Photo: Entering the cave by boat.

Things to see and do

Son Doong Cave

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park’s Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, was discovered — or perhaps rediscovered — by local villager Ho Khanh. Ho Khanh was born into poverty, and responsible for his family after his father’s death, he would roam deep into the jungle to source aloe wood to trade. In 1991 Khanh got caught in rain and sheltered in a cave entrance; he forgot about the ... Read more about Son Doong Cave .

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Phong Nha Cave is the best known and most popular of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, as it was the first cave to be opened to the public and the way in is pretty darn cool. Opened to tourism in 1995, Phong Nha Cave requires a boat journey from town up the Son River. Once the boat slips inside, motors are turned off and the crew paddles you into an eerie, mysterious and beautiful underground ... Read more about Phong Nha Cave .

Paradise Cave

Opened to the public in 2010, Thien Duong or Paradise Cave is 31 kilometres in length, making it the longest dry cave in Asia. The interior feels as lofty, heavenly and humbling as a grand cathedral. With vaulted ceilings rich in stalactites, it’s an exceptionally pretty cave. Travellers shouldn’t miss ... Read more about Paradise Cave .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Phong Nha? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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