|Visitors wade through a stream in Phong Nha. Beautiful natural features are a magnet for local tourism. — Photo by Deb Limbert|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG BÌNH — Visitors to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng, the area in the central province of Quảng Bình that includes the world’s biggest cave Sơn Đoòng, will be able to get online with a new free public wifi network.
The ‘Phong Nha-Free wifi’ is ready for up to 1,000 internet users at the same time. According to the province’s Department of Tourism, the wifi network is to facilitate the development of “smart tourism” in the province.
Eight wifi stations were built in townships and villages around Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park to supply coverage to 100m around the station.
Oxalis Adventure, the sole caving tour operator to Sơn Đoòng Grotto, sponsored the cost of installation and operation of the network.
The department and the sponsor hope that visitors to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng will have easier online connections during their stay in the area as well as promoting local tourism services online.
Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is a national park with rich biodiversity located in Quảng Bình. It is a UNESCO’s world heritage site. The park is also home to many famous karst caves including Sơn Đoòng, Tú Làn, Hang Én, Thiên Đường and Phong Nha.
Phong Nha Township, at the foot of the park’s mountain is home to hotels for visitors to stay ahead of and after caving trips. — VNS