Dong Tien Son

Tien Son Cave - Dry Cave


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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: ExplainKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: A=135m asl., L=980m.
Guided tours: L=400m.
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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

APR-1935 discovered.
09-AUG-1986 Phong Nha Nature Reserve declared.
1991 Phong Nha Nature Reserve extended to 41,132 ha, approved management plan.
19-MAY-2000 Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (PNKBNP) established.
2003 inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Description

Tien Son Cave is located in the Ke Bang Mountain, beneath other caves. Nearby, only 400m away, is the famous Phong Nha Cave. It seems the two caves are different stages of cave development. As Tien Son is much higher, it is the older, fossil level. It is a dry cave, as the level of the karst groundwater is below at the level of Phong Nha. This cave is developed for 400m, with paths and electric light.