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    Son Doong cave, Ban Gioc waterfalls named among Top natural wonders in Asia

    The National Geographic just created a map of natural wonders in Asia, naming Son Doong Cave and Ban Gioc Falls among seven stunning sites that tourists should not miss.

    Son Doong cave, Ban Gioc waterfalls named among Top natural wonders in Asia


    According to the site, Son Doong, as part of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in central Vietnam, is recommended among "dramatic" natural sights in the diverse nature of Asia. Located within Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the central coastal province of Quang Binh, is one of the world’s largest, with its main cavern big enough to house a Boeing 747 plane. It was discovered by a local people in 1991. Lost again until 2009, the cave is now open to tourism.

    Son Doong cave, Ban Gioc waterfalls named among Top natural wonders in Asia

    Oxalis is now the only company licensed to bring tourists through Son Doong. A five-day expedition costs $3,000, and there are bus routes running from Hanoi to Dong Hoi, the capital town of Quang Binh, and then to the park.

    Quang Binh Province government recently has raised the limit for annual number of tourists into the cave from 640 to 840. The province over the past years has proposed several developments, including a cable car system, to boost tourism in the area, but such plans have met with strong opposition from environmentalists and the public.

    Son Doong cave, Ban Gioc waterfalls named among Top natural wonders in Asia

    Meanwhile, Ban Gioc waterfalls is located in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang and sits on a border between Vietnam and China. National Geographic said the falls is surrounded by karst rocks and green forest. “Swimming is prohibited, but you can take small bamboo rafts to the very edge of the falls.”

    Son Doong cave, Ban Gioc waterfalls named among Top natural wonders in Asia



    Other natural wonders named on the list include Gokyo Lakes Trek (Nepal), Chocolate Hills (the Philippines), Mount Kelimutu (Indonesia), Zhangye Danxia Landform (China) and Jigoku Valley (Japan)

    To see more articles :

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    - Thua Thien-Hue welcomes 100,000 tourists during Tet 2017
    http://www.vietnamfamousdestinations.com/2017/02/thua-thien-hue-welcomes-100000-tourists.html

    - Sapa rice tarrace is top 30 of natural beauty in the world

    http://www.vietnamfamousdestinations.com/2017/01/sapa-rice-terrace-is-top-30-of-natural.html

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