Động Phong Nha

Phong Nha Cave - The Wind's Fang Cave - Troc Caves


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Location: Phong Nha - Ke Bang tourist complex, Quang Binh province. Binh Lu Commune, Phong Tho District. Near Hue, 50km northwest of Dong Hoi. 500km south of the capital, Hanoi.
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Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=7,729m
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Address: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh, Viet Nam, Tel: +84-5236-77021, Fax: +84-5236-77021. E-mail: contact
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History

 
1550first described by Duong Van An.
1920area exploited for tourism.
09-AUG-1986Phong Nha Nature Reserve declared.
1991Phong Nha Nature Reserve extended to 41,132 ha, approved management plan.
19-MAY-2000Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (PNKBNP) established.
2003inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Description

Phong Nha Cave is a large cave system with a cave river. A tour follows this cave river from the huge mouth through 14 chambers. Outside the river is called Son River, but when it enters the cave it is called Nam Aki River. Its resurgence is 20km to the south near Pu-Pha-Dam Mountain.

The boat trip follows the river for 1.5km, where the cave becomes impassable. At 800m the visitors leave the boat for a short walk through a dry passage called Shallow Cave.


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