Quang Binh is a province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. With an area of 8,065.8 square kilometers and population of 857,818 inhabitants, the province is one of the popular stops of foreign and Vietnamese travelers every year. It shares the border with Laotian province in the west, East Sea, Ha Tinh Province in the north and Quang Tri Province in the south. Its famous landscapes include Phong Nha Cave, Ke Bang, Nhat Le beach and so on.
With 2 beautiful beaches with blue water, yellow sand like Nhat Le and Da Nhay, Quang Binh attracts thousands tourists coming to visit every year. Especially, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park has been recognized as the World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. Located at the north of the majestic Truong Son range in central Quang Binh province is one of the world's two largest limestone regions of 14 caves inside the limestone mountain created by the river underground with the length nearly 14.000 meter .
Phong Nha - Ke Bang is home to archeological and historical relics, such as an ancient hieroglyphic script of the Cham ethnic minority, King Ham Nghi's base built for the resistance war against French colonialists in the late 19th century, and the Xuan Son ferry station, Ho Chi Minh Trail and Road 20 used during the US resistance war.
The province has a pretty narrow and steep topography. While 85% of the total area is mountains, there are also other types of terrain such as hills, valleys, highlands, plains, etc. However, almost all of the areas in the West of Quang Binh are mountains, which usually have the height of 1,000m to 1,500m, among which Phi Co Pi is the highest peak. On the East side, there are many beautiful beaches along the seashore.
There are four separate seasons here: in spring (from February to April), it is warm with slight rains, humid and the temperature around 18 - 25oC. In the summer (from May to July), it is hot, dry with little downpours, the temperature may reach up to 35 – 36oC. In the fall, it is rainy, cool with temperature around 22 – 28oC. In the winter, it is humid, slight rain with temperature about 12 – 16oC. Heaviest rainy season is from September to November. From April to August is the dry season. The hottest months are from June to August.