Tu Lan 4Days – Jungle & Cave Ultimate Adventure

Tour Code: IGT-CAV-19

Duration: 4Days / 3 Nights

Price: US$420 per person,departures every Wednesday at 8:00AM from local hotels in Phong Nha (minimum 2 pax)

SMALL GROUPS – WEEKLY DEPARTURES – BEST JUNGLE & CAVE ADVENTURE IN VIETNAM

Tan-Hoa-village-1-300x199 Tu Lan 4Days - Jungle & Cave Ultimate AdventureJoin us on the ultimate adventure of the Tu Lan Cave System with 4-days trekking, swimming and camping deep in the remote jungle and caves of Central Vietnam. You will be challenged with 27kms of difficult terrain, underground rivers and deep dark caves, home to stunning formations and plenty of creepy crawlies. We will visit hidden valleys and secret caves only accessible on this special 4-day adventure.

Gaze up the stars at your secluded campsites, besides stunning waterfalls and towering limestone mountains. You might even be lucky to spot a flying fox dart across the cliff tops at dusk! Feast on the most delicious Vietnamese BBQ prepared each evening at the campfire and learn more about the local minority people of Tan Hoa, who will escort your group through the jungle and prepare all meals. Your expert-English speaking guide will introduce you to their customs and translate some of their stories. It really is an experience unlike any other in Vietnam!

You will go deeper then any other tour we offer and at some points a raft is required to negotiate the underground rivers, where you will come across the most beautiful formations and underground waterfalls. Kim Cave, found by one of our guests, and Ken Cave are also on the itinerary, showcasing more amazing cave formations. If you can fit, you’ll also squeeze down a small hole to our secret cave, which we only visit on our 4-Day ultimate adventure!

Safety is absolutely paramount on all trips operated by iGrandtour and you will be provided with helmets, life jackets, headlights and trekking boots (sizes 38 – 46). All camping gear will also be provided and carried by your local porters. The minimum age we accept is 16 years. This is designed to be an adventure tour and you must have a decent level of fitness to feel comfortable trekking each day.

Adventure Level: Moderate-to-High (27-30km). This is an adventure tour and designed to be difficult.

Highlights: Primary Forest; Tu Lan Cave, To Mo Valley, Hang Kim Cave, Swimming in Caves (weather permitting), Ken Waterfall, Hang Ken Cave, Hang Chuot, Secret Cave, Overnight in jungle.

Trekking Gear: Helmet, Trekking Boots (sizes 38-46), Headlight, Life Jacket, Hammock, Sleeping Bag.

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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Tu Lan Valley (L,D)

  • 08:00 – Pick up from local Phong Nha hotel and transfer and equipment check.
  • 09:00 – Depart for Tan Hoa Village and drive 70kms through the spectacular Da Deo Mountain Pass.
  • 10:30 – Arrive in Tan Hoa and start walking through the village and fields to the old cow trail (2km).
  • 11:00 – Arrive at the old cow trail and start trekking across a rocky path (2km) towards the Tan Hoa dam.
  • 12:30 – Enjoy a picnic lunch with your team.
  • 13:30 – Start climbing Soil Mountain (1km) on the jungle trail beneath a canopy of beautiful trees.
  • 15:00 – Arrive on the top of the mountain and rest before continuing on for 5km across a few more hills and small river.
  • 17:30 – Arrive at the Laken Valley Campsite where you can relax and swim in the river after a long days trekking.
  • 18:00 – Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner with your team and overnight at Laken Valley Campsite.

Day 2: Laken Valley – To Mo Valley (B,L,D)

  • 08:00 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – Trek 1.5km with about 200m of a steep uphill climb to explore Gibbon Cave.
  • 11:00 – Trek to Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) and explore along the old illegal timber-logging trail inside the cave.
  • 12:00 – Enjoy a picnic lunch in Laken Valley.
  • 13:00 – Start trekking uphill from Laken to Hung Ton Valley (3km)
  • 15:00 – Arrive at Hung Ton Valley and explore Hung Ton Dry Cave with 15m vertical ladder using safety ropes.
  • 16:00 – Swim 100m through Hung Ton Wet Cave.
  • 16:30 – Arrive at To Mo Valley and enjoy swimming in the lagoon and waterfall.
  • 18:00 – Enjoy BBQ dinner.

