The province lies on the north-central coast. The length of its shoreline is 120 miles, and five rivers flow within its borders. Kuang Bin was close to the demilitarized area during the Vietnam War and was heavily bombed by the United States. As a result, the province has suffered enormous damage. The province is relatively poor, and while agriculture and fisheries are developing, tourism certainly helps to improve the economy. The area’s population is about 882,500.
How to get there?
You can reach Kuang Bin by car, train, or flight from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh to Dong Hoi Airport.
Recommended period to visit:
Spring begins in February, and for three months, the weather is warm and slightly rainy, with temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Between May and July, the weather is warm and dry, and temperatures reach up to 97 degrees. The hottest months are June, July, and August. In winter, temperatures range from 54 to 60 degrees.
Fahong Naha-ka Bang National Park – It is a World Heritage Site and has many trees that are multiple centuries old, some very rare. The park covers 200,000 square miles, and you can find orchids, butterflies, primates, gaurds, bats, different species of reptiles and more than 200 different species of birds, some of which are rare.
Kuang Bin Paradise Cave – Over 300 caves are interconnected in the Pahong Naha-ka Bang National Park. The total length of the caves is over 70 miles. The caves hold a number of world records (the largest underground river, and the largest complex of caves with connected passages). Paradise Cave was discovered in 2005 and is one of the area’s most popular attractions. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Most travelers stay in Dong Hoi. There is a wide range of accommodations, from hostels to good hotels that are more suitable for family trips to Vietnam.