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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date: 400 mill.yrs
Date of Inscription: 2003
Location: Asia, Viet Nam (Vietnam), Bo Trach and Minh Hoa Districts - Quang Binh Province
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Description: Having evolved since the Palaeozoic (some 400 million years ago), the karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is Asia’s oldest major karst area. The park’s karst landscape, which is exposed to massive tectonic changes, is particularly complex with various considerably significant geomorphic features. The immense areas, stretching to the border of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, comprises of impressive formations, among them 65 km of caves and underground rivers. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Phong Nha - Ke Bang (Vietnamese: Vườn quốc gia Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng) is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of Quang Binh province in north-central Vietnam. It protects one of the world's two largest karst regions with several hundred caves and grottoes. The area is composed of many caves, grottoes but only 20 out of 70 km of them have been surveyed by Vietnamese and British scientists, of which, 17 are in located in the Phong Nha area and three in the Ke Bang area. The park deprives it name from Phong Nha cave, the most beautiful of all, containing many fascinating rock formations, and Ke Bang forest. The plateau is probably one of the finest and most distinctive examples of a complex karst landform in Southeast Asia. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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