Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave
paradise-cave Wooden staircases in Paradise Cave

Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO-recognised world natural heritage site in the central province of Quang Binh, has become a favourite destination of domestic and foreign tourists.

After visiting the cave, many people recognised its irresistible magic, saying that this is really the most beautiful wonder of the Creator on earth.

Thien Duong was labeled the world’s most beautiful and magnificent cave when it was discovered by scientists from the British Cave Research Association in 2005.

Located in the middle of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, about 4 km west of the Ho Chi Minh Road, the cave, which is believed to be formed hundreds of millions of years ago, is surrounded by underground streams and rocky mountains.

The cave was discovered by a local man named Ho Khanh. British explorers then explored the cave and stated that it is 31.4km long, with width from 30-100 metres wide, with the widest point measuring 150 metres and the height of around 60m. It is considered the longest dry cave in Asia.

After crossing an old forest, visitors see the entrance to the cave shaded by century-old trees and are then dazzled by the mysterious beauty of stalactite pillars, each dozens of metres in diameter, and grandiose rock arches, which are works made by the enchantment and sudden inspiration of the Creator over the past millions of years.

After crossing an old forest, visitors see the entrance to the cave shaded by century-old trees and are then dazzled by the mysterious beauty of stalactite pillars, each dozens of metres in diameter, and grandiose rock arches, which are works made by the enchantment and sudden inspiration of the Creator over the past millions of years.

Thien Duong cave was detected in 2005 and opened for tourists by Truong Thinh Group last September . The cave is around 60 kilometers from Dong Hoi city. It is located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park. Experts said that Thien Duong is more beautiful than Phong Nha, which is called the number-one cave in Vietnam.
Its stalactites and stalagmites have been formed over thousands of years and stir the visitors’ imagination. While on the wooden walkway, one cannot help but admire this gift of nature.

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DivinaSan
December 13, 2015
“Just heavenly” This longest dry cave in Asia in one of the most beautifull things we saw during our visit of Vietnam. Unbelievable creations in different colours and forms make us feeling unreal, so special you can't miss it! it is so special that I have no words for it , and I was not able to make a picture of so much beauty ! This was heaven on a very special place (Paradise Cave)! Visited November 2015
Abe L
December 13, 2015
“The most beautiful thing I have ever seen.” This is truly the most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed. At times you feel as though you're walking through the Milky Way. I would recommend going as early as possible to avoid the hordes of visitors. We did this by renting a scooter and leaving at about 6:45am from Dong Hoi. We did a day trip to the Paradise Cave on a little scooter from Dong Hoi and didn't have any decent maps or explained route. Essentially once you take the turn off to the National Park (which is marked by a massive sign on the mountain) you carry on straight off the turnoff. Be sure to try and fill up by one of the vendors informally selling gas before venturing into the jungle as it is a long and beautiful ride. Keep on straight along this road until you see a sign saying "botanical gardens" take that turnoff and you'll be on the loop road that takes you to all the caves. If you're a photographer (as I am) bring a tripod and a wide angle lens for a few long exposures.
QuyAn
December 13, 2015
“Simply amazing” About 20km from Phong Nha. Entrance fee: 250k/pax. More if you use bungy car. But I suggest hike up the cave's gate, which took me half an hour. There's 2 routes: 1km and 7km. The short one is the normal route where you go on the wooden road. If you want to be more adventurous, the longer one may suit you. But they said tourists have to register 1 day in advance to book for that tour, which I think you can ask your hotel or agency.

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