Twenty-two new caves discovered in central Viet Nam

9:30:09 AM | 4/18/2023

Twenty-two new caves with unique features have been found by the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) in the central province of Quang Binh, according to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park’s Management Board.

After three weeks of caving in Phong Nha Ke Bang area, Tuyen Hoa district and Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh, BCRA and explorers from the UK, Australia and New Zealand have discovered 22 new caves with a total length of 11.7 km.

Of the new discoveries, 20 were found in Lam Hoa commune of Tuyen Hoa district and Hoa Phu and Hoa Son communes of Minh Hoa district, while the rest are inside Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Howard Limbert, the leader of the team, said that the new caves are mostly wet, and although they are small, they are pretty intriguing compared to many others found in Quang Binh.

He added that unlike Son Doong, En, and many other caves with only one main entrance, this new cave system has multiple entrances and exits. Some are interconnected, creating multiple cross paths that make exploring inside captivating.

To exploit the caves for tourism and exploration activities, explorers, scientists, and authorities in Quang Binh will conduct further research to evaluate their safety, ceiling heights, flow, and geomorphology of the caves.

Source: VGP