Best places to visit in Vietnam: Top 5 grandiose and mysterious caves
That’s why WHERETO would like to introduce you to superbly magnificent caves that has been attracting a lot of people all over the world to Vietnam.
Contemplating the specific beauty of these caves would be such one of the interesting things to do in Vietnam.
1. Son Doong Cave (Quang Binh Province, the North Central Coast of Vietnam)
Son Doong Cave (Quang Binh Province) has a very special ecosystem, with unique features like a primary forest of its own underground, stalactites, underground lakes, etc. which are created millions of years ago - Photo: Internet
Son Doong Cave is one of the largest cave in the world, located Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province.
This cave is part of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Son Doong Cave was created about 2 - 5 million years ago, with varied beautiful and unique areas which make people feel like they’re in a totally different world.
On May 13, 2015 the program Good Morning America by ABC had a live broadcast of the scenery inside the cave, and numerous viewers were strongly impressed by what appear on the screen right before their eyes.
Regarding to Son Doong Cave tour, tourists and travelers can register a 6-day travel package with Oxalis Adventure Tours. For more information, please visit http://oxalis.com.vn/
2. Phong Nha Cave (Quang Binh Province, the North Central Coast of Vietnam)
The grandiose and spectacular scene inside the caves of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province - Photo: Internet
Phong Nha Cave lies in the limestone mountain area in Ke Bang forest, Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam - about 500 km away from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
Phong Nha Cave was chosen one of the most beautiful caves in the world by British Caving Association, based on 7 criteria: its highest and widest entrance, its most beautiful sandbank and reef, its longest underground river, its most spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, its most beautiful and widest dry cave, its most beautiful underground lake, and the longest water grottoes.
3. Huong Tich Cave (Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam)
The Buddha statue is considered as the heart of Huong Tich Cave - Photo: Internet
Huong Tich Cave is in Huong Son national tourism spot (My Duc District, Hanoi). The cave is nearly 70 km away to the South West ofHanoi.
Its appearance easily makes us think of a giant Asian dragon opening its jaw while struggling with a pearl. While inside the cave there’re lots of stalactites in variedly fantastic forms.
Besides the spectacular creations of nature, there’re some man-made great works created a long time ago with skillful art, such as a Buddha statue which is always considered the heart of Huong Tich Cave.
4. Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves (Ninh Binh Province, the North of Vietnam)
The nature scene in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (Ninh Binh Province) is as beatiful as in an ink painting - Photo: Internet
Tam Coc - Bich Dong are in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh Province, about 90 km away from Hanoi.
The name “Tam Coc” means “three caves” which comprises of Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang ba (meaning The First Cave, the Second Cave and the Third Cave). All of them were created by river erosions right through the mountains.
Tam Coc is part of Trang An - Tam Coc landscapes tourism zone, which is listed as one of the special national heritage sites ny the Government of Vietnam, also a candidate of Natural World Heritage.
5. Thien Cung Cave (Quang Ninh Province, the North of Vietnam)
Thien Cung Cave (Quang Ninh Province) is one of the most beautiful and largest caves in Halong Bay - Photo: Internet
Halong Bay is in Quang Ning Province, about 170 km away from Hanoi, as well as the top tourism spot of the province.
Among magnificent caves in Halong Bay, Thien Cung Cave is one of the most beautiful. This cave is on Dau Go Island, to the South West of Halong Bay, about 4 km away from the touring port.
Whilst arriving in Dau Go Island, the difficulties of walking to Thien Cung Cave is still awaiting for travelers, with a high and dangerous route full of weeds on two sides. Inside the cave are numerous stalactites in various spectacular shapes and forms.
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