Updated  
May, 09 2014 09:14:29

More caves found in Phong Nha

Thirty nine new caves were explored in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by a team from the British Caving Research Association, Ha Noi Natural Sciences University, and the park.

Between March 16 and April 25 they measured a combined 17km, with three – the 1,100m May, the 213m Vuc Moi, and the 1,230m Lan – being "meaningful for cave research".

The others include the 1,260m A Ky cave and 840m Vong Phu.

The latest discoveries bring the park's total explored cave length to 200km.

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park won UNESCO's heritage status in 2003 thanks to its 300 caves and grottos dating back some 400 million years. — VNS



Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.