In the past, war was a factor attracted to foreigners to Vietnam. But today, the amazing diversity of natural scenic attractions makes Viet Nam become a new destination for foreign filmmakers and visitors. Thereby, the beautiful and romantic images across all parts of the country are promoted effectively.

Here are the blockbusters filmed in Vietnam. If you are intending to travel Vietnam, you should take a moment to look over the films.

PAO’S STORY

The film “Pao’s Story” won the “Golden Kite” award, which was produced in 2006. The context is Dong Van, Ha Giang.

Through films, the director has brought tourists to the lives of the people here, creating a feeling of closeness, warmth. The brilliant brocade colors of upland ethnic girls, the feeling of enjoying the fields of immense triangular circuit makes many tourists eager to visit this wonderful land.

Pao’s house – where the beauty hold visitors

Promote tourism from the cinema is one of the effective ways applied by countries in the world but is still new in Viet Nam. With tourism potential, beautiful views of the river, mountains, sea, Viet Nam is attracted to the crew, the actual program towards. If we know use well, that way the will be effective communication to numerous domestic and international travelers.

PAN

The romantic limestone mountains and the majestic beauty of Ha Long bay takes audiences into a “magical fairytale world” at Neverland lands.

Meanwhile, rice field images with winding river next to mountainside under blue sky of Ninh Binh becomes a mermaid lake in the movie scenes.

In particular, the scene at the entrance and inside the En cave in Quang Binh is used in a importance and attractiveness scene of the film. For these images, from mid-2014, 10 experts came En cave  located at Phong Nha Ke Bang national park to make 3D scenes, photographies and filming inside the cave structure. Then, the actors acted on the blue background and they puzzled again.

Overall, “Pan” is a highly entertaining film with beautiful pictures. The film is suitable for the all familes to enjoy. It emphasis on family love, friendship, encourages children to explore.

THE CHINESE BOTANIST’S DAUGHTERS

Launched in 2006, “The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters” won prizes at the World Film Festival Montreal and Toronto.

 

Tam Coc – Bich Dong is the context of the film. Friendly photos, rolling mountain forests of Ninh Binh has contributed to a tragic love between An and Ming. In addition to Ninh Binh, the film also was filmed in Sapa, Ha Tay.

THE QUIET AMERICAN

Adapted from the famous novel by British writer Graham Greene, the film’s a story about a love triangle between Thomas Flowler, Pyle and Phoenix. The context is Indochina wars in the final stages.

The film was shot around the S-shaped strip of land, from Ha Noi, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Da Nang to Sai Gon. The Director Dang Nhat Minh once said, “ The Quiet American has great scenes of Hanoi and Hoi An”.

INDOCHINA

“Indochina” is a 1992 French film set in colonial French Indochina during the 1930s to 1950s shot in Viet Nam. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards. Catherine Deneuve was also nominated for the best actress. This is the only Oscar nomination of Catherine Deneuve’s career to date.

Indochina has some scenes in Halong Bay, Thai Hoa Palace of Hue Citadel, Tu Duc Mausoleum (Hue), Tam Coc Caves in Ninh Binh flange.

LOVER

Adapted from the novel of the same name, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film told the story of the forbidden between a underage French girl with a wealthy Chinese boss.

Shot in 1989 and completed in 1990, this is the first film shot in Western Vietnam since 1975. In late 1991, Lover was released in Ho Chi Minh city. Viet Nam is the first country to watch the film.

Since being launched, the film has received good response from the audiences and filmmakers. The film won the Cesar Award and the Association of cinema sound editor.

Promote tourism from the cinema is one of the effective ways applied by countries in the world but is still new in Viet Nam. With tourism potential, beautiful views of the river, mountains, sea, Viet Nam is attracted to the crew, the actual program towards. If we know use well, that way the will be effective communication to numerous domestic and international travelers.

 

 

As for the geographical and climatic features, along with the formation of resident community in the process of social development over the time, Quang Binh has possessed a system of attractive and diverse natural tourist values. The province is captivating a large number of tourists in Vietnam travel, especially who adore adventuring caves in Quang Binh. At present, the most famous cave in the province is Son Doong Cave which is praised widely around the world for its outstanding beauty and values. Yet, the expenses to explore the cave is not suitable to ordinary travelers. Therefore, there are some alternative caves inPhong Nha Ke Bang tours to satisfy the adventuring desire of these travelers that suggested by NETIN TRAVEL  as follows.
Phong Nha Cave
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Phong Nha Cave is located in the limestone area of Ke Bang in Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District of Quang Binh Province. It is about 50km to the Northwest of Dong Hoi City. Phong Nha Cave is dubbed as the second best cave in Vietnam. It is protected by tropical jungles. From Son River, it takes about 30 minutes to approach Phong Nha Cave. With the length of 7,729 meters, the depth of 83 meters, and the height of 50 meters, along with many smaller caves such as Bi Ki Cave, Tien Cave, and Cung Dinh Cave. This is the wet cave with waters running underground and featured stalactites. It is said that these stalactites make the featured characteristics of Phong Nha Cave.

