Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Ha Long Bay's spectacular scatter of islands,
dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly,
northern Vietnam's number one tourism hub. Photos: Nguyen Thang & Tran Cong Dat/VNP
Trang An is a scenic area near Ninh Binh, Vietnam renowned for its boat cave tours.
On 23 June 2014, at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha,
the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo: Tran Cong Dat/VNP
Van Long, the preserved wetland area in Ninh Binh province also appeared in “Kong: Skull Island”.
Photo: Thong Thien/VNP
Tu Lan caves system in Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province . Photo: Thong Thien/VNP
Phong Nha-Ke Bang is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts of central Quang Binh province in the North Central Coast region, about 500km south of Hanoi. The park borders the HinNamno Nature Reserve in Khammouane Province, Laos to the west and 42km east of the South China Sea from its borderline point. PhongNha–Ke Bang National Park is situated in a limestone zone of 2,000km2 in Vietnamese territory and borders another limestone zone of 2,000km2 of HinNamno in Laotian territory. The core zone of this national park covers 857.54 km2
and a buffer zone of 1,954 km2. Photos: Tat Son & Tran Thanh Giang/VNP