Central Vietnam land, full of sun and wind, is home to preeminent cultural values both human and beauty. On the narrow strip of land from Quang Binh to Quang Nam Province, the road to Central Vietnam Heritage was shaped.
Quang Binh is located to the South of Central region. This is a cradle of many tourism potentials such as eco-tourism, swimming, relaxation, and cultural and historical values. On July 5, 2003, UNESCO recognized the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park as a world natural heritage site.
Phong Nha Cave, one of most the magnificent caves, at an international level, is 13,000 meters long with 14 caves shaped by an underground river running through rocky-lime Mountains. This is the longest underground river in the world, taking the form of superb and miraculous stalactites internal cave.
Tourists often visit Phong Nha Cavern and Tien Son Cavern.. Recently, an expert group from England has discovered an additional cavern with numerous beautiful stalactites.
The cavern is assessed as one of the most beautiful caverns in the world named “Paradise”. In the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, a primeval forest is 41,132 hectares wide, with an abundant and diversified plant and fauna.
The itinerary from Quang Binh to Hue ancient town will help tourists image a feudal historical period in Vietnam. More than one hundred years of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) created a special culture, reflecting a combination between the power of the old royal dynasty and the creation of generations of talented artisans. Hue is home to hundreds of historical values such as palaces and mausoleums of Nguyen Dynasty’s kings, recognized by UNESCO. The combination between traditional culture and palace culture created special material and spirit heritages. Hue’s imperial cremmonial music and songs is also recognized as an intangible cultural value. Festivals which have took place in recent times in Hue, interests tourists.
Hoi An old town is known as an ancient commercial port of the Cham Pa Kingdom and was a big and crowded one in the 15-16th centuries. Hoi An still has hundreds of old relics from various cultures, with the prominent Chinese and Japanese cultures, that were Vietnamized so as to suitable to the lifestyle of native people.
Visiting Quang Nam province today, visitors enjoy not only its landscape and specialties but also its themed tours.
On the path to Quang Nam Heritage, the My Son Holy Land is known as a special archaeological complex. With about more than 70 architectural works, built from the 7th to the 8th centuries and through stone steel and royal dynasties, My Son has proven to be one of the most important Holy Lands of the Cham people from the late 4th to the 15th centuries. After 1975, My Son remained with about 20 undamaged temples and towers. This is the unique Cham Pa complex among 691 of the world’s heritages. Although there aren’t many remnants left, those that remain display the typical sculptural works of cultural value of the Cham nationality. Furthermore, they are vivid proof that confirm the history of a nationality living within the Vietnamese community boasting a rich cultural tradition.
The road to Central Vietnam Heritage converged cultures with the special creation of people. The concentration of well-known relics and complexes brought about a specific cultural beauty for the land. On every step, tourists can discover useful things to equip themselves with more knowledge about the Vietnamese countryside and its people.
BTA (According to Que Huong)