Ceremony marking 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition to be held on Nov 1

This information was released at the press conference on Wednesday to announce the ceremony marking 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition.Accordingly, the event will include a series of attractive activities namely a photo contest on Ha Long Bay (October 31), an international workshop on sustainably enhancing the Ha Long world natural heritage (November 01)

A discussion of the role of business in preserving heritages (October 31), two airplane tours on Ha Long Bay (Nov 01), an art performing program (Nov 01), etc.

The ceremony marking 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition, a highlight of the event, will start at 8pm on November 1 at the 30-10 Square, Ha Long city. The 90-minute event will be broadcasted live on Viet Nam TV channel (VTV) and Quang Ninh TV channel (QTV).

The event aims to strengthen the promotion for Ha Long Bay and raise awareness of heritage conservation among locals and tourists. This is also a good chance to promote the image, cultural values and landscapes of Quang Ninh Province as well as contributes to enhance competitive capacity of tourism in the province.

On December 17, 1994, the Ha Long Bay was officially listed as a World Heritage site with globally outstanding value in terms of natural landscape by UNESCO. In 2000, the bay was additionally recognized for its special value on geography-geomorphology. In 2011, it surpassed 261 other landscapes around the world to be voted as one among seven new natural wonders of the world.

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