Recently, the travel pages of New York Times has listed Quang Binh one of the 52 places to go in 2014. In the list, Quang Binh is ranked eighth and is one of twelve destinations in Asia to be included.

Son Doong in Vietnam - one of the world's largest caves

Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh – one of the world’s largest caves

According to the New York Times, Quang Binh has becoming more and more attractive to the travelers all over the works since it is home of one of the world’s largest caves – Son Doong Cave. The cave is now, for the first time, accessible to tourists. Huge shafts of light penetrate its vast caverns, allowing forests of 100-foot-tall trees to thrive in spaces big enough to accommodate 40-story skyscrapers. Colossal 260-foot stalactites are also present. Monkeys, hornbills and flying foxes have all been spotted in this surreal habitat, first fully explored in 2009. While trips into Son Doong are limited in number (only 220 permits for the year) and to visitors with deep pockets (over $6,000 per trip), the nearby and more affordable Tu Lan Cave is also now open to adventurous travelers.