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Cu Lao Cham – Hoi An (Vietnam)

Cu Lao Cham – Hoi An (Vietnam)

Photo Huynh Van Truyen Located in the central part of Viet Nam, the BR includes two core areas: the World Cultural Heritage Site of Hoi An and the Cu Lao Cham archipelago. The archipelago is renowned for its marine species including corals, mollusks, crustaceans and seaweed. The islands contain mountainous areas and rainforest ecosystems strongly influenced by seasonal monsoons. The Cultural World Heritage Site of Hoi An is an ancient trading port bearing witness to the fusion of Vietnamese and European cultures.

Declaration Date: 2009

Country: Vietnam

Surface Area: 33,146 ha

Resident population: 94,000 inhabitants

Contact: Le Ngoc Thao    thaolengoc@gmail.com

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