Phong Nha - Ke Bang is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Bố Trạch and Minh Hóa districts of central Quang Binh Province, in north-central Vietnam, about 500 km south of the nation's capital, Hanoi. The park borders the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in the province of Khammouan, Laos by the west, 42 km east of South China Sea from its borderline point.
Quảng Bình pronunciation, formerly Tiên Bình under the reign of Lê Trung Hưng of Lê Dynasty, this province was renamed Quảng Bình in 1604 is a province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. The province has an area of 8,065.8 square kilometers and population of 857,818 inhabitants (as of 2008) The province is bordered by Laotian province of Khammouan on the west, South China Sea on the east, Hà Tĩnh province on the north and Quảng Trị province on the south.
Dong Hoi Airport is an airport located in Loc Ninh commune, 6 km north of Dong Hoi city, capital of Quang Binh province, in North Central Coast of Vietnam, 500 km South-east of Hanoi by road. The facilities cover 173 ha, on a sandy area, by the coast of South China Sea. The runway approaches near the seashore and nearly parallel to the Highway 1A.
Quang Binh University is a university established in 2006 on the basis of merge of some colleges with the Normal College as the core in Dong Hoi city, the capital of Quang Binh Province. The university accept entry exam candidate registers as of 2007. The university provides education at university level of teacher's training (normal), law, business administration and English language.
The Gianh River is a river in the Quang Binh Province of Vietnam's North Central Coast (Bắc Trung Bộ). The river is 268 km in length. It was the border between ruling families during the partition of Vietnam following the Trịnh-Nguyễn War of the 17th century, serving to effectively divide the country between northern and southern regions.
Bang Spa is an area of hot mineral springs in Le Thuy County, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. The surface mineral water here is hot enough to boil eggs. This is a tourist attraction of the province as many see bathing in hot mineral water as a health treatment for several diseases. The Annamite Range runs across the western end of this province and features many limestone caves and small gorges along the rivers here.
Nhật Lệ Beach is a beach in Đồng Hới city, the capital of Quảng Bình Province, home to world heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The sand here is fine and white with clean water. The beach is located on the mouth of the Nhật Lệ River emptying into the South China Sea. There is a four-star resort at the opposite bank of the river and another under construction.
The Nhật Lệ River is a river in Đồng Hới city, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. The Nhật Lệ River is 152 km long, of which the Kiến Giang River is 58 km in length, and the Long Đại River is 77 km long. The river is formed by the confluence of the Kiến Giang River in Lệ Thủy District and the Long Đại River in Quảng Ninh District. The Nhật Lệ River flows northeast (unlike most rivers in Vietnam, which run southeast) before emptying into the South China Sea.
The Kiến Giang River is a river in Le Thuy District, Quang Binh Province, North Central Coast, Vietnam. The length of the river is 58 km. It is a tributary of the Nhật Lệ River. The Kiến Giang River originates in the Annamite Range (Truong Son Range) where various streams add water to it. The upper part of this river is sloping, therefore rain water from Annamite Range flows violently to the lower part in rainy seasons (in Autumn), causing floods in it basin.
Bau Tro is a lake in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. This lake is an important fresh water supply for more than 130,000 inhabitants of Dong Hoi City. But Bau Tro is more known for archaeological findings by French archaeologists during French Indochina periods. The artefacts found here dated back as far as 5,000 years ago, displaying important proof of human settlements in this area.
Ngang Pass is a mountain pass on the border of the two provinces of Quang Binh and Ha Tinh, on the North Central Coast of Vietnam. Ngang Pass is situated on National Road 1A, traversing the Hoanh Son, a side-spur of the larger Annamite Range. The pass is 2,560 m long with the peak of 250 m (750 ft). From the summit, the views encompass the sandy beaches below, the forested slopes and the cultivated fields farther afield. At the peak is Hoanh Son Quan (lit.
Da Nhay Beach is a beautiful beach on the shore of South China Sea, 40 km north of Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Da Nhay in Vietnamese means the rocks that jump. This name refers to the topographical feature of this beach which sees thousands rock reaching the sea, surrounding small fine sand beaches suitable for seabathing. This is one of the most important attration sites in Quang Binh along with Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (an UNESCO's World Heritage site and Bang Spa.
The Long Đại River is a river in Quảng Ninh District of Quảng Bình Province, North Central Coast of Vietnam. The river originates in the Annamite Range and flows generally northeastwards. Its total length is 77 km (48 mi). The Long Đại River creates a narrow fertile plain by its banks. Then it meets the Kiến Giang River, and together they form the Nhật Lệ River. The Nhật Lệ River flows generally northeastwards before emptying into South China Sea at Đồng Hới.
My Trach Massacre was a massacre of Vietnamese civilians carried out by the French army during French occupation of Vietnam. The massacre occurred in My Trach Village, My Thuy Commune, Lệ Thủy District, Quang Binh Province, Bac Trung Bo, Vietnam from 12 pm to 2 am on 29 November 1947. In this operation, 326 houses were burnt, many women were raped before being killed.
Dong Hoi Citadel (Thành Đồng Hới) is a citadel in the center Đồng Hới city, capital of Quang Binh Province. This citadel is located in the vicinity of now Hùng Vương Street, Dong Hoi. This citadel was originally constructed with earth in order or Nguyen 1st king Gia Long (1802-1819) in 1812 and later rebuilt of bricks by his son King Minh Mạng (1820-1840).
Nguồn (also Năm Nguyên) is a Vietic language spoken by the Nguồn people in the Trường Sơn mountains in Vietnam's North Central Coast as well as in nearby regions of Laos. Most Nguồn speakers in Vietnam live in the secluded Minh Hóa district of Quảng Bình Province, with others in the area around Đồng Lê, the seat of Tuyên Hoá District, approximately 50 km (30 miles) from the National Highway 1.
Hò khoan Lệ Thủy singing is a Vietnamese folk music style characterized both by its antiphonal nature, with alternating groups of female and male singers issuing musical challenges and responses, and by the fact that most of the songs in the repertoire deal with topics of love and sentimentality as experienced by young adults. Hò khoan Lệ Thủy originated from Lệ Thủy District, Quảng Bình province, Bắc Trung Bộ, Vietnam.
Son River or Troc River (lit. Lipstice River because its water is red in fooding seasong) is a tributary of Gianh River in Quang Binh Province, Bac Trung Bo, Vietnam. This river runs in the territory of Quang Binh Province. The uptream of this river with the length of 7729 m runs underground in limestone mountains of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park... Son River makes confluenc with Gianh River near Ba Đồn town of Quang Trach District before emptying into South China Sea. .
The Battle of Dong Hoi was a clash between United States Navy warships and three North Vietnamese air force MiG-17F fighter bombers, several torpedo boats and shore batteries on April 19, 1972 during the Vietnam War.
Dong Hoi Railway Station is one of the main railway stations on the North-South Railway (Reunification Express) in Vietnam. It serves the city of Dong Hoi, the provincial capital of Quang Binh Province. The station is 450 km south of Hanoi, 160 km north of Hue, 1280 km north of Saigon Railway Station. The station is located 3 km to the downtown.
The 2009 Gianh River boat accident occurred on 25 January 2009 on the Gianh River near Quảng Hải Village, in the Quang Trach district of Quang Binh Province in Vietnam. A wooden boat sank 20 meters from the shore in strong currents during windy conditions. There were reportedly over 80 people on board, yet the boat was capable of carrying only 20. The accident caused 42 deaths and five people were missing. The Prime Minister of Vietnam sent his condolences to the victims’ families.