Vietnam marks new UNESCO site with stamp issue

Vietnam has issued a set of stamps showcasing the best of the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex to celebrate it recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site.


Water procession to Dinh Tien Hoang’s Temple

and Ngo Dong River

The stamps were created by artists Nguyen Du and Do Lenh Tuan from Vietnam Post and measure 62mm wide and 24mm high. They feature the Tam Coc-Bich Dong grottos, Dark Cave, Ngo Dong River and the water procession to Dinh Tien Hoang’s temple.

The stamps, launched by the Ministry of Information and Communication and Vietnam Post Corporation in Ninh Binh Province, went on sale January 23 and will remain on issue until December 31, 2016.

Minister of Information and Communications, Nguyen Bac Son (right) and

chairman of Ninh Binh Province People’s Committee, Dinh Van Dien, introduce the new stamps.

“The stamps are to honour as well as to preserve the cultural and natural values of Trang An complex.” said Information and Communication Minister Nguyen Bac Son.

“The ministry issues the stamps to introduce Vietnam’s scenery and other masterpieces to the world and to attract visitors,” Son said.

Trang An complex covers 12,000ha and features a well-developed river and stream system left after inundation by the sea many times in the past. It features mainly primary tropical forest with caves and underground streams. Trang An is also a complex of limestone karst peaks, most of which tower 200m.

UNESCO put the complex on the World Heritage List on June 23 last year, citing its cultural value, aesthetic beauty, and its geological and geomorphological significance.

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