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Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park

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Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
View of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park
Map showing the location of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park
Map showing the location of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park
LocationQuảng Bình Province, North Central Coast
Nearest cityĐồng Hới
Coordinates17°32′14″N 106°9′4.5″E / 17.53722°N 106.151250°E / 17.53722; 106.151250Coordinates: 17°32′14″N 106°9′4.5″E / 17.53722°N 106.151250°E / 17.53722; 106.151250
Area857.54 km2 (331.10 sq mi)
Governing bodyPeople's Committee of Quảng Bình Province
CriteriaNatural: (viii), (ix), (x)
Inscription2003 (27th Session)
Area123,326 ha (476.16 sq mi)
Buffer zone220,055 ha (849.64 sq mi)
Phong Nha-Ke Bang
Phong Nha-Ke Bang
Phong Nha cave

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Vietnamese language: Vườn quốc gia Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng) is a national park in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. It is about 40 km north of Đồng Hới city. This national park is a UNESCO's World Heritage Site. It protects an area of primitive forest, caves and grottos. This national park has many rare animals and underground rivers. This park has 300 caves and grottoes with a total length of 70 km, of which British and Vietnamese scientists have so far surveyed 20 km. This park has many underground rivers and has biological diversity. In 2003, UNESCO listed this national park in its world heritage sites (natural heritage sites).