Phong Nha Caves, Dong Hoi

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A collection of 300 caves and grottos within a World Heritage-listed national park, Phong Nha Caves boast the largest cave in the world. Access the site by boat along the Son River, wending through steep limestone cliffs covered with lush vegetation. The caves feature intricate stalagmite formations suspended like giant octopuses from the ceiling. Explore strange shapes formed over millions of years as your boat glides along some 1.2 km (0.75 mi) deep in the cave. The caves make up part of the oldest karst mountain in Asia. Using our custom trip planner, Dong Hoi attractions like Phong Nha Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We didn’t realise when we booked our tour of the caves quite the extent of what we were in for, there are quite long buses / boats to and from the caves which people should be aware of when booking. T...  more »
  • Huge complex of caves very well illuminated. Fascinating array of natural cave formations in various natural colours. So much more interesting than many other caves in any part of the world. Access is...  more »
  • Day trip to the Phong Nha and Paradise Caves not to be missed. Leisurely boat cruise into Phong Nha. Walk up graded path to Paradise and steps down into the cave. Awe struck by the size and beauty of ...  more »

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Where to stay in Dong Hoi

While tourism remains fairly undeveloped in Dong Hoi, you'll still see plenty of accommodations available in town. Ranging from riverside hotels, to cosy homestays, to backpacker-friendly hostels, the accommodations here can be found close to the waterways, with many enjoying scenic views out across the canals, or along the coast. To be closer to the national park, look to the north. Close to the major regional roads that run up through the karst terrain, you'll find a selection of homestays, farms with accommodations to rent, and a couple of hostels.
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