Quang Binh offers new tours to explore Vom, Gieng Vooc caves
The central province of Quang Binh on October 24 introduced its new tourism product of exploring Vom and Gieng Vooc caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Vom cave, Quang Binh province.
Addressing the launching ceremony, Viet Hung, Director of Viet Hung Trading and Tourism JSC – the provider of the product, said the company has prepared tour guides and equipment to serve tourists.
Tourists can choose a one-day or two-day tour, crossing streams and camping overnight in the forest and exploring stunning caves with perse fauna and flora species.
According to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park’s Management Board, Vom cave is 4 kilometres from the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The mouth of the cave is 100 metres wide and 50 metres high. There is a lake in front of the cave’s mouth, requiring that visitors swim across to access the cave.
Inside the cave is a sinkhole, which is 200 metres high and 50 metres wide, and an underground stream which runs to the Chay River.
Gieng Vooc Cave is 400 metres long, with streams and four lakes within it. Although the cave is short, it features beautiful and spectacular stalactites.
Quang Binh has a 116.04-km coastline and a 201.87-km border with Laos. Home to a stretch of the Truong Son limestone mountain range, the province is famous for its cave systems, incredible mountain scenery and sprawling beaches. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest cave Son Doong.
Quang Binh province welcomed over 1.8 million tourists in the first half of 2018, up nearly 17 per cent year-on-year. Foreign arrivals surged by more than 22 per cent with nearly 90,000 visits, according to the Quang Binh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism./.