TAG : Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

  • Thien Duong Cave holds new record

    Thien Duong Cave holds new record

    Thien Duong Cave, which means “heaven” cave in Vietnamese and is located in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site in central Quang Binh province, has been recognized by the Asia Book of Records for having “the most unique and magnificent system of stalactites and stalagmites” in Asia. The 31.4-km grotto, already popular among domestic and foreign tourists, is located in primeval forests at an altitude of 360 meters above sea level and is a dry cavern divided into many compartments, with the most spacious being some 150 meters wide and 100 meters high. It was first discovered by the Royal Society of British Caves in 2005 and officially started welcoming tourists in 2010. With spectacular natural beauty, Thien Duong Cave has been awarded two records by the Vietnam Record Organization, for being the longest dry cave with the most unique system in Vietnam and having the longest wooden bridge in the country. Quang Binh has been dubbed the “Kingdom of Caves” and is also home to the worldrenowned Son Doong Cave.

  • New climbing routes in Quang Binh

    After nearly a month of construction, the country’s highest partly-artificial climbing routes at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in the central province Quang Binh have been completed. The climbs are 30 metres high, including two climbing lines and a number of hand holds. The routes were designed and built by the EVERREST Viet Company and Mr. Pham Van Nhien, who won a silver medal for mountain climbing at the SeaGames and is one of only three Vietnamese climbers to have conquered Mt. Everest. The climbs are expected to attract more international visitors to the region.

  • A WHOLE NEW WORLD

    A WHOLE NEW WORLD

    An upcoming festival will promote the beauty and uniqueness of Vietnam’s “Kingdom of Caves”.

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  • Two more Quang Binh caves open to tourists

    Trips to Va and Nuoc Nut Caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park have recently been introduced by the Oxalis Company, the only company arranging tours to the world’s largest cave, Son Doong. A two-day trip to Va and Nuoc Nut Cave is being offered each week in July and August on a trial basis, with up to eight people on each tour. In 2016 up to three tours a week will be organised between February and August, drawing about 750 visitors annually. The new route includes a 10 km trek. Upon reaching the cave guests will wade through a 500 metre-long stream in a dark cave with a depth of just 1 metre, to see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. At Va Cave the stalactites have formed around hard objects such as pieces of wood and sand at the bottom of the pond. The calcium from the water covers the hard substances, and over time the stalactites have become larger. The Va and Nuoc Nut caves were examined in 2000 by the British Caving Association

  • Caves & ca tru in Quang Binh

    Caves & ca tru in Quang Binh

    After discovering Dark Cave in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in central Quang Binh province, tourists are now also able to listen to traditional ca tru performances in an ancient house with traditional architecture, where local delicacies will also be served. The musical performance is included in the Chay River - Dark Cave tour, under a new cooperation deal between the Phong Nha - Ke Bang Tourism Centre and the Ca Tru Dong Duong Club of Quang Trach district. Concerts will be held on Saturdays and Sundays. Ca tru is an ancient genre of chamber music with origins in northern Vietnam in the 15th century and features female vocalists. It was inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritages in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2009.

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