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Cu Lao Cham – Hoi An (Vietnam)

Cu Lao Cham – Hoi An (Vietnam)

Imatge Located in the central part of Viet Nam, the BR includes core zone (Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area), buffer zone (mangrove forest in the Thu Bon river estuary and wetland surrouding the city) and transition zone (Hoi An ancient town - the Cultural heritage site): The archipelago is renowned for its marine species including fishes, 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: 33,475 ha

Resident population: 95,227 inhabitants

Contact: Le Ngoc Thao    thaolengoc@gmail.com

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