Photo contest launched to promote value of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Friday, 2021-09-17 11:30:39
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Entrance of Pygmy Cave, which is located in the core zone of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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NDO – An online photo contest themed Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was recently launched to mark the 20th founding anniversary of the park (2001-2021).

Hosted by the park’s management board, the contest is open for both Vietnamese and foreign contestants aged 18 years and above. The entries should focus on the natural landscape, caves, flora and fauna, cultural practices, and people’s activities at the park.

Submissions should be sent to or no later than November 15.

Winners will be announced in November 2021, with 10 prizes worth VND33 million in total to be presented to the most outstanding entries.

The winning photos will be used in communication campaigns to promote the value and tourism potential of the park as well as to raise public awareness of nature conservation.

Located in Quang Binh Province in central Vietnam, about 50 km northwest of Dong Hoi City and about 500 km south of Hanoi, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park has been honoured by UNESCO as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The national park is home to over 300 magnificent caves and grottoes that date back 400 million years, including Phong Nha Cave, which has the longest underground river; Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave, with its beautiful and spectacular stalactites and stalagmites; and Son Doong, regarded as the largest cave in the world.