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Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park | Explore Kingdom Of Caves

10/07/2023 Phuc Tran

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam that attracts both domestic and international visitors. Mother Nature has blessed this location with gorgeous architecture as well as unique cultural features. Dideden offers the most appealing attractions in Phong Nha to help you experience all the enjoyment.

ABOUT PHONG NHA KE BANG NATIONAL PARK

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is located in Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province. In 2003, This location was recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site based on geological and geomorphological criteria. Additionally, it was designated for the second time as a World Natural Heritage Site based on biodiversity and ecosystem criteria in 2015.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park has a moderate climate all year, with average temperatures ranging from 20 to 24 degrees Celsius. The million-of-year-old karst limestone formations are characteristic of this national park. This national park’s name is a mixture of two elements: the name of the Phong Nha Cave and the Ke Bang limestone forest area.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - About Phong Nha Ke Bang

Explore the King of Caves at Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The national park contains around 400 caves and an underground river system. At the same time, this location is home to many rare and valuable plants, which include many species in Vietnam and the World’s Red Books. For the reasons mentioned above, this is considered a motivation for visitors and scientists to come here and explore.

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THE BEST TIME TO VISIT

During the dry season from April to August, the temperature outside is 36-37 degrees Celsius, sometimes reaching 40 degrees Celsius. At the same time, the temperature inside the cave is constantly 18-22 degrees Celsius, which is quite cool and comfortable. This is an ideal time to go cave exploring in the heart of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - the best time to visit

The best time to visit Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The rainy season lasts from September to March of the following year, and the average rainfall ranges from 2,000 to 2,300 millimeters yearly. The Son River’s increasing water will hide the cave entrance during the high water season. Tourist boats are not permitted to enter here. Therefore, they cannot see Phong Nha Cave.

Therefore, Dideden recommends you the best time to visit Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is from April to August. During those months, the weather is relatively consistent. Because there is less rain, it is easier to move and visit caverns.

ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS

Phong Nha Cave 

Phong Nha Cave is one of the most typical Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park cave system settings. The cave is 7,729 meters long and is divided into two sections: a water cave and a dry cave. This cave is famous for having the world’s longest underground river system.

Phong Nha is well-known for its unusual rock formations that have been called after natural shapes. The names of each block will also transport you to a fantasy world, such as “Lion,” “Unicorn,” or “Palace”. You will notice the cool and pleasant air when visiting Phong Nha Cave. Especially during the summer, you can feel more clearly with a temperature of only 18-22 degrees Celsius.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Phong Nha Cave

Discover the First Wonder of the Cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Dideden suggests taking a motorboat ride down the Son River into the Phong Nha Cave. Coming to Phong Nha, the fresh and cool air here will make you feel very intrigued, relaxed, and at ease. You can appreciate the unique natural splendor of the First Cave by going down the boat with more than 600 meters of water in the cave.

Ticket price to visit Phong Nha Cave:

  • Adults: 150,000 VND (6.52 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult.
  • Children whose height is from 1,1 to 1,3 meters: 75,000 VND (3.26 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 children.
  • Children whose height is under 1 meter: free.
  • Boat to visit Phong Nha Cave: 550,000 VND (23.91 USD) / 01 boat with a life jacket, which carries up to 12 guests, including children.
  • Tour guide service: 200,000 VND (8.69 USD)/Vietnamese guide and 300,000 VND (13.04 USD)/an English guide.

Tien Son Cave

After seeing the Phong Nha water cave, travelers frequently visit Tien Son Cave, which is a dry cave. Phong Nha – Tien Son is a natural twin. Tien Son Cave is one of the most extensive caverns in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park area. It is around 45 kilometers Northwest of the center of Quang Binh.

The overall length of the stalactite cave is 980 meters, although people can only visit it 400 meters from the cave’s entrance. If you go deep inside, the reef is 500 meters long with a depth of 10 meters, which is very dangerous. The Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park travel guide advises you not to go here because this place should only be suitable for those who want adventure and discovery.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Tien Son Cave

Heaven on earth

When you enter Tien Son cave, you will feel as if you have entered a fairyland. Nature’s splendors will always inspire feelings ranging from awe to adoration, attraction to seduction. Tien Son Cave is a fairytale-like stalactite palace with thousands of stalactites and rainbow stalactite columns piled to form a coherent whole.

