Phong Nha Caves, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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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, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park attractions like Phong Nha Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We did not know beforehand what to expect and did the tour initially because we had extra time. To our surprise the two caves (ten son and Phong Nha) were certainly worth a visit, also because we chose Hai's eco tour and no further caves will visit. They were bigger and more beautiful than we expected. The boat trip, to get to the caves, is very soothing and gives a view of the beautiful rocks and its jungle. For the ten son Grote, it is a 15 minute walk, the rest of the trip is certainly no problem for young and old.
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  • Phong Nha Cave is absolutely worth visiting whilst in Central Vietnam. Reading reviews before we got to Vietnam seemed to indicate that this cave was a second choice to Paradise Cave, or not worth doi...  more »
  • You can sit aboard a boat and get into the cave. The interior landscape was very very nice and looked like a cave in a fantasy movie.
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  • Lovely experience! Don’t make the same mistake we did, we drove our motorbike to the cave and then realised when we got there we had to get our ticket from the town centre! Go to the tourist information centre in town (by the market) and buy yourself the ticket and then wait for enough people to fill up a boat and buy the boat ticket. It’s a long, relaxing boat ride to the cave and then you get to slowly go through the cave in the boat and then you walk the last part. Really beautiful cave and lovely to see it this way.
  • Great experience. Get a boat in Phong Nha, it’s 400,000 VND but if you wait in the ticket office to gather a group of up to 12 people you can split the cost and gets much cheaper. You can visit 2 caves and it takes around 3 or 4 hours o complete the whole visit
  • Brilliant beautiful cave! You have to go to the ticket office first before going to the boat station. It’s very annoying that a boat costs 360k to hire and you have to fill it yourself by getting a big group together. I don’t understand why they don’t just make a queue and fill the boats up that way.
  • Absolutely stunning, words cannot describe it! The boat trip to the cave was nice, you get great photo opportunities along the river, and the cave itself was quite a sight! We had been in Paradise Cave earlier in the day, so glad we saved Phong Nha Cave for last! What made it even better was the chance to go on land and walk through parts of the cave back to the boat. That's when it really hits you how utterly incredible it all is. Absolutely worth it, whether with a tour group or on your own.
  • Phong nha is the most beautiful cave you will ever explore. It is so big and grand with many stone structure that seems to sprinkle like diamond and they actually shine beautifully too.
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