Day 3: To Mo Valley – Kim Cave – Tu Lan Cave – Tu Lan Valley (B, L, D)

  • 08:00 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – Swim 1km through Hang Kim and try and spot climbing fish.
  • 10:00 – Explore the dry passage of Hang Kim and walk to the exit of Kim Cave.
  • 10:30 – Trek to the Tu Lan Valley campsite and rest whilst lunch is being prepared.
  • 11:30 – Lunch in Tu Lan Valley.
  • 12:00 – Trek to Tu Lan Dry cave (2km) to explore the dry passage
  • 13:00 – Take a raft and head deep into the cave to explore the main waterfalls (1km).
  • 15:00 – Swim 100m upstream to the other entrance of Tu Lan Cave.
  • 16:00 – Trek and swim back to the campsite (1km) to enjoy the hot tea and coffee before dinner.
  • 18:00 – Enjoy delicious BBQ dinner. Over night at Tu Lan valley in front of Ken cave.

Day 4: Tu Lan Valley – Hang Ken – Secret Cave – Tan Hoa village – Phong Nha (B,L)

  • 07:00 – Breakfast
  • 07:30 – Swim into Hang Ken (100m) to reach the dry passage of the cave.
  • 08:15 – Explore dry passage of Ken Cave.
  • 09:00 – Swim back to the campsite.
  • 09:45 – Trek over Mango Mountain (3km).
  • 11:00 – Arrive at the top of the Mango Mountain and rest.
  • 11:15 – Trek down Mango Mountain and continue trekking over two more hills (5km).
  • 13:00 – Arrive at Secret Cave. Squeeze in the exit to explore cave and see the its amazing formations.
  • 13:30 – Trek downhill to Rao Nan River. Cross-river and walk through the fields towards Tan Hoa village.
  • 14:30 – Lunch in local restaurant in Tan Hoa Village.
  • 15:30 – Depart Tan Hoa for Phong Nha.
  • 17:00 – Arrive Phong Nh and transfer to local hotel

Tour Includes: Picnic Lunches, BBQ Dinners, Breakfasts, Entrance & Environment Fees, Trekking & Camping Gear, Tour Guide, Porter, Transport and VAT.

Tour Excludes: Hotel (before/after the tour), Breakfast/Dinner (before/after the tour), Personal Expenses and Insurance.

Price & Reservations: US$425 per person with departures every Wednesday at 8:00AM from local hotels in Phong Nha (minimum 2 pax).

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Tu Lan 1Day – Chuot cave – La Ken valley – Hung Ton cave – To Mo valley

Tour Code: IGT-CAV-14

Duration: 1 Day

Price: From US$ 75 – 299/ Pax

One day tour to Tu Lan Caves System is designed for tourist would like to explore the nature, jungle, untouched caves with limited of time. This tour will offer tourist chance to experience the primary forest, Chuot (Rat) cave, trekking uphill from Laken valley (elevation: 150m) to Hung Ton valley, explore Hung Ton dry cave and experience the ladder with 10m vertical drop, swimming 100m in the darkness of Hung Ton river cave. This tour will bring you unique caving and trekking experiences. (Note: this tour can offer all year round).

The tour starts at 07:30 am from Phong Nha and finishes around 18:30pm at Phong Nha town.

Highlights: Primary forest; Chuot Cave; La Ken valley; Hung Ton Cave; swimming in Hung Ton cave; To Mo valley and waterfall.

Trekking gear: Helmet, trekking boots (wet and dry trek), headlight, life jacket, dry box for cameras.

