1. Phong Nha – Ke Bang is selected as one of two most experienced destinations in Vietnam by Lonely Planet magazine

Lonely Planet magazine – the most prestigious travel magazine in the world, has announced the list of 15 most experienced destinations in Vietnam in 2017. Phong Nha – Ke Bang ranks the second, just behind the ancient city of Hoi An and above Ha Long, Hue and HCM city…

According to the travel magazine, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is the world natural heritage of Vietnam with two times honored by UNESCO: First time is in July 2003 at the 27th session in Paris (France) and the second was in July 2015 at the 39th session in Bonn (Federal Republic of Germany). Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth. It contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago with hundreds of cave systems and spectacular underground rivers.

En cave in Phong Nha

 

2. The CN Traveler magazine published Son Doong cave as one of 15 most beautiful caves in the world.

Son Doong cave (Vietnam) listed in the sixth of 15 most beautiful caves in the world that selected by CN Traveler magazine. According the magazine, “Son Doong cave makes people wonder why it contains both forests, underground springs and a distinct climate. Clouds inside Son Doong fly out that is a sign for the first adventurers to see the grandeur of this cave”.

Hang Sondoong

3. Discovered 19 new caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang area

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park MB coordinated with British Cave Research Association and Hanoi University of Natural Science to survey 19 new caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang area. There are many caves of scientific value in terms of geology, geomorphology. The caves are formed at different altitudes, which is not only demonstrate the erosion of water through different periods in this area but also determine the age of the earth’s crust.

New cave in Phong Nha

4. Exploiting many routes and new tourist sites

In 2017, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park Management Board has researched, tested and developed the routes and destinations to meet the needs of visitors by opening more new tourist sites such as: Hamada Valley – Tra Ang cave, discovery Paradise cave – Gieng Troi, Dai A cave, Dai Cao, Pygmy; Surveying some new caves to put into tourism such as O ro cave, Bi an cave, Bun cave, Ngam cave and Cay Sau in Tra Ang area; To adjust “Conquering Son Doong Project” 4 days 3 nights; Developing a plan for organizing nature experiments at Nui Doi Semi-Wild… Up to now there are 4 mass tourism products and 8 exploring tourism products and 3 products are being tested and submitted for approval in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

5. Getting highly effective in forest management and protection work

In 2017, the Management Board has achieved many significant results in forest management and protection work. There were 1.901 patrolling, destroyed 20 illegal camps (decreased 60.8% over the same period), dismantled 1,854 rope traps (decreased 8,8%), prevented 155 people that enter illegally into the Park (decreased 65,1%); made minutes to handle 166 resource violations; mobillized the local people to submit 55 military guns and handmade guns; provided 438,6 millions VND for the State budget (decrease 20,2% over the same period).

6. Foreign visitors to Phong Nha increase sharply compared to 2016

With many new tourism products and promotional activities, comprehensive tourism promotion, specialized for international markets such as broadcast on television channels, e-journal, newspapers, social networking, website, APEC Summit locations in 2017 in Da Nang… have attracted more tourists. In 2017, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park welcomed and served 759,085 visitors (increase 8% over the same period), include 129,355 international arrivals (increase 50,4%) and 629.730 domestic arrivals (increase 2,1%).

7. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park Management Board celebrated the heroic martyrs’ sacrifice at Hang Tam Co and Road 20- Quyet Thang.

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the martyrs’ heroic sacrifice in Hang Tam Co and Road 20- Quyet Thang, from November 25th 2017 to December 4th 2017 Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Management Board celebrated many activities at Memorial Temple to express deep gratitude for martyrs who devoted and sacrificed for protecting the national independence.

The ritual program is organized with many contents such as: the worshiping ceremony, incense offering memorial martyrs, the praying ceremony…. In particular, the art program is organized by Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committee, Radio the Voice of Vietnam and VTC Digital Television on the evening November 26th 2017. The program is gratitude for the great merit of the heroic martyrs at Hang Tam Co and Road 20-Quyet Thang.

8. Getting many achievements in biodiversity conservation.

Performing one scientific research and a provincial science and technology mission; Getting the consolation prize in the 7th Quang Binh Technology Creativity Contest (2016-2017) and the third prize in the preliminary contest “Write about employees – Write for employees” has been launched by the Labor Newspaper.

