Quang Binh welcomes over 3.3 million visitors in 2017
16:34 | 02/01/2018

VGP - The  central province of Quang Binh received over 3.3 million visitors in 2017, up 70.9% over the same period last year, reported the provincial Department of Tourism.

International arrivals reached 100,000, an annual increase of 120%. The province's earnings from tourism this year topped over VND3.7 trillion (US$162.8 million), 64.7% higher than the same period last year.

Quang Binh has a 116.04-km coastal line and a 201.87 km border line with Laos. The province is famous for its cave systems, incredible mountain scenery and sprawling beaches.

It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest cave, Son Doong.

Phong Nha – Ke Bang is also famous for its spectacular cave system.

The biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is hidden in the park. Since the cave was discovered in 2009 by a group of scientists from the British Cave Research Association, it has become internationally known and drawn tourists from all over the world.

In 2017, Central Quang Binh Province ranks fourth among the top ten Vietnamese destinations after Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hoi An, according to the travel website Trip Advisor.

Vice director of the provincial Department of Tourism Dang Dong Ha said Quang Binh is known as the kingdom of caves and is a paradise waiting to be discovered on interesting tours of fascinating locations like Son Doong, Tu Lan cave system, DaNhay beach, Thien Duong cave, Phong Nha-TienSon, Chay River, and Toi cave.

Mr. Ha attributed such a rise in popularity to the localities’ efforts in improving service quality and new tourism products, organizing a variety of promotional programs for local tourism like Quang Binh cave festival, and hosting Miss Grand International, all of which lured more visitors to the province.

                                                                                                                                             By Vien Nhu

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