Sơn Doong, the largest cave in world, located Quang Binh Province ( Photo courtesy of Ryan Deboodt)
 
Quang Binh (VNA) - Various interesting arts, sports and tourism activities will be held during the cave festive season 2017 that will kick off in the central province of Quang Binh on June 17.

Based on the theme "Kingdom of the Caves: Magnificence–Legendary", the event aims to promote Quang Binh province’s natural resources and tourism products to attract more tourists.

The opening ceremony will be celebrated at Bao Ninh Sea Square on June 17 with performances by many renowned Vietnamese musicians. A ceremony to grant the world record status to the cave system in the province will also be held within the programme.

Other activities include inauguration of tourism routes, destinations, accommodation establishments and new services from June 1 to June 30; surveys on tourist attractions to develop products through Cat Bi–Dong Hoi air route from June 17 to June 20; marching, sailboat and kayak racing and sporting activities and underwater tourism at Nhat Le Beach from June 11 to June 22; Quang Binh–Hai Phong tourism and cultural exchange programmes from June 15 to June 20; and a 'journey back to the old battlefield’ programme on June 18.

In addition to these, musical performances, street art and EDM Beach Party will be held.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, from June 1, the Hanoi– Dong Hoi air route operated by Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Vasco were launched to meet the increasing travel demands of tourists.

In the first five months of the year, Quang Binh received and provided services to more than 81,000 tourists, up 111 percent compared with the same period last year. Major tourist attractions include Dong Hoi city, Vung Chua–Yen Island, Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, Chay River–Dark Cave and Heaven Cavern.-VNA