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To Mo Valley

ITINERARY:

Phong Nha -Tan Hoa-La Ken valley – Hung Ton cave – To Mo valley – Phong Nha (L)

  • 07:30 -09:00 Depart from Phong Nha to Tan Hoa Village by vehicle
  • 09:00 -11:00 Trekking from Tan Hoa village to Chuot cave, Laken valley
  • 11:00 –13:00 Trekking uphill from Laken valley to Hung Ton cave
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Picnic lunch at Hung Ton cave
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Explore Hung Ton dry cave, go down 10m ladder in the cave, Swim through hung Ton cave
  • 15:30-17:00 – Trek back to Tan Hoa Village; Pick up and transfer to Phong Nha
  • 18:30: – Arrive Phong Nha, tour ends

Land price per person (PRIVATE Tour):

Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9-12 pax Note
Cost
299 164 120 90 75 Extra porter is US$20/Day

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Tour includes:

  • Picnic lunches
  • Entrance fees
  • Trekking gear
  • Tour guide
  • Porter (6 Pax share 1 porter)
  • Transportation (during the tour at Phong Nha)

Excludes:

  • Hotel (Before and after the tour)
  • Breakfast and dinner before and after the tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
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Tu Lan cave system 2Days – Treckking and Caving

Tour Code: IGT-CAV-16

Duration: 2Days / 1 Night

Price: From US$ 160 – 430/ Pax

Tu Lan cave system is located at Tan Hoa Village, Minh Hoa District, in Quang Binh. It is about 70km North West of Phong Nha. This area of mountains, rivers and valleys has formed many caves. The beautiful stalagmites and stalactites inside the caves, small waterfalls and underground rivers make Tu Lan a unique place for adventure cavers. A picture of Hang Ken was rated as the best photo on National Geographic Magazine in 2011. You will experience trekking and camping in the jungle, caving, a chance for animal watching and fishing in the river. The trekking distance is about 7km and there are 2 moderate hills. An unforgettable adventure is waiting for you!

Tour starts at 07:00am from Phong Nha and finishes around 17:00pm at Phong Nha town.

Highlights: Primary forest; Tu Lan Cave; Hung Ton Cave; To Mo valley; Kim Cave; Ken cave and waterfall; Night fishing; Overnight in jungle.

Trekking gear: Helmet, trekking boots (wet and dry trek), trekking pole, headlight, hammock, sleeping bag.

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Hung Ton Cave

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Phong Nha -Tan Hoa-Hung Ton Cave – Tu Lan (L, D)

  • 08:00 Depart from Phong Nha to Tan Hoa Village by vehicle
  • 09:30 Arrive at trekking point at Tan Hoa village
  • 10:30-12:00 Visit Hung Ton Cave, To Mo Valley
  • 12:-13:00 Lunch at To Mo Waterfall
  • 13:00-15:00 Arrive at Campsite in front of Ken Cave
  • 15:00-17:00 Prepare camping, swimming at Ken waterfall
  • 18:00 Enjoy a tasty dinner
  • 20:00 Overnight at campsite in front of Tu Lan Cave – A beautiful beach in front of the cave

Day 2: Tu Lan Cave – Hang Kim Cave – Phong Nha (B, L)

  • 07:00 – Breakfast:
  • 08:00-09:00- Explore Kim Cave, recently discovered, with waterfalls and climbing fish.
  • 09:00-10:00- Visit Tu Lan dry Cave and waterfall on the way
  • 10:00-13:00- Trek back to Tan Hoa Village
  • 13:00-14:00- Lunch at local restaurant in Tan Hoa
  • 14:30 – Car pick-up and transfer to Phong Nha

Land price per person (PRIVATE Tour):

Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9-12 pax Note
Cost
430 250 216 185 160 Extra porter is US$20/Day

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Tour includes:

  • Picnic lunches
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast (at the cave)
  • Entrance fees
  • Trekking gear
  • Tour guide
  • Porter (3 Pax share 1 porter)
  • Transportation (during the tour at Phong Nha)

Excludes:

  • Hotel (Before and after the tour)
  • Breakfast and dinner before and after the tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
Tu Lan cave system is located at Tan Hoa Village, Minh Hoa District, in Quang Binh. It is about 70km North West of Phong Nha. This area of mountains, rivers and valleys has formed many caves. The beautiful stalagmites and stalactites inside the caves, small waterfalls and underground rivers make Tu Lan a unique place for adventure cavers. A picture of Hang Ken was rated as the best photo on National Geographic Magazine in 2011. You will experience trekking and camping in the jungle, caving, a chance for animal watching and fishing in the river. The trekking distance is about 7km and there are 2 moderate hills. An unforgettable adventure is waiting for you!
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Tu Lan cave system tour 3Days

Tour Code: IGT-CAV-19

Duration: 3Days / 2 Nights

Price: From US$ 230 – 510/ Pax

The Tu Lan, Hang Ken, Hang Hung Ton, Hang Chuot and Hang Kim, Hang Song cave system is located at Tan Hoa Village, Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh. It is about 70km North West of Phong Nha. The system is spread over 4 valleys with beautiful mountains and rivers. There are beautiful stalagmites and stalactites inside the caves, small waterfalls and underground rivers making Tu Lan a unique place for adventure trekking and caving.

