Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park located in Bo Trach, Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province. it's about 50 km northwest of Dong Hoi city. Phong Nha-Ke Bang is located in a limestone mountain area of about 200,000 hectares in the territory of Vietnam. The territory of Laos adjacent to this national Park also has limestone area of about 200,000 hectares.

Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park

How Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is unique?

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang is recognized as a World Heritage Site with continuous discovery of the caves of this wonderful site. And published by the Royal Caves Association of England as a natural advertising method. a leap for tourism development, especially to attract international tourists to Phong Nha Ke Bang tourism.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is one of the two largest karst areas in the world. Compared with other 41 world heritages with karst. Phong Nha-Ke Bang has different terrain, geomorphologic and organisms. Phong Nha-Ke Bang has a system of about 300 large and small caves. The Phong Nha cave system has been rated by the British Royal Caves Research Association (BCRA) as the world's most valuable cave. There are: The longest, the broadest, most beautiful sand, the most beautiful stalactites.

The inscriptions on cliffs in the ancient Cham Pa language show that Phong Nha was discovered by Cham people from ancient times when the land was still in the Kingdom of Champa. In 1935, a local resident accidentally discovered a dry cave with a gate located 1000 m above the Phong Nha cave, at an altitude of 200 m. This cave belongs to the massif of Ke Bang limestone, known as Tien Son cave. This is a spectacular landscape is no less spectacular Phong Nha but no underground river.

Phong Nha cave in Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park

In 2005, the British Caves Association discovered a dry cave, named Thien Duong. The largest and most beautiful one in Phong Nha-Ke Bang. According to the assessment. The Thien Duong is larger and more beautiful than Phong Nha. Thien Duong mean Paradise Cave.

Besides the cave system, Phong Nha-Ke Bang also has the longest underground river. Characteristics of limestone mountains in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang area has created a complex system of rivers in this area, with very few rivers and streams. There are three main rivers in the national park: Chay River, Son River and Moc River. The water supply for these rivers is the system of underground rivers and streams. Which all rise to the ground in caves like En, Vom, Dark and Phong Nha. The three main rivers in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park flow into the Gianh river. Then into the East Sea.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is part of the Truong Son mountain range. So far, the largest plant species. Here are evergreen, moist, moist tropical evergreen forests on limestone 800 meters above sea level. Special 96.2% of the national park is covered by forests.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang is home to 140 species of mammals belonging to 31 families and 10 orders, most notably tiger and gaur. It's the largest bison in the world, 302 species of birds, of which at least 43 species are in Vietnam Red Book. Especially there are 19 species listed in the Red Book of the World; 81 species of amphibians (18 species listed in Vietnam Red Data Book and 6 species of Red Book); 259 species of scales; 72 fish species, including 4 endemic species in Vietnam.

In 1996, there was a new species of fish discovered in Vietnam. Primate has 10 species of primates, accounting for 50% of total species of primates in Vietnam, 7 species in the Red Book of Vietnam, especially Ha Tinh langurs. Phong Nha-Ke Bang is considered to be the most diverse natural system in all national parks and national biosphere reserves in the world.

When is the best time to travel to Phong Nha?

Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park

Like the North Central region in general and Quang Binh province in particular. The climate in this national park is characterized by tropical monsoon climate, hot and humid. The average annual temperature is 23-25 ° C, with the highest temperature 41°C in summer and the lowest at 6 ° C in winter. The hottest period is June to August with an average temperature of 28°C and December to February with an average temperature of 18 ° C. The annual average rainfall is 2000-2,500 mm, with 88% of rainfall in the period from July to December.

Should travel Phong Nha Ke Bang from on April or August. This is not in the rainy season, sunny weather is very suitable for activities. Such as sightseeing, activities stream rowing boat. From September to March, the water level of the river will rise. So visitors will not be able to visit Phong Nha cave (other dry caves like Tien Son, Thien Duong can visit).

How to go to Phong Nha Ke Bang from Hanoi, Hue or Sai Gon?

Mostly, to get to Phong Nha we need to Dong Hoi city. The center of Quang Binh province before moving from here to Phong Nha. Here you will find how to get to Dong Hoi City?

From Dong Hoi city you will hire motorbike or taxi to go to Phong Nha - Top recommended taxi here is Mai Linh Taxi.

Accommodation in Phong Nha

In fact, almost local tourists not stay in Phong Nha. Almost They stay in Dong Hoi city and just go to Phong Nha for day trip. However, if you want to go all the attractions in the Phong Nha area. You can not go in a day that at least 2 days to complete.

Phong Nha center is only about 1km but the number of hotels, guest houses, homestay pretty. Most of these hotels are located on the main road (DT20) along the Son River. The quality of rooms compared to Dong Hoi is unlikely to be equal. But quite cheap, there are more dorm room options for those who need to save money.

Surely this will be one of the top places to go in Vietnam in near future. Make contact Origin Vietnam for travel itinerary detail at sales@originvietnam.com

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