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Royal visit in national park
By Thanh Nien News -
“Here it is!” Sheikh Ahmed says when seeing banana flowers, a key ingredient of gỏi (salad) dish that he loves to enjoy during his stay in Phong Nha

A small boat carries Sheikh Ahmed and other people through Son River. He finds many interesting things along the river.

Sheikh Ahmed meets Briton explorer Deb Limbert, who, along with her husband Howard Limbert, helped him explore the Son Doong Cave last February

Sheikh Ahmed rides his bicycle through a rough road in Phong Nha

Though Sheikh Ahmed has used trầm (agarwood) for years, this is the first time he has seen it in nature

Sheikh Ahmed takes some water from Suoi Mooc Spring to prepare tea

It’s tea time! Sheikh Ahmed and his friends enjoy tea on a Phong Nha field in the sunset.

Sheikh Ahmed feels happy when walking along a village road where local cowherds are taking their buffaloes back home after a day out for managing grazing.

Sheikh Ahmed smiles as he relaxes at a house in Phong Nha
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, took his family and friends to Vietnam’s Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in April, two months after he explored Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, in the same area.
While his family and friends enjoyed the park’s marvelous caves, Ahmed discovered beautiful and peaceful villages along the park, located in the north-central province of Quang Binh, in his own way.

Photos courtesy of Tuoi Tre Newspaper

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