Visitors have a chance to explore three new caves at Vietnam’s Phong Nha- Ke Bang

11/27/2017 8:36:21 PM

The tourism department of central Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province has just concluded a survey of a new tourist route across three natural caves in the province’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

The area has beautiful natural landscapes; natural limestone forests with high biodiversity and especially is unique and attractive cave system. The caves – Dai A, Over and Pygmy – are part of the Vom cave system in the park’s ecological restoration zone.

Dai A Cave, previously known as Tiger Cave, stretches 1,616 meters in length and reaches as deep as 46 meters from its opening, which measures over 50 meters in diameter.

( Dai A cave)

Over Cave is located 100 meters from Dai A Cave, running 3,244 meters long and 104 meters deep, with the widest section measuring up to 125 meters in diameter.

(Over cave)

Meantime, Pygmy Cave is the smallest of the three, stretching only 845 meters in length and 94 meters deep.

(Pygmy cave)

Visitors 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.

The pilot exploitation of the caves is expected to become available on the first of December 2017 and end in April 2018. After the pilot period, the local Tourism department 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.

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