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Ceremony marks 20 years of Ha Long's UNESCO recognition

Update: October, 29/2014 - 11:18

QUANG NINH (VNS) — A ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Ha Long Bay's UNESCO recognition will take place on Saturday in northern Quang Ninh province's Ha Long city.

The event will start at 8pm at the 30-10 Square in Hong Hai district. The 90-minute ceremony, to be broadcast live on Viet Nam Television and Quang Ninh Television, aims to strengthen promotion of Ha Long Bay and raise awareness of heritage conservation among locals and tourists.

In addition to the ceremony, there will be airplane tours of Ha Long Bay, an international workshop on sustainable development of the Ha Long world natural heritage site, a discussion of the role of business in preserving heritage sites and a photo contest. — VNS

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