International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008

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Vietnam at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

Water is the source of life. This is a saying that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has used to define the exhibition on display. The pavilion features a fantastic reproduction of a seabed that allows the visitor to 'dive' into the heart of this biodiversity. A view of Ha Long Bay, one of the seven wonders of the world, serves as the main image. The country has a spectacular coastline and is one of the world's top ten biological reserves in terms of diversity and one of the top twenty in terms of marine areas. Biologists have discovered 11,000 species living in more than twenty ecosystems in six different regions. This wealth is the basis for sustainable development in many sectors: tourism, aquatic products, marine medicine, pharmaceuticals, etc. Vietnam is one of the main exporters of these products and receives millions of visitors every year on its 130 superb beaches and hundreds of creeks. In addition to Ha Long Bay, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994, the country has four other beautiful natural sites along its coastline. In addition, the Vietnamese have a unique traditional art: water puppetry, a discipline that dates back to the 11th century.

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