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The spectacular system of underground rivers and passages still has some Cham altars from the 10th century.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park 510000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a one day tour including Phong Nha botanical garden, Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Caves. We preferred the two firsts. Still this cave is beautiful and different because you enter by boat. Also less touristic than Paradise cave.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zab514
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat ride towards the cave was arguably as enjoyable as the experience in the cave itself. When inside, the boat will drop you at some point so that you can find your way out by foot. Along the way there are some places where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this marvellous cave as most do by a ~20 minute boat trip along the river, and then into the cave system. Many pictures and other reviews speak to the beauty of the caves, but I want to highlight how I was disappointed by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Isabelle W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dark cave in Vietnam is a must do for all adventure seekers, which are around Phong Nga. Several providers offer tours, which will bring you to the cave and back but in case you feel save on a motor bike I recommend to go...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marc D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You get to the cave via a short boat trip and continue in the boat inside the caves. Really interesting as the Vietcong had a hospital in the caves and also stored alms in them. Huge, vast expanse. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

The visit to the caves is by boat from the local village. 20 mins by boat then u arrive at the entrance. Seems to be approx 1km or so hand punted or rowed by the crew of the boat, no motors allowed in the cave....More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The caves are beautiful. But please do not touch the stalagmites, as the oil on your hands ruins them.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AquaticHawk
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I had a great experience with the caves. We opted away from doing any of the tours, because they never really offer exactly what We’re looking for. If you’re up for a little adventure I would suggest renting a motorbike and exploring on your own....More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank asamccune
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

I loved and preferred the phong nha cave instead of the paradise cave (still we have been there at both) It was amazing inside, the water is so beautiful and you have a good mixture of going by boat and going by feet

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melanie S
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This is one's of the cave you should visit in Phong Nha area Phong Nha cave was the first cave open for tourism in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. It was opening in decade 1990s, and it was more popolar early in 2000s. To...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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December 7, 2018|
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Response from Cheryl T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, It's better if you stay in Hoi An 2D1N --> Hue (old royal palace) 1D1N --> Phong Nha - Ke Bang at least 2D1N (highly recommend you should stay in PN-KB as much as you can). Or Hoi An 3D2N --> PN-KB 3D2N. There is... More
November 13, 2018|
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Response from AhKwang | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry. Our trip was arranged by a local guide. Do not have the information to guide you. Maybe check with the hotel you are staying?
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from kerwin12stymey | Reviewed this property |
phong nha Cocoa House was a nice stay
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Hey all, looking for some advice on the best way to visit Vietnam and Cambodia! I have 3/4 weeks in September 2018 and although I do not have a tight budget I would appreciate saving money where I can. The rough trip I have looked into entails flying into Bangkok, travelling from there through Cambodia via Siem Riep, Angkor Wat, Kampong Cham, Chambok, Phnom Pen, then enter Vietnam. (Ho Chi Minh City), visit the Mekong delta, Dalat, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hue, Phong Nha Caves, Ninh Binh,...More
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You're making the same mistake so many people do when they post their itineraries... far too many places in time available. You've listed 15 places to visit. Allowing a full day travel between destinations.... not achievable (unless your idea of a holiday is to spend as much time as possible on public transport?) Do more research at TA and then trim your itinerary to take in the places that meet your interests and preferences.
TN2 train question (5 Replies)
Hello, I am currently planning a visit to the Phong Nha Caves from Hoi An and it looks as though the best way to do this would be a train from Danang to Dong Hoi and then a bus from there (if anyone knows and better ways please let me know!) The train I would need to get would be the TN2. I am finding contradictory information on this train. Does anyone know if the train has air conditioning on its soft seats? Thanks for any help
October 03, 2016|
Response fromBrent W|
Hello When you book online it tells you, they all have aircon soft seats or soft seat sleeper cabins available dsvn.vn is the website to book.
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Phong Nha with kids.. advice pls (2 Replies)
Hi we are in Vietnam for ~ 2 weeks in end Dec and planned the following:- 1. 3 days Hanoi 2. 1N/2 D Halong Bay cruise 3. 2 nights Phong Nha Caves 4. 3 days Hoi An 5. Fly out from HCMC Does this look good? Is Phing nha caves trip recommended esp with 2 kids (8/ 6 yrs) in Dec? Any modifications suggested? Tx, Akash
December 03, 2017|
Response fromCharu_Akash|
Also this question is more pertinent as our Halong Bay cruise with Dragon Legend would take us to Thien Canh Son Cave as well. For the kids especially is there a huge difference and experience to see Paradise Cave in addition to Thien Canh Son Cave or we may rather spend more days in Hoi An etc?