Given the fact that Quang Binh province is rich with caves, we can say that Phong nha tour is one of our best-selling tours. Other than the caves, another wonder of the tour is the 5 km boat ride on the river before you reach the mouth of the cave. Here, you can enjoy the natural wonders, such as beautiful mountains, that God endowed this country with.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is situated in Quang Binh province. The Park can be compared to a huge and valuable geological museum of the world thanks to its complicated geological structure with different categories of stone including sandstone, quartz, schist, siliceous limestone… Inside the limestone topography are over 126 km of cave systems, with over 300 caves and grottos.
Lying in the heart of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Son Doong, the world’s largest natural cave, was discovered in 2009. The cave is seen as a valuable property of humanity with its aw-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites, splendid cave pearls and a primitive tropical forest.
The cave from which the park takes its name is Phong Nha cave, which is considered by many to be the best cave in the world, has been a site of mystery and wonderment for natives and visitors alike for centuries. Phong Nha Cave is famous for its rock formations which have been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.
Son Doong cave isn’t new, but it is newly discovered. The cave contains some of the tallest known stalagmites in the world, which are up to 70 m tall. Behind the Great Wall of Vietnam were found cave pearls the size of baseballs, an abnormally large size.
While Phong Nha and Son Doong may be known for their size, Tien Son cave is known for its beauty. Like Phong Nha cave, this cave features spectacular stalactites and stalagmites shaped like several fairy-tales. Stalactite and stalagmite columns and walls here create strange sounds like that of gong and drum if they are knocked with the hand.
Paradise Cave is a newly found cave in this area, is longer than Phong Nha cave, previously considered the longest cave in this national park. The limestone formation is also more spectacular than that of Phong Nha Cave.
Besides the cave, the park is also a great place for mountain climbing, hiking, and eco-tours of the surrounding Ke Bang Forest. This is the largest forest with this tree in Vietnam. Most of the trees here are 500–600 years old.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was first nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. For anyone who enjoys the outdoors and natural wonders, this park should make it onto your Vietnam itinerary.