Phong Nha national park, located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam, is famous and attracts many visitors not only domestically but also in the world to visit mainly because of its beautiful cave system with several unique caves in the world such as Phong Nha cave, Swallow cave, Dark cave, Son Doong caves. Among them, Son Doong caves can be considered the most remarkable cave. After lying hidden for millennia, this massive cave system has only been fully explored in the past few years. It was not until in 2013 that this cave was open to tourism. Since then, Son Doong caves tour was born.
Special thing about Son Doong caves :
The cave system which is called Son Doong caves (or Mountain River cave) is the largest cave in the world.It is found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 byBritish cavers, led by Howard Limbert.
There are many things that make the Son Doong caves in Vietnam a remarkable natural wonder:It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain.At more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long, the Son Doong caves in Vietnam is so big that it has its own river, jungle and climate and can fit entire city streets and a 40-storyskyscraper within its walls. It is home to entire cave ecosystems.This is also the ideal refuge for many species of plants and living organisms.
Transfer from Hue to Phong Nha to visit Son Doong caves:
Although in Vietnam there are many famous tourist attractions such as Hanoi, Hue, Saigon, Hoi An, many tourists to Vietnam can not help being attracted by the beauty of the caves in Phong Nha. Nowadays, to go to Phong Nha, tourists have many options to choose. However, the best and easiest option is transfer from Hue to Phong Nha by car, bus.You only need to book a flight to Da nang airport or Hue airport,then take a car from Hue to Phong Nha. Only after about 4 hours, you will arrive in Phong Nha town.
To explore the cave, you have to climb hills, cross rivers, explore minor caves ,.. And you will spend at least 5 days 4 nights entirely inside the jungle with a local guide, porter team and 2 caving experts from British Caving Association. Because of the difficulty of the journey, Son Doong caves tour requires a perfect health and perseverance.
If you are interested in exploring the caves, do not hesitate to make your plan to visit Vietnam now. Vietnam in general, Phong Nha in particular is a Paradise for you to fulfill your desire.
—Son doong caves information—
May 16, 2016