Dong Hoi

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Posted by DH Travel at 6:36 am June 3, 2014

Quang Binh is famous for many charming landscape of mountain and sea. The coast is dotted with blue water, yellow sand beaches that sparkle under forests of green willow trees.

Dong Hoi is the capital of Quang Binh Province, approximately half way between Vinh and Hue. Usually, visitors spend the night here only if they wish to visit Phong Nha Caves , a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

Most of Quang Binh Province is lined with sand dunes and beaches in which Da Nhay and Ly Hoa Beach (60 km north of the city) are the most popular tourist destinations. However, the main attraction of Dong Hoi is a trip to the Phong Nha Cave, a spectacular cave was used by the Northern Vietnamese as a field hospital during the war and declared as a World Heritage Site by the Unesco in 2000.

In Dong Hoi, the spring is cool, humid and foggy with the average temperature from18 to 25 degrees Celsius. The summer sees the hot, dry weather with the temperature may be as high as 35 degrees Celsius. It is rainy in the fall but the weather is comfortable with the temperature around 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. In the winter, it may be rainy and the temperature may go down to 12 degrees Celsius.

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Phong Nha Cave

The best time to visit Quang Binh and Phong Nha Caves is the dry season, between February and April when the weather is cool and there is no flooding.

Travelers should check carefully the weather in this area during November and December before travel as during this period, the river is prone to flooding; the underground cave may be close. Though it’s possible, but also may be dangerous to visit the dry cave.

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Dong Hoi in Quang Binh

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