Quang Binh

  • Sea-going & sturdy

    Sea-going & sturdy

    The tradition of producing thuyen thung (round boats) in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province began in the 1980s, following the flow of people immigrating from the central region to the province.

  • INTO THE DARKNESS

    INTO THE DARKNESS

    Seventy kilometres from Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and next to Tan Hoa commune in Quang Binh province, Tu Lan has a network of caves, limestone mountains, waterfalls, and primeval forest.

  • Views & Adventures

    Views & Adventures

    Part of the Ho Chi Minh highway, which weaves its way through the central highlands, a trip along Quyet Thang road in central Quang Binh province provides visitors with a range of different experiences.

  • Take Care On The Coast

    Take Care On The Coast

    The central region’s coastline has been the scene of massive fish deaths and tourists are advised to take precautions when eating and even swimming.

  • Rambling Road

    Rambling Road

    Vietnam ‘heritage trail’ is at risk of falling into disrepair as development competes with preservation.

 

Pictorials

  • Sea-going & sturdy

    Sea-going & sturdy

    The tradition of producing thuyen thung (round boats) in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province began in the 1980s, following the flow of people immigrating from the central region to the province.

  • INTO THE DARKNESS

    INTO THE DARKNESS

    Seventy kilometres from Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and next to Tan Hoa commune in Quang Binh province, Tu Lan has a network of caves, limestone mountains, waterfalls, and primeval forest.

Bits & Pieces

  • Quang Binh introduces tourism website

    Quang Binh introduces tourism website

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:34 PM

    An English-language tourism website for international tourists at www.quangbinh-tourism.com has been launched by the Department of Tourism in the central province of Quang Binh. The website aims at raising awareness among international tourists and those interested in travelling to Quang Binh. It will also help international tourists in selecting tours and destinations and provide useful information such as things to do and recommendations on available trips. The website is connected to TripAdvisor, allowing tourists to obtain tourism information in various languages, as part of the strategy to promote Quang Binh over the next two years.

  • NEW TRIP SHORTENS TIME EXPLORING SON DOONG

    NEW TRIP SHORTENS TIME EXPLORING SON DOONG

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2017 02:30 PM

    From next year, visitors will be able to see the world’s largest cave, Son Doong in central Quang Binh province, more easily, by overcoming ‘Vietnam’s Great Wall’ - a stalagmite formation nearly 100 metres tall near the end of the cave, shortening the time needed for trips from five days and four nights to four days and three nights. The new trip is being offered following a three-month pilot. Ladders with rubber padding are used, to avoid any impact on the wall. A 65-metre-long slope at the top of the ladder is navigated with help from ropes, allowing visitors to climb to the top of the wall. They no longer have to return the way they came, and can exit the cave at this point.

  • Quang Binh, Quang Tri offer free wi-fi at attractions

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 04,2018 10:26 AM

    The two central provinces of Quang Binh and Quang Tri have cooperated with Viettel Telecom to offer wi-fi services at local tourist attractions. Free wi-fi is available at various locations in Quang Binh this summer: the Phong Nha - Ke Bang Tourism Center, Da Nhay Beach, General Vo Nguyen Giap’s tomb, Hoang Phuc Pagoda, Princess Lieu Hanh Temple, Canh Duong fishing village, Bao Ninh Square, Suot Mother Statue, and the Tam Toa Church war remnants area. Meanwhile, 37 public wi-fi stations have been installed in Quang Tri, at public administrative centres and tourist attractions including Cua Viet Beach, Quang Tri Ancient Citadel, Vinh Moc Tunnels, Hien Luong Bridge, Lao Bao International Border Gate, La Vang Sanctuary, National Road No 9, and the Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemeteries.

  • NEW PART OF WORLD’S LARGEST CAVE DISCOVERED

    NEW PART OF WORLD’S LARGEST CAVE DISCOVERED

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 06,2019 09:36 AM

    A new underwater tunnel connecting Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in central Quang Binh province was recently found by British divers. The new cave has been named Hang Thung and adds an additional 1.6 million cu m in volume to Son Doong, which now measures 38.5 million cu m.

    Earlier, Oxalis Adventure the only company licensed to take travelers into Son Doong Cave, invited the British divers to visit the cave following their rescue of a soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand last year. For something interesting during the trip, they came up with the idea of diving Son Doong to a depth of about 78 meters, which had never been done before.

    Discovered by a local man in 1991, Son Doong Cave was first explored in 2009 by the British Cave Research Association and has been open to the public since 2013. Geologists say the cave formed 2 to 5 million years ago and is roughly 6.5 km long, 200 meters high, and 150 meters wide. It is officially recognized as the world largest cave by the World Record Association and WorldKings.

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