The number of tourist arrivals to Quang Binh province increased 18.4 percent to more than three million, including 129,700 foreigners, in the first nine months of this year.
VOV.VN – Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, 500 km south of Hanoi, is one of the jewels of Quang Binh province. Recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage, the park straddles an imposing forested mountain range and some of the world’s most extraordinary caves.
The first-ever national workshop judging the country’s progress towards protecting cultural heritage sites to achieve sustainable development was held here yesterday, gathering local leaders, cultural experts and researchers.
PHONG NHA, Vietnam – Since 2014, one of the world’s largest cave systems has been under threat from developers planning to construct a cable car that would carry thousands of…
In the central region of Vietnam, a land of great heritage, visitors will feel as if they are travelling back in time to the glorious days of ancient dynasties, where unique natural wonders create scenes unlike anywhere else in the world.
Authorities of the central province of Quang Binh have decided to pilot tours of some new caves at the World Natural Heritage site Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, dubbed the “Kingdom of Caves”.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh is frequently dubbed as the “Kingdom of Caves” for the magnificent specimens it boasts.
NDO – An online knowledge contest on Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was launched on June 6 with the grand prize being a US$6,000 tour to explore Son Doong – the largest cave in the world.
The central coastal province of Quang Binh has attracted 14 investment projects with nearly VND3 trillion (US$129 million) in total capital into its industrial parks and economic zones so far this year.
Quang Binh in central Vietnam is well-known for natural landscapes, spiritual tourism destinations and historical relic sites.
The province has big advantages to develop cave, forest and sea-based tourism.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, which was twice recognised as world natural heritage sites by UNESCO in 2003 and 2015, is a paradise for cave explorers.
It was listed among the “Top experiences in Vietnam” in 2017 by Lonely Planet – a renowned travel publication.
The park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of extraordinary cave systems and spectacular underground rivers, Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth, the site said.
“The caves are the region’s absolute highlights, but the above-ground attractions of forest trekking, the area’s war history, and rural mountain biking means it deserves a stay of around three days”, the travel site added.