Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in 2 districts of Bo Trach and Minh Hoa (Quang Binh), about 50 km northwest of Dong Hoi city, 42 km east of the East Sea.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang is located in a limestone area of about 201,000 hectares. The core area of the national park is 85,754 ha and a buffer zone of 195,400 ha. Features of this national park are limestone formations, 300 caves, underground rivers and rare flora and fauna listed in the Red Book of Vietnam and the Red Book of the World.
Experiencing great changes in stratigraphy and geomorphology, the topography of this area is extremely complex. Phong Nha – Ke Bang displays impressive evidence of earth’s history, helping researchers understand the geological and topographical history of the region.
In 2003, Phong Nha – Ke Bang was recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage according to geological and geomorphological criteria. By 2015, UNESCO recognized the World Natural Heritage for the second time with the criteria of biodiversity and ecology.
After 20 years, Quang Binh has gained a lot of experience in preserving and promoting the values of the world natural heritage Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. These many years are enough for miraculous changes in this land, in which the authorities, businesses and people contribute to preserving the heritage with a long-term vision but also ensuring adaptation, integration and development. development in general.
As a son of Quang Binh, photographer Hoang An (member of Vietnam Photographic Artists Association) sent to Youth set of photos to somewhat “outline” this change:
Quang Binh organizes many activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park being recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage
The People’s Committee of Quang Binh province said that in 3 days from June 29 to July 1, Quang Binh province will organize many cultural and tourist activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park being recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage. gender (July 5, 2003 – July 5, 2023).
Specifically, the People’s Committee of Quang Binh province has directed the Department of Culture and Sports to plan and coordinate with relevant units to organize the program “Ao Dai – Going to Quang Binh’s heritage region” in the heritage town of Phong Nha (Ho Chi Minh City). .Bo Trach) on June 29.
Followed by programs such as: International Scientific Conference on World Natural Heritage Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park; exhibiting cultural space of ethnic groups in Phong Nha – Ke Bang buffer zone; producing and broadcasting a Vietnamese-English bilingual documentary about Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park after 20 years of being recognized as a World Natural Heritage by UNESCO…
These are activities to celebrate, at the same time propagate and promote the values of the world natural heritage Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, improve the position of Quang Binh tourism domestically and internationally.