The tour is designed for 3 days and 2 nights trekking, giving you more time to explore the caves and enjoy the scenery. There are 2 or 3 moderate hills to cross and you will visit Ken Cave, Tu Lan Cave, Hung Ton Cave, Chuot Cave, Kim Cave, camp overnight in the jungle, and enjoy good food prepared by your guides and porters.

Tour starts at 07:00am from Phong Nha and finishes around 17:00pm at Phong Nha town.

Highlights: Primary forest; Kim Cave; Chuot Cave; Tu Lan Cave; Ken Cave (Featured in Nat Geo magazine in March 2011); Ken waterfall; Overnight in jungle

Trekking gear: Helmet, trekking boots, trekking pole, headlight, hammock, sleeping bag.

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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Phong Nha -Tan Hoa-Tu Lan (L, D)

  • 08:00 Depart from Phong Nha to Tan Hoa Village
  • 09:30-11:30 Visit Chuot cave and La Ken Valley
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch in La Ken Valley
  • 12:30-14:00 Visit Gibbon Cave
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Trek to Hung Ton valley
  • 15:30-16:30 Explore Hung Ton cave and swim through Hung Ton wet cave
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Prepare camp site in To Mo valley
  • 17:00-18:00 Dinner, overnight in To Mo Valley

Day 2: La Ken Valley – Tu Lan (B, L, D)

  • 08:00-Breakfast and start swimming through Kim cave to get to Tu lan valley
  • 09:00-11:00 Trek to Tu Lan Valley,
  • 11:00-12:00 Prepare camp site
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch at Campsite
  • 13:00-17:00 Visit Ken Cave (swim in the cave)
  • 17:00-18:00 Dinner, overnight in Tu Lan valley

Day 3: Tu Lan-Tan Hoa-Phong Nha (B, L)

  • 08:00-Breakfast
  • 09:00-14:00 Visit Tu lan cave and trek back to Tan Hoa village over the hills;
  • 14:00-Lunch at local restaurant
  • 15:00 Car pick-up and transfer to Phong Nha
  • 16:30 Arrive Phong Nha.

Land price per person (PRIVATE Tour):

Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9-12 pax Note
Cost
510 300 260 245 230 Extra porter is US$20/Day

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Tour includes:

  • Picnic lunches
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast (at the cave)
  • Entrance fees
  • Trekking gear
  • Tour guide
  • Porter (3 Pax share 1 porter)
  • Transportation (during the tour at Phong Nha)

Excludes:

  • Hotel (Before and after the tour)
  • Breakfast and dinner before and after the tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
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Lunar New Year visit to Thien Duong Cave

It is over 60km from Dong Hoi City to the northwest and is just 4km off the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The prehistoric cave in Son Trach Commune of Bo Trach District is part of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park which was acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

Thien-Duong-Cave Lunar New Year visit to Thien Duong Cave

Thien Duong is 30km long and 60m high and its width ranges from 30m to over 150m, and is at a height of 360m above sea level. According to scientists at the British Royal Cave Society, it is the longest dry cave in Asia. Its highlights are unique stalactites in shapes of Bodhisattva Buddha, kylin (unicorn) and phoenix. The cave also has the longest wooden stairway in Vietnam which is over one kilometer long with local authorities expected to extend some more kilometers onto the stairway.

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English couple and passion for caves in Vietnam

Dr. Howard and his wife Dr Deb – an English couple – have joined 14 expeditions to Vietnamese caves over the past 20 years and contributed to UNESCO’s recognition of Phong Nha-Ke Bang as a World Natural Heritage Site. They have spend most of their lifetime on cave expeditions. Howards has been exploring caves in the UK and Europe since he was 15.

