From impoverished farming community to tourism hub, in just a decade Phong Nha Town has got itself enough eating and drinking options to make it a good place to hang out and do more than just visit caves. Words by Zoe Osborne. Photos by Mike Palumbo
After talking about doing it for years, Nick Ross finally gets his trip into Son Doong, the largest cave in the world.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, yet conservation remains a thorny issue. Local pioneer Hai Nguyen is leading the effort to fuse tourism with environmental preservation. Words by Zoe Osborne. Photos by Mike Palumbo
Since the legalisation of social enterprises in 2014, a number have started operating in Vietnam. Their goal? To solve social challenges with business practice. Diane Lee speaks to four social enterprises who are making a difference. Photos by Julie Vola
Phong Nha is more than just caves. Tourists come to visit countryside, mountains, jungle and a chill-out place called the Bong Lai Valley. Zoe Osborne and Mike Palumbo motorbike along mud paths and across rivers to get a taste of this rural idyll
Phong Nha has many caves that can be explored. One of its most beautiful is Hang Va. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. Photos by Bao Zoan
If you’ve ever been scuba diving, you’ll know that the world you encounter under the sea is completely different to the one you know on land.