Five wet caves with a total length of 3,349 m have just been discovered in Quang Binh.

From March 12 to 16, the expedition of the British Royal Cave Association (BCRA) surveyed the limestone mountains in Lam Hoa commune, Tuyen Hoa district. Five new caves were discovered.

All caves are wet, some have dry branches. In which, Hung Tru 1 cave is 1,919 m long, 11 m deep; Hung Tru 2 cave is 502 m long, 25.8 m deep; Hung Tru 3 cave is 153 m long, 11.4 m deep; Hung Ka Vong 1 cave is 238 m long, 2.8 m deep; Hung Ka Vong 2 cave is 537 m long and 5 m deep.

Experts also discovered a cave with a rather large length of underground stream, but they could not survey it all because they had not prepared enough facilities. The delegation will prepare boats, rescue vehicles, diving tanks for further investigation.

One of 5 caves discovered in Quang Binh. Photo: British Royal Cave Association

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One of 5 caves discovered in Quang Binh. Photo: British Royal Cave Association

Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nam, Secretary of Tuyen Hoa District Party Committee said that the locality may still have many unexplored caves. “Some caves have large spaces, beautiful stalactites, and have potential for tourism. The district will build a safe and impressive destination when more detailed announcements are made,” said Mr. Nam.

Quang Binh is known as the “Kingdom of Caves”, with more than 500 caves discovered. There are about 40 caves put into tourist exploitation. In which, Son Doong, En and Pigmy caves are the first, second and largest in the world respectively. Son Doong Cave has been fully booked until March 2024.