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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  • Interesting cave system. My friends were psyched about it. Me not so much. I've visited other caves that impressed me more. As you leave the cave and look across the river...you can see the Ho Chi...  more »
  • This is a mild activity done from the comfort of a dragon boat and you can sit back and relax while taking in the breathtaking scenery inside this HUGE cave believed to be 7 km long. You only go in...  more »
  • Take a boat trip on river about 30 minutes to arrive Phong Nha cave. Leaving the boat you will walk inside caves. You will see amazing caves with so many wonderful stones. Nice things to discovery...  more »
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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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