U Minh Thuong National park named ASEAN Heritage Park

(VOVworld) – The U Minh Thuong National Park in the southern province of Kien Giang on Monday received a UNESCO certificate as an ASEAN Heritage Park. The park is surrounded by a 60-kilometer closed levee. Among alum eco-systems in the Mekong River Delta, only the core zone of the U Minh Thuong National Park retains characteristics of a primeval forest including 3,000 hectares of mixed mangrove forests and mangrove forests on peatlands.

Birds migrate to the U Minh Thuong National Park. (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

Birds migrate to the U Minh Thuong National Park. (Photo: sggp.org.vn)


The forest used to be a military base during Vietnam’s wars. So the U Minh Thuong National Park features not only a typicalpeatlands ecosystem but also a historical relic.

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