When visiting Tien Son Cave, the wonder of the stone slabs and columns is that they resonate with each other. You will get a peculiar sound similar to gongs and drums when you lightly tap on them. You will become a conductor who creates a beautiful musical choir. This is really fantastic for your Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park trip, right?

Ticket price to visit Tien Son Cave:

  • Adults: 80,000 VND (3.48 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult.
  • Children whose height is from 1,1 to 1,3 meters: 40,000 VND (1.74 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 children.
  • Children whose height is under 1 meter: free.

Paradise Cave

The British Royal Cave Association considers Paradise Cave to be the longest dry cave in Asia. The cave is 31.4 kilometers long and 30 to 100 meters wide. At the same time, this location is known as “the palace in the ground”. Therefore, Paradise Cave Phong Nha is regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular and captivating wonders.

Paradise Cave was formed naturally in limestone rock and is surrounded by pure and abundant primeval woodland. When you enter the cave, you will see a plethora of stalactites of all shapes. The stalactites in Paradise Cave are more shaped than those in Phong Nha Cave.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Paradise Cave

The palace on the ground of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park never disappoints you!

To get to the cave, you must first climb 524 wooden steps. After that, with 1 kilometer of exploring the cave, you may relax and appreciate the calm atmosphere and incredible beauty of the enormous stalactites. Therefore, this location has become a must-see when visiting Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

Ticket price to visit Paradise Cave:

  • Adults: 250,000 VND (10.87 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult.
  • Children whose height is from 1,1 to 1,3 meters: 125,000 VND (5.43 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 children.
  • Children whose height is under 1 meter: free.
  • Tour guide service: 200,000 VND (8.69 USD)/Vietnamese guide and 300,000 VND (13.04 USD)/an English guide.

Electric car transfer service:

  • 4 seats: One-way ticket price: 60,000 VND (2.6 USD)/route/round. Round trip ticket price: 100,000 VND (4.35 USD)/route/round.
  • 6 seats: One-way ticket price: 90,000 VND (3.91 USD)/route/round. Round trip ticket price: 150,000 VND (5.21 USD)/route/round.
  • 8 seats: 200,000 VND (8.7 USD)/route/round.
  • 14 seats: 350,000 VND (15.217 USD)/route/ round.

Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave is the largest natural cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park’s cave system. In 2009, the Guinness Book of World Records named this cave the largest cave in the world. This location has been compared to an “underground paradise.”

Son Doong Cave has a unique weather system and creates its own clouds. When coming inside, there are massive stalactites up to 80 meters high and fossils dating back millions of years. There are two “sky wells” in the cave, which are two collapsing holes. This is where sunlight may enter the cave and assist plants in growing and developing.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Son Doong Cave

Admire the beauty of the world’s largest cave

To reach Son Doong Cave, you have to go via a village within Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Because it is surrounded by a bush and the only way to reach there is on foot. You can spend some time in this village before heading to Son Doong. Dideden ensures that is also an exciting part of the journey.

Although exploring Son Doong Cave is free, the Quang Binh province government does not allow free trips. All for your protection and the preservation of nature. However, the cave was turned into an adventure tourism destination. Dideden will send you the pricing of the Son Doong Cave excursion shown below.

Son Doong Cave tour price:

  • Tour operation time: from January to the end of August every year.
  • Cost for 1 person: 70,000,000 VND (3,000 USD). Currently, to stimulate tourism demand, the tour price is only 58,200,000 VND (2,530 USD)/exploration trip 4 days 3 nights.

Swallow Cave – En Cave

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park contains En Cave, which is the world’s third-largest cave. En Cave is more than 1.6 kilometers long and features a huge geological fault line. There are 3 entrances in this cave for you to enter. And the greatest and most famous of which is 120 meters high and 110 meters broad.

