New caves discovered in Quang Binh Province

23, June, 2016

New caves discovered in Quang Binh Province

According to Quang Binh People's committee, 57 new caves was found over the past month in that area by a 13-person team from many different relevant agencies of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, the British Cave Research Association and Vietnam National University.

Howard Limbert from the British Cave Research Association revealed that it took them eight days in forests with severe weather condition to find the caves which are located in 14 different areas in the province, mostly concentrated in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park.

He also said that the largest cave is Hoa Huong named after a local couple's name who helped to find the way to that cave. It is 2876 metres long and formed around 5 million years ago. Situated above this Cave is a big lake which has become dried and you may only see the water when rainy season comes. Hoa Huong Cave is also the first cave detected under the water in Quang Binh.

Besides Hoa Huong Cave, Libert and his team from the British Cave Research Association have discovered 311 caves since 1990, in which, many ones turn out very famous to tourists like Son Doong, Nuoc Nut and Hang Va. Especially, he and his team will continue their explorations in early 2017 in that area to find out more amazing caves.

After the discovery of Son Doong Cave – the world's largest cave, Quang Binh is becoming more and more famous all over the world as tourists are promised to have an amazing adventure trip that they haven’t had before as well as to learn about the nature, culture and history there.