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Tien Son Cave (also known as Dry Cave) is one of the most magnificent caves in Phong Nha – Ke Bang tourist complex. Road to Tien Son winds over halfway up the mountain. Tien Son Cave entrance is about 1,000m from Phong Nha Cave on the height of 200m. The entrance of Tien Son Cave is about 1,000 meters from Phong Nha Cave’s entrance. Tien Son Cave was discovered in 1935. Initially, the cave was called Tien Cave (Fairy Cave) as its mysterious and fairy beauty. And, Phong Nha is the wet cave, while Tien Son is dry cave. The length ofTien Son Cave is 980 meters. Despite of not connecting each other, Tien Son Cave and Phong Nha Cave are parts of the entire cave system. Tien Son Cave is regarded as the castle of stalactites with thousands of colorful stalactites.

Paradise Cave

paradise-cave Wooden staircases in Paradise Cave
paradise-cave Wooden staircases in Paradise Cave

Dubbed the “underground palace”, Paradise Cave is one of the most magnificent and fanciful wonders over the world. Thien Duong Cave lies in the heart of the World Natural Wonder –Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. The cave belongs to ancient karst terrain dated back 350 – 400 million years ago. Paradise Cave is situated in Km 16, far about 4km from the edge of the west branch of Ho Chi Minh trail in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. It is far about 70 km from tyhe Dong Hoi city center to the northwest.Thien Duong Cave is about 25km from Phong Nha Cave. It is convenient to travel between two caves.

Dark Cave

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Dark Cave was discovered for a long time ago. During American resistance war, the cave used to be the shelter of soldiers and locals. In 1992, the British Caving Association surveyed, mapped, and measured Dark Cave with the length of 5,558m, the depth of 80m, and the height of 50m. The Dark Cave has an outstanding beauty. The appearance of Dark Cave does not match its name. The light from outside enters the cave through stone cliffs, reflects on water surface. All creates a wonderful picture of this cave. Travlers in Vietnam tours to Quang Binh will have

Thuy Cung Cave

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Thuy Cung Cave is one of most visited attractions in Phong Nha Ke Bang. To reach Thuy Cung Cave, travelers have to pass immense grass field to approach Dau Rai primitive jungle with hundreds of big old trees. Then, walking to Tien Stream on backwards to Nuoc Lan Cave, travelers reach the back entrance of Dark Cave. With specialized devices provided by Phong Nha Ke Bang tourist center, travelers can easy to explore over 500m of unspoiled Nuoc Lan Cave. After coming back the entrance, travelers have a chance to enjoy the lunch with local dishes of wild vegetables, grilled fish and meat… From Nuoc Lan Cave, travel walk to Thuy Cung Cave where there is a stunning color of water. After one night camping at Thuy Cung Cave, in the early morning, travelers have an opportunity to admire the dawn in Sinh Ton Valley (Survival Valley) of more than 2000ha, surrounded by majestic limestones, and vast primitive forest.

Tam Co Cave

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Tam Co Cave is situated in Tan Trach Commune of Bo Trach District in Quang Binh. It is about 55km from Dong Hoi City to the northwest. The cave is the evidence of great contribution of youth volunteers in American resistance war. The story of Tam Co Cave (Eight Ladies Cave) is dolorous. Many tourists coming here and hearing about the story of eight young female volunteers burst into tear when listening from the tour guide.

Tu Lan Cave

Tu Lan Cave
Tu Lan Cave

Tu Lan Cave is located in Tan Hoa village, Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh. Tu Lan Cave is about 70km from Phong Nha Cave to the northwest. Tu Lan has 08 smaller caves. It was found in 2009. In 2012, more four vallyes were discovered. The system of Tu Lan Caveincludes the main cave – Tu Lan Cave and auxiliary caves, namely Song Cave, Uoi Cave, Chuot (Mouse) Cave, Hung Ton Cave, Kim Cave, Tu Lan Cave, Ken cave and To Mo Cave. The cave system of Tu Lan is still untouched and hides in itself many secretes of the nature in the heart of limestones, underground river, and endless waterfalls. To contemplate what the Mother of Nature created, tourists have to pass rough routes and catch many difficulties. With the magical beauty of stalactites and mysterious underground river, along with the pristine beauty of forest, the scenery will be saved in mind once coming here.

