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Phong Nha Caves, Dong Hoi

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Cave National Park
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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  • This was the first time i come here and i was really impressed by the natural beauty of this cave. It is hard to believe that the cave which made by mother nature not related to human being. The way t...  more »
  • Really good adventure visiting paradise and dark cave. But if you are not too adventurous dont go on dark cave where you have to Wall/swim on the mud and its really dark and slippery for a long time. ...  more »
  • Go to the ticket office for the boats... buy tickets for boat and cave entry. You can wait and share a boat to make it cheaper or take a private boat which is 400 vnd. The boat takes you into the cave...  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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