Yesterday the 41st session of the UNESCO Committee started it's meeting in Krakow. This means that in the next few days new sites will be added to the WHS list. I'm not too excited about this because this year most of the candidates seem a bit hard to get, I think I only have a card from a german candidate and I hope this one will be classified.
Three years ago Vietnam had Trang An Landscape Complex classified as UNESCO site. Tam Coc is a popular tourist destination in north Vietnam and part of this site.
This card was sent by Vuong Phan.
Tam Coc is located about 90 kilometers south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province and 7 kilometres to the West of the city of Ninh Binh.
Tam Coc which means 3 caves, is a zone of Vietnam that elapses between rice paddies, bathed by the Ngo Dong River punctuated by karstic rock formations and limestone caves.
The rock formations, caves, water and landscape have made Tam Coc to know popularly as Halong Bay on land or between rice paddies Halong Bay. More accessible than her older sister, Halong Bay, Tam Coc which squanders spectacular landscapes and exoticism.
The natural landscape of Tam Coc runs in a small rowing boat plying the River Ngo Dong, where in addition to the impressive landscape we can also contemplate the rice fields.
Undoubtedly the most impressive of Tam Coc are rice fields when at its best, with a bright green with yellow, ending in the beginning of the cliffs of the rock formations.
The Vietnamese call the paddy fields of Tam Coc as the Green Sea. - in: http://en.vietnamitasenmadrid.com/2012/03/tam-coc.html