Hang En Cave

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En cave

Coming to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, tourists will have a chance to admire the majesty of the third biggest cave in the world. More interestingly, the time to explore Hang En Cave is 2 days 1 night. Here is an ideal stopover for those who love adventures but do not have much time. En Cave has a total length of 1,645m with three entrances. Hang En Cave was voted as one of the most spectacular caves in the world by National Geographic. The most special feature of Hang En Cave is the separate ecosystem and climate, along with a beautiful river, which will bring a unique experience to tourists.

Son Doong Cave

SonDoong - photo: Ryan Deboodt
SonDoong – photo: Ryan Deboodt

Son Doong Cave, located deeply in Phong Nha Ka Bang National Park for millions of years, is the biggest cave in the world. After being discovered in 2009, Son Doong Cave triggered the curiosity of global tourists coming here to explore and admire. Son Doong Cave has the length of about 5km, the height of 200m, and the wide of 150m. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the cave can occupy a big house in Manhattan, US equivalent to a 40-floor building. Inside the cave, there is a separate ecosystem formed by the sunlight from ceiling holes and clouds. The stalagmites in Son Doong Cave reach the height of nearly 80m. The lime stones sized baseballs scatter throughout the cave floor. The spectacular underground scenery shows that there are many beautiful landscapes in the world to discovery.

There are several ways to travel to Quang Binh: by road, train, and plane. At present, tourists can easily to take direct flights to Quang Binh from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, and then travel by road to Phong Nha Ke Bang. To seek flights to Quang Binh, it is recommended to visit phong nha cave official site (phongnhacave.org) for further information, not just about flights to Quang Binh, but also other useful and up-to-date information about Vietnam tourism such as visa and tours…

 

When travelling to Rao Thuong Spring – En Cave tourists will enjoy a romantic combination of rivers – springs – mountains of Phong Nha – Ke Bang with wonderful places in heaven. In a journey to Hang En, one of magnificent cave in a system of 300 large and small caves in limestone area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh, visitors will have opportunity to enjoy the untouched beauty, the grandeur of the vast primeval forests, the charming green of Rao Thuong spring, the landscapes with endless beauty that nature has bestowed. Also, they have a chance to experience the lifestyle and customs of Bru-Van Kieu ethnic minority people living between the majestic Truong Son range.

From the center of culture and ecological tourism of Phong Nha, Ho Chi Minh Trail West tourists begin journey exploring En Cave. The path to the En Cave, you have to pass magnificent primeval forests with tingled sounds of birds and gibbons and swarms of butterflies. Climbing on the mountain, tourists will pass wading streams, along zigzag trails in dense forests with carpet of sweet dense decaying leaves.

Strange creatures, towering trees reaching up to the sky to welcome the sun, the quietness of the mountainous area… pure and clear atmosphere, the sun cannot shine. After nearly three hours through the jungle, crossing the long distance about 4km, you would stop in Ban Doong…

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Swallow Cave – Hang En

Ban Doong is a small village of Bru-Van Kieu ethnic minority people living almost isolated in the core area of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park with 6 households and 21 people, local community in Ban Doong live leisurely and peacefully like their compatriots of hundred years ago. Mr. Nguyen Sy Toa, 64 years old, being an innocent and pure-minded person, was elected to be the village chief, community of Van Kieu ethnic people in Ban Doong like a strange musical notes in the journey to discover wonderful nature.

Leaving Ban Doong, tourists continue to conquer the second journey approximately 5km to En Cave. Instead of dangerous steep passes, this way has thinned forests, wild grass, vegetables, wild banana, and Rao Thuong winding and crooked blue stream.

Rao Thuong is also called Doong spring derived from the top of U Bo Mountain and some small streams on the Truong Son range. This stream is not deep and there are many mudflats. Cool and fresh spring water helps visitors observe the fish swimming around. Both banks are limestone successive mountains, which are interwoven with thinned forests stretching as far as of sight making more excitement for tourists coming to En cave.

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Rao Thuong stream is smoothly winding under massif of limestone between the two ancient forest canopies. Far a distance, Rao Thuong looks like undergrounding deep into the mountains. Rao Thuong is as mischievous maiden engrossed with playing hide and seeks. When winding, when disappearing between two cliffs, sometimes unexpectedly spreads immensely to a few hundred yards and then quickly vanishes among the dense forest canopies.
Going along the steep cliffs, thinned forests still remain footprints of wild animals and then En Cave suddenly appear after a corner … the door of En cave is in front, at a distance, among immense mountains, En cave mouth open like a giant creature that you are just the man are humbled by the greatness and superficial world of it.

