Landscapes, attractions

Quảng Bình province has several tourist attraction sites that could be turned into tourism development.

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park: This park features akarst region of more than 200,000 km² if Hin Namnoregion in Laos bordering this park is combined. Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is a protected area, a national park and was listed in UNESCO’s world heritage in 2003. Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is located in the Bố Trạch and Minh Hóadistricts, in north-central Vietnam, about 50 km northwest of Đồng Hới, 42 km east of East sea from its borderline point. Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is situated in a limestone zone of 200,000 hectare in Vietnamese territory and borders another limestone of 200,000 hectare of Hin Namno in Laotian territory. The core zone of this national park covers 85,754 hectares and a buffer zone of 195,400 ha.

The park was created to protect one of the world’s two largest karst regions with 300 caves and grottoes and also protects the ecosystem of limestone forest of the Annamite Range region in north central coast of Vietnam.

world natural heritage phong nha - ke bang national park

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park is noted for its system of some 300 cave and grotto systems with a total length of about 70 km, of which only 20 have been surveyed by Vietnamese and British scientists; 17 of these are in located in the Phong Nha area and three in the Kẻ Bàng area. Phong Nha holds several world cave records, as it has the longest underground river, as well as the largest caverns and passageways.

Following UNESCO listing of this park, the number of visitors to this province changed significantly.  Tourists mainly visit Phong Nha, Tien Son and Thiên Đường caves. Sơn Đoòng cave has yet available for visitors due to unavailability of access road and other relating facilities.

– Đá Nhảy, Ly Hoa and Nhật Lệ beache feature white and fine sands, clean water, and are among one of the most attractive beaches in Vietnam

– Bang Spa: a hotspring area in Lệ Thủy District with resort and health care services. The temperature of the watwer at the jet hole can reach up to 105 degree Celsius.

– Hồ Chí Minh trail, many important sites along the trail during Vietnam War.

– Vung Chua – Dao Yen is an area in Quang Dong Commune, Quang Trach District in central Quang Binh province. Vung Chua  is about 10 kilometres south of Ngang Mountain Pass and Dao Yen island lies two kilometres off the mainland. This is a beautiful place with lovely natural scenery, wild sandy beach. Vung Chua is the final resting place for General Vo Nguyen Giap.

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Vung Chua – Dao Yen

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