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Phong Nha Caves

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Dong Hoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Dong Hoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, National Parks, Caverns/ Caves
Description: The spectacular system of underground rivers and passages still has some Cham altars from the 10th century.
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Perth, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

They are all interesting in a different way but my favourite ones where the Dark Cave which you should not miss and Paradise Cave. Hire a motorbike and discover them for yourself the roads are quiet and the villages that you pass through & the people are wonderful

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Caves were amazing, boat trip smooth and quite in the caves (turned of motor). Lighting in caves was discreet and made the most of the features.

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Waltrop, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

To visit Phong Nha Cave you take a Dragonboat on Son Song river and enjoy a smooth journey with lovely views of water buffalo bathing in the river or local people fishing. The cave itself has beautiful formations you can see from the boat and later by foot. It is a really nice and relaxing trip. If you want a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The title said it all. Truly a beautiful cave, and you will have a lot of time having fun on the boat. A lot of formations inside, with immerse stalagmites everywhere.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice trip to the caves on the boat. Phong Nha caves are really nice but are nothing compared to Paradise cave.

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Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I loved this cave - especially as you could take a Dragon boat ride up to the cave entrance and then they rowed inside and right through the cave - allowing you to look and take wonderful photos of the formations.

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Sitges, Spain
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Indeed a wonderful cave that you cover by boat and a small portion by walk. 30 minutes by boat upstream to the cave entrance, after which the pilot cuts the engine and starts to paddle through. You will see immense stalactites and stalagmites. Try to join a group or create your own group to share the cost of the boat.

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Armagh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Flew to Dong Hoi just to do the two caves. Both were fabulous. Phong Nha Caves were beautiful as we drift through it silently in a boat. The Paradise Caves were like being in a huge cathedral made by Mother Nature over thousands of years. You can't believe the size of it. Someone mentioned the trip to the caves was... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Amazing two day trek, quite hard work and I would take my own boots next time. Guides were very helpful and good fun, the food was brilliant.

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Mulhouse
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful cave, nice atmosphere. The guide is a joke not giving any explanation except showing fantom animals everywhere. The visit is really worth although people having visit this one and Paradise cave have preferred paradise cave. What is not ok is the trip from Hue. They claim 3,5 h trip but it is more 4 hours plus half hour stop... More

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