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  • 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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • NEW TRIP SHORTENS TIME EXPLORING SON DOONG

    NEW TRIP SHORTENS TIME EXPLORING SON DOONG

    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 introduces tourism website

    Quang Binh introduces tourism website

    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 PART OF WORLD’S LARGEST CAVE DISCOVERED

    NEW PART OF WORLD’S LARGEST CAVE DISCOVERED

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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