Attractions

Top Choice National Park in North-Central Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave …
Top Choice Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Hang Son Doong

Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave) is known as the world's largest cave, and is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. The government approved (very restricted) access to the cave system in June 201…
Top Choice Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Tu Lan Cave

The Tu Lan cave trip begins with a countryside hike, then a swim (with headlamps and life jackets) through two spectacular river caves, before emerging in an idyllic valley. Then there's more hiking through dense fo…
Top Choice Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Hang En

This gigantic cave is very close to Hang Son Doong, and both featured in a National Geographic photographic spread in 2011. Getting here involves a trek through dense jungle, valleys and the Ban Doong minority villa…
Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Hang Toi

Incorporating an above-water zipline, followed by a swim into the cave and then exploration of a pitch-black passageway of oozing mud, it's little wonder Hang Toi is the cave experience you've probably already heard…
Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha Cave & Boat Trip

The spectacular boat trip through Phong Nha Cave is an enjoyable, though touristy, experience beginning in Son Trach town. Boats cruise along past buffalo, limestone peaks and church steeples to the cave’s gaping mo…
Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Paradise Cave

Surrounded by forested karst peaks, this remarkable cave system extends for 31km, though most people only visit the first kilometre. The scale is breathtaking, as wooden staircases descend into a cathedral-like spac…
Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh Province

Van Long Nature Reserve

Set amid glorious limestone pinnacles, this tranquil reserve comprises a reedy wetland that’s popular with bird-watchers. Among the bird species that have been spotted here are the rare black-faced spoonbill, cotton…
Church in Phat Diem

Phat Diem Cathedral

The cathedral’s wooden interior boasts a vaulted ceiling supported by massive columns. Above the granite altar Vietnamese-looking cherubs swarm, while Chinese-style clouds drift across the blue ceiling. Beneath are …
Cave in Ninh Binh Province

Mua Cave

Down a sleepy road between rice paddies, this cave is not terribly impressive, but there are panoramic views from the peak above. A stone staircase beside the cave entrance zigzags through the karst (beware the goat…