Foreign visitors to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park rise by 140%


Nearly 400,000 visitors including 67,000 foreign tourists have come to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park so far this year, an increase of 140 per cent compared to the same period last year according to the park management board.

According to a report released on July 28 by the board, dozens of tours including six ecological and adventurous tours have successfully been organised at Phong Nha-Ke Bang recently which help visitors explore the limestone mountains, a vast network of caves, tropical forests and underground rivers in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Besides, the park is cooperating with travel companies to open more ecological tours at several spots with beautiful and diversified scenery in Tan Trach Commune. A safari tour is also being considered at U Bo Forest Ranger Station to offer more choices for visitors, the report said.

Some of the projects being developed include the Sinh Ton Valley ecological tour which includes a 25-kilometre walking route, mountain climbing and a visit to Thuy Cung Cave; a Zipline system and Khe Mon resort.

Lying in the central province of Quang Binh, Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park is famous for its ancient limestone karsts and hundreds of cave systems including the world’s longest Son Doong Cave that are suitable for various types of tours. The area’s rich wildlife includes tigers, black bears and elephants.