Na Hang – Lam Binh Nature Reserve in the northern province of Tuyen Quang was honoured with a certificate to recognize it as a national tourist site at a ceremony in Na Hang district on October 14.

The 61,300-ha nature reserve, about 270 km northwest of Hanoi, stretches across 14 communes and townships of Na Hang and Lam Binh district. It lies amid a remote jungle along the banks of Gam River and Nang River.

The reserve is renowned for magnificent caves and a diverse ecosystem with many endangered flora and fauna species.

Besides the value of biodiversity, it is home to various tourist attractions, including Thuong Lam area with 99 legendary mountains compared with “Ha Long Bay on land amidst mountains and forests”, Na Chao and Pac Khoang caves, and waterfalls of Pac Ban, Pac Hau and Khuoi Nhi. Archaeologists have discovered here several ancient Vietnamese burial relics dated over 10,000 years ago.

This place is also a concentration of different cultural nuances of highland ethnic minority groups, such as Tay, Dao and H’mong.-VNA