The dreamlike Trang An in northern Vietnam, renowned for its boat cave tours, officially receives UNESCO mixed natural and cultural heritage title on Friday.
The landscape complex has become the first site in Vietnam winning this recognition.
A three-day celebration, starting Friday, will include a presentation ceremony at the Bai Dinh Pagoda and an international seminar on heritage preservation.
Start at the Van Lam village and let a boat take you on a dreamlike journey, through green rice fields and impressive karst towers.
A three-hour trip along the Ngo Dong River will take your breath away.
The waterway heading to Tam Coc (Three Caves) . Photos: VNA
A half moon-shaped pond in front of a temple, inside the Trang An complex, which honors King Dinh Bo Linh.
A boat dock on the Ngo Dong River.
A view of the Bai Dinh pagoda from above
A view of a side of the Trang An complex