Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

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Recognized by Unesco as a world natural heritage, Phong Nha cave is the most popular tourist destination in Vietnam. Find out Top things to do in Phong Nha.

Not long ago, the peaceful village of Phong Nha was barely mentioned in guidebooks, but the unexpected discovery of one of the world's largest caves has made it an adventure tourism hub. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a rugged limestone region with huge caves. It is also home to endangered wildlife species and ethnic minorities. The gateway to this adventurous land is Phong Nha, a welcoming village on the banks of the charming Son River.

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Join a cave expedition

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Enter the magical world of Phong Nha caves, which number 300 and keep increasing. At Nuoc Nut Cave, you can camp at the foot of limestone cliffs, while Hang En has a massive main chamber with shimmering turquoise lakes.

Go in search of wildlife 

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The ultimate way to discover Phong Nha's flora and fauna is to join Mr Hai's Eco Conservation Tour. Anh Hai, a young and enthusiastic conservationist, will take you to the Wildlife Rescue Center before hiking to Thac Gio for a dip in the cool water.

Explore Bong Lai Valley

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Rent a bike and pedal out to Bong Lai village to find the Cold Beer Pub. Here, there is only one item on the menu: scrumptious grilled chicken served with an impeccable homemade peanut sauce. After lunch, drive to the beautiful landscape at Wild Boar Eco Farm.

Walk the eco-trail

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Nuoc Mooc Eco Trail is a serene retreat in the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. Its wooden walkways lead to tropical forest and turquoise streams. Hire a bike, pack a picnic and make your own adventure.

See the Big One

Son Doong cave is said to be the largest cave in the world. It is big enough to accommodate skyscrapers and has a jungle ecosystem. Multi-day tours to Son Doong Cave last from four to six magical days.

Phong Nha Weather

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Top recreational activities in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

April to June are great months to visit Phong Nha. From July to September, temperatures can stay hotter. The rainy season lasts from October to December, and the area can be prone to flooding. Cold weather runs from December to February, so bring extra layers for cooler weather.

Phong Nha Transport

Trains arrive at nearby Dong Hoi station from the north and south on the Thong Nhat expressway. Direct flights from the capital and Ho Chi Minh City are also available to Dong Hoi. The easiest way to get from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha is to take a local metered taxi. For budget travelers, there are buses from Hanoi, Hue or Da Nang. Visitors who spend the day exploring the caves and sights in the national park should rent a motorbike or a car. Cycling along the river and Bong Lai Roundabout is a laid-back way to visit. Finally, get on the boat to see the Son River and Phong Nha cave.

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