1.1 Top Spots- Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
This park is recognized as a World Natural Heritage and a true beauty. It has stunning mountains, underground rivers, tropical forests and is the most popular for its ancient limestone karsts and caves. You can get active and go for forest trekking and mountain climbing. Tours can now be booked with us! Website: https://www.friendstravelvietnam.com/en/phong-nha-ke-bang-tours
Address: Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh, Vietnam
Opening hours: 07:00 to 16:00
Phong Nha Cave
The Phong Nha Cave can only be reached by boat. Boats of up to 14 people will take you through the endless tunnel while you sail past gleaming, stunning and gigantic stalagmites and stalactites. Upstream, part of the route is being plowed, because the passage becomes very narrow. The cave is illuminated inside with colored lights, which gives the natural wonder more shine. The boat trip eventually ends on a beach in the cave, from where a short walk (500m) can be made outside.
Thien Duong Cave
Before the discovery of the largest cave in the world, Son Doong, all the spotlights in Phong Nha were focused on the Thien Duong Cave, also known as Paradise Cave. A wooden staircase takes you to the lowest point in the cave and a walk of a kilometer of cave inland follows. The beauty inside is breathtaking, with alternating rocks, formations of stalagmites and stalactites and colored lights that create a great atmosphere.
Tien Son Cave
Right next to the Phong Nha Cave is the Tien Son Cave. It is a steep, 330-step climb up, but the view is more than worth it. You will have a great, grand view of the valley. From the inside, the cave contains inscriptions that date back to the ninth century and is therefore of great historical importance.
Unfortunately their splendor is somewhat diluted by lugubrious lighting, presumably placed here to provide a more visually lively experience - unless you are a real cave fanatic, you will probably be pleased to visit Phong Nha alone.
Dark Cave - Hang Toi
This cave is very popular with adventurous tourists. You can slide over water with a zip line to get to the cave. Swim in the cave or go with a kayak across the river. As the name already says: it’s dark and there are no lights.
World’s largest cave - Son Doong Cave
The Son Doong cave, discovered in 2009 and has been explored by a group of British speleologists, has a length of 4.5 kilometers. The cave raches 150 meters wide and 200 meters tall. Oxalis says that it is big enough that the entire New York City block can fit in.