In recent years, Quang Binh tourism has been well known in the world. Especially decent guys are becoming more and more attractive places in the eyes of international friends. famous for its beautiful painting and the wonders of caves such as: Heaven cave, Phong Nha cave, Tien Son cave, Son Doong cave, Tu lan cave … but maybe you still don’t know much about a place, considered to be sung today. That is the Chay River – Dark cave in Phong Nha – Ke Bang. This article we want to share with you the most complete information about this place.
Chay River and Dark cave is located in Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. Chay River – Dark Cave is 75 km away from Dong Hoi in the Northwest, 3km from Thien Duong Cave. Chay River – Dark Cave is managed by Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. You can only go by car or motorbike to get here. Bus currently only runs from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha. Want from Phong Nha to here you have to rent a tourist car in Phong Nha or Phong Nha motorbike to experience.
In 1992, the cave was discovered and named the Dark cave by the Royal Caves Expedition Association of England because of the dense darkness covering the nooks and crannies of the cave. The cave is 5,258m long, 80m high, 50m wide, including 2 gates: the front door is adjacent to the Chay river (30m high, 10m wide) and the back door is adjacent to the forest (50m high, about 20m wide). In the cave there are many stalactites shaped, diverse colors. The old stalactites have faded, the color is lime yellow, the color is white lime, the other is moss green. In particular, Dark cave possesses stalactites with parasitic living ferns – rarely seen in other caves.
According to scientific researchers, these stalactites are vestiges of a period of strong geological movement. Dark Cave also has underground river sections tens of meters deep, a natural freshwater lake named Thuy Tien and a mud lake of about 20m2 with essential minerals that are good for human health. In addition, the area of Dark cave is also inhabited by animals such as bats, swallows, etc., especially the Hatinh langurs – primate species listed in Vietnam’s Red Book.
Chay River and Dark Cave is currently managed, invested and exploited by Phong Nha – Ke Bang Tourism Center with many attractive services. From the Chay River Animal Observatory, visitors can experience a zipline with a length of 400m across the river to reach the front door of the Dark cave. After exploring and bathing mud in the cave, visitors will be kayaking to explore the Chay River, then zipline zip line to drop people into the river bath and participate in many interesting underwater games.
- You should prepare yourself a bikini outfit for the Mud Cave Dark bathing
- For those who do not shower in the mud cave, how would you like to dress in clothes that you feel most comfortable with? But it is best to wear swimwear to facilitate the swing and bath springs again.
- In addition, you should prepare an extra towel to wipe yourself dry when bathing in the stream is finished. Of course there will also be resorts but I think you should use your own towels.
- Not all that you should wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen.
- Wearing sandals is best because after bathing in the stream, wearing thick will be very uncomfortable. But it depends on your preference.
Tickets to visit the Chay River cave have 2 types of tickets. When buying a ticket to visit the Chay River in the evening, it is not returned. The entrance ticket to the Chay Song River Dinner includes the following services:
+ Package tickets: 450,000 VND / ticket.
Ticket service includes games at Chay River Dark Cave: Zipline Swing, Dark Mud Bath, Kayka Rowing, Baseball River Bathing, Lifejacket, headlamp, helmet to Dark Cave, game show continuous.
+ Private ticket service: VND 270,000 / ticket
Services include: Zipline zip-line, Kayka, Chay river bathing, life jacket, play games show games continuously…
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