Phong Nha Ke Bang and Kong skull island 2017

Kong Skull island was shoot in Phong Nha

Kong skull island is a movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs.

Have you seen this film and you wondering that: where Capt. James Conrad had swim, zipline? Wonder where Lieutenant Colonel Packard had drink and tip the waiters in the small town?

Phong Nha ke bang and Kong skull island film

The films Kong skull island was shoot in Ha Long bay, Ninh Binh, especial all scenes was record more than 1 month in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park.

Phong Nha Ke Bang national park is located in central of Vietnam. It covers an area of about 200000 ha in a Quang Ninh, Bo Trach, Tuyen Hoa and Minh Hoa district of Quang Binh Province, about 50km northwest of Dong Hoi city.

Read more: Day trip Hue to Phong Nha cave

Phong Nha is considered a giant geological museum of great value and significance thanks to its complex geographic structure that gathers different types of rocks such as sandstone, quartz, schism, silica-containing limestone… It also contains the history of complex geological development of the expenses since 400 million years ago. Important technical stages and fault, block formation and fold-curving movements create heaped mountain ranges and depressed sedimentary basin. These involvements also contribute to the diversity of geology, topography and geomorphology.

Phong Nha limestone region has global characteristics in various stages of development from Hue Paleozoic (400 million years ago) to the late Paleozoic stage, Carbon and Permian periods (340 – 240 million years ago). A particular features here is a system of underground rivers and caves in limestone mountains.

The non-limestone geo-morphology region is specialized by low mountains with vegetation covers in the surface. The corrosion process has created terraces along the valley of the Son River and Chay River or at the banks of limestone mountain blocks in the central region. The transitional terrain are interspersed between limestone mountains.

Kong Skull island was shoot in Phong Nha

Besides the value of geologic history, topography and geomorphology, Phong Nha is granted by the nature mysterious and imposing landscapes. Phong Nha Ke Bang national park hides many mysteries of the nature with caves like splendid castles in the heart of the limestone mountains that were created millions of years ago.

Phong Nha Ke Bang national park has about 300 bis and small caves. The grotto system in Phong Nha has been evaluated by British Cave Association (BCRA) as leading cave in the world as it has the longest underground rivers, the highest and widest entrances, the largest and most beautiful sandy beaches and the most beautiful stalactites. These caves can be divided into three main system: the Phong Nha cave system, the Vom cave system and the Ruc Mon cave system.

Phong Nha cave on Kong skull island films

Next to the Phong Nha cave is the Tien Son Cave or the Dry cave – a famous and beautiful cave in Phong Nha area, which boasts spectacular and magic stalactites and stalagmites. In addition, the Thien Duong cave is consider bigger and longer than Phong Nha cave. Recently, a delegation of British explorers discovers one of the newest cave, the Son Doong. It is said to be the world’s largest cave with its largest section measured over 5 km in length, 200 m in height and 150  in width.

Son river in phong nha
“Kong skull island” in real life

According to initial investigations and statistics, flora in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park include 152 families, 511 branches and 876 species, including 38 species listed in the Vietnam red book, 25 specials listed listed in the International Union for Conversations Of Nature Red Book and 13 endemic species in Vietnam.

An important discovery in this National park is that there are three species of animals: Sao La, Mang Lon, Mang Truong Son of which Sao la and Mang Lon are newly found mammal species in the world. Phong Nha Ke Bang its meant as a giant creature museum in Vietnam.

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