9. Tet Holiday Fair in Phong Nha, from 4th to 6th of Lunar Year

In order to preserve and promote traditional values, Tet Holiday Fair is the meeting place of those who live far from home or the guests want to enjoy the taste of home.

10. 76 contestants from countries and territories of Miss Grand International 2017 visited Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

On October 10th 76 contestants from countries and territories of Miss Grand International 2017 has visited Paradise cave, Chay river – Dark cave in World Natural Heritage Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

This is one of the most prestigious beauty contests on the planet. Quang Binh was selected to organize the contest “Ethnic garment” and many promotion activities on tourism and cultural… attracted nearly 100 million followers in the world.

My Hanh

Phong Nha – Ke Bang – the wonderful place to visit where was considered “ an underground kingdom”. Phong Nha – Ke  Bang national park has  an ancient beauty , it is a priceless present which the God gives to Quang Binh people. Because of this reason, Phong Nha national park has become the best choice to travel for domestic and foreign tourists. If you attend to have a great trip in Quang Binh, you should to refer some experiences in this post. Let’s make your trip more exciting.

  1. The best time to visit Phong Nha:

There are two clear seasons in Quang Binh:

  • Dry season (from April to August ): The temperature is around 36- 400C but in the cave the temperature is very cool about 18-22°C
  • Rainy season (from September to March): There is much rain in this season. So if you visit Phong Nha caves in this time, you should have a perfect plan and preparing your clothes.

So from April to August is the best time to visit Phong Nha with nice weather.

  1. How to get to the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

The park is about 50km from Dong Hoi city. You can get by tour, taxi or motorbike.

From Dong Hoi city you can rent vehicles:

  • If you want to have the trip by yourself, you can rent the car from 4-45 seats ( call us on 0914 666 872)
  • Taxi has price about 25.000 vnd/km. There are many taxi brands such as : Dong Hoi Taxi (0232) 3841.841; Xuyen Viet Taxi : (0232) 384.84.84;  Mai Linh Taxi: (02323) 3838383; Tien Xa Taxi : (0232) 3797979
  • You can rent a motorbike in Dong Hoi city or center of Phong Nha, It has price 150.000/day/one (call 0914666872)
  • You can contact to us to have a great tour in Quang Binh (Mrs. Lan: 0914 666. 872). We will answer all your questions about Quang Binh province.
  1. Where you stay 

There are two choices for you: living in Dong Hoi city or Phong Nha town

Some hotels in the Dong Hoi city:

  • Two-star  hotels : Nam Long plus, Ngan Ha, Thanh Phuc, Thuy Duong, Ban Mai hotel…with price about 350.000 – 550.000/a night/a room ( Not including breakfast)
  • Three-star hotels : Thanh Phuc 2, Riverside,Cao Minh, Quang Phu, Bao Ninh, Anh Linh, Luxe… with price from 500.000-800.000 vnd/ a room/ a night ( including breakfast)
  • Four-star hotels : Muong Thanh, Sai Gon with price from 900.000-1.100.000/ a room/ a night ( including buffet breakfast)
  • Five-star hotels : Sunspa resort, Gold coast resort, Muong Thanh Luxury with price from 1.100.000- 2.500.000 vnd/a room/ a night (including breakfast buffet)

Some hotels in the Phong Nha town:

  • I.P Homestay : Phong Nha lake house, Chay Lap Farmstay, Ho Khanh homestay… with price from 800.000 – 1.100.000 vnd /a room/a night ( including breakfast)
  • Three-star hotels : Heritage By Night with price from 600.000 vnd /a room/a night (including buffet breakfast)
  • Two-star hotels : Sai Gon Phong Nha with price from 400.000 – 500.000 vnd /room/night (including breakfast buffet)
  • One-star hotels : Thien Thanh hotel, Thuong Hai hotel, Thien Duong hotel… with price 300.000 vnd/room/night.
  • Motels: Easy Tiger, Huong Giang with price from 200.000-250.000 vnd/room/night.

Especially, you call us on 0914 666 872 to book rooms in Quang Binh with cheaper price than another system.

  1. The famous places to visit in Phong Nha – Ke Bangphong nha ke bang

Where will you visit in Phong Nha National Park? To visit all the best places in Phong Nha National Park, you should spend three days and two nights.There are some attractions you can refer when you get to Quang Binh.

