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Ancient limestone caves in Ha Long Bay suffer damage
Some ancient limestone caves in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site visited by millions of tourists each year, have been damaged, local officials said.
Tourists to Cap La, one of the caves, said they found some stalactites broken off with many broken pieces on the ground. The cave, believed to be thousands of years old, is famous for these stalactites of various shapes and sizes.
It is not immediately clear if this is manmade or by nature.
Stalactite theft was rampant before 1995, said Pham Dinh Huynh, deputy head of Ha Long Bay’s Management Board, adding that since then security guards have managed to prevent such an act.
“We are closely monitoring more than 60 caves,” said Huynh.
He believed the damage was caused by tectonic movements, but said that further investigation is needed.
“We need experts to determine whether the stalactites have been deliberately cut off,” he said.
RoK commences shoe factory construction in Can Tho
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White supremacist for Trump targets independent in Utah call
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Hacker gets 5 years in prison for stealing scripts, videos
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Hanoi to have new pedestrian areas around Hoan Kiem Lake
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Long-Lost Black Box of Eastern Airlines Flight 980 Headed to NTSB Lab in Washington
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