Southeast entrance of the cave is wide near 100m, divided in half by a giant stone pillar. At the entrance, there are many sedimentary pebbles, gorgeous and vast gravels. Stones like having deep sleeping for a long time; they are just scrambled under feet of people standing in the cave. Around the cave are cool green forests, very suitable for camping. En cave was first described in 1994 by group of British Royal caving with 1.645m length, more than 170m width, and as high as 120m. Nevertheless, just by the numbers, you would be hard to imagine stunning beauty of the place.

En Cave has three doors, one dooris located halfway up the mountain, and the 2 left gates are located at the foot of the mountain, which has a door to the southeast and the northwest entrance. Two entrances at the foot of mountain follow direction of Rao Thuong spring. This is a rare feature compared with many other caves in Vietnam. The reason the cave named En Cave because it has many Swallow living. Hang En became popular with the native people a long time because it used to be a residence of Arem ethnic people from thousands of years ago. Previously, when Arem people still lived in En Cave, swallows annual built nests every season, they often climbed cliffs and bare caves to catch child swallows for foods. Nowadays, though Arem people moved to settle near the 20 Quyet Thang , they have returned to En cave to organize eating swallow festival to give thanks to gods of the forest, the mountain on the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar in May.

In the cave, you will see three lakes separated by the small mudflat and bedrock ranges piled up together. On the ceiling cave, cliffs have many stalactites with diversified shapes and particularly swallow’s nests. Sunset and thousands of swallow wings at entrance. Their chirrup likes the remixes among beautiful green forests, causing massive cave never lonely.

Stalactites in a cave are not enormous by the flow of the flood of erosion from millions of years. However, the stream in the cave is very miraculous, Rao Thuong stream continue winding, curving as S-shaped, overcoming the low mudflats, rocky clefts, being dimly visible in En Cave. Stalactite dunes are in various shapes and colors are scattered everywhere. Its flow is as reluctant to leave this magnificent cave.

From the entrance to the depth of about 1km, a sedimentary sinkhole created a skylight, bringing sunshines down sapphire stream, painting a magnificent picture. Scenery is like in Heaven. Feeling human beings are so small in front of a spectacular cave. Cold air of stalactites, sapphire of fresh stream that you have to immerse myself down to get to the other side that people are still lightheaded, as in fairy stories.

Entrances of En Cave are a round arch with enchanting beauty. One is a strange mighty door; another one is 83m in high, 35m in width, making groups of caving surprised: “It’s really majestic. We have never seen such an entrance. Humans too humbled by this entrance. “This is also a place where photographer, Carsten Peter selected as the theme for the shooting to give birth to works “En Cave” has been voted by National Geographic magazine is as one of the most beautiful natural images on March, 2011.

The unique features, which Phong Nha and Heaven caves don’t have of En Cave is in the blue colors of the river and light shining from skylights make the scene be more sparkling and fanciful. En Cave is like a fairy world with diversified flowers and grasses. From the cave overlooking the entrance tourists may see lively landscapes, spacious sandy beaches and lush green pristine rainforests ….

According to geomorphological experts, besides stunning beauty of En Cave, it also carries the burden of flood drainage valley for Ban Doong. Without Hang En is as an enormous button, in flood seasons, floodwaters from upstream will turn into Ban Doong a submerged swamp… Geomorphological experts say that without En cave, the flood drainage in the valley of Ban Doong become unsolvable and likely become dangerous swamp.

Nevertheless, the appearance of En Cave brought a life to a vast valley with a hundred hectares. In En cave, scientists also saw other migratory of vegetation into the grotto. The seeds of the ferns, other trees follow annually flood flows into the cave, they float downstream and cling to the rock cleft and then, when the sprint, we start a new proliferation in a cave spectacularly. With En cave, British Caving Association said it was spectacular cave, a standard form of movement of crust remaining hundreds of millions of years.

Let come to Rao Thuong – Hang En to explore this spectacular caves to be immersed in the mountain and primordial forests of Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park with sound of chirping birds and murmuring streams, rustling of trees, which dispel all anxiety your daily life. Combined with activities such as camping, fishing, bathing spring, observing Leaf Monkey, tourist can visit a highland village – Ban Doong to perceive traits of primitive living of ethnic people in the heart of heritage. Enjoying the rustic dishes of local people such as sticky rice and boiled chicken, vegetables are picked in forest to have delicious soup, fish in the stream of Rao Thuong grilled fragrantly over an open fire. Surely, whenever you go, you will remember a journey to Rao Thuong- En Cave and memorize all the usual dishes, but with a very distinctive aftertaste of Phong Nha – Ke Bang…