Managing UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam: Visitor Evaluation of Heritage Mission and Management of Trang An Landscape Complex

  • Huong T. Bui
  • Tuan-Anh Le
  • Phuong-Dung Ngo
Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)


This chapter explores visitor perception of heritage mission and management practices at Trang An Landscape Complex, a World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO in 2014. Quantitative research methods were employed to survey 150 international and 128 domestic tourists. In comparison to international tourists, domestic groups demand both physical and intellectual accessibility as well as value-for-money travel. Regarding heritage management, international tourists are enthusiastic about uniqueness, identity, and local community representation, but they are critical about conservation, education, and interpretation. The analysis of current heritage governance reveals a need for Trang An management board to pay attention to issues of overcrowding and integrate development opportunities in a buffer zone with tourism and heritage management.


Trang An Landscape Complex Heritage tourism Visitor perception Heritage mission Heritage management World heritage site Vietnam 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Asia Pacific StudiesRitsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)BeppuJapan
  2. 2.International College of ManagementSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Management and TourismHanoi UniversityHanoiVietnam

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