Tuyen Lam to become Vietnam's first UNESCO-recognized outstanding Asia-Pacific tourism area

The Tuyen Lam Lake National Tourism Area in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has met all UNESCO criteria to become an outstanding tourism area in Asia-Pacific, stated a notification from the President of the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations.

According to the notification, Tuyen Lam will officially receive the title during the Vietnam-India cultural and economic exchange and a ceremony to honor intellectuals, managers, scientists, social activists, entrepreneurs, and businesses in Asia-Pacific in New Delhi on August 3.

Nguyen Quoc Tuyen, Director of the Management Board of the area, said that Tuyen Lam Lake is the first site in Vietnam to receive the title, and the only one in Asia to be honored this time.

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Tuyen Lam to become Vietnam's first UNESCO-recognized outstanding Asia-Pacific tourism area.

The official said that dossiers to register for the title were submitted to UNESCO in March.

Tuyen Lam Lake, 6km south of Da Lat, a famous tourist destination of Lam Dong, has a water surface of 350ha. It was created by the Tia Stream - the headwater of the Da Tam River. No one knows when and why it was called Tuyen Lam, but maybe because of the grandiose nature around it - stream and forest were close to each other. Tuyen stands for the stream, and Lam stands for the forest. Tuyen Lam is a place for water and trees to meet each other.

The lake and its surrounding have fresh air, a tranquil atmosphere, and personified natural landscape. It will become a big attraction with unique types of tourism such as sightseeing, camping, health care, trekking, mountaineering, fishing, visiting revolutionary bases, and other activities for sport and recreation, especially eco-tourism.

Viewed from a cable car or seen from above, Tuyen Lam is as a miniature ocean with each oasis on the lake as a continent. One will feel the immensity between the sky and the water's surface and discover a very different Da Lat.

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(Source: VNA)