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Phong Nha Cave: A Journey into Vietnam's Natural Heritage

Phong Nha Cave attracts exploration enthusiasts with its irresistible charm - an unmissable destination. Immerse yourself in the captivating and picturesque surroundings, and witness firsthand the enchanting artistry crafted through ancient eras.

Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave

Overview About Phong Nha Cave

  • Address: Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province. 
  • Opening hours: daily from 07:30 to 17:00.
  • Price tickets: US $6.2/adult and free for kids.

Phong Nha Cave has a poetic name meaning "wind passing through teeth" because it possesses drooping stalagmites at the cave entrance, creating a symbolic image true to the name Phong Nha.

Phong Nha is located in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, a World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO. There are countless stalactite masterpieces formed from the impact and abrasion of water on limestone over millions of years.

The Special Feature Of Phong Nha Cave

The Special Feature Of Phong Nha Cave

Coming to this stunning place, visitors can also feel the charming beauty of the clear, deep blue underground lake with a length of nearly 14,000m. The river underneath Phong Nha Cave is 1,500 meters long, making it the longest underground river worldwide.

Things To Do At Phong Nha Cave

Take A Boat Trip To Explore Phong Nha

To tour Phong Nha Cave by boat, you can rent one for around US $15, including a life jacket. With each boat can carry up to 12 passengers, it's a cost-effective option, especially for large groups.

Embark On An Amazing Boat Trip Through Phong Nha

Embark On An Amazing Boat Trip Through Phong Nha

The leisurely boat cruise offers breathtaking views of the picturesque landscapes and towering limestone in Phong Nha. This peaceful journey on the water sets the tone for a serene exploration of the natural wonders awaiting within the cave.

Kayaking Through Phong Nha

For a more immersive adventure, you can choose to kayak to explore Phong Nha Cave. You can book tours to explore Phong Nha Cave at night for US $41 to $62.

Takepart In The Unique Kayaking Trip

Takepart In The Unique Kayaking Trip

Paddle through the serene waters, discovering hidden corners that may not be easily accessible by boat. This intimate experience allows you to enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings, offering a unique perspective of the cave's natural beauty.

Note: While kayaking, you should wear a life jacket to ensure your safety, follow the rules, and follow instructions from the management. Everyone should just follow the schedule and not go too far.

How To Get There

Private Car Rental

  • Price: From US $33 to $57 per day. 

The journey takes approximately 3-4 hours to travel from Hue to Phong Nha Cave. You can arrange a private car through tourism or mobile apps. Make sure to confirm the pick-up and drop-off locations.

Renting a private car offers unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to set your own pace and schedule. Many private car services come with knowledgeable local drivers who can provide insights into the region's culture, history, and hidden gems. However, relatively higher cost compared to other options.

Motorbike Rental

  • Price: From US $5.4 to $12.4 per day. 

It might take 4-5 hours to reach Phong Nha Cave from Hue. You can rent a motorbike from local stores or hostels in Hue. Ensure the vehicle is in good condition and always wear a helmet.

You can experience the stunning landscapes of central Vietnam while riding to Phong Nha, with the freedom to stop and appreciate the views along the way. But it has a longer travel time, not suitable for those uncomfortable with long rides or unfamiliar with Vietnam traffic rules.

By Taxi

  • Price: From US $04 to $07 per kilometer. 

Taxi provides a convenient ride from Hue to Phong Nha Cave in 3-4 hours. Hail a taxi on the street or book through the hotline of local taxi companies.

Taking a taxi to Phong Nha offers the convenience of a direct and comfortable journey from various locations. Opt for metered taxis to ensure a fair and transparent fare calculation. However, there are many unofficial taxis with overpriced. 

By Bus

  • Price: Approximately US $1. 

Another transportation option to reach Phong Nha is by bus. Departing from Dong Hoi, you can board bus route B1. The buses run every half an hour, starting from 05:30 to 17:00, and it might take about 1 hour to travel.

Traveling by bus is a budget-friendly option, making it suitable for travelers looking to save on transportation costs. Buses provide an authentic local experience, allowing travelers to interact with locals and observe daily life along the journey. However, bus will be less comfort compared to private options.

Discover Nearby Attractions

When exploring the vicinity of Phong Nha Cave, a treasure trove of fascinating destinations nearby awaits, each with its own unique charm.

Paradise (Thien Duong) Cave

  • Address: Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Son Trach Commune, Quang Binh Province.
  • Opening hours: Daily from 06:30 to 17:00.
  • Ticket price: Around US $10.

Before officially visiting Thien Duong Cave, you will have to conquer 500 artificial steps. Thien Duong Cave was formed by stalactites and stalagmites formed thousands of years ago. The reflection of the stalactites with light creates a mirage-like beauty for this place.

Explore The Stunning Thien Duong Cave

Explore The Stunning Thien Duong Cave

Tien Son Cave

  • Address: Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Son Trach Commune, Quang Binh Province.
  • Opening hours: Daily from 07:30 to 16:00.
  • Ticket price: Around US $3.3.

The interior of Tien Son Cave appears stunning, adorned with numerous stalagmites and stalactites, each having diverse sizes and forms. What sets it apart is the ethereal sound of bells and drums produced by tapping the stone formations, creating a unique and enchanting atmosphere.

Admire The Unique Stalagmites In Tien Son Cave

Admire The Unique Stalagmites In Tien Son Cave

Phong Nha Botanical Garden

  • Address: Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Son Trach Commune, Quang Binh Province.
  • Ticket price: Around US $1.6.

Botanical Garden with an area of more than 40 hectares and thousands of different species of plants and animals creates a rich and diverse ecosystem. Besides, there are also many activities that you can experience here from light sightseeing to adventurous exploration.

Immerse In The Tranquil Scene In Botanical Garden

Immerse In The Tranquil Scene In Botanical Garden

Local Tips When Exploring Phong Nha

  • Packing Essentials

Ensure your visit is comfortable by wearing appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes, especially if you plan to explore the cave's surroundings. If visiting during the rainy season, consider packing a raincoat, the weather can be unpredictable.

  • Check The Weather Forecast 

Flood season here usually starts around mid-September and lasts until November each year. During this time, boat operations may be suspended. However, it's always a good idea to check the forecast closer to your travel date for any unexpected changes.

  • Beware Of Scams 

Stay vigilant against potential scams. You can purchase tickets from official counters to avoid any issues. Research and read about different operators before making any bookings. 

  • Security Precautions: 

Safeguard your belongings, especially in crowded areas. Consider leaving non-essential valuables in a hotel safe and choose accommodations with reliable security measures.

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