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Caves in Vietnam

Updated on July 31, 2012
Phong Nha Cave
Phong Nha Cave

From the mighty mountains of the northwest to the pristine waters off coastal beaches, Vietnam offers myriad examples of stunning natural beauty. The country's caves are among its most arresting sights. Wandering underground rivers, hidden rooms and stunning rock formations are just some of the wonders that Vietnam's caves hold.

Phong Nha Cave

View the depths of Phong Nha Cave, located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (, a Unesco World Heritage site since 2003. Phong Nha features grottos, “rooms” within the main cavern, rivers, stalactites and stalagmites for curious visitors to explore. Guests are permitted to tour the first 1500 meters of the cave, though it extends far further, and can opt for a serene boat ride into the cave. Phong Nha is a popular attraction, so be prepared for crowds. Phong Nha was considered the biggest cave in Vietnam until a local man led British researchers to the entrance to nearby Hang Son Doong Cave, now recognized as the world's largest cave.

Dau Go
Dau Go

Tien Son

A ten-minute stroll from Phong Nha cave will take you to Tien Son, also located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang ( At the entrance visitors can see the scars from air attacks experienced during the Vietnam War, when the cave served as a depot and hospital. Once inside Tien Son, note the inscriptions and altars located among the cave's dramatic rock formations, remnants from the Cham people who worshipped there over a thousand years ago.

Hang Dau Go

Located on an island in the popular travel destination Halong Bay, Hang Dau Go ( Dau Go Island, Hai Phong, Vietnam) wows visitors with its mammoth size and fascinating folklore. After climbing 90 steps to reach the cave , guests enter the first of three chambers, each illuminated to accentuate its stalactites, stalagmites and sparkling walls. According to local stories, the third chamber is where 13th century Vietnamese military hero Tran Hung Dao stored the sharp wooden stakes he used to sink the ships of Kublai Khan's invading Mongolian forces.


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