via Khmer Times, 24 August 2018:
Ha Long Bay. Source: Khmer Times 20180824
Cambodia and Vietnam should work together to promote their popular tourist draws, particularly Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam, and the Angkor archaeological complex in Siem Reap, according to a Vietnamese official.
Nguyen Khao Thai, an official at the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication, proposed the idea.
“Ha Long Bay, is one of the most beautiful bays and a Unesco-listed site that attracts around 7 million local and foreign tourists every year.
“Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is also a Unesco site that attracts millions of tourists, so both countries should jointly promote tourism packages to these destinations to increase the number of visitors.”
Source: Vietnam, Cambodia should cooperate in tourism: official – Khmer Times
via ABC News, 24 April 2018:
Archaeologists accidentally uncover evidence of people living on Vietnam’s islands more than 3,000 years ago.
Source: Archaeologists discover an ancient Vietnamese society
An exhibition in Ha Long aims to showcase a long history of connection between the World Heritage Sites of Ha Long Bay and the Thang Long Citadel.
photo credit: daveyll
Exhibition links Thang Long, Ha Long together
VOV News, 13 August 2010
25 July 2007 (Viet Nam News) – The World Heritage Sites of Ha Long Bay and the ancient city of Hue have been placed in UNESCO’s list of sites with critical preservation issues, due to the effect of unresolved development issues.
Development imperils Viet Namâ€™s World Heritage sites: UNESCO
Viet Namâ€™s Hue and Ha Long Bay have been included on a list of 130 World Heritage sites encountering critical preservation issues, the UNESCOâ€™s World Heritage Committee has said.
The committee noted that transport infrastructure and new construction sites newly built inside and around the Royal Citadel of Hue and urban development in the former royal city and its surrounding areas could have an impact on the preservation of the city of Hue, which is also a World Heritage site.
According to the Hue Centre for Monument Conservation, the committee praised the city authorityâ€™s effort to preserve the site, especially the plan to resettle households now living on the top of the Imperial Walls.
But it also instructed the city authority to pay attention to the living standards of the residents affected by the resettlement plan.
Read the full store of Ha Long Bay and Hue in the critical list.