Korean Jeju Island Introduced in Quang Ninh Province
|Representatives of Jeju World Heritage Center, Ha Long Bay Management Board and Quang Ninh Museum cut the ribbon to open the exhibition. Source: Dao Linh
An exhibition to introduce Jeju island of the Republic of Korea (RoK) - one of the World Natural Heritage Sites recognised by UNESCO, underway in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh from June 30 - July 7, VNA reported.
A 14m-long screen will be set up to show14 prize-winning photos spotlighting outstanding landscapes of Jeju Island at the event .
The exhibition also introduces 50 works that have won international photography awards, and 10 3D works.
During the event, a virtual ride on urban air mobility (UAM) will take visitors to the prominent destinations of Jeju Island namely Seongsan, Hallasan and Jungmun.
The one-minute journey allows visitors to explore 18 beautiful landscapes on Jeju Island including world natural heritages, biosphere reserves and geoparks
With the purpose of promoting tourism, the Jeju Island World Natural Heritage exhibition is expected to promote heritage connection and heritage tourism between countries and localities.
|At the exhibition. Source: Quang Ninh Musem
|A screen with a length of 14m was used to show 14 works capturing outstanding sights on Jeju Island that won high prizes in the international photography competition from 2009 to 2022. Source: Dao Linh
|J-UAM VR - a virtual reality performance with UAM flight will take viewers to prominent destinations of Jeju Island, including Seongsan, Hallasan, and Jungmun. Source: Quang Ninh Musem
Like Ha Long Bay, Jeju Island is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. This is RoK's first World Natural Heritage Site.
The World Natural Heritage Exhibition on Jeju Island is the third exhibition that Jeju World Heritage Center has implemented on a global scale since 2019 until now. After Ha Long (Vietnam), the next destination of the exhibition will be Croatia.
Jeju's volcanic island is has evidence of the history of the earth's formation. It was recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site in 2007. The Baekje Historic Areas represent the brilliant culture of the Baekje Dynasty from 1,400 years ago, and was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015.
Jeju Island was formed through volcanic activity that started 1.8 million years ago and lasted until 1,000 years ago.
The island is the only place in the world that has been certified by UNESCO with a Triple Crown in natural sciences, namely, Biosphere reserves (2002), World Natural Heritage (2007), and World Geological Park (2010).
Along with Goguryeo and Silla, Baekje was one of the three earliest kingdoms on the Korean peninsula.
Vietnam is an important market of the RoK’s tourism. As of early June, the RoK welcomed 163,000 tourist arrivals from Vietnam, equivalent to 73% of that in the same period of 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. It looks to attract nearly 400,000 Vietnamese visitors this year, or 70% of the pre-pandemic level, according to the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) Vietnam.
KTO Vietnam said as 2023 marks the start of the Visit Korea Year 2023 - 2024 with the motto of “Ride the Korean Wave”, it has organised a number of tourism promotion programmes.
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