Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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Part of a World Heritage-listed national park, Phong Nha Botanic Garden remains a great place for a self-guided jungle walk. The national park contains some of Asia's oldest karst mountains and features hundreds of caverns, which makes it a heaven for speleologists. Phong Nha Botanic Garden is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The swim we found against falling and not attractive. The walk was very nice! We have the middle. Doing fine and well signposted. Only the last part (the climb at the waterfall) was spicy.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Botanic Gardens are so cheap to get into compared to other attractions in the area. There are 2 great swimming spots as well, one deeper lake area and then another under a waterfall! So beautiful ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The gardens and setting are reasonable but the best activity is the walk/hike to the waterfall which is wonderful. Difficult terrain and an even more treacherous accent up the other side of the waterf...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Breathtaking beauty of nature. Well-done landscape construction. Various routes fitting different level of strength and motivation. High diversity of plants. Thrilling hiking and trekking to Gio Waterfall. But the restaurant was a bit expensive and did not consist of many choices. Bringing along some foods and drinks is recommended.
  • March 16, 2017
    Defiantly walk around this area if you like hiking. Worth the time spent on easy trails. The water fall is beautiful and s good spot to stop and have a packed snack a swim and relax. Make the waterfall the end of the trek as a treat to cool down.
  • November 2, 2016
    A good place to go for a walk. It's not a major hike or anything, just an hour or so on mostly paved paths. There are some peacocks and monkeys in cages to look at and a nice little "lake" they call it, which is actually quite tiny, but it's nice to look at. Look up and you may see some wildlife. I spotted a yellow-throated marten and some good bird life.
  • August 14, 2016
    Nice place! Long trek takes about 1h30 minutes (don't believe the ticket selling girl, she'll tell you it needs 3-4 hours) and entry fee is 40 000. There's a nice restaurant adjoining the entrance where you can get some energy back for an OK price! Trek itself is very nice, you get to see waterfalls, go through jungle like sceneries and pass a (small) lake where you can swim (though I didn't, water looked a bit murky to my taste!). A nice stop on the way to Paradise Cave!
  • March 7, 2017
    The waterfall is amazing at the beginning (or end, depending on how you approach it) is absolutely stunning! Worth it alone for that

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Where to stay in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Immerse yourself in nature at one of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park's many relaxing accommodations. This destination has a number of places to stay, mainly in the form of cozy home stays and backpacker hostels. While these present excellent, affordable ways to meet locals or other travelers, if you're seeking a more upscale vacation you can opt for a contemporary hotel with modern amenities. No matter your choice, there will be knowledgeable people willing to help you navigate the local attractions.
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