Table Of Contents
- Paradise Cave Vietnam Location
- Paradise cave Vietnam History
- What makes Thien Duong Cave Attractive?
- What makes Paradise Cave Unique?
- Paradise Cave Phong Nha Entrance Fee
- Travel Guide
Dubbed “The palace under the ground“, Paradise Cave (Thien Duong Cave) is one of the most beautiful caves in Quang Binh province.
Possessing a unique system of stalactites and wild, mysterious features, Paradise Cave Phong Nha is the world-famous cave because of the magnificent and fanciful wonder that has been and still is an attraction for many tourists.
Paradise Cave Vietnam Location
Paradise Cave Phong Nha or Thien Duong cave belongs to the ecosystem of Phong Nha and Ke Bang National Park. Getting to Paradise cave by yourself on the scooters, you can go along the west branch of Ho Chi Minh Road about 16km to Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province.
Culture Pham Travel also helps you to get to Paradise cave easily by using our Google My Map in case you would like to do a self-guided tour of paradise cave Phong Nha.
Thien Duong Cave has a magnificent structure created by a combination of natural light from skylights and thousand-year-old stalactites. The beautiful scenery at Thien Duong cave is evaluated and recognized by experts as beautiful as a paradise in the middle of the world.
This is also the reason why, despite having to go through a long-distance and many challenges to reach the cave area, Phong Nha Paradise cave is still attractive, appealing to millions of tourists to visit and explore.
Paradise cave Vietnam History
Phong Nha cave or Paradise cave was formed by stalactites and stalagmites that turned into thousands of years ago. The reflection of the stalactites with the light has created an illusion-like beauty for this place.
Although it has a long history of formation, the Thien Duong cave was only discovered in 2005, by cave experts from the Royal British Cave Association. According to the association’s announcement, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Paradise Cave has a length of up to 31.4 km.
This place is considered one of the most beautiful caves in Quang Binh. Plus, it is also known as the “Royal Palace in the ground” because of its magnificent beauty and massive and sophisticated cave construction. At the same time, Thien Duong cave is also recognized as the longest cave in Asia.
The tourist exploitation activities of the Paradise Cave, Phong Nha- Ke Bang national park have been started in 2009. Since then, this is the place that attracts the most tourists to visit when coming to Quang Binh province.
What makes Thien Duong Cave Attractive?
Its Unique Structure
Coming to Thien Duong cave in Quang Binh, you will experience the longest cave complex in Southeast Asia. Thien Duong Cave was created naturally by ancient karst geology, dating from 350 to 400 years ago. Therefore, the stalactites in the cave always keep a unique, diverse, and enchanting beauty.
Paradise Cave Vietnam has a small entrance to the cave with a moderate slope. After going through the entrance of the cave, you will get to the cave floor with a length of about 15m, with full of stalactites are surrounded.
When entering the main cave, you will experience a very large dynamic space with a width of up to 200m, a high and wide dome.
The fabulous system of stalactites
The first impression about Paradise cave is the magnificent and shimmering beauty of the thousand-year-old stalactites and stalagmites here. The stalactites with various shapes and angles reflecting light throughout the cave always make you mesmerized by their beauty.
Stretching 7,729m throughout the cave, the stalactites will bring you the most relaxing and peaceful moments when enjoying the mystery here.
Conquer 500 stone steps
Before officially visiting Thien Duong cave, you will have to conquer all 500 artificial steps. These steps will run around the mountainside, leading to the entrance to Thien Duong cave.
These are the steps created after the cave was discovered, in order to help visitors access Thien Duong cave more easily.
Enjoy 1000 meters of wooden stairs
After going along 500 stone steps to reach the cave entrance, you still have to go through 1000 meters of wooden stairs inside the cave to go deeper into the underground stream area.
Throughout the journey of 1000 meters of wooden stairs, you will have the opportunity to see the thousand-year-old stalactites at a closer distance; feel the beauty of the ancient cave in a more complete and perfect way.
Explore the Underground Spring
To visit the underground spring area of Paradise cave in Quang Binh. You will have to take the kayaks available in the cave’s area.
These boats will be paddled by a tour guide. The experience of walking by boat in the heart of the cave is such a great memory.
Explore Skylights area
When traveling to Thien Duong cave, you also have the opportunity to visit the Natural Skylights – the intersection between heaven and earth. The light here is shining brightly from the ceiling to the bottom of the cave-like heaven.
What makes Paradise Cave Unique?
Referring to Thien Duong cave in Quang Binh, you must definitely know the special features of this place compared to other caves of the same population. The reason why Paradise Cave is highly appreciated by international organizations is thanks to the following characteristics:
- As the longest dry cave in Asia, throughout the length of the cave is an artificial wooden bridge system that keeps you safe during the experience without taking too much effort to climb and explore.
- The 1000m-long wooden bridge system is considered to be the longest wooden bridge in a cave in Asia so far.
- Thien Duong Cave owns strips of stalactites and stalagmites with shimmering, fanciful beauty that is considered the most beautiful in Asia.
Paradise Cave Phong Nha Entrance Fee
To explore and admire the wonderful beauty of Paradise Cave Quang Binh, Vietnam, you have to buy an entrance ticket. Plus, you can walk from the ticket counter to the cave mouth or buy a Golf car transfer.
Paradise Cave Entrance Fee
- It cost 250,000 VND (roughly 12USD)/ Person for adults and children above 1.3m high.
- Children from 1.1m to 1.3m cost 125,000VND (roughly 6USD)/ person.
- Children under 1.1m are free of charge.
Tram Transfer Service
- 4-seat tram one-way ticket: VND 60,000 VND (roughly 3 USD/ route / one way and for the round trip ticket: VND 100,000 (roughly USD 5)/ route.
- 06-seat tram one-way ticket: VND 90,000 (roughly 4.5 USD)/ route and for the round trip ticket: VND 150,000 (roughly USD 7)/ route .
- 8-seat tram ticket: VND 200,000 (roughly 9 USD) /route and for the 14-seat tram: VND 350.000vnd (roughly USD 15)/ route.
To be fully enjoyed the Paradise Cave, please read some travel tips from Culture Pham Travel & Transport below:
The best time to visit Paradise Cave
The best time to visit Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is from the beginning of April to the end of August. This is the dry season, so the weather will be dry, sunny, convenient for traveling and experiencing all attractions.
What should you prepare for exploring this cave?
Visiting Thien Duong cave, you must prepare and fully charge your camera to take the best pictures during the experience in the middle of the cave.
Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a natural ecological complex, so there are no sidewalk food stalls or food courts, therefore, you should bring some water and snacks.