Quang Binh Attraction
The main tourist destination in the province is the Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park situated in both the provincial districts of Bo Trach and Minh Hoa. This protected area is found in the Truong Son limestone zone. The national park is home to massive karsts, as well as plenty of caves and grottoes. In 2003, it was declared a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Since it was acknowledged by UNESCO, the number of people who visit the park has significantly increased.
The Bang Mineral Hot Spring is also one of Quang Binh's popular attractions and is located in Le Thuy, about 60km south of Dong Hoi. It is said that Bang Mineral Hot Spring is the sole hot water source in the country with the constant temperature of 105ºC. Because of the elements found in the water, the hot spring has become internationally recognized.
Another place worth visiting is the deserted Chim or Gio Island. 'Chim' means bird, and this island is the habitat of many sea birds.