Quang Binh

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.

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.

Topography
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.

Climate
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.

Tourism
Possessing a 116.04 km long coastline, Quang Binh has firm foundation for development of tourism, which has been brought about great profit for the land. The province is favored with marvelous landscape with many beauty spots. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park is a well-known local attraction which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage in 2003. The Phong Nha - Ke Bang complex comprises many beautiful caves and grottoes with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. With mysterious scenery insides, the caves and grottoes have attracted many domestic as well as foreign tourists.

Besides, Quang Binh is the land for many historical-cultural relics namely Hoang Phuc pagoda, Dao Duy Tu rampart, Dong Hoi citadel, and the citadels of the Ngo, Trinh, Nguyen Dynasties. Quang Binh is also a civilized land with the cultural archaeological site of Bau Tro, Phu Luu bronze Drum, which existed in the same era as Dong Son Bonze Drum.

Besides the wonderful natural landscape, the long-standing historical relics, Quang Binh is home to many famous persons who achieved excellent results in education, military, social-cultural issues such as Duong Van An, Nguyen Huu Canh, Nguyen Ham Ninh, Vo Nguyen Giap, etc.

Quang Binh belongs to the bio-diversified area of North Truong Son - where multiform flora and fauna system has been developed with precious species. This is also an advantage for Quang Binh to develop eco-tourism.

Like residents in coastal areas, Dong Hoi City and Le Thuy people in Quang Binh annually organize boat races on the National Day (2nd September). These boat races have taken place for more than one hundred years. 

Transportation
Road, rail and shipping routes are fairly well developed. Dong Hoi City is 491km from Hanoi, 94km from Dong Ha, 166km from Hue, and 197km from Vinh. National Highway No.1A and North-South Express Train runs throw the province and stop at Dong Hoi City. Quang Binh has Cha Lo Border Gate in Minh Hoa District to Laos.


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