Nguom Ngao Cave, Cao Bang

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Possibly one of the most spectacular caverns in Vietnam, Nguom Ngao Cave was dug out by an underground river. Villagers use the cave to hide during the 1979 conflict with China. Visitors can tour one section, which features a concrete pathway and lights. To visit Nguom Ngao Cave and get the most from your holiday in Cao Bang, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cao Bang route builder .
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  • From benzoic falls went by XE. This is compared with the large scale in Viet Nam phone Nya Paradise Cave-like cave a little power but still a great cave. Riding behind the cultivator on the way back to Cao Bang bus.
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  • The cave is very near to Ban Gioc waterfalls and one can go there and experience limestone caves (less crowded) if you have time. I won’t call it a must see but that is also because I have seen a lot ...  more »
  • If one were to be Cao Bang ; Nguom Cave is easily reach from the town. One can even make it before visiting the nearby famous waterfall Ban Gioc. If one were to visit is in the early morning and finis...  more »
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  • The cave is well set up for an enjoyable and safe walk with a concrete pathway and plenty of artificial lighting along the one kilometer of tunnels and chambers. The cave, compared to ones I’ve been into in Phong Nga, is small but it’s still visually impressive in its own right with lots of beautiful formations along the course of the traverse. The first sections are fairly narrow but eventually, towards the back end, the cave opens up to an impressive larger chamber. More care is needed in this section as the concrete path terminates and one is required to nimbly pick your way across an undulating limestone floor full of rim pools. Another interesting aspect of the cave is the river which flows to one side of the passageway. Two hours is probably sufficient time for a thorough inspection of all the formations and passageways in Nguom Ngao Cave. The final series of chambers, just prior to exiting, is the best area of the cave. It’s where the relatively narrow passageway of the initial section gives way to some large chambers filled with impressive formations. One in particular, the “Lotus” formation, is quite beautiful. For those keen on photography a tripod is highly recommended for time exposure shots within the cave. Like all caves the atmosphere within is humid and clammy and eventually you’ll find yourself dripping in perspiration. Exiting into the drier environment of the outside world is a welcome relief. For in-depth info on Nguom Ngao Cave and other caves in Vietnam, check my travel blog: megaworldasia dot com - S.E. Asia's off the beaten track specialist
  • This a a beautiful cave closer to the Ban Gioc waterfall. It is pretty huge and worth the 2USD entry ticket. There are few areas where you would need to crawl as the ceiling is low but worth the effort. It takes more than an hour to visit the cave. The temperature is comfortable inside the cave. There were very less tourists as well when I went. There is also a river / stream flowing inside the cave. Though most of the areas in the cave is lit, make sure you carry a flash light to enjoy the beauty of the cave.
  • Wow very charming cave to explore while in Cao Bang - Ban Gioc. Thanks Cao Bang eco homestay for this great trip
  • Really spectacular cave. Much bigger than I thought and the ticket price is just USD 2. Worth it!
  • Much more impressive than i expected and fully worth a 2-hour stop. Costs 40,000 dong and we didnt feel a guide was essential. Come early to avoid noisy groups.
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