Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites since 2003. It is located 45 mins driving from Dong Hoi City, Vietnam. It is home to the world’s largest cave and Asia’s oldest karst mountains for 400 million years ago. Recently, Phong Nha Cave is one of the best amazing caves to explore the Karst landscape and underground. You will get a great chance to see the spectacle of tropical dense forests and scientifically significant cave in the natural. Best caves in Phong Nha are geological wonders for your holiday in Vietnam.
1. How to get Phong Nha Cave
By bus: The bus option is a popular choice among tourists. You can book the sleeping bus within air-conditioned and wifi. The bus will directly take you to Dong Hoi City.
By train: If you have more time and you want to get a sense of Vietnamese Countryside. The train will cross several different landscapes from the green fields to the Coast Mountains. The train will stop at Dong Hoi Station. From there, you’ll have a chance to explore caves in Phong Nha.
By Plane: For those whose are on a budget and have a bit more time, a flight is the best choice for you. You can find the cheap flights with Jetstar Pacific or VietJet Air to Dong Hoi City and which are often available between Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Hanoi.
After reaching Dong Hoi City, then you will take the taxi or car or book a motorbike tour to Phong Nha – Ke Bang Nation Park. In Ho Chi Minh City, tourists usually make a Saigon tour motorbike to ride to the wonder.
2. Getting Around Phong Nha Cave
Indeed, There are more than 300 caves and grottos in Phong Nha Nation Park System which is the spectacular system of underground rivers. If you are a type of adventure in your blood, it is suggested that you can rent or book a motorbike tour and explore the amazing natural cave and get around Phong Nha Town.
Phong Nha cave is the most famous caves in Vietnam that you must visit in Phong Nha Ke Bang on a boat. It is considered the first wonders characterized as the longest underground rivers and the most beautiful stalactites in the world. It is the wonderful masterpiece of this Creator in ASEAN that you can only see in Vietnam.
Entrance to the cave is 150,000 VND and the boat is 360,000 VND with a guide for a day. There is a wooden boat sliding slowly across the green water of the river toward the cave entrance. You will see the colourful small villages, the fishermen on the Son River and the dense jungle spreading in your eyes until the end of the River that is the entrance to the cave
Once the boat gets slowly into the darkness of the underground river, in the peace and quiet in the dark water, you will see the amazing giant stalactites chandeliers hang down from the ceiling in the enormous cave has been building here since over a million years ago.
Near the end of your floating trip, you can leave the boat and set your foot to the first cave called Cung Dinh Cave where was used as a hospital and shelter during Vietnam War. It should take your journey about more than 3 hours for floating and walking around the cave that you will have a spectacular sight in Phong Nha cave.
In case you’re a person who loves adventures and locates in the South of Vietnam, you can try any Saigon motorbike tour to Phong Nha caves. It is more interesting and adventurous.
3. Having a countryside motorbike tour
Going to the countryside and visiting small villages is a peaceful trip with the charm of dramatic green hills and the sound of natural blending gently in the air. This is also the most beautiful part of Central Vietnam that you have to get it.
If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, you can book a motorbike tour in Saigon. Then you can have an adventure trip to travel through the mountain roads of the West Ho Chi Minh Trail to Phong Nha – Ke Bang Caves