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The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved since the Palaeozoic (some 400 million years ago) and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the park's karst landscape is extremely complex with many features of geologic significance, and many cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. The vast area, extending to the border of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, contains spectacular formations including 65 km of caves and underground rivers. The Phong Nha caves are reached through a pleasant river journey starting in the village of San Trach. The visits include one cave that is reached through an underwater river, and one cave that is reached after climbing many steps into one of the karstic hills. Besides being the largest and most beautiful cave in Vietnam, the area has been used as sanctuaries for centuries. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Tour boats and forest-covered limestone rocks, Son Trach. Vietnam ( color) River with kids playing, Son Trach. Vietnam ( color) Floating fish cages, Son Trach. Vietnam ( color) Tour boats near the entrance of Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Tourist praying at an urn with incense near the entrance of Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Urn and incense near the entrance of Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Urn and lianas near the entrance of upper cave, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Stalactite in upper Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Tourist framed by cave formations, upper cave, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Illuminated cave formations, upper cave, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Cave formations reflected in a pond, lower cave, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Interior and entrance of Phong Nha Cave with Rocks and boats. Vietnam ( color) Tour boat getting out of a tunnel, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Boat and tunnel, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Boat inside the cave, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Boat inside the lower cave, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color) Boat inside the lower cave, Phong Nha Cave. Vietnam ( color)

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