An overview of Quang Binh Tourism

First of all, Quang Binh has many primeval forests such as Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (in Bo Trach district), Khe Net Nature Reserve, Giang Man Mountain Nature Reserve, Khe Ve Nature Reserve (in Minh Hoa district). In particular, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, which was on July 5, 2003 recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, has a system of special values in terms of geology, geomorphology and high geological diversity of global value with many spectacular and unique landscapes. This is a home to many endemic flora and fauna that are recorded in the Red Book of Vietnam and the World.

Known as the "Kingdom of Caves", Phong Nha-Ke Bang has a magnificent cave system where many new and interesting things are hidden, namely Phong Nha Cave, Tien Son Cave, Dark Cave, E Cave, Vom Cave, Thung cave, Tu Lan cave, etc. In May 2009, the Royal British Cave Association surveyed and discovered Son Doong Cave, which is considered one of the most beautiful caves with the largest height and width in the world.

Thien Duong Cave

Thien Duong Cave

In addition, there are many other tourist attractions in Quang Binh such as the Ngang - Hoanh Son Pass, Ly Hoa Pass, and Bang hot mineral spring with a boiling temperature of over 1050C which is suitable for eco-tourism, convalescence and treatment activities.

Mooc Spring

Quang Binh has a coastline of 116 km from Ngang Pass to Ha Co with beaches such as Nhat Le, My Canh, Bao Ninh, etc. It creates favorable conditions for the construction and development of complexes of sea resorts and amusement parks of high class. Quang Binh also has 4 major rivers, namely Roon River, Gianh River, Dinh River and Nhat Le River, and Hon La deep-water bay with a depth of 15m, surrounded by many small islands such as Hon Nom, Hon Chua, Hon Co, Bird Island and thousands of hectares of white coral in the North with high values for tourism development.

Son Doong Cave

Currently, there are many historical and cultural relics in the whole province, including the revolutionary historical site of Ho Chi Minh Roadand many other tourist attractions such as Heaven Gate, Khe Gat, Tam Co Cave, Xuan Son Ferry, Long Dai, Quan Hau, ect. We have more than 70 festivals, 2 among which are at provincial level, namely Boi Trai (boat racing) festival and Ho Khoan Le Thuy (folk song) festival. There are more than 10,000 artifacts, many of which are of high value during the pre-historical time and are being kept at the provincial museum. Quang Binh is one of the provinces whose Ca Tru is recognized as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity in need of urgent protection.

Quang Binh is the birthplace of many famous people whose lives and careers have contributed to changing the historical face of the country, such as Le Thanh Hau (high-ranking General of the Lord) Nguyen Huu Canh, General Vo Nguyen Giap, and many other outstanding ones.

Quang Binh an aerial view

Not only famous for its wild and interesting beauty and friendly and hospitable people, Quang Binh is also a land of many rustic dishes like its people’s characteristics, but hidden are the typical flavors of this very special and of sun and wind. Visiting Quang Binh, visitors will have a lot of options to enjoy such as: Banh beo, banh xeo, banh loc, chao canh, chao hau, ca khoai hotpot, Bau Sen Le Thuy's fish porridge, and Minh Hoa snail, etc. We believe that after visiting and enjoying it, visitors will be attached to the land and people of Quang Binh and come back when possible.

© Quang Binh Department of Foreign Affairs