Over 1,000 objects, documents and photos on Trang An Tourism Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh are being displayed at an exhibition that opened on September 12.
The three-day exhibition, organised by the Ninh Binh Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism, looks to seek support from experts, international organisations and UNESCO member countries for Trang An to soon be recognised as a world heritage.
Such objects as working tools, made of stones, bones and shells, earthenware and jewel articles dating from the 10 th century provide visitors an insight into the life of people habited in the area in ancient time.
Dubbed “Ha Long Bay on land”, the Trang An tourism complex covers an area of 10,000ha, including the three areas of the Trang An Ecological Site, Tam Coc-Bich Dong Site and former Hoa Lu Capital Area.
The region is scattered with karst topography such as limestone mountains, caves and lakes.
The site is home to diverse fauna and flora with 500 species of flora, 73 species of birds, and 41 species of other animals. Scientists found traces of early people dating back 5,000-30,000 years ago in the nearby Boi and Trong caves.
A scientific dossier on historical and geological values of the site is being compiled to seek UNESCO’s recognition as mixed natural and cultural heritage site of the world.