Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 hour(s) ago

Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction

After raising the question of whether it is necessary to install a cable car system in Son Doong Cave – the world’s current largest – in UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has received thoughts from conservation and tourism experts as well as local state officials with both positive and negative opinions.

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UNESCO applauds Ha Long Bay preservation board

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VOV News English 6 hour(s) ago

UNESCO applauds Ha Long Bay preservation board

(VOV) -On the 20th anniversary of Ha Long Bay’s recognition as a World Natural Heritage site (1994–2014), Katherine Muller-Marine, chief representative of UNESCO in Vietnam, has nothing but high praise for the management board.

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Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction

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Vietnam tourism firms, officials cautious about Song Doong Cave cable car construction

After raising the question of whether it is necessary to install a cable car system in Son Doong Cave – the world’s current largest – in UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has received thoughts from conservation and tourism experts as well as local state officials with both positive and negative opinions.

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Quang Ninh marks Ha Long Bay’s 20-year world heritage status

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Quang Ninh marks Ha Long Bay’s 20-year world heritage status

An art performance programme and a food festival were organised in the northern province of Quang Ninh on October 29 as part of activities to celebrate 20 years of Ha Long Bay being recognised as a world natural heritage by UNESCO (December 17, 1994-2014).

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Ha Long Bay souvenir designs awarded prizes

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VietnamPlus English 1 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Stone paintings by artisans Do Van Bi and Nguyen Tung Lam were awarded second prizes by Ha Long Bay Management Board in a souvenir design contest.

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Helicopter tour to UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha park suspended

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Helicopter tour to UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha park suspended

The helicopter tour which took tourists to UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park in northern Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province is to be suspended due to a shortage of planes available, the tour provider announced on Saturday.

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$564k to be spent on restoration of royal edifice in Hue

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$564k to be spent on restoration of royal edifice in Hue

The Thua Thien- Hue People’s Committee in central Vietnam has approved a US$564,812 restoration project for one of its royal edifices, which is part of the UNESCO-recognized Hue monuments.

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Ceremony marks 20 years of Ha Long's UNESCO recognition

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

A ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Ha Long Bay's UNESCO recognition will take place on Saturday in northern Quang Ninh province's Ha Long city.

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Protection plan 'will not save Great Barrier Reef'

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Protection plan 'will not save Great Barrier Reef'

Australia's Academy of Science says an Australian government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.

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Careful conservation protects Ha Long Bay’s timeless beauty

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VietnamPlus English 3 day(s) ago

Careful conservation protects Ha Long Bay’s timeless beauty

The authorities and people of the northern province of Quang Ninh have spared no efforts in protecting Ha Long Bay and its valuable biological and geographical assets since being recognised as a World Heritage site two decades ago.

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Cable car threatens giant cave

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Cable car threatens giant cave

Fresh controversy has broken out after authorities in central Quang Binh Province last week allowed a survey project to set up a cable car system connecting many of the caves – and even enter the world's biggest, Son Doong.

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Helicopter tour to UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha park suspended

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Helicopter tour to UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha park suspended

The helicopter tour which took tourists to UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park in northern Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province is to be suspended due to a shortage of planes available, the tour provider announced on Saturday.

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UNESCO chair warns Hue to take drastic preservation measures

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UNESCO chair warns Hue to take drastic preservation measures

The UNESCO Chair of Heritage and Urbanism urged at a Saturday seminar that central Vietnam’s Thua Thien-Hue Province take drastic measures to better safeguard Hue - the country’s imperial capital - or else the heritage may face being enlisted as endangered or even have its UNESCO World Heritage Site title revoked.

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World Heritage treasure in Vietnam

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VietnamPlus English 5 day(s) ago

Over the past two decades, eight sites and eight cultural practices in Vietnam have been inscribed in UNESCO’s lists of world tangible and intangible heritage, while four national documentary heritage were added to the Memory of the World list.

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Experts concerned about potential cable car system’s harm to Son Doong Cave

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Experts concerned about potential cable car system’s harm to Son Doong Cave

The Quang Binh People’s Committee said on Thursday that they are taking into careful consideration a proposed project to build a cable car system to Son Doong Cave - the world’s current largest - in UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park amidst mounting concerns among the public and conservation experts regarding the potential harm the system may do to the site.

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