Pub with Cold Beer

Barbecue in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Up a dirt track in the middle of nowhere (but well signposted), this spot owned by a farming family (with chickens, pigs and rabbits) does what it says on the tin – the beer is ice cold. Hungry? Order roast chicken with peanut sauce (all ingredients are farm fresh). A kilo of perfectly grilled chicken is around 200,000d. Volleyball and river tubing are other lazy-day distractions.

Order up your grilled chicken, head up river and by the time you have tubed back downstream, your chicken will be ready and waiting.