Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh has long become a favorite destination for nature lover. It attracts the tourists with a wide array of magnificent caves. Especially, the Son Doong Cave in the Park is said the biggest cave in the world. Recently, explorers from Britain have discovered 39 more caves with a total length of 17km in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.
The caves were found during a survey by explorers of the British Royal Cave Association and the Hanoi College of Natural Sciences starting on March 16. With such 39 ones, the total number of caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang has raised to about 300.
Of the new caves, there are three significant ones, May (Cloud), 1100 m long; Vuc Moi (New Abyss), with a depth of 213m; and Lan (Orchid), 1.230m long. Another notable cave is A Ky, which is 1,260 meters long and harbors a stream with the hydrologic system sourced from Laos.
The new cave system is very diverse, with dry caves formed in the high terrain and geologic sinkholes (doline caves) similar to the Son Doong cave.
This was the 16th survey in the past 24 years. The total length of the discovered caves of the part now stands at about 200 km.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang is considered the most important grotto system in the world.
Following are some pictures of the new caves: