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Quảng Bình opens three new caves to visitors

Update: November, 23/2017 - 17:45
View inside the Over cave. Courtesy Photo of Jungle Boss Company
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG BÌNH — Visitors to central Quảng Bình Province will get a chance to visit three caves that were recently discovered in the territory of local Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park.

The province People’s Committee on Wednesday allowed a local company, Jungle Boss, to exploit the caves of Pygmy, Over and Đại Ả for tourism purposes.

The pilot exploitation of the caves will start on the first of December and end in April next year. After the pilot period, the local Department of Tourism and managers of the national park will examine the company’s job, as well as the impact of tourism on the caves, before taking a final decision on the long-term exploitation of the caves for tourism.

The caves were discovered recently, making Quảng Bình the “Kingdom of caves” in the country, with the world’s biggest cave Sơn Đoòng, and many other wet and dry caves located along the karst mountain range situated in the locality.

The caves are adjacent, with Pygmy 845m long, Đại Ả 1,616m long, and Over 3,244m long.

Visitors can register to visit the caves and will start their trip at Quyết Thắng Village, which is 10km far west from the province’s municipal Đồng Hới City. They will trek on a 20km path under the primary forest in the national park before entering the grotto.

Each trip will take tourists three days and two nights to complete. — VNS



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