Quang Binh is the most narrow province located in the northern Central of Vietnam. Owning many famous landscapes with spectacular untouched natural beauty, Quang Binh is an attractive destination for nature-loving and adventurous tourists.
Overview of Quang Binh
Located in Central Vietnam, Quang Binh has a total area of 8.000 sq km and a population of 882.505 people. The province has a coastline of 116.04 km in the east and shares border with Laos in 20187 km in the west. Quang Binh terrain is narrow and steep from the west to the east. 85% of the total natural area is mountainous. The whole area is divided into the 4 basic regions: High mountains, hills, and midlands, plains, coastal sandy areas.
Quang Binh is located in the monsoon tropics and is always affected by the climate of the North and the South and is divided into two distinct seasons:
The rainy season is from September to March next year. Average annual rainfall is 1,500 - 2,000mm / year. The rainiest months are concentrated in September, October, and November.
The dry season is from April to August with the average temperature of 24 Celsius degree - 25 Celsius degree. The three months with the highest temperature are June, July, and August.
Quang Binh is one of the favorite destinations for tourists with a large number of famous attractions along with stretching white sand beaches. Quang Binh is given a series of mysterious caves which attract the young who are into challenges. The river and stream system combined with limestone mountains creates curious blue jade water which will charm anyone who has traveled once.
Natural resources of Quang Binh
Land and forest
The soil in Quang Binh is divided into two main types: alluvial soil in the plains and perlite in the hilly areas.
Quang Binh is home to diverse flora and fauna located in the northern Truong Son bio-diversity area. This place has many rare and precious genetic resources, especially the Phong Nha - Ke Bang area. Quang Binh has many rare and precious animal species listed in the World Red Book. With a large forest area of 486,688 ha. Plants here are diverse in species, and especially there are many types of precious woods.
Quang Binh is a province with a long coastline and many beautiful landscapes. The coastline is 116,04 km long with 5 estuaries. Along with the sea, beach are the ports such as Hon La port, Gianh port, Nhat Le port.
Quang Binh Sea has many beautiful beaches, attracting a lot of visitors to the summer vacation. Many famous beaches such as Nhat Le, Bao Ninh, Da Nhay and Quang Phu, etc. Especially Quang Binh seafood is extremely rich and is considered to be the best in the country.
Potential for tourism development in Quang Binh
Quang Binh is like a monumental picture with forest, sea and many beautiful natural landscapes such as Ngang pass, Ly Hoa pass, Nhat Le beach, Hac Hai lagoon, Heaven Gate, etc and especially Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is recognized as a World Natural Heritage. With many famous tourist destinations, Quang Binh tourism is attracting many domestic and foreign tourists to come here every year.
Among them, we must mention Son Doong Cave - the largest cave in the world up to the present time. Along with more than 300 large and small caves formed hundreds of millions of years ago, Phong Nha - Ke Bang is considered the largest cave system in the world with many cave records. The beautiful landscapes and the geomorphological geological values in Phong Nha Ke Bang have made Quang Binh thrive on tourism.
Quang Binh is a cultural land with a vestige of Bau Tro culture, relics belonging to Hoa Binh and Dong Son cultures, many historical relics such as Quang Binh gate, Luy Thay, Rao Sen, Ngo citadel, the citadel of the Trinh-Nguyen period, many famous places in the two resistance wars against the invasion of the nation such as Cu Nam, Canh Duong, Cha Lo, Guc Troi, Xuan Son, Long Dai, Ho Chi Minh road, etc. In the course of history, many famous cultural villages have been formed and passed on from one generation to another such as "Bat Danh Huong- 8 famous communes": "Son- Ha- Canh - Tho- Van- Vo- Co - Kim". Many celebrities have a large and high-class background and are famous in the fields of military and social affairs such as Duong Van An, Nguyen Huu Canh, Nguyen Ham Ninh, Hoang Ke Viem, Vo Nguyen Giap, etc.
Visiting Quang Binh, tourists will have the wonderful moments to visit the breathtaking caves, bathe in the beautiful crystal beaches, relax and enjoy fresh seafood as well as immersing yourself in the interesting historical stories in the historical and cultural sites.