Phong Nha Cave

Tour 1: Discovering Phong Nha cave 1.2-kilometer-long on the boat.

Phong Nha cave with 7.729-meter-length is the longest underground river in the world. When you discover this cave, you will feel the air cool and interested in wonderful stalactites and stalagmites. I am sure that it will make you so comfortable and relaxed. There are  three caves inside : Bi Ky, Fairy  and Palace cave inside Phong Nha cave with different beauty.

The price of a ticket to vistit Phong Nha cave is 150.000/ a person. The price of a boat is 360.000 vnd with maximum 12 persons. You can share the boat with other one. The more people enjoy on the boat, the cheaper you get.

Tour 2 : Discovering 4.500m Phong Nha cave on Son (Lipstick) river 

Beside the first tour, you have another choice to enjoy the Son (Lipstick) river with the 4.500m length.

To get the second tour, you should contact to travel company to pick up and drop off and the English guide whole your trip.

They will give you some equipmets such as:

+ A Kayak for two persons.

+ A helmet and a head light for exploring.

+ A life jacket.

+ A English guide.

+ 3- 4 porters.

You have to pay 1.700.000 VND/ one/a ticket at Phong Nha tourism center.

The time: one day (8.00 AM – 17.00 PM)

Tien Son Cave

After visiting the wet cave – Phong Nha, all of tourist will go to visit dry cave – Tien Son. This cave located 200m above Phong Nha cave.

Paradise cave

Tour 1 : Discovering Paradise cave on the wood floor 1.2km

“An underground kingdom “ is the name we call this cave. Paradise cave is one of the best beautiful and mysterious wonders in the world. This is also the longest dry cave in Asia with the length-31.4 km and the width from 30- 100 m and 150m in the widest place. Inside this cave, you can see a lot of stalactites and stalagmites with different beautiful shapes. The more imaginative you have, the more attractive the image is.

Tour 2: Discovering the mysterious depth of Paradise cave 7000m

Time : one day

In the risky tour, tourists will see the well of the sky where you can look up to see the vast sky. It is the reason why you come in the cave you feel like an air condition and easy to breathe .

Tourists have a chance to see no eye fishes and albino shrimps.

The price of this tour is 2.000.000 VND/one/ticket at the Paradise cave tourism center.

Dark Cave

Dark cave is a branch of the Phong Nha’s cave system. It has been discovered in 1990 and 1992 by British caving association. Dark cave is both dry and wet cave with 5.528m length and 80m height. It has been named “Dark Cave” because of its dense light making us feel that we can touch it. Dark cave has thousands of stalactites with different and beautiful shapes where is the shelter of swallows, bats and rare langur monkeys . Especially, you will enjoy the swing zipline and others exciting sport games.

Hang En

Hang En (swallow cave) is1.645m long through the mountain and making 3 gates.Hang En becomes more mysterious and sparkling beauty under the shine of light. If you want to discover this trekking – 30-meter-long and 10-meter up and down, 500-meter-hight and more 10 meter stream you have to have a good healthy.

Mooc spring ecotourism destinations

Mooc spring attracts visitors by its ancient beauty and fresh air. This is the best attractive place to relax and enjoy your life.

Thuy Cung cave

Thuy cung cave has clear-green tranquil water. This cave is considered an underwater palace with colorful and wonderful water grottoes.

You can book the trekking Sinh Ton vellay – Thuy Cung cave with 10-kilometer-long walking of Netin Travel Company .

Tu Lan cave system

Tu Lan cave system includes more 10 caves. One of them was found in 1992 and others were found in recent years. Especially Chuot cave was chose the place to make the famous movie –  Kong: Skull Island.

If you have any information want to know about the Kingdom of caves and find some tours please click to the link:

     + Website: https://www.quangbinhtravel.vn/ ; https://phongnhacave.org/

     + Hotline: 0914.666872 or 0912356056

 

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.

 

 

On september 27, the Management Board of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park held a conference on tourism in the first nine months of 2016, aiming to draw the lessons of experience and the orientation of the remaining months and 2017. Attending the conference were Mr.Tran Tien Dung, vice chairman of the provincial people’s committee; representatives of the related departments and branches.

