16:50 | 31/07/2015 Society
An art performance took place in central Quang Binh province in the evening of July 29 to launch the “ Quang Binh Spectacular Cave System Discovery Week”.
A magnificent view of Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province (Photo: vietnamtourism.gov.vn)
The show featured more than 20 music, dancing and singing performances which demonstrated the province’s cultural identities.
The provincial People’s Committee took this occasion to announce perse activities such as the launch of new tourist destinations, promotions and tourist discounts and farm trips.
Within the framework of the festival, food and handicraft fairs will be held in Son Trach commune in Bo Trach district from July 15-19, and in Bao Ninh commune in Dong Hoi city.
On the sidelines of the show, the Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings) awarded the title “The longest zip-line route in Vietnam” to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. O perational since September 2014, the 400-metre zip-line spans over the Chay River to the entrance of Toi Cave (Dark Cave).
Tran Tien Dung, Deputy Chairman of the Quang Binh People’s Committee, said the festival is an opportunity for tourists, locals and businesses to enjoy the imposing scenery of the park and get an insight in the province’s historical and cultural values.
Established in 2001, the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is among the 238 most important ecological zones in the world. Covering 85,754 hectares, the park was recognised as a UNESCO geological and geomorphological World Natural Heritage Site in 2003.
With the length of 7.7 kilometres, it boasts a system of 300 different caves and grottos which date back some 400 million years. Particularly, Son Doong, which was first explored in 2009, is considered the largest natural cave in the world.
Recently, the New York Times named Quang Binh as one of the most attractive destinations in Asia and the world’s 52 top must-go sites for 2014./.