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CNN Travel: Otherworldly landscapes: 7 of Vietnam’s best cave experiences

(CNN) —Vietnam already has a worldwide reputation for its food, beaches, ancient history and diverse landscapes. And, over the past decade, it’s also emerged as one of the world’s leading destinations for caving.
Quang Binh province in centralVietnamis particularly famous, thanks to the UNESCO-protected Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — also known as the Kingdom of Caves. Last year alone, the region welcomed more than3.9 million visitors, representing an 18.2% uptick compared with the year prior.
“Vietnam has some of the best caves in this world. The temperatures are pleasant all year, the jungle scenery is beautiful, there are stunning formations… It’s all untouched and pristine — nothing’s been damaged,” Howard Limbert, technical advisor at the Quang Binh-basedOxalisadventure tour company, tellsCNN Travel.