Quang Binh is a province located in the north central of Vietnam, which is very famous for many spectacular landscapes of mountain and sea. Quang Binh is attracting more and more tourists from tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Laos coming to interesting landscapes each year such as Phong Nha, Tien Son caves, Phong Nha - Ke Bang reserve, Nhat Le, Da Nhay beaches, Bang Mineral Hot Spring, etc.
Overview of Quang Binh
Quang Binh is a coastal province in north central of Vietnam. It is the transited point connecting the north and south of Vietnam on the national road A1. Quang Binh is also located in the important Vietnam heritage zone along with Hue, Danang, and Hoian for Rod of Heritage Road. Quang Binh is worldwide famous for Phong Nha Cave – the world heritage site recognized by UNESCO and Son Doong Cave – the new and biggest cave in the world.
Moreover, Quang Binh is called as the king of the cave because this is where one of the thickest cave systems in the world is found in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park – a World Natural Heritage.
In addition, Quang Binh also owns many beautiful beaches for tourists to come and relax such as Nhat Le beach and Da Nhay beach under Da Nhay mountain pass. The summer from May to September is considered the best time to visit Quang Binh. At that time, you can climb up the mountains and swim in the sea at the same time for the whole day fresh.
Quang Binh province
How to get to Quang Binh
Quang Binh is a famous tourist destination in Vietnam now and with its geographical position in the crossing point between the north and south of Vietnam, there are numerous ways to get to Quang Binh.
The first way to get to Quang Binh you can consider choosing is going by train.
There are many trains to go to Dong Hoi city, the capital of Quang Binh each day in both two ways from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. It is about 8 trains a day. It takes 10 hours to get to Quang Binh from Hanoi and 20 hours from Ho Chi Minh city.
However, you can also choose to get in the high-quality bus to visit Quang Binh. Because it is the famous destination that attracts a large number of tourists visiting each day, so there are a lot of transportation companies here. So you can easily book a ticket in the bus stations in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city to go to Quang Binh. Yet, it is a recommendation for you to book the ticket in advance if you travel to Quang Binh in the holidays because it is often overloaded.
A way to get to Quang Binh is by plane. If you are in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city, it is convenient for you to get to this province by plane. There are some flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city to Quang Binh. But if you are in other places, you must catch a bus or train to go to Quang Binh.
What to visit in Quang Binh
Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park
Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park is located in the boundary of two districts of Minh Hoa and Bo Trach, Quang Binh. It was recognized as the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO since 2013. This is home to one of the largest cave systems in the world with a lot of the underground rivers, dendritic caves, dry caves, suspended caves and terraced caves.
There are many endangered and dominated animal species in the red book of Vietnam and the world protected in the area including black bears, tigers, and elephants. Owning over 300 caves, Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park is making use of its strength to enhance the tourism activities. Besides that offering the traditional activities such as visiting caves and grottos by boat, the park also opens the tours of mountain climbing and forest trekking for those who love adventure.
Phong Nha cave
Although Vietnam has the number of scenic caves, Phong Nha cave has its own magical beauty that differs from the other caves. Phong Nha cave is known as one of the cultural heritage sites of the world by UNESCO. The area is the ideal place for researchers and explorers who go to measure and learn about grottos and caves. There are 20 caves found in Phong Nha cave area and they were measured by Vietnamese and British scientists with a total length of 70km. It takes you only 40 minutes by boat on the Son river to Phong Nha entrance.
Phong Nha cave
Son Doong cave
Son Doong cave becomes worldwide famous for the world’s biggest caves. It attracts a number of travelers from all over the world to come and discover. Although many people are eager to visit this cave, it is not easy to travel because the tour to Son Doong cave is very limited and you have to pass a strict health check to join in this tour. Besides that, you have to have a highly adventurous spirit and good health to conquer in because the trail is very long and rough.
Son Doong cave
Da Nhay beach
It is 40km from the north of Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh. In fact, it is the most beautiful destination in Quang Binh apart from the complex of caves in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. Coming to Da Nhay beach, you will have a chance to see the jumping stones and drown yourself in the blue fresh sea water.
Da Nhay beach
Bang Mineral Hot Spring
Bang Mineral Hot Spring is a hot water stream with the temperature of 105ºC. Because of the elements found in the water which are very good for human's health, this hot spring has recognized by the international guests for its functions. Bang Mineral Hot Spring is under the administration of Kim Thuy commune, Le Thuy district, Quang Binh province, 60 km from the south of Dong Hoi city.
Quang Binh is one of the flashlights in Vietnam tourism which attracts a large number of tourists each year. If you feel interesting about this information, coming to Laos Cambodia Vietnam tour to see the destinations of three beautiful countries in your own eyes. Have a nice trip!