Phong Nha Cave – Underground river

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.

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Jooptravel
December 13, 2015
“A different experience than Paradise Cave ” Amazing cave, boat took us 1km into the cave, and turn back to dock us at the side to allow us to explore part of the cave on foot. Here you get to take pics close to the cave structures, unlike Paradise Cave where there is a structured walkway for visitors, here there is no structured walkway, you will be walking on sandy surface. The whole trip took about 1-2hrs. Visited December 2015
Christopher W
December 13, 2015
“Scenic and unusual cave visit” We visited Phong Nha Cave a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. from Hue in November 2015 It was a Long trip from Hue about 4hours car ride Although it was the rainy season,this year the rains seem delayed and we were still able to visit Normally the cave would be flooded and no boat can enter from Nov. On reaching the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, The view became scenic with spectacular limestones hills on both sides of the river journey to the caves Phong means wind and at the entrance to the cave you can feel a cool strong Breeze Entering the cave by boat is unusual compare to other cave visits No motor is used inside the cave , only oars by two boat ladies, it gives a serene and surreal journey as we peer at the formations inside most given names as their resemblance to animals and fairies The cave contains 14 grottoes, as well as a 13,969 metre underground river that can reach Laos.We are only allowed to explore the first 1500 metres. On our Long journey back to Hue we are Glad that the Phong Nha cave lived up to its Heritage status.
sdalpuget
December 13, 2015
“Cave tour” When arriving every guest house offers you 'their' tour ranging from 1250000 - 1450000 dong. After looking around we chose phong Nha backpacker hostel tour which did same tour of paradise and dark cave with lunch but was 1100000 and included a drink at the end. Great day with ngoc the guide. Paradise cave most amazing decorative case we have ever seen and the dark cave a great adventure! Zip line, swim, mud bath, kayak, then more flying foxes and ropes course over the river. Fantastic trip even for us 50 yr olds- we kept up with those 20 yr old backpackers! Visited November 2015
545hung
December 13, 2015
“beautiful caves” Phong Nha caves are very big and beautiful. the mountains surrounding the caves and the boat ride in are breath taking .being inside the caves itself is like being on another planel.highly recommend this tour for any traveler visiting vietnam Visited October 2015
GhostOfDeTham
December 13, 2015
“Outstanding site despite the tourists” Yes, this place has become a tourist mecca, and now has its share of budget eateries, trinket shops, and mini-hotels. But interestingly, this is a place where both Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese tourists go, and the energy works out well. The local tourist authority has taken the boat traffic in hand and assigns each boating family - usually poor Catholics from the other side of the river - one trip per day. If you can afford it, rent a boat all to yourself for you and your party. That way, you can go at your own pace. You go in the cave after passing a riverside memorial to North Vietnamese soldiers who perished here during the American War; you're dropped off after a tour inside and walk back out after passing various rock formations, etc. Your boatman meets you at a quay. Fantastic! Visited July 2015
January 28, 2016
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