Quang Binh province probably isn’t top of mind when booking Vietnam, but there are plenty of reasons it should be. Many of those reasons revolve around the province’s intricate network of stunning river caves.

Located in central Vietnam, Quang Binh is home to over 300 mesmerising caves, including the world’s largest cave, Son Doong in the UNESCO-recognised Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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“Quang Binh is a very new destination for tourism,” Chairman of Quang Binh Tourism Association Chau A Nguyen tells us at The International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City.

“They’ve found more than 330 caves big and small in this area with lots of potential to find a lot more”.

Chairman of Quang Binh Tourism Association Chau A Nguyen

Chau A Nguyen says there is a shared goal in the province to build Quảng Binh as the capital for adventure tourism in Asia.

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“For this reason, we are building lots of different types of adventure tours,” he says. “We are using experts from the UK to help us with the safety”.

Some of these new tours include several nights camping inside some of these incredible natural structures or one-day expeditions and treks.

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“There is a great potential for tourism in adventure activities as well as for leisure,” he says.

Lonely Planet has already caught on to the natural beauty of the area, ranking Quảng Binh as number 2 in the top 10 things to do this year in Vietnam after Hoi An.

The area is also home to beautiful blue rivers, tropical forests, mountains, beaches, sand dunes and resorts.

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“Work with your partners to bring people here, I promise there are many interesting things to see and do,” Chau A Nguyen says.

Click here for more information on camping in caves tours in Quang Binh.

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