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Archaeological research to help preserve Trang An complex

Update: March, 19/2017 - 09:00
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NINH BINH– The role of archaeological research in the preservation of the Trang An Landscape Complex, a World Heritage site in the northern province of Ninh Binh, was highlighted at a conference held in the province on March 18.

Participants were updated on the latest results of an archaeological survey at Trang An and a geographical map of the complex.

According to PhD Ryan Rabett, director of the Trang An Archaeological Project, the project examines the impacts of weather, geology and terrain on local livelihoods and vice versa.

Measures to protect Trang An complex were also suggested at the event.

Tran Van Tan, head of the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, highlighted that the coordination between local authorities, enterprises and people produced positive impacts on the preservation of the complex.

Scientific research revealed the geological and archaeological values of the complex, Tan said, adding that this would help raise local awareness of the heritage protection.

The Trang An Archaeological Project will be carried throughout 2019.

Trang An complex is a World Natural Heritage site and includes Tam Coc-Bich Dong- a series of karst caves and mountain pagodas, the ancient and new Bai Dinh pagoda and the Hoa Lu ancient capital.

The area featuring forest, lime mountains, rivers, lakes and dams, covers 12,252 hectares. VNS

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