Cu Lao Cham park starts magnetic stripe card access control system

The Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An Biosphere Reserve has kicked off the magnetic stripe card access control system, starting from May 15.

Entrance gate of Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An Biosphere Reserve  (Photo: Sggp)

Entrance gate of Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An Biosphere Reserve (Photo: Sggp)

Accordingly, visitor will receive a dark blue plastic card after purchasing admission ticket at the Park entrance gate. A yellow card is for visitors who enjoy a discount of 50 percent off admission ticket. Tourists who receive a free admission will receive a red card. Visitors will swipe their cards when entering the park.
Director of the management board of the Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An Biosphere Reserve, Tran Thi Hong Thuy said that the mag stripe access control system is designed to serve around 12,000 visitors per hour, reduce the overload at the entrance gate and the amount of paper waste to limit harm to the environment.
The Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An Biosphere Reserve received more than 400,000 visitors in 2017 and nearly 100,000 travelers in the first four months in this year.

Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island), in Hoi An town of the central province of Quang Nam, received recognition as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2009, is regarded as a biological tourist heaven, attracting large numbers of visitors.
The archipelago, with eight big and small islands covers an area of 15 square kilometers.
According to scientists, Cu Lao Cham is home to over 947 species, of which 170 are sea organisms, 50 are fish, and many other species classified as endangered by Vietnam’s Red Book. The area is also home to 135 species of coral, including six that are new to Vietnamese seas.

By NGOC PHUC – Translated by Kim Khanh

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