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Phong Nha Ke Bang

In the past time, total number of tourists to Phong Nha Ke Bang achieved more than 626,195 arrivals; of which international arrivals were 67,817 visitors and 558,378 domestic tourists, rose by 1% compared to the same period last year. Total revenues reached VND 102 billion.

The Park Management Board in collaboration with people’s committee of Son Trach commune and some of tourism enterprises encouraged and supported the local residents in building homestay, farmstay, hotels…

Speaking at the conference, Mr.Tran Tien Dung praised the efforts of the Management Board of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park to overcome the difficulties in the past time and implement the guidelines of the PPC on the reduction of 30% ticket price of Phong Nha Cave and Tien Son caves and other tourist routes in the Park.

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Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the ecological site of North Truong Son, covers administrative borderlines of Bo Trach, Quang Ninh, Minh Hoa districts (mainly Bo Trach); about 50 km northwest of Dong Hoi city, about 500 km south of Ha Noi capital, is evaluated as one of the 238 globally important ecological regions, with ranges of calcareous mountains which have almost been developing continuously with relatively unified components, is the largest Karst region with an area of over 200,000 ha. It is a typical sample of geological process of Karst category and formation of caves which have been taking place globally, not only in the field of biological diversity but also the best scenery in caves of the world .

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park has a total area of 343,638.04 ha. Of which, the core zone is 125.729,6 ha, including: strictly protected sub-zones 64,894 ha, ecological restoration sub-zone 17,449 ha,  service-administration sub-zone 3,411 ha, extended area 31,070 ha (belongs to communes of Thuong Hoa, Hoa Son of Minh Hoa district), special forest 8,364.5 ha, the land without forests 173.6 ha, other land 367.5 ha. The buffer zone is 217,908.44 ha (belongs to 13 communes of districts of Bo Trach, Quang Ninh, Minh Hoa).

Phong Nha – Ke Bang area has a group of over 300 caves multi – shaped known as the “Kingdom of the cave”, where there is a mystery of wonders and attraction, a paradise for scientists in caves, explorers and tourists. Up to now, the British cave research association in collaboration with the Geography Department of Hanoi National University has surveyed more than 170 caves with a total length of hundreds of kilometers, which have been published on the journal of International Caves  – No. 48, July 1994 and valuated as one of the most beautiful sights with characteristics as follows: the cave with the longest underground river, the highest and widest entrance, the most beautiful sandbank and reef,the most beautiful undergroud lake, the most beautiful and widest dry cave, the most spectacular stalactites, stalagmites and longest water grottos. Among the caves, Phong Nha is really prominent with surveyed length of nearly 8 km, mainly with underground rivers, Vom cave (Arch cave)  is more than 15 km long, Paradise cave is 31.4 km which are included in the list of the caves with the longest underground rivers in the world.

Along with the miraculous cave system, the Trooc river, Chay river and Son river in  Phong Nha Cave – Ke Bang region with the fresh blue streams winding among the rock mountains with forests, have created a poetic beauty as a magnificent water – color  painting.

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phong nha ke bang

The primeval forest Phong Nha – Ke Bang with tens of top of mountains of more than 1,000m high, full of obstacles and no human footprints, is an attractive place for climbing and exploration. For instance, Co Rilata peaks of 1,128 m high, Co Preu of 1,213m high. Lying among the peaks over 1,000 m, suitable for ecological tourism and climbing such as mount Phu Sinh of 965 m high, Ma Ma of 835 m high. Especially, mount Ma Tac of 721 m high.

