- Phong Nha – Ke Bang is considered as a “Beautiful scene like paradise” or “imperial palace in the ground” with natural scenery as beautiful as a watercolor painting that was given to the people of Quang Binh. Because of that, Phong Nha becomes an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Travel to Phong Nha, you should consult some Phong Nha – Ke Bang travel experiences below for more complete and interesting.
- The ideal time to go Phong Nha Ke Bang
+ Dry season (from April to August): The temperature outside is 36-37 ° C, the temperature in the cave is always at 20-21 ° C very cool pleasant. This is a good time to take part in exploring caves in the natural heritage of Phong Nha – Ke Bang.
+ The rainy season (from September to March of the following year): The North East monsoon, with the average rainfall of 2,000mm – 2,300mm / year. In the big water season, water rising of Son River will hide the cave door, tourist boat cannot visit the Phong Nha cave. Dry caves: Tien Son Cave, Thien Duong cave is still a normal sight. Phong Nha travel experience comes from Da Nang / Hoian Please note that you need to schedule as well as dress and prepare the right clothes.
Therefore Phong Nha – Ke Bang travel time is most suitable from April to August because the weather is favorable for sightseeing and tourism.
- How to transfer to Phong Nha from Danang/Hoian? How to transfer from Danang to Phong Nha/ Hoian to Phong Nha?
+ Train: You can book train ticket from Danang to Dong Hoian at dsvn .vn or go to Danang railway station to buy it. But train only arrivals in Dong Hoi, it is far from Phong Nha about 40km.
Train Number SE6 SE22 TN2 SE2 SE4 SE20 SE8 Departure time 03:20AM 06:16AM 08:14AM 12:46 14:13 18:40 22:59 Arrival time 09:01AM 13:15 15:15 18:30 19:37 00:34 04:35AM
Price: From 7 USD – 10 USD
Taxi from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha: 30USD/ Car/ 2 persons
+ Private Car:
Duration: 8 – 10 hours with stop en route at Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach, Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River. You also can stop by Vinh Moc Tunnel with surcharge 10USD/ Car
Car with free Wifi, mineral water and driver can speak Basic English your trip will more convenience and easier.
- Hotel in Phong Nha
Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel ĐT20, Phong NHA, Sơn Trạch, Bo trach, Quang Binh. Chày Lập Farmstay Ho Chi Minh Tay, Phuc Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh. Phong Nha LaKe House Khuong Ha hamlet, Hung Trach, Bo Trach, Phong Nha. Easy Tiger Hostel – Jungle Bar, Jungle Boss Homestay…
- Thing to do in Phong Nha
+ Phong Nha Cave: is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. It is 7,729 metres long and contains 14 grottoes, as well as a 13,969 metre underground river. While scientists have surveyed 44.5 kilometres of passages, tourists are only allowed to explore the first 1500 metres.
Entrance fee: 150,000VND/ Adult; Tien Son Cave: 80,000VND/Pax; > 6 years-old child: 20,000VND; < 6 years-old child: free.
Boat trip: 360,000VND/ boat/ max 12 pax
+ Paradise Cave: is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, 60 km northwest of Dong Hoi city. Thiên Đường Cave is located on an elevation of 200 meters above the sea level, near the west branch of Ho Chi Minh Highway, in Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam…
Entrance fee: 250,000VND/ Adult; 0,9m = 1,3m child: 125,000VND/ child; < 0,9m child free.
Electric car: 60,000VND/4 Pax/ way; 100,000VND/ 4 pax/ 2ways; 90,000VND/ 6 pax/way’ 150,000VND/ 6 pax/ 2ways
+ Son Doong Cave: ‘cave of the mountain river’ or ‘mountain cave of Đoòng [village]’ in Vietnamese), is a solutional cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. As of 2009 it has the largest known cave passage cross-section in the world, and is located near the Laos–Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing subterranean river. It was formed in Carboniferous/Permian limestone.
Tour Son Doong with price 3,000USD/ Pax – full booking in 2017.
+ Dark Cave: Dark Cave is the most popular tourism site in the area. It was first discovered in 1990 and opened up not long after that. The Dark Cave is the smaller version of the Son Doong Cave. The reason for the name is that there is no artificial light installed inside the cave and with its total length of 6 kilometers it’s nothing but darkness! Moreover, the rocks inside the cave are dark, some gray some black.
Zip-line, Kayak, Game: from 01-Feb to 15-Sep 270,000VND/ Pax; from 16-Sep to 31-Jan 150,000VND/Pax
Zip-line, Kayak, Game, Mud-bath: from 01-Feb to 15-Sep 450,000VND/Pax; from 16-Sep to 31-Jan 250,000VND/Pax
+ Botanic Garden: The garden is home to Gio (Wind) Waterfall, Vang Anh Lake, a prototype exhibition house, a propagation section, and pristine forest patches. Its diverse flora provides a rich habitat for various species of birds and mammals. Located on the Road No.20 Quyet Thang, approximately 12 km from the Phong Nha Tourism Center. Botanical Garden is a natural forest with an area of over 40 ha and 500 plant species within their diverse ecosystems.
Entrance fee: 40,000VND/Pax
And hundreds of large and small caves have just been discovered in Phong Nha…