Phou Xang He National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area
About Phou Xang He National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area
Phou Xang He National Protected Area is a national protected area in Savannakhet Province in central Laos. This mostly pristine forested park is home to a large variety of important animal and bird species. The park is home to the Phu Tai and Katang ethnic groups and is an ecotourism destination.
Attractions near Phou Xang He National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave systems – many of extraordinary scale and length – and spectacular underground rivers. It is designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2003.
Hang En is the third largest cave in the world, after Hang Sơn Đoòng in the same national park, and Deer Cave in Malaysia. The only ways to reach the cave are by helicopter, or an approximately four-hour jungle trek from the nearest road.
It is the largest known cave passage in the world by volume. The scale of this site’s interior is so massive it could fit an entire New York block inside, including skyscrapers, or have a Boeing 747 comfortably fly through without its wings being in any danger.
Thiên Đường Cave is 31 km long, longer than Phong Nha Cave which had been considered the longest cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. The height can reach 72 m and 150 m wide.
Phong Nha Cave is a cave in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. It is 7,729 meters long and contains 14 grottoes, as well as a 13,969-metre underground river. Its cave system features underground passageways and river caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The stalagmites that used to stand at the cave’s entrance apparently inspired its name: Phong Nha means ‘Wind and Teeth’.
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