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Ha Giang province invests in cave preservation

by P.V08 November 2015 Last updated at 10:24 AM

VTV.vn - Several geologically significant caves have been discovered in Ha Giang province.

In order to preserve these caves and develop tourism, provincial localities like Quan Ba district are investing their time and money in necessary infrastructure.

Lung Khuy Cave is located in a primary forest over 1,000 metres above sea level in Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province. The huge cave has recently been discovered and measures 100 metres high, 200 metres wide and 1 kilometre long. In the cave, there is a vast array of stalactites and other geological features with beautiful colours and shapes.

Quan Ba District has invested about 136,000 USD to build infrastructure for people to explore the cave without accidentally destroying its delicate geological features. Along with this investment, the local authority has called for the participation of district residents in preservation work.

"We let residents manage the cave themselves. This way, they have the responsibility to conserve the cave and get benefits from it as well", said Hang Duong Thanh, Vice Chairman of People’s Committee in Ba Quan District, Ha Giang Province.

Over the last 5 years since Dong Van Highland was recognised as a geopark, Ha Giang Province has discovered and opened three large cave systems to the public. Among other localities in the province, Quan Ba District has improved infrastructure, embellished tourist attractions and maintained cultural customs to develop tourism and preserve the cave systems. Thanks in part to these efforts, it is estimated that the number of tourists to Dong Van Highland during the Tam Giac Mach flower festival has increased by a factor of four compared with the same period last year.

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