The “Tu Lan Adventure Race” competition is set to take place between April 28 and May 1 to challenge nature lovers to adventurous games in Tu Lan rainforest and cave system in central Quang Binh province.

The competition is to promote tourist destinations and raise funds to build libraries for two primary schools in the province.

It is part of provincial events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Southern Liberation and National Reunification (April 30, 1975).

Some 10 teams with five people each will compete on a course of challenging activities, including paddling dugout canoes up the Rao Nan River, climbing through the Hang Tien Cave and Hang Chuot Cave as well as trekking across a wild jungle located between Cao Quang and Tan Hoa commune.

An 80 million VND (3,700 USD) grant, part of the event budget, will be provided to rebuild libraries for two primary schools swept away during floods in 2010 in Tan Hoa commune.

The province plans to make it an annual non-profit event, drawing participants from around the world to promote local tourism and financially support schools in mountainous areas.

Located in Tan Hoa commune, Minh Hoa district of Quang Binh province, the Tu Lan cave system includes over 10 caves spreading through valleys covered with primary forests and rivers.

Magnificent stalagmites and stalactites inside the cave, together with small waterfalls and underground rivers, make Tu Lan a unique spot for both sightseeing and adventure.

Quang Binh province is also well-known for the world’s largest cave, Son Doong, which was included on the New York Times’ list of 52 Places to Go in 2014.-VNA