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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 only approved (very restricted) access to the cave system in Jun…
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 fore…
Top Choice Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Hang Toi

Incorporating an above-water zip line, 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 hear…
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 village. Boats cruise along past buffalo, limestone peaks and church steeples to the cave’s gaping…
Cafe in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Bamboo Cafe

This laid-back haven on Son Trach's main drag has colourful decor, a cool outside deck, and well-priced food and drink, including excellent fresh fruit smoothies and varied vegetarian options. It's also where you'll…
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Mountain Goat Restaurant

Dine on grilled and steamed de (goat) – try the goat with lemongrass – at this riverside spot in Son Trach. Other options include spicy chicken and ice-cold beer. From the Phong Nha Cave boat station, walk 150m alon…
Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Hang Va

Discovered in 2012, and opened to visitors in 2015, Hang Va is explored on a two-day/one-night excursion that travels firstly along an underground river in Hang Nuoc Nut. Tours overnight in a jungle camp at the entr…
Bar in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Jungle Bar

The in-house bar/cafe at Easy Tiger is the most happening place in Son Trach, with cheap beer, pool tables, and live music four nights a week. Add to the growing display of national flags if you're feeling patriotic…
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…
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Wild Boar Eco-Farm

Surprisingly it's roast chicken on offer here, although giant porkers are raised as well. Reached by boat or via a bumpy bike path, the attraction here is relaxing in simple bamboo shelters overlooking a river valle…