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Address: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Dong Hoi, Vietnam
Description: The spectacular system of underground rivers and passages still has some...
The spectacular system of underground rivers and passages still has some Cham altars from the 10th century.
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I was highly recommended by other solo travellers to go visit Phong Nha village and the caves, so I went for it and it was an awesome experience. I arrived in Phong Nha a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was highly recommended by other solo travellers to go visit Phong Nha village and the caves, so I went for it and it was an awesome experience. I arrived in Phong Nha a little bit after 11am and by the time i checked in all the motorbikes were rented out so make sure you rent the motorbike first thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did the two day trek to the third largest cave in the world, Hang En. The tour company we used was Oxalis and they were fantastic. Our guides were knowledgable, helpful and fun. Our lead guide Binh was especially outstanding. The trek is fairly rigorous but the porter carry the tents and food, so our packs were pretty light.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We did the National Park tour through Farm Stay and it was great! Transport to and from, lunch, entry to two of the caves, kayaking and swimming in the caves too. The tour guides were really knowledgable and we learnt a or about the history around there during the Vietnam War. A great day out and really good value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This cave is actually in Phong Nha NOT Dong Hoi. You are much better off going to the town of Phong Nha and getting a tour from there or going on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

we just walked to the tour counter and bought two tickets for the boat and a ticket for the cave entrance fee and that was all that was needed. Super easy! The caves were beautiful and since we didn't though it's up to her company we were the only ones in the caves which means even better! Don't miss Son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

So far, Phong Nha National Park has been a highlight in our trip through Vietnam. The place is amazing, and is just starting to see an influx of tourists. My recommendation is to rent a motorbike and do the national park loop, stopping at the different caves and waterfalls. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I got the chance to visit 2 caves: 1) The first one called Phong Nha was really beautiful. We went in by boat. The time to get to the cave was pretty long though (about 45 minutes if I'm not mistaken), but I got the chance to see the nature and the scenery a bit. We passed by some locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Travelling up to the cave by boat then to experience the beauty as it opened up inside was sensational. Ben from the Phong Nha Homestay had clued us in on the significance of the cave during the American War. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really enjoyed this, its all about the boat. We found it really relaxing being paddled through the cave. Go early to avoid the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I initially tried to ride my bike to the cave and go exploring without a tour but I had to turn around and return to the tourist center to purchase the ticket for the boat ride in. Luckily I grouped together with other tourists that were there so with 11 people on a boat our total cost was 190k Dong... More 

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