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Being attracted by the limestone karst mountains were, so they decided to go to Asia in 1990. The couple patiently sought the cooperation of regional agencies and organizations. Finally, they got some help from Hanoi General University, now named Hanoi National University, to make their trip to Vietnam possible. After that, they focused on exploring destinations in Vietnam. Being a member of the British Cave Research Association, Howard has led an expedition team on trips to Vietnam since 1990. The team has cooperated with Hanoi National University to conduct 14 journeys to different localities in Vietnam, including Quang Binh, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Ha Giang. It has discovered nearly 300km of caves in Vietnam.

The team of this couple found Khe Ry in Quang Binh Province in 1997, the world’s longest underground cave. In 2009, it discovered Son Doong, the world’s biggest cave, also in Quang Binh. Their reports have contributed to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park being recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site.

According to Dr Howard,Vietnamhas one of the world’s most impressive limestone areas. Clearly, many caves situated in Ke Bang Mountain have yet to be found, Howard and his team hope to continue their search with the cooperation of the Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

Besides, the couple has helped call on the international community to pay attention to the protection ofVietnam’s nature and environment. They have also shown a number of well-known film crews aroundVietnam. Through the films, the world has become more aware of Vietnam’s beauty and the world’s biggest cave, Son Doong, in Quang Binh

Their most recent visit to Vietnam is from March 3 to April 26, 2012, along with their team and some film crews to make documentaries about caves in Quang Binh. In 2010, the British expedition team took the film crews and reporters from Kyodo, NHK, BBC, and National Geographic among others, to Vietnam to shoot films about Son Doong Cave. In 2011, they invited representatives from the BBC to Quang Binh to make another film about Son Doong Cave.

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Phong Nha comes to life off screen

If saying in cinema terms, Vietnam can be considered the superstar of Southeast Asia. Endless war movies and the odd love film have beamed images of its beautiful scenery and jungle vistas to television screens and cinemas across the globe.

Phong-Nha-Ke-Bang-comes-to-life-off-screen Phong Nha comes to life off screen

Before we’d even set foot in the country, my boyfriend and I had very clear expectations about what we would see. Naive as we were, our preconceptions could not have been more wrong …..until we went to Phong Nha-Ke Bang, the national park which borders Laos.

It was there that much of the hand to hand jungle combat made famous in films such as Platoon actually took place. For the first time, the scenery we passed corresponded with all the movies we knew – rivers and jungles and dense vegetation, as well as rice paddies, villages and traditional rural life. There is much in the area for those that are interested in finding out about the American War and local tour operators run trips to many sites in which key battles took place. Significant sections of the famous Ho Chi Minh trail are located in the park, and it is possible to visit the nearby Vinh Moc tunnels, the Ben Hai River Museum, and the Hien Luong Riverbank where the former demilitarized zone was officially set.

But Phong Nha is more than the sum of its war connections. Due to its biodiversity, unique beauty and geodiversity, the national park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Hidden in the depths of the mountains is the spectacular Son Doong (the world’s largest cave, discovered in 2005). If that doesn’t satisfy your caveman instincts, pop into Phong Nha cave which contains hundreds of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites as well as the world’s longest underground river.

The trickiest thing about the area is getting there. Be warned:  it is remote, but worth the journey, and the cheapest option is a six hour haul by local bus from Danang. Our bus ride entailed an ongoing game of musical chairs while passengers and their luggage (including a motorbike) were shuffled around the available space. We slept at the Phong Nha farmstay, a little utopia with a swimming pool at the end of a rice paddy, and spent happy evenings there meeting other travelers and trying local dishes.

My favorite day was actually the least activity packed – I simply went for a walk with some new friends along the local roads. I’ll forever chuckle over the excitement we caused when we walked past a school – all the children burst through the gate and surrounded us, laughing and demanding to have their photos taken. Their enthusiasm and warm welcome, in the midst of the beautiful national park, is one of my happiest memories from our travels in Vietnam.

