How to get to Phong Nha cave and paradise cave ?
Currently, Phong Nha cave, Paradise cave & Dark cave are one of three tourist attractions attract the considerable amount of tourists.
Phong Nha cave:( wet cave)
Phong nha cave is at 45 km distance from Dong Hoi city. It is located in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province.
With the length of 7.729m and the height of 50m, Phong Nha has many branches of large and small grotto including Bi Ky grotto, Tien grotto, Cung Dinh grotto. This is a type of underground river’s cave in the inside with many specific stalactites. Phong Nha is famous for a series of original rock that they are named after natural shapes: lion, elephant, tortoise…Moreover, at 1km distance from entrance is Bi ky grotto. They said that Cham Pa people (Cham Pa Kingdom ) chose this place to worship in the 19th – 21st centuries.
In addition, Phong Nha cave was not only a natural legacy but also a relic system of Ho Chi Minh legendary trail during the aggressive war.
It was used for shelter, as storage, and as a hospital during American War and there are still many scars from that time to be seen on its walls. Today, this place has become an important section of Ho Chi Minh trails.
There are two types of ticket:
1. Entrance ticket
2. Boat ticket ( the dragon boat will take you to visit the cave.)
– take a boat ride on son river for 30 minutes then walk on foot in the cave.