Learn more about Dong Hoi &
the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park
Get some information on local ‘sights’, things to do and the history of the area at the Tree Hugger, including maps and self-made travel guides or download our travel app below here, available in apple store and google play... :).
Get the 'Tree Hugger Vietnam' app for your mobile phone to guide you around Dong Hoi, Phong Nha - Ke Bang and the Province
Quang Binh Province is rich in history. A little gallery on the 2nd floor of the Tree Hugger can be found which describes main events between the 17th century and the 2nd Indochina War in 1975.
Vietnam is 'developing' in a pace that is difficult to keep up with. There is also an increasing pressure that comes along for the environment. In Dong Hoi and its immediate surroundings, for example, rice paddies have to make way for new housing and industrial developments; beach and adjacent sand dunes with natural vegetation are leveled to make space for tourism projects.
While there is yet little awareness to reduce pressures by the individual, things are slowly changing. Littering is increasingly considered an offence and local governments are slowly implementing and enforcing laws that promote e.g. the reduction of disposable plastic, the set up of solid waste management and the compliance of building standards.
Learn also more about waste disposal and energy use in Dong Hoi in our tiny gallery on the 2nd floor :).