Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – The Cave Kingdom

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is located in Quang Binh Province, which is 50km away from the Dong Hoi city centre. It has the area of 1233 square km, which has been recognized  as the World’s Natural Heritage in Vietnam by UNESCO.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park has the border with the Hin Nam No Natural Reserve in Laos. This cave complex includes about 311 caves in a variety of sizes. Phong Nha Ke Bang is well-known for its  limestone formation at the age of about 400 millions year old, distinct caves, groundswell and the rare animal and plant species systems. In 2009, The British Cave Research Association (BCRA) discovered the Son Doong Cave, which is considered as the biggest-sized cave in the world. This National Park now is the inspiration of many explorers, researchers in the world for the deeper understanding of its. 

How to get to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park from Hue:

Phong Nha Ke Bang is 50km away from the City Centre of Quang Binh Province, and 210km away from Hue City Centre. It takes about 4 hours to drive from Hue to Phong Nha by some common ways that we will below list them  for you to consider as the best choice for your trip to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

Travel to Phong Nha Ke Bang by Shuttle Bus:

open bus to Phong Nha Ke Bang 
open bus to Phong Nha Ke Bang

 

Pros Cons
  • Safe
  • Cheap
  • No privacy
  • Can’t enjoy the sightseeing en route
  • Time limited
  • Not flexible

Travelling to Phong Nha Ke Bang by Shuttle Bus is one of the best choice if you want to travel such a far distance of 210km. Besides, you can also join the tour Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park One Day from Hue to explore one of the spectacular caves in the world. Besides, you can go on tour with our Bus Tour of Phong Nha National Park in one day for the best budget tour for you.

Travel to Phong Nha Ke Bang by Private Car:

Private Car - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
Private Car

 

Pros Cons
  • Safe
  • Private
  • Flexible
  • Expensive

Private Car will offer you the best conditions for the trip to Phong Nha Ke Bang. It is not only safe but you can also enjoy the amazing views on route. In addition, on the way you don’t have to share the place with anyone else, and the time will be flexible depending on your wish. For that reasons, we think Private Car is the best option.

We recommend you the Private Car Service for the trip from Hue to Phong Nha Ke Bang.

Travel to Phong Nha by Rental Motorbike:

Rental Motorbike - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
Rental Motorbike
Pros Cons
  • Flexible
  • Enjoy the nature en route
  • Dangerous

Travel to Phong Nha by Motorbike will be much more dangerous than others. Phong Nha is far away from Hue, and you will be endangered  if you go on motorbike without any caution. If you decide to choose motorbike, be careful and equipped yourself with helmet to protect yourself.

If you want to rent motorbikes, contact us via email or whatsapp. 

Travel to Phong Nha by Taxi:

taxi - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
taxi
Pros Cons
  • Flexible
  • Private
  • Expensive

What to see in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park:

Phong Nha Cave:

Phong nha cave - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
Phong-nha-cave

Phong Nha Cave is the typical cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang. It is the watery cave which is 7729m long. 

Heaven Cave ( Thien Duong Cave):

Heaven Cave
Heaven Cave

The Heaven Cave is considered to be the longest dry cave in Asia. The reason why it is called Heaven lying on the beautiful and fabulous look that everyone who is inside the cave has a feeling they are really in Heaven. 

Son Doong Cave:

Son Doong 2 - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom

Son Doong cave has recently been found by English explorers. This fantastic cave has been striking the world for its stunning and spectacular views. It contains a primeval forest inside the cave which attracts a lot of explorers. However, the trip to Son Doong will be not easy for the visitors. I mean the only way to visit Son Doong is booking tour with a travel agency. If you are a solo traveler and want to travel by your own, this will be impossible for you. The government has limited the number of people visiting Son Doong a day. For that reason, you have to join the tour for your safety and for the allowance to be inside. One thing  you need to consider is the price for the tour. It costs about 3000$ for the tour then I think it will not be suitable for the budget travelers.

Dark Cave ( Hang Tối):

Dark cave - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom

Dark Cave is one of the factors which makes Phong Nha Ke Bang popular for its stunning and wonderful views in Vietnam. This cave provides a kind of adventurous ecotourism for the explorers. It wil be easier for the journey inside the cave because what you want to do is visiting the dark Cave and buy the entrance tickets.

Phong Nha Botanical Garden:

Botanical garden - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
Botanical garden

Phong Nha Botanical Garden  is home to about 500 plants in the area of over 40ha. This is a natural forest which diverses in birds and mammals. The most well-known places that you should visit is Gio Waterfall, Vang Anh Lake which offers you many chance to enjoy. You can also take camping overnight and observe the wildlife animals. For the time being there, you can have a lot of chance to enjoy and explore the nature without any hesitation.

WHAT TO DO IN PHONG NHA KE BANG NATIONAL PARK:

Trekking:

Trekking - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
Trekking

 

This activity will be the first thing appearing in your mind when mentioning Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. It is the most common activity in this place. This will take you through the cave to explore the mystery of the caves.

 

Kayaking:

kayaking - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
kayaking

To get to the caves, visitors have to go kayaking on the rivers. There’s no doubt that it is a fantastic activity and full of joy. In the massive landscapes, the beutiful and quite nature mixed with the mild climate will be appealing to anyone.

 

Ziplining:

Zipline - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
Zipline

Why not ziplining? To me, this is the most amazing in Phong Nha when you can take the zipline from one side to others. What attracts you most is the way it brings you the excitement. I believe this will helps anyone who are stressful to have a better mood. Imagine you are hanging in the mid air, the wind flow through your face. You are blowing your blues away with ziplines. Who can resist this? What can be better?

 

Mud bathing:

Mud bathing - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
Mud bathing

The last activity I recommend you is the mud bathing. It is a treatment method of Vietnamese which can reduce the stress and help you to retrive the healthy skin. You can be under pressure for work, you have to stay up late everynight and youk skin turns out to be not smooth, then mud bathing will be suitable for you. 

 

Where to stay in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park:

homestay - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
homestay

Homestay is the best option. There are a great number of homestays along Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Their interior designs will take your heart for the first time by its distinct features. In addition, the people here are friendly and hospitable. There is no worry for the customer service in Phong Nha Ke Bang. 

 

Where to eat in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park :

Nguyên Shack Restaurant: 

nguyen shack phong nha - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
nguyen-shack-phong-nha

Nguyen Shack allures you with the unique architecture and cozy atmosphere. Visitors enjoy Nguyen Shack for its amazing food with friendly staffs. The interior design is also a plus. Nguyen Shack ranks #1 for the best restaurant in Phong Nha. The main dish here is the barbecue.

Bamboo Cafe:

bamboo - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - The Cave Kingdom
bamboo

This cafe brings the traditional styles to the visitor. The cafe is decorated with bamboo symbol. The cozy atmosphere, good service along with the the delicious food are the reasons why this restaurant attracts a lot of tourists everyday.

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