Cat Tien National Park Suggested for Recognition as World Heritage

The Culture and Information Ministry and the People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province are preparing documents to suggest the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognize Cat Tien National Park as a world heritage.

Bau Sau wetland in Cat Tien National Park

The park is situated in three provinces (Lam Dong, Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc), but a large part is in Dong Nai Province. Therefore the province is assigned to make the file in cooperation with the other provinces.

Many folk festivals are still conversed and archaeological finds of Oc Eo culture are still undamaged in the park.

UNESCO recognized the Cat Tien National Park as Viet Nam’s second biosphere reserve site in November 2001 and the Bau Sau (Crocodile Lake) of the park was recognized by RAMSAR Convention’s secretariat as an important wetland complex of the world.

By V.X – Translated by Yen Chuong

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