Phong Nha Cave is a cave in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Phong Nha Cave, from which the name to the whole system and the park is derived, is famous for its rock formations which have been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court” and the “Buddha”.
Phong Nha Cave is 7,729 meters long and contains 14 grottoes. Besides the grottoes and cave systems, Phong Nha has the longest underground river, 13,969 meters. While scientists have surveyed 44.5 kilometers of passages, tourists are only allowed to explore the first 1500 meters.
This cave bears the name of Phong Nha meaning Cave of Teeth since getting further to the cave; tourists will be absorbed in the miraculous beauty of stalactites falling down as myriad huge teeth.
The mouth of this cave has a width of 20 meters and a height of 10 meters. From the view point of people sitting on the boats, this cave looks like an upside down giant bowl. The transparent water of the river resembles the surface of a mirror. In the rain reason, the water of the river rises, covering the mouth of the cave and making it impossible to visit. Read more: Indochina travel
Phong Nha Cave was voted as one of the most wonderful caves in the world by the British Caving Association for a number of reasons: for its longest underground river, for its most beautiful underground lake, for its highest and widest entrance, for its most beautiful and widest dry cave, for its most beautiful sandbank and reef, as well as for its most spectacular stalactites, stalagmites and longest water grottoes.
Phong Nha Cave is not only a natural legacy of the world, but also a relic system of the historic road Ho Chi Minh which collaborates with Xuan Son Ferry in order to create a route supporting for the battleground of the South Vietnam during war. Today, this place has become the first section of Ho Chi Minh trails.
Thanks to its wonderful beauty, Phong Nha Cave is the major site of tourism attracting a great number of local and foreign tourists every year. Phong Nha Ke Bac will be an ideal recommendation for you to make a plan of Vietnam tours.
The Indochina Voyages team.