Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Travel Guide

Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park is nestled at the foot of a series of limestone cliffs surrounded by incredible national park land and a series of world record breaking caves. This park is far about 45km from the northwest of the provincial capital of Dong Hoi

The best time to visit Phong Nha National Park

The climate in Phong Nha–Kẻ Bàng national park is tropically hot and humid. The best time to visit Phong Nha is in March and April -- between May and September can be extremely hot so March and April are the sweet spot.

Avoiding visiting Phong Nha National Park at flooding season usually starts around mid-September and runs until mid-November every year

How to get Phong Nha National Park

The park is 50 km north of Dong Hoi, around 450 km south of Hanoi.

Bus: The best and easiness way to travel from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha is by bus, with price about VND 40,000/ Ticket at Nam Ly Bus Station. In case, you travel from other provinces like Danang, etc, you can book sleeper bus ticket from the famous company like Cuc Tung, Sinh Café, Nam Phương. The price depends on your departure date and time

Motorbikes: If you want to get Phong Nha National Park by bike, you can rent at hotels in Dong Hoi with price about VND 150.000/ day. And it takes about 1 hour to travel.

Things to do and top deep attractions

Here are some popular spots in Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park:

Phong Nha Cave

This cave belongs to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. It is 7,729 meters long and contains 14 grottoes, as well as a 13,969 -meter underground river.

Entrance fee: VND 80,000/ ticket

Tien Son Cave 


Tien Son Cave is one of the most attractive destinations in central Quang Binh province. It is 980 m in length and 500 m long underground cave and this is a home to a large number of faunal and floral species, including threatened species such as tiger, Asiatic black bear

Entrance ticket: VND 40 000/ ticket

Thien Duong Cave

Thien Duong Cave is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, UNESCO's World Heritage Site, and 60 km northwest of Đồng Hới city and labeled the world’s most beautiful and magnificent cave.

It is 31.4km long, with width from 30-100 meters wide, with the widest point measuring 150 meters and the height of around 60m

Entrance fee: VND 120,000/ ticket

Nuoc Mooc Eco-trail

Nuoc Mooc Eco- trail is a stunning guided tour into the lesser known part of the National Park.

Son Doong cave

Son Doong Cave is the world’s largest cave by the British Caving Association and only guided tour available but with group of limited persons


  • Karaoke is a local favorite in Phong Nha! Be sure to check out one of the several karaoke shops that line the main road. Expect to pay about 80,000 VND ($4 USD) per hour
  • Safety: relatively safe to walk around, even in the evening
  • Bring mosquito repellent.
  • Useful number: Phong Nha Hospital (+84 (0)52 3677047), Phong Nha Police Station (+84 (0)52 3677009), Quảng Bình Immigration Office (+84(0)52 3828648)

Further readings: Quang Binh Travel Guide,  Son Doong Cave ,  The best dishes in Quang Binh ,  Dong Hoi Travel Guide 


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