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The central region attracts visitor in the occasion of 2 September

With the advantages of the location of the four world heritages, the central region ofVietnamalways attracts visitors especially in the occasion of Independence Day 2 September. This 2 September, the day is on weekend; therefore, it is very suitable for families to organize the short leaves of 3-5 days.

phong-nha-ke-bang-heritage The central region attracts visitor in the occasion of 2 September

The travel agents have prepared a lot of tours to bothVietnamand other international destinations to attract visitors with the same price as normal days. According to the travel agents, the trend of this year’sIndependencevacation is in some areas of central regions ofVietnamlike Hoi An, My Son (QuangNamprovince),Hue, Phong Nha – Ke Bang (Quang Binh province) which are the world cultural heritages.

Meanwhile, it is quite quiet in this 2 September in Danang city when most of the travel agents have not received the full booking.

According to them, since the decision of shorten the summer vacation and lengthen the New Year vacation for pupils, the occasion of 2 September is not the high season for domestic traveling because the families are preparing for their children to be back to school at that time.

On the other hand, the visitors to Da Nang are mainly small groups and favor the leisure tour than sightseeing, therefore, the type of Danang – Hoi An – Ba Na is most favored. Visitors to the central region in the occasion of 2 September often use one or two days for their vacation, so the near destinations like Ba Na, Thien Duong cave (Quang Binh province), etc are most chosen.

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Tourism month of Quang Binh 2012

Phong-Nha-–-Ke-Bang-National-Park1 Tourism month of Quang Binh 2012The tourism month of Quang Binh in 2012 is the series of activities organized from April to June 2012 including the followed main activities:

Implementing the tourism activities of cave discovering:

  • Discovering the route Rao Thuong – Hang En.
  • Discovering the route Phong Nha cave in the depth of 1,500m.
  • Discovering the route Hang E and Sinh Ton valley (E cave and existing valley)

Location: Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park

 

Processing the festival activities tourism:

  • Organizing the festival of Flower dancing – dry oaring
  • Organizing the festival of praying for fish
  • Boat racing competition in Nhat Le River
  • The celebration night, performing in most areas of province
  • Organizing the introducing kiosks to broadcast the tourism services (International expo of 3 countries –Vietnam–Laos–Thailand)
  • Organizing the commercial and tourism expo of three countries in Dong Hoi city.
  • Organizing the food week to introduce the nice food of Quang Binh province.

Location: Dong Hoi city.

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Phong Nha Ke Bang grottoes and caves overview

Phong Nha Ke Bang has numerous grottoes and caves. Besides the grotto and cave systems, Phong Nha has the longest underground river, largest caverns and passageways.

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Vietnamese and British scientists have so far surveyed a total of 20 caves with a total length of 70 km. Of these surveyed caves, 17 were in the Phong Nha area and three in the Ke Bang area.
The Phong Nha cave from which the name to the whole system and the park is derived is famous for their rock formations which have been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.

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Phong Nha – Ke Bang also contains two dozens of mountain peaks with over 1,000 metres height. Noteworthy peaks are the Peak Co Rilata with ta height of 1,128 m and the Peak Co Preu with a height of 1,213 m.
The park is part of the Annamites eco-region. According to the results of initial surveys, the primary tropical forest in Phong Nha – Ke Bang 140 families, 427 genera, and 751 species of vascular plants, of which 36 species are endangered and listed in the Vietnam Red Book. The forest is also home to 98 families, 256 genera and 381 species of vertebrates. Sixty-six animal species are listed in the Vietnam Red Book and 23 other species in the World Red Book.
In 2005, a new species of gecko was discovered here by a group of Vietnamese biologists together with biologists working for the park, Cologne Zoo in Germany and the Saint Petersburg Wild Zoology Institute in Russia.

phong-nha-ke-bang-cave-entry1 Phong Nha Ke Bang grottoes and caves overviewBesides the grotto and cave systems, Phong Nha has the longest underground river. The Son and Chay are the main rivers in this national park. Most of caves here have been shaped by Son and Chay Rivers. The Son River flows into the mouth of the Phong Nha cave and keeps on underground, where it is called as the Nam Aki River. It emerges 20 km to the south near Pu-Pha-Dam Mountain.
There are over ten spectacular streams, springs and waterfalls in Phong Nha-Ke Bang area, namely: Gió waterfall, Madame Loan waterfall, M?c stream erupting from a limestone mount range, and Tràng  An stream.

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