National costume round not to be held in Thien Duong Cave

The national costume contest of the 2017 Miss Grand Int’l pageant will not be held at Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Quang Binh Province, according to the officially announcement by the Department of Tourism of Quang Binh Province on April 15.

Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Quang Binh Province

The decision No.15/SDL was signed by Director of the provincial Tourism Department, based on a report providing detailed analysis of the organization of the competition.

Accordingly, the national costume contest which is slated to be held at Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave from October 8-13 will fall in the rainy season caused severe flooding in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park; the long distance of 70km from Dong Hoi City to Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave is also one of the obstacles.

The decision aims to ensure safety for visitors, participants and contestants of the pageant.

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. 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. The national costume contest was previously planned to be organized at Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Quang Binh Province.

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.


By Minh Phong – Translated by Kim Khanh

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