Saigoneer

Back Arts & Culture » Travel » [Photos] Tràng An: Getting To Know Vietnam’s Newest UNESCO Site

[Photos] Tràng An: Getting To Know Vietnam’s Newest UNESCO Site

Highlighted by the ancient capital of Hoa Lư, rich wildlife and the heavenly Tam Cốc – Bích Động and Bái Đính temple complex (the largest of its kind in South East Asia), Tràng An is Vietnam’s newest UNESCO’s site.

Rowing on the clear Ngô Đồng River in harvest season, one will marvel at the yellow fields and picturesque landscapes that lie along it. A stop at the Bái Đính Temple on Mount Bái Đính allows visitors to take in a panorama of the mountainous landscape.

These rivers and mountains are also home to a diverse ecosystem that includes 500 species of flora, 73 species of birds and 41 species of other animals.

Research shows that hunter and gatherer societies thrived here over 30,000 years ago and, more recently, it was home to Hoa Lư, the capital of feudal Vietnam.

For it’s unique blend of natural and cultural heritage, Tràng An is Vietnam’s first mixed-heritage UNESCO site.

Related Articles

in Travel

11 Photos of Vietnam’s Amazing Bac Son Valley

Called Văn Lan during the reign of the Lýs, Bội Lan under the Minhs, Văn Quán under the Nguyễn’s and finally Bắc Sơn after 1945, this mountainous region in north Veitnam is the home to 6 of Vietnam’s ...

in Travel

15 Photos Of Vietnam's Most Beautiful Sunrises

Whether it is a metropolitan hub, a sleepy central Vietnam highland town in mist or a tranquil remote island, these photos of sunrise capture the beautiful transition between night and day that is rar...

in Travel

4 Beautiful Rock Formations Along Vietnam's Coast

While Phu Yen’s cliffs of stone plates (Ghềnh Đá Đĩa) may be particularly unique, we dug up a few other rocky beauties along Vietnam’s coast.

in Travel

5 Of Vietnam’s Most Beautiful (And Terrifying) Mountain Roads

With both potentially deadly turns and stunning natural beauty, these 5 mountain passes can simultaneously strike awe and fear into the hearts of drivers.

in Travel

5 Remarkable Places To Discover In Lai Châu

Blessed with cloudy peaks, enchanting valleys and stunning rice paddies, one can marvel at Lai Châu’s beautiful scenery without spending a fortune.

in Travel

6 Great Pit Stops For Your Saigon - Nha Trang Road Trip

Driving along the coastal roads from Saigon to Nha Trang on motorbike is a beautiful journey, but also a bit of a grind. Here are 6 great places to stop between the 2 cities that will help break up th...

Video »

BUDX HCMC