UNESCO honours third Global Geopark in Vietnam

The Central Highland province of Dak Nong held a ceremony on November 24 to receive a UNESCO honour for its geopark, the third of its kind in Vietnam.

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Dak Nong Global Geopark covers an area of more than 4,700 km2, accounting for more than two fifths of the natural area of province and spanning over six out of eight districts and cities of the locality.

At the ceremony, Michael Croft, UNESCO Chief Representative to Vietnam, highlighted Dak Nong Global Geopark’s natural beauty and unique culture of indigenous people, which he said should be preserved during the process of economic and tourism development.

He called on local authorities and people to contribute to this preservation process and said UNESCO will work closely with local authorities towards exploiting the geopark’s tourism potential in a sustainable manner.

Dak Nong Geopark is the third UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark in Vietnam after Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark in Ha Giang province and Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in Cao Bang province, both in northern Vietnam./.

VNA