The Miss Grand International 2017 pageant is slated to be held in the three Vietnamese provinces of Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue and Kien Giang from October 5-26.
|Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Quang Binh Province|
The national costume contest will take place at Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Quang Binh Province on October 15-19.
The beauty pageant will be an opportunity to promote Quang Binh tourism. The provincial authorities have also asked the organization board to follow the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)'s guidelines, said Director of Quang Binh Tourism Department , Ho An Phong.
Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, 70 km northwest of Dong Hoi City, was discovered and named by scientists of the British Cave Research Association in 2005. The cave has the length of 31km with width from 30-150m and the height of around 60m. It is considered the longest dry cave in Asia.
Miss Grand International is among the five largest beauty contests in the world, attracting participants from around 80 countries and territories worldwide. The final round will be organized at Phu Quoc Islands in Kien Giang Province.