Phong Nha Cave- Vietnam’s World Natural Wonder

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Introduction

Phong Nha Cave Vietnam is also called Động Phong Nha in Vietnamese is famous for its 7 best features, which not only captivates visitors but also is recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage.

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Traveling to Phong Nha cave, you can not only immerse yourself in the charming and picturesque nature but also discover with your own eyes the miraculous hand of the Creator from immemorial time.

Phong Nha Cave Location

Phong Nha Cave belongs to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. It is located in Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, about 45km northwest of Dong Hoi City.

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Among the caves, Phong Nha is really the most prominent with a survey length of up to nearly 8km; with many beautiful caves and eye-catching stalactites. All make up the majestic beauty, bringing a sense of excitement; relaxation, and comfort to tourists coming here to visit.

About its name Phong Nha

Phong Nha cave has a poetic name meaning “the wind flows through the teeth’s gap” because of its drooping stalagmites at the mouth of the cave; creating a true symbolic image to the name Phong Nha.

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Although often called Phong Nha Ke Bang cave, actually Phong Nha cave is just one of many other caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. This attraction is also known as “The best cave in the world” when it became the first cave to be put into operation for tourism in Phong Nha Kẻ Bàng National Park of Quang Binh.

Structural features of Phong Phong Cave

The Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park cave is 7,729 m long and the mouth of the cave is 20-25m wide, 10m high, 83m deep. It is including 12 main caves and many connecting branches.

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The characteristic of this cave is that it possesses many stalactites with many beautiful and eye-catching shapes in a cool and pleasant atmosphere.

Discover the 7 best things of Phong Nha Cave

The cave has the longest water tunnel with 28 km

Traveling to Phong Nha Ke Bang, you will be impressed with Hang Vom – the longest water cave with a length of up to 28km.

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In the Phong Nha – Ke Bang limestone block, the Vom cave system has a considerable scale; starting from Ruc Ca Roong Cave located at an altitude of about 360m above sea level, stretching from South to North.

The cave has the highest and widest cave entrance

The mouth of the cave has a width of up to 20-25m and a height of 10m, looking like a big bowl upside down on the water, making it easy for boats to pass through.

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This is also the intersection of light when the boat floats on the clear and calm river like a mirror, gradually going into the dark and discovering mysterious things.

It has the widest and most beautiful sandy beach and reef

Phong Nha Ke Bang Cave reefs are naturally shaped like lions, unicorns, Buddha statues, palaces, and no adoration… is one of the unique features, making visitors most curious to predict the correct shape; their natural forms and names.

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The cave with the most beautiful underground lake

Underground lake with deep blue water, length up to 13,969m is a charming point when traveling to Phong Nha cave. Here, visitors can experience sailing to explore to leisurely watch the fairy world in front of their eyes.

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The most beautiful system of stalactites

Not only possessing beautiful reefs and underground lakes, but this place also makes many visitors overwhelmed by the magnificent and fanciful scene of the massive stalactite system.

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The miraculous hand of nature also paints many masterpieces with countless strange and fascinating images.

The cave owns the longest underground river

The underground river in the cave has a length of up to 1,500m, which is a journey where visitors will discover the majestic and unspoiled beauty; witness with their own eyes the magical scenery when the shimmering light blends with darkness.

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It has the largest and most beautiful dry cave

Visiting Thien Duong cave with a length of 31.4m, you can follow the wooden corridor arranged at the breakpoint to admire the magnificent stalactite system here.

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The deeper you go inside, the more adventurers have the opportunity to personally discover what a masterpiece of nature is; looking at each stalagmite with a variety of shapes and sparkling colors.

The Values of Phong Nha Ke Bang Cave

Values of nature: Phong Nha cave opens up in front of everyone a majestic and magnificent beauty that nature offered to us. That is a great value that no single hand can make.

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Historical value: During many years of exploitation, the cave still retains its timeless beauty; leaving a deep impression and intact attractiveness in the hearts of each visitor.

Tourism value: Through the conservation and exploitation of the natural value of Phong Nha cave. This cave has contributed to promoting tourism development of the whole region; welcoming millions of visitors from all over the world to come here to explore every year. It helps the people of Quang Binh have more development opportunities.

How to get to Phong Nha Cave?

If you stay in big cities far from Quang Binh province, you should take the airplane to Dong Hoi airport then, book the Dong Hoi airport transfer to your hotel/ homestay in Phong Nha.

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Hue to Phong Nha Private Car

If you stay in Hue/ Da Nang or Hoi An. you can choose scooters with helmets; taxis or private car transfers. Plus, you also can book the Hue to Phong Nha private car, Hoi An to Phong Nha Private Car; Da Nang to Phong Nha Private Car with English speaking driver or tour guide.

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Is it possible to take pictures or film Phong Nha Cave?

Yes, visitors are free to take photos and videos as they please. In the cave, there are also many rest spots with wooden floors and adequate lighting for people to check-in safely and more beautifully.

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Tourists taking photos in the cave

What are the Phong Nha Cave opening hours?

Phong Nha cave usually starts to welcome tourists from 7:30 am and closes at 5 pm, so visitors need to pay attention to arranging time.

Phong Nha cave entrance fee

To visit Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Cave, you have to buy an entrance ticket as well as additional services.

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Phong Nha Entrance Fee
  • For adults, it costs VND 150,000 (roughly USD7.5) / person.
  • Children from 1.1m to under 1.3 m in height cost 60,000VND/ Child (roughly 3USD).
  • Children under 1.1m are free of charge.

Phong Nha Cave boat costs: VND 550,000/ 1 boat with life jackets, carrying up to 12 guests including children.

The above interesting features are the reason why Phong Nha cave is always one of the most attractive destinations in the hearts of explorers. This place always contains many interesting things for people to go from surprise to surprise; leaving countless moments that leave a deep impression on the hearts of every visitor.

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