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.
Together with his wife, Deb, Howard Limbert is at the forefront of promoting caving and cave tourism in Vietnam. Words by Nick Ross. Photo by Mike Palumbo
Cyclos are an essential part of Vietnam’s history. Yet today, their importance in society is starting to wane. Zoe Osborne talks to the drivers who are determined to cling to their wheels