Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

By Hoang Tao   April 9, 2021 | 09:00 am GMT+7
A newly found cave in Huong Son Commune of Quang Tri Province boasts an underground stream still to be fully explored.
Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

In 2020, at Tria Village, a local resident discovered a new cave in North Huong Hoa Nature Reserve, according to staff member Ho Van Phan.

The cave lies about 30 minutes by foot along Tria Stream from Tria Village. En route is a steep, jagged slope and many old trees.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

The steep cave entrance is small, allowing only one person to enter at a time.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

The stream is located about 50 meters down, its clear, tiny-fish infested waters reaching knee-height.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

Deeper into the cave explorers will discover stalactite and stalagmite in many shapes and sizes.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

At the end of the stream lies a large lake. Specifications regarding the true depth of the cave and the lake remain unknown.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

Stalactites jut from the cave roof.

Currently, the cave is being explored for the future purpose of tourism.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

Ho Van Viet, a resident of Tria Village, said he has visited the cave twice.

"I want tourists to access the cave to create more jobs locally and increase incomes," Viet said.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

In August 2020, the Quang Tri People's Committee organized an exploration of the cave, assigning Huong Hoa Nature Reserve to coordinate its protection.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

Signs have been placed near the cave to avoid illegal entry and vandalism.

Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave

Tria Village is the most remote within the commune, with its access road currently out of order due to flooding last October.

The area is inhabited by the ethnic Bru minority who subsist on farming and breeding cattle.

 
 
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