Cat Ba

Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve, an archipelago in northern Vietnam, which is adjacent to the Ha Long Bay World Heritage site, is internationally important for its limestone karst geomorphology and one of the best examples in the world of a fengcong and fenglin karst landscape invaded by the sea. The 366 limestone islands contain landforms, cave and cave deposits that provide evidence of a long history of erosion and landscape evolution. Read more about this reserve on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves website.

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Capital: Hanoi
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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