Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park overview
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is one of Vietnam’s natural blessing. It has wide range of karst mountains and spectacular view promised to satisfy any kind of travelers.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, locating in Dong Hoi, central Quảng Bình Province and about 500 km south of Hanoi. The park shares border with the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in Khammouane Province, Lao and the South China Sea. The park’s main area covers over 857.54 km2. The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park karst has formed and developed for 400 million years, making it the oldest major karst area in Asia. Here based the largest cave and limestone forest in the world. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was constitutionally named of its main cave (Phong Nha) and limestone forest system (Ke Bang).
It includes a variety of rock types that layer in very complex ways. There were many different levels of karst evolvement which result from tectonic uplift and sea level changes, thus the karst landscape of PNKB is extremely complex with high geodiversity and many geomorphic features of considerable significance.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is a complex area in reference to its diverse topography. There comprising thrilling underground rivers, impressive rock mountains and amazingly home to over 100 types of animal like tigers, elephants, even saola, more than 300 kinds of bird and 81 types of reptile.
Two most popular destinations to visitors are Paradise cave, up to 100 m high and 150 wide discovered in 2005 and Son Doong cave, most recently but not yet entirely explored in 2009. The caves are promised to take your breath away by fantastic view and mysterious beauty. Son Doong now is recognized as the world’s largest cave and growing to be the most interesting and attractive destinations for both adventurous souls and professional explorers.
It is quite easy to get to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park from any cities in Vietnam. Just 500km from Hanoi to Dong Hoi (Quang Bình), travelers can get a ticket to Phong Nha at any time from any tourism office. Most common transportations are railway and high-quality bus, especially by private cars . Where to stay and eat are not a concern at all because Dong Hoi and main village are developing quite fast to facilitate increasing tourists in recent years. Meanwhile it is still very affordable for travelers on a budget. Aside from visiting caves, there are also many other suitable options for an active and exploring spirit. A suburb biking trip or a war history trekking tour are equally worthy choices.
Tags:May 7, 2016