The second Cave Festival opened on May 25 at the 34.1 km long Thien Duong cave in the central province of Quang Binh.
At the opening ceremony, which was broadcast live on VTV1 and VTV4, visitors had the chance to talk with British cave explorer Howard Limbert and well-known local guide Ho Khanh,to learn about exploring the limestone caves in PhongNha-Ke Bang National Park.
Visitors also enjoyed traditional songs from the province’s ethnic minority groups performed inside the cave.
Chairman of the QuangBinh provincial People Committee, Nguyen Huu Hoai, affirmed that the festival will be held twice a year to introduce a new model for tourism that combines cave exploration and scientific research on the ecosystems in PhongNha Ke Bang Park.
A photography exhibition was also held during the eventto introduce the UNESCO World Natural Heritage PhongNha-Ke Bang parkas well as the local cuisine.
CaverHoward Limbertsaid that the festival will help promote Quang Binh and Vietnam to the world and attract more visitors.