Trang An Heritage is also known as “Twin Heritages” as Trang An is both cultural and natural world heritages in Vietnam and this is the only place that owns these amazing characters. Trang An is located in the Rock Mountain area with very interesting formation leaving Trang An amazing landscapes. Travelers who love natural and cultural tours in Vietnam will be amazed while coming to this area.
Trang An Heritage - Travel Destination Vietnam
VAC TRAVEL – Trang An Heritage is also known as “Twin Heritages” as Trang An is both cultural and natural world heritages in Vietnam and this is the only place that owns these amazing characters. Trang An is located in the Rock Mountain area with very interesting formation leaving Trang An amazing landscapes. Travelers who love natural and cultural tours in Vietnam will be amazed while coming to this area.
Trang An world Heritage is situated near the southern margin of the Red River Delta, the Trang An Landscape Complex is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. Exploration of caves at different altitudes has revealed archaeological traces of human activity over a continuous period of more than 30,000 years.
They illustrate the occupation of these mountains by seasonal hunter-gatherers and how they adapted to major climatic and environmental changes, especially the repeated inundation of the landscape by the sea after the last ice age. The story of human occupation continues through the Neolithic and Bronze Ages to the historical era. Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Viet Nam, was strategically established here in the 10th and 11th centuries AD. The property also contains temples, pagodas, paddy-fields, and small villages and these will be wonderful for a day tour to Trang An Heritage.
WHERE IS TRANG AN HERITAGE?
Located within Ninh Binh Province of North Vietnam, away from Hanoi Capital 100km, near the Cuc Phuong National Park and the Red River Delta, the Trang An Landscape Complex – Trang An World Heritage is a mixed cultural and natural property contained mostly within three protected areas; the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, the Trang An-Tam Coc-Bich Dong Scenic Landscape.
The property covers 6,226 hectares within the Trang An limestone massif and is surrounded by a buffer zone of 6,026 hectares, mostly rural land with rice paddy fields. There are about 14,000 residents, the majority of whom are families involved in subsistence agriculture, but much of the property is uninhabited and in a natural state.
Trang An Heritage is of global significance as an outstanding humid tropical tower-karst landscape in the final stages of geomorphic evolution. It is composed of a variety of classical karst cones and towers and a network of enclosed depressions connected by an intricate system of subterranean waterways, some of which are navigable by small boats. The area is unique in having been invaded by the sea several times in the recent geological past but is now emergent on land.
The blend of towering mountains draped in the natural rain forest, with large internal basins and narrow cave passages containing quietly flowing waters, creates an extraordinarily beautiful and tranquil landscape which is a wonderful place to visit while taking tours of Vietnam. Archaeological deposits in caves reveal a regionally significant, continuous sequence of human occupation and utilization spanning more than 30,000 years. There is convincing evidence showing how early human groups adapted to changing landscapes in the massif, including some of the most extreme climatic and environmental changes in the planet’s recent history.
HOW TO DISCOVER NINH BINH - TRANG AN WORLD HERITAGE?
Trang An - Ninh Binh is a very convenient location to discover, you could get there by car from Hanoi which takes 2 hours drive. if you wish to use the local train that is also possible.
Discover the Trang An and Ninh Binh is an option for you whether for a day trip or overnight trip.
For those who have a limited time, you could do a 1-day trip to discover Trang An world heritage by rowing a boat, paddle along the river, and discover the Karst cave and amazing cliff rock formation. visit the ancient Hoa Lu capital of Vietnam, or learn the diverse biography of Cuc Phuong National Park.
For those who have more time and wish to stay overnight in Ninh Binh for more activities, you could spend time there, boating, cycling, hiking, and enjoy a quiet stay in the village.
You also could combine the tour and traveling Hanoi - Trang An - Halong Bay within 01 night stay on the cruise.