Huong Hai Ha Long

World's natural heritage in Viet Nam by 2015.

Proposal of expading world natural heritage Ha Long Bay to Cat Ba Island.


Cat Ba Island located in southeast of Hai Phong Province including 367 small islands, has the pristine Lan Ha Bay. This is an ideal tourist destination, suitable for everyone with sandy beach and forest, Guests can explore here by motorcycle with roads and convenient ferry.

On Cat Ba island, primeval forest on limestone are promoting eco-tourism development. Southeast of the island is Lan Ha Bay, southwest of  the Islands is Cat Gia bay with some small clean sandy beaches, slight waves convenient for developing tourism and resort. On the sea, it appears the beautiful limestone similar to Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam assigned of the People's Committee (PPC) Hai Phong chair and coordinate with the Quang Ninh provincial People's Committee and relevant agencies to build the nomination "should Halong Bay including Cat Ba Islands " to the UNESCO as a world natural heritage under the provisions of the world Heritage Convention in 1972.

By 2015, Vietnam has eight world heritage site by UNESCO for the three types is the world's natural heritage, cultural and mixed world culture and natural world:

- Hue ancient capital (Hue) was recognized in 1993.

Hue ancient capital

- Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh) 1994 and 2000.

Kayaking in Halong Bay

- My Son Sanctuary (Quang Nam) 1999.

My Son Sanctuary

- Hoi An Old quarter (Quang Nam) 1999.

World's natural heritage in Viet Nam by 2015

- Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh), 2003 - 2015 Additional

- The Center of Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Hanoi), 2010

- The Ho Citadel (Thanh Hoa) 2011

- Trang An landscape populations (Ninh Binh) 2014.