The sun shines through the cave’s large entrance from December until March of the following year. The cave contains one gate in the center of the mountain and two at the mountain’s base, facing Southeast and Northwest along the Rao Thuong Stream. When compared to famous caves in Vietnam, this is a unique feature.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - En Cave

Explore the world’s third-largest cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The weather at En Cave is heavily impacted because of its location in the core zone of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. In general, the weather inside the cave is not significantly different from the weather outside. The temperature within the cave ranges between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Visitors can see rock monkeys, gibbons, and langurs at the cave’s main entrance and back door. The campsite is placed above the cave’s ceiling. Many swallows choose to make their nests near En Cave’s lofty and broad rear door. In addition, after discovering Son Doong Cave, many people would choose En Cave as a camping place.

Botanical Garden 

The Botanical Garden is part of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park‘s tropical forest ecology. The Botanical Garden covers more than 40 hectares and includes thousands of different plant and animal species. Therefore, a diverse and rich environment has emerged. Furthermore, this location has many other intriguing things with remarkable stats that attract your curiosity.

Visitors will be able to see nature’s stunning landscape buried deep in the tropical jungle. You will admire the Wind Waterfall with white foaming water from above. Or you can freely swim and relax at the cool Vang Anh Lake. You can admire the rare endemic species of flora and fauna of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park at the specimen display house.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Botanical Garden

Wind Waterfall – Must-see place to visit in Botanical Garden

During the more than 4 kilometers trek, tourists can immerse themselves in nature and observe the fantastic view of the mountains. This location is compared to a tiny version of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Because in addition to having diversified flora and fauna, the alpine scenery here is similarly wild and gorgeous.

Ticket price to visit Botanical Garden:

  • Adults: 40,000 VND (1.74 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult.
  • Children whose height is from 1,1 to 1,3 meters: 20,000 VND (0.87 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 children.
  • Children whose height is under 1 meter: free.

Additional services:

  • Tour guide service: 200,000 VND (8.69 USD)/Vietnamese guide and 300,000 VND (13.04 USD)/an English guide.
  • Planting a souvenir tree: 350,000 VND (15.22 USD)/tree and nameplate.
  • Camping: 200,000 (8.69 USD)VND/night.

Chay River Dark Cave

Chay River Dark Cave is one of the famous places to visit in Quang Binh. This location is in the heart of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. This area is well-known for its caves, particularly the jade-like blue river that everyone admires.

The cave is 5,258 meters long, 80 meters high, and 50 meters broad. It has two entrances, the first one is on the Chay River, and the second is in the forest. Many stalactites of all shapes and hues may be found in the cave. Particularly, Dark Cave has stalactites with parasitic ferns. To other caves, this is considered an unusual image.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Chay River Dark Cave

Beautiful drawings of nature will surprise you

Chay River Dark Cave will be a thrilling adventure tour full of fascinating adventure activities. Those who enjoy the thrill of adventure can join the swing and jump from the zipline to reach the cave entrance. At the end of the entrance, there will be a natural mud beach to relax by soaking in a very unusual mud pit. The mud here is exceptionally pure and contains various minerals good for one’s health.

If you don’t want to take part in these daring activities, Dideden suggests you can kayak down the Chay River, explore Dark Cave, and enjoy a mud bath. Next to the marina, you can also select drinks and Phong Nha delicacies. Why don’t you quickly write down this appealing discover tour to make your Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park unforgettable?

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Mud bath Dark Cave

Experience mud bathing in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park cave system

Ticket price to visit Chay River – Dark Cave package:

  • Adults: 450,000 VND (19.57 USD). This ticket price includes a short and 400 meters 2-wire zipline, Dark Cave Exploration, cave mud bath, Kayaking, river bathing, Sasuke adventure bridge, water slide, and River games.
  • Children: 150,000 VND (6.52 USD) (from 1 – 1,3 meters high, no zipline, use kayak with parents). This ticket price includes exploring the dark cave and taking a mud bath, discovery equipment, and water sports games (not including thrilling games).

