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Dong Hoi, Vietnam

More than 300 caves and grottoes can be found in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

The park is home to the oldest limestone caves in Asia, including Han Son Doong which has a ceiling twice the height of Big Ben.

Dong Hoi is about to be transformed into an international seaport with investment of $800 million into its harbour.

During the Vietnam War, Dong Hoi was on the frontier between North and South Vietnam.

Dong Hoi is on the edge of the Demilitarized Zone: an area of huge importance in the Vietnam War.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 for its unique karst landscape.

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