Assessment of Geoheritage of Geosites in Trang An –Ninh Binh area

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    1 Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    2 Key research group "Tectonics and Geodynamics for Geo-resources, Environment and Sustainable Development", Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    3 University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Received: 2nd-June-2023
  • Revised: 3rd-Sept-2023
  • Accepted: 28th-Sept-2023
  • Online: 31st-Oct-2023
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Trang An - Ninh Binh is a captivating tourist destination, both for domestic and international travelers, renowned for its abundant geological, geomorphological, and ecological features, as well as its rich cultural and historical significance. It was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site in 2014. With the objective of fostering tourism development by harnessing the geological heritage and formulating conservation strategies for geological heritage sites, the present endeavor focuses on assessing the geoheritage values and potential of seven distinct geosites within the Trang An area. These geosites include Sang Cave, Dark Cave, Nau Ruou Cave, Dia Linh Cave, Tran Cave, Dot Cave, and Ba Giot Cave. In accordance with the global framework for geological world heritage, the findings reveal that these seven geosites can be classified into three categories of geological sites: Type B - Geomorphology, Type D - Stone, and Type I - Tectonic. Employing a set of criteria to evaluate the value of geological heritage, encompassing scientific, educational, and touristic significance, it becomes evident that Trang An - Ninh Binh possesses considerable scientific and educational value, and its potential for geotourism development is highly promising. Additionally, the tourism potential of these heritage sites is vividly expressed through their symbolic and highly representative features, which characterize the landscape of Trang An - Ninh Binh. The research results provide an invaluable scientific foundation for local management in the pursuit of sustainable conservation and economic development of tourism in the region.

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., B.Van Phan, Tran, T.Duc, ., T.Xuan Ngo, ., D.Anh Vu, ., H.Huu Nguyen, ., H.Vinh Bui, ., H.Quoc Nguyen, Ngo., C.Kim Thi and Bui, H.Thu Thi 2023. Assessment of Geoheritage of Geosites in Trang An –Ninh Binh area (in Vietnamese). Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences. 64, 5 (Oct, 2023), 60-73. DOI:

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