General ticket price Chay River – Dark Cave:

  • Adults: 270,000 VND (11.74 USD). This ticket price includes a short and 400 meters 2-wire zipline, Kayaking, river bathing, Sasuke adventure bridge, water slide, and River games.
  • Children whose height is from 1,1 to 1,3 meters: 110,000 VND (4.78 USD).
  • Children whose height is under 1 meter: Not allowed to join the Discovery Tour and use only the kid’s pool.

Ozo Treetop Park

Ozo Treetop Park is part of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park population in Quang Binh Province. Coming to Ozo Treetop Park Quang Binh, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the first primeval forest in Vietnam. Especially this is the first tree-based park, which has a diversified system of games in the trees and the water.

Ozo Treetop Park includes a forest habitat on limestone mountains and numerous beautiful natural landscapes. Visitors can enjoy the vast ecosystem and learn about unique animals in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park while walking on the 999 meters long twisting floor system. A panoramic view of the Ozo Stream flowing through the core of the park is also available.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Ozo Treetop Park

Playworld paradise in the trees and the water at Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Ozon Cave is roughly 2.5 kilometers long and 3-4 meters high. If you enter the cave from the door, you should swim about 17 meters to see the stunning magnificence of the cave. The surrounding region in front is entirely made up of sparkling and iridescent rocks, stalactites, and stalactites.

When you visit Ozo Park, don’t forget to test your strength with a variety of exhilarating games in the woods, such as bird watching and nocturnal animal watching. In addition, tourists can put their skills to the test by kayaking and boating on the tranquil waters of the stream that flows to Ozo Waterfall.

Ticket price to visit Botanical Garden:

  • Adults: 200,000 VND (8.69 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult.
  • Children whose height is above 1,4 meters: 100,000 VND (4.35 USD)/ 01 ticket/ 01 children.
  • Children whose height is under 1,4 meters: free.

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PHONG NHA KE BANG SPECIALTIES 

Phong Nha Honey

Quang Binh not only has a honey specialty in Tuyen Hoa but also mountains and forests of Phong Nha. Wild honey is a specialty product of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park that is harvested by indigenous people from the primeval forest, which maintains its purity.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Phong Nha Honey

Natural Phong Nha Honey

Wild honey in Phong Nha is a gift favored by nature for this mysterious land. Every drop of honey is extracted from the wax nest, containing all of the nutrients beneficial to health and beauty. This is one of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park specialties that many travelers prefer to buy as a health gift that is also incredibly important and profound.

Phong Nha Peanut Oil, Black Sesame Oil

Many tourists trust Phong Nha pure peanut oil as their gift for family and friends. This is a product made on a sophisticated, closed line. However, the oil’s purity and retention of natural ingredients that are beneficial to health are always assured.

Aside from peanut oil, there is a cold-pressed pure black sesame oil product that is excellent for persons with digestive problems or tumors or who are advised to reduce fat. Because the chemicals in black sesame are easily absorbed, they do not create “fatigue” in the body like other oils.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Phong Nha peanut oil

Phong Nha Peanut Oil – Pure Product Good For Health

All peanut oil and black sesame oil of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park have a high nutritional value and are entirely healthy vegetable oils. Therefore, Dideden believes this is a specialty Quang Binh bought as a meaningful gift for friends and loved ones.

Son River Black Carp

Carp on the Son River always have fragrant, excellent, and nutritious meat. Because fish are frequently grown in river cages and fed algae or plankton obtained from the riverbed. Since then, carp flesh has become a commercial commodity, marketed as a specialty of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - Son Rive Carp

Son River Carp – Phong Nha Ke Bang specialty must try

People here have been adaptable and inventive in preparing a variety of delicious and healthful dishes. However, it still remains a distinct part of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park culinary landscape. Visitors can enjoy dishes made from this incredibly unusual, gorgeous, and eye-catching fish, such as fish porridge, fish hot pot, grilled fish, steamed fish, and so on.

Although there are many places to visit Quang Binh, Phong Nha National Park is always the first choice of travelers. This will be an excellent alternative for individuals who wish to explore and experience nature. With its amazing beauty and favor from “Mother Nature”, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park has provided a natural landscape to people’s hearts.

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