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

  • New climbing routes in Quang Binh

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    September 16,2015 04:00 PM

    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.

  • Caves & ca tru in Quang Binh

    Caves & ca tru in Quang Binh

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 06,2016 12:00 AM

    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.

  • 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.

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