|Five untouched caves in Tuyên Hoá District, Quảng Bình Province were discovered by experts of British Royal Cave Association. Photo courtesy of the British Royal Cave Association|
QUẢNG BÌNH — Five caves were recently discovered in Lâm Hòa Commune of Tuyên Hoá District in the central province of Quảng Bình by experts of the British Royal Cave Association.
According to the district’s vice chairman, Đinh Tiến Dũng, on March 24 an expedition of the British Royal Cave Association conducted a survey of limestone mountains in Lâm Hoà commune where they discovered a pristine cave system.
Running for a total length of 3,349m, the caves also feature underground rivers which are completely pristine. They have duly been named Hung Trù 1, Hung Trù 2, Hung Trù 3, Hung Ka Vờng 1, and Hung Ka Vờng 2.
The British experts will continue to make use of boats and other support tools to delve further into the caves in the near future, Dũng revealed.
Experts of the British Royal Cave Association found Son Doong cave in Quảng Bình Province, known as the nation’s kingdom of caves, through a local resident in 2009.
The cave has since been accredited as the world’s largest and most beautiful natural cave by the World Records Union and the World Records Association. — VNS