The famous travel site Lonely Planet has just suggested activities that visitors can fully explore Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh, Vietnam.
In addition to Son Doong cave, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is also a destination for those who love adventure travel and explore the unique ecosystem in the North Truong Son.
Cycling around Bong Lai valley
With just a map and a bicycle, you can spend a whole day exploring Bong Lai valley. Follow the trails that fit only on mountain bike wheels, explore indigenous villages and enjoy the peaceful, poetic scenery of the mountains. After hours of continuous cycling, enjoying traditional grilled chicken and a glass of beer will close your exciting day.
Challenge with Dark Cave
At the beginning of the journey to discover Dark cave, visitors can try the feeling of zipline swing connecting the two sides of the river, before swimming into the cave mouth area. The light fades and the scene becomes fanciful as you go deeper into the cave, through small muddy passages. The experience of swimming in Thuy Tien lake located deep in the cave will bring memorable moments. After kayaking, watching the poetic space, you will return to the marina, ending the visit to Dark cave.
The ride upstream of history
You can book a tour to explore the fierce war years here. The journey will take visitors through the historic Ho Chi Minh road, the lifeline in the resistance war against the US. The tour also takes you to Tam Co cave, where 8 young female volunteers died in 1972 after a sweeping bomb attack.
Experience walking in the forest
Joining a picnic in the forest is the right choice for ecotourism lovers. You can explore unique vegetation as well as visit Phong Nha animal sanctuary and rescue to learn about endemic and rare animal species.
Relax by the river
After a long day with many activities, visitors should spend peaceful moments enjoying the beauty of the Chay River or the streams that cross the forest. Bamboo bridges will guide you to walk on both sides of the river. Kayaking or swimming are suitable activities for visitors, or simply enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the forest.
Explore Tu Lan Cave
Exploring Tu Lan cave is a journey you should try when coming to Phong Nha – Ke Bang. With a time of 2 days and 1 night, you will have the first night to set up camp next to Ken cave located near the mouth of Tu Lan cave, before going deep into Tu Lan cave on the 2nd day. Slippery rocks and rugged terrain It will definitely be a memorable challenge when conquering Tu Lan.
Camping inside En cave
Located next to Son Doong cave, En cave is considered the third largest cave in the world. This is also one of the most beautiful caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang complex with underground rivers and a unique ecosystem inside. A camping trip and experiencing En cave will be the right choice for you if you have not had the opportunity to explore Son Doong cave.
Hang Va: a new destination in Phong Nha
Discovered in 2012 and opened to visitors in 2015, Hang Va is the newest underground cave in Phong Nha area. Be one of the first visitors to discover the unspoiled beauty here. This journey promises to be full of adventure when participants must use the support from ropes and chains – basic and necessary tools for professional mountaineers.