Quang Binh to host week-long event honoring grandiose beauty caves

A week-long cultural and tourism event aiming to honor grandiose and mysterious caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park will be held from July 15-21, announced the People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Binh on June 15.

Son Doong cave (Photo: Ryal Debootd)

Events, such as “Discovering the grandiose beauty of caves in Quang Binh”, Quang Binh-the kingdom of caves”, the fireworks displays and among will take place in Dong Hoi City and the province's districts.

In related news, the world's largest cave, Son Doong and neighboring Hang En (En cave)  in Quang Binh province were directly presented on the "Good Morning America" program of ABC Television on May 13.
Son Doong cave located in Quang Binh Province’s Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park recognized as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO .

The cave was firstly found by a local, Ho Khanh, who discovered Son Doong Cave and took the explorers to the site of the cave; and then explored by  a team of British cavers.

Its largest chamber is more than 5km long, 200 m high and 150m wide.
The American Business Insider Magazine has recognized Son Doong cave system in the province as one of the world’s 12 most impressive.

The National Geographic Magazine, Russian version, said the tour to Son Doong is a top adventurous tour for 2014.

The world's largest cave has been also listed as one of famous places in the world, which will become “hotspots” for visitors over the next two decades by The Huffington Post. The American online news aggregator and blog described Son Doong cave showed that it is an interesting destination for a 7-day tour with discovery of underground rivers, caves and camping activities.

Tour of exploring Son Doong cave in 2015 is full with about 500 local and international visitors.
The US has the highest number of travelers with 145 tourists booking to the cave, followed by Australia with 123 people, Vietnam with 115 holiday makers and others countries.

By Minh Phong – Translated by Kim Khanh

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