In  Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, there is still existing a primitive tropical forest, little affected, with the covering of  more than 96.2% and features a great biodiversity. In this region, there is according to the survey data, many endemic plant species of the limestone forest such as Chò nước (platanus kerrii), Cho Dai Nghiến (Burretiodendronhsienmu), Trầm Hương (Agarwood), Ba Kích, Sao ….vessel plants include  1,762 families, 511 stains, 876 species, of which 38 species are listed in the Viet Nam Red Book, 25 species listed in the IUCN Red Book (World Union for Conservation of Nature) and 13 endemic species in Viet Nam. Scientists also discovered many rare plant species in danger of extinction such as the Calocedrus rupestris, paphiopedilum spp and many other rare plant species. Regarding fauna, 140 mammal species have been identified, 35 species are listed in the Vietnam Red Book and 19 species are listed in the IUCN Red Book, 356 species of birds, 15 species are listed in the Vietnam Red Book, 19 species are listed in the IUCN Red Book, 99 species of reptiles and amphibians, of which 4 new reptile species were discovered such as ear lizards, Phong Nha Geckos, Truong Son Vipers, crotaluses, with 18 species are listed in the Vietnam Red Book and 6 species in the IUCN Red Book, 259 species of butterflies, 162 species of fish, of which there are 4 endemic species to Quang Binh, 47 species of frogs. Especially, the forest on limestone forest is home to a significant population of primates in Vietnam, with 10 species are recorded, occupying  about 50% of total species of primate species in Vietnam, 7 species of primates are listed in the Vietnam Red Book. In comparison with other conservation areas and national parks in Vietnam, the abundance of the animal species in Phong Nha-Ke Bang is rather high. The rare species, especially primates have been found with the highest number of the country.

Besides the vegetation and wild animals, Phong Nha – Ke Bang region is also the place where the highly valuable historical and cultural heritage of many ages have ever been and is currently existing such as archaeological heritages of prehistory, Cham culture, and ancient Viet, vestiges of the base of resistance war against the French of Ham Nghi king in late 19th century at Mai Rai mountain and well-known places such as Xuan Son ferry, Ho Chi Minh trail, the Quyet Thang road No.20 which have entered into the legend associated with brilliant feats and lofty sacrifice of Vietnam people in the war for independence and unification of the fatherland.

In addition, in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang region live mostly  Chut – minority ethnic group, a few Viet and Bru-Van Kieu ethnic. In Quang Binh, there are about 3,500 heads  Chut-Sach, Chut-May, Chut-Ruc, Chut-Arem, Chut-Ma Lieng people who mostly scatter in Tuyen Hoa, Minh Hoa and a few in Bo Trach district. In Phong Nha – Ke Bang area, about 2,450 people of Chut minority ethnic present in Minh Hoa and Bo Trach districts, mostly of them are above mentioned clans, except Chut-Ma Lieng

The ethnic people of the Chut ethnic group (named as Chut Poong) and their languages that is guessed to be divided from first Viet-Muong language in about century V-VI. Name “Chut” means ‘Rem Da in Vietnamese”, means “Limestone curtain in English”.

The Chut’s people is now agriculturalists, but they used to earn a living by hunting, picking and live in extremely backward and wild conditions. Most of all Chut minority ethnic lived on shifting cultivation and wandering hill tribes in forests and caves … Today, spiritual and material life of the Chut ethnic group has been improving step by step. The Chut’s people culture that is the object of study of many scientists and it is also the attractive places for minority ethnic people cultural tourism in Phong Nha-Ke Bang Area.
During the past years, Phong Nha – Ke Bang as become a favorite tourism place of  the tourists. The number of tourists has increased more and more, especially from the time when Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was recognized as a World Natural Heritage. Together with My Son holy land, Hoi An ancient town, Hue ancient capital, Phong Nha – Ke Bang World Natural Heritage formed and opened an original tourist route “the Central Heritage Road”, which will create the atraction to tourists.

Viet Nam’ Government is compiling scientific documentation to submit to UNESCO to consider recognition Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park as a world natural heritage for biodiversity a second time.

Phong Nha cave, from which the name to the whole system and the park is derived, is famous for its rock formations which have been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”. Phong Nha cave is 7729 m long but tourists can only penetrate to a distance of 1500 m.and contains several grottoes or chamber, including the Bi Ky grottoes.

Its cave system features underground passageways and river caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The stalagmites that used to stand at the cave’s entrance apparently inspired its name: Phong Nha means ‘Wind and Teeth’.

Phong Nha is famous for its rock formation that bear intriguing names such as the ‘Lion’, ‘Unicorn’, ‘Kneeling elephant’ and ‘the Buddha’. After flowing about 19 km underground, the Son river emerges from the mouth of this cave, draining a huge area of the limestone mountains around Phong Nha.

Phong Nha has been voted as one of the most wonderful caves in the world for a number of reasons: for its longest underground river, for its most beautiful underground lake. for its highest and widest entrance, for its most beautiful and widest dry cave, for its most beautiful sandbank and reef, as well as for its most spectacular stalactites, stalagmites and longest water grottos.