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. Put Phong Nha Caves into our Dong Hoi travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Unesco protected parks and caves have to be on your must-do itinerary. They are truly magnificent. I wish we had had more time to explore them over a few days. Oh well, next time.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This time I went to the Wind tunnel with heaven, two individual caves is let people 驚 艷, things tend to 闊 especially paradise is absolute beauty, a 陣 family stayed there for good, although uprated bit 貴, but absolute I'm worth the visit!
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  • August 9, 2017
    We went by bicycle to the ticket office and waited there until we could catch a 'group', to share with them the boat (boat/ca. 360 000). Was no problem at all. Entering by boat to the cave, the cave, then unloaded on the way back half-way. Here, you can then go back and treat yourself a cold Cup of coffee at the end. All in all a nice and not strenuous trip. And we have a very cordial Vietnamese family on this tour.
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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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