Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is one of the most spectacular wilderness sites in South East Asia and one of the 2 largest limestone regions in the world.
Phong Nha Ke Bang is a National park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts of central Quang Binh Province in Vietnam. The park borders the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in Khammouane Province, Laos to the west and 42 km east of the South China Sea from its borderline point. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is situated in a limestone zone of 2,000 km2 in Vietnamese territory and borders another limestone zone of 2,000 km2 of Hin Namno in Laotian territory. The core zone of this national park covers 857.54 km2 and a buffer zone of 1,954 km2.
Exploring Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
The park was created to protect one of the world’s two largest karst regions with 300 caves and grottoes and also protects the ecosystem of limestone forest of the Annamite Range region in North Central Coast of Vietnam. It is noted for its cave and grotto systems as it is composed of 300 caves and grottos. Son Doong cave, which was discovered in the 2009 survey by British and Vietnamese explorers, is considered the largest cave in the world.
The park derives it name from Phong Nha Cave, containing many fascinating rock formations, and Ke Bang forest. The plateau on which the park is situated is probably one of the finest and most distinctive examples of a complex karst landform in Southeast Asia. This national park was listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2003 for its geological and tourism values.
– Tour for expedition of caves and grottos in boats and with professional cave expedition means.
– Ecotourism, discovering the flora and fauna in this national park in the Ke Bang Forest.
– Mountain climbing, trekking: There are extreme sloping mountains here with a height of over 1,000 m, which is a real challenge for adventurous climbers.