Exploration reveals 22 new caves in Quang Binh

15/04/2024

TN&MTThe British Cave Research Association (BCRA), in collaboration with the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park's Management Board, has announced the discovery of 22 new caves in Quang Binh province, central Vietnam.

Exploration reveals 22 new caves in Quang Binh

The newly discovered caves are mostly wet, offering a unique charm distinct from others in Quang Binh

These newly found caves, boasting distinctive features, collectively span an impressive length of 11.7 kilometers. Among them, 20 new caves were located in Lam Hoa commune of Tuyen Hoa district, as well as in Hoa Phu and Hoa Son communes of Minh Hoa district, while the remaining caves are nestled within the confines of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

The exploration for these hidden treasures was conducted by a team comprising adventurers from the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, who dedicated three weeks to the endeavor. Their efforts were bolstered by the assistance of experienced tour guides and the invaluable support of local residents.

The newly discovered caves, each with its unique characteristics, captivate with their ethereal beauty and mysterious allure. From vast chambers adorned with intricate stalactites and stalagmites to narrow passages leading to hidden chambers, these natural wonders offer a glimpse into the Earth's ancient history.

Exploration reveals 22 new caves in Quang Binh

Quang Binh, known as Vietnam's cave kingdom, has around 500 discovered caves. Over 40 are open to tourists, with Son Doong, En, and Pigmy ranking as the largest

Local authorities are already working on plans to protect and promote these newfound attractions, recognizing their significance in boosting tourism and fostering environmental conservation efforts in the area. With proper management and sustainable practices, Quang Binh aims to become a premier destination for cave enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

The unveiling of 22 new caves in Quang Binh province marks a significant milestone in the exploration of Vietnam's natural wonders. As researchers continue to delve into the depths of the Earth, uncovering its hidden gems, there is no doubt that Quang Binh will remain a beacon for adventure seekers and conservationists alike. Let us marvel at the beauty of these newly discovered caves and pledge to protect them for generations to come./.

Ngoc Huyen (The Natural Resources and Environment Newspaper)

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