietnam in 1941 to lead the revolutionary movement after more than 30 years abroad, the Tran Hung Dao Forest where in 1944 General Vo Nguyen Giap established the first unit of the Vietnam Army... Ambassador Hoang Mai stressed that the innocence of the local population and their pride towards Cao Bang were also the "convincing" factors for international evaluators.

Mr. Hoang Xuan Anh, chairman of the People's Committee of Cao Bang Province, affirmed the commitment of local leaders and the people will be attentive to the conservation and development of the Cao Bang Global Geopark in association with economic development. The province has developed a concrete action plan to effectively harness geological heritage, cultural heritage and biodiversity. At the same time, education and sensitization of the people for the preservation and promotion of the values ​​of the Cao Bang Geopark should be strengthened.