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Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave


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Phong Nha Cave

Table of content

I.General introduction

II. Where is Phong Nha Cave? 

III. Learn about Phong Nha cave

 Phong Nha Cave is a cave in the limestone mountains of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Quang Binh is an attractive and famous destination. The cave has been used for tourism activities since 1991. Tourists, after going upstream of the Son River, visit Phong Nha Cave, which has a magnificent system of stalactites with seven outstanding characteristics. Here, visitors can choose from two Phong Nha tours: Phong Nha Cave 1,200m tour and the Son Ho 4,500 m tour.

II.Where is Phong Nha Cave? 

Located in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, about 45 kilometers northwest of Dong Hoi city, Phong Nha Cave is located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. From Dong Hoi to Phong Nha, visitors will be walking on the legendary Truong Son road. After arriving at the Phong Nha tourist center, tourists follow the Son River to visit Phong Nha. Considered the "Thien Nam First Cave" of Vietnam, sheltered by tropical forests. It is the first point to be put into operation to serve tourists in Phong Nha Ke Bang. 

III. Learn about Phong Nha cave

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park The name "Phong Nha: people often call Phong Nha Ke Bang Cave. The name of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is also derived from Phong Nha Cave. However, Phong Nha Cave is just a cave like many other caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

On a cruise on the poetic Son River, visitors come to experience and admire the beauty of Phong Nha.


Động Phong Nha - Kỳ Quan Đệ Nhất Động Chi Tiết A-ZĐộng Phong Nha - Kỳ Quan Đệ Nhất Động Chi Tiết A-Z

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According to scientists, the process of weathering to form caves in Phong Nha is a natural process that took place 250 million years ago. The main topography of Phong Nha-Ke Bang is limestone and dirt mountains. The average height is 600 meters, the wall is narrow, and the wall is vertical. Phong Nha Cave is located in the southeast part of the Ke Bang limestone massif. In a strongly weathered limestone area, an area of about 10,000 km2, extending for 200 km in the north of the Truong Son range, through to Laos. In this limestone massif, there is a phenomenon of underground water.

Visit Phong Nha by Kayak in the tour 4500m


Vào Động Phong Nha bằng Kayak trong tour 4500mTour Động Phong Nha chèo thuyền Kayak - Tiệc nướng BBQ

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The visible surface flow is the Son, Trooc, Chay, and Rao Thuong rivers, originating from small streams. In En Cave, the large stream flows underground into the limestone mountains to form caves. The two banks of the Son River are the lives of local people here. People around here often drive boats to serve tourists who visit Phong Nha Ke Bang.

Phong Nha Cave

 With a length of 7,729m, a depth of 83 m, and a height of 50 m, with many small and large side branches. Including Bi Ky cave, Tien cave, and Cung Dinh cave. This is a type of water cave that flows underground in the mountain bed and has many typical stalactites. Legend has it that the stalagmites hanging down at the mouth of the cave contributed to the poetic name "Phong Nha", which means "wind through the teeth". The name Phong Nha also originates from here. Phong Nha stalactites are considered beautiful and took millions of years to form.

Bên trong động Phong NhaĐộng Phong Nha

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The beautiful stalactites of Phong Nha Unique stalactites in the cave Phong Nha is famous for its unique rock formations, named after natural shapes. The feeling of entering the wonderland: "Lion", "Unicorn", "No Adoration,", "Palace," or "Buddha Statue." After about 19 kilometers, it flows underground under the Truong Son range. The river appears at the mouth of the cave with a blue color in the dry season. And especially the red color of alluvium in the rainy season. Visitors can also explore the formation of stalagmites and stalactites in some of the 14 rooms inside the cave. Inside about 1 km is Bi Ky Cave, a side branch located deep in the cave about 600m from the cave entrance. It is believed that at some point between the 9th and 11th centuries, the Cham people chose this place as a place of worship.


Chèo thuyền trong hang động

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Canoeing in the cave After dozens of scientific investigations by the Vietnamese, French, and British, Phong Nha Cave is still filled with mysteries. Currently, many caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang are in operation for tourism. However, Phong Nha Ke Bang Cave is still the number one choice for tourists. The Phong Nha tour is both gentle, suitable for many ages, and poetic when going down the Son River to explore this cave.



Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave





We will suply

Long sleeve shirt
Life jacket
Mountain slippers
Professional porter team
English tour guide
Headlight helmet
Waterproof bag
Shuttle bus
Medical equipment

You need to prepare

Sun glasses
Mosquito repellent spray