Quang Binh

  • 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.

  • Road to remember

    Road to remember

    The Ho Chi Minh Highway runs almost all the way down Vietnam’s spine and is the scene of much natural wonder as well as heartbreaking history.

  • Around & about

    Around & about

    As is now the tradition, The Guide travelled to Vietnam’s major tourist destinations to see how the industry is performing.

 

Bits & Pieces

  • Two more Quang Binh caves open to tourists

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 17,2015 02:00 PM

    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

  • 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.

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