Discovering » Going and Seeing

September 26, 2021, 11:36 pm

39 new caves in Phong Nha discovered

(19:38:01 PM 24/07/2014)
( - As many as 39 grottoes with total length of 17 kilometers have been newly discovered in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, promising more destinations for adventurous tourists to the province to conquer.

 A tourist boat on its way to Phong Nha-Ke Bang.


The new discovery was declared after an exploration carried out by a joint team from the British Caving Research Association, Hanoi Natural Sciences University and the park’s administrators from March 16 to April 25.


Three most noteworthy caves are May Cave with 1,100 meters in length and 200 meters in depth, Lan Cave with 1,230 meters in length, and Vuc Moi Cave with 213 meters in depth. A Ky, a 1,260-meter-wide cave east of Road 20, is noted for a long stream that begins in neighboring Laos running through the cave.


To the west of Road 20, Vong Phu Cave is formed from limestone and impresses with 840 meters in length and 146 meters in depth. The most striking one that must be mentioned is Vuc The, which is formed with nine different levels and is 207 meters deep.


Some others have special geographical characters such as Thach Sinh, Khe Dung, En, and Bang Cave. They are sinkholes by nature, and Bang Cave has 662 meters in length can contain a large volume of water in the rainy season.


The newly-explored 39 caves were carefully measured, charted and photographed, providing new and precise figures to the administrators of Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park.


The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park won UNESCO’s recognition as a heritage site in 2003 thanks to its 300 different caves and grottos which date back some 400 million years.


Son Doong, one of the most renowned caves in the park, was discovered by a local man named Ho Khanh, but had not gained international recognition until the British Cave Research Association explored it in 2009 with Khanh’s help. The cave, which is 150 meters high and 200 meters wide, was opened to tourists last year.


Send comments you read about: 39 new caves in Phong Nha discovered

* *
(Environmental News welcomes your opinions read the article. The discussion will be reviewed before posting. Environmental News reserves the right to reject words offend individuals or organizations; words left habits and customs, law violations. Readers discuss accented Vietnamese. Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the Environmental News. Thank you for your contributions and cooperation of)
Cat- center 3
Cat- center 4
  Wonderful scenes in Bac Son Valley

Wonderful scenes in Bac Son Valley Tin ảnh

( - In July, when the rice fields in the valley of Bac Son in Lang Son Province are changing color from green to yellow, it’s time for travelers and photographers to capture the beautiful moments of the year.

Cat- center 6
 A third of Vietnam's ancient town could soon be under water

A third of Vietnam's ancient town could soon be under water

( - Authorities in Hoi An have warned that rising tides will swallow a third of the central tourist town , news website Voice of Vietnam has reported. Hundreds of households and hoteliers in Hoi An have suffered continuous attacks by high tides on the Cua Dai embankment this rainy season. For over the last month, a 300-meter section of beach has been ravaged by waves that uprooted coconut trees and electricity poles.

Cat- center 7