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Two UNESCO sites named among most gorgeous

Released at: 12:57, 29/06/2015

Two UNESCO sites named among most gorgeous

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and Ha Long Bay listed among 20 gorgeous natural wonders of the world by reputable website Business Insider.

by Hong Nhung

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and Ha Long Bay have been listed among the 20 gorgeous natural wonders of the world by the reputable website Business Insider. The 20 places were named on June 27 from a list of 1,007 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Places that receive the iconic UNESCO seal are selected based on their cultural significance, their standing as a natural wonder, or both.

“Vietnam’s Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, located in the middle of the Annamite Mountain Range in Quang Binh province, is home to the oldest karst (landscapes formed from soluble rocks and characterized by caves and sinkholes) formations in Asia,” the website states. “Dating back over 400 million years it contains over 104 km of caves and underground rivers.”

It also said that “Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of northern Vietnam, is made up of about 1,600 islands and islets of limestone pillars. According to UNESCO, a majority of the islands are uninhabited due to their extremely steep nature.”

The two have been recognized among 18 other breathtaking places, including the Rock Sites of Cappadocia in Turkey, made entirely from volcanic erosions, Africa’s Namib Sand Sea, the world’s only coastal desert, and Plitvice Lakes National Park, southeast Europe’s oldest park and Croatia’s largest, with 16 interlinked lakes that reside between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica Mountain.

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