Things to do in Phong Nha
Already in 2003, Phong Nha-Ke Bang, one of the largest limestone landscapes in the world, was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Nowhere in Asia do you find as many cave systems as in Phong Nha-Ke Bang and every year new ones are discovered. The National Park still offers lots of mystery and and undiscovered areas. Of the 70 kilometers of caves, underground rivers and waterfalls, only 20 kilometers have been investigated by scientists. Not until 2009, the Hang Son Doong cave was mapped out, the Worlds biggest cave. Of the 885 square kilometers, more than 90% consist of unspoiled green jungle. More than 100 species of mammals have their homes, including ten kinds of primates, tigers, black bears, elephants and the saola, a rare Asian antelope.
If you are looking for nature activities and adventures, then there are enough things to do in Phong Nha. Explore Phong Nha cave by boat, walk through Paradise cave, crawl through the mud in Dark Cave, or sleep overnight in Hang En cave. If you have the time, we recommend staying here for at least two days, otherwise you can also do trips from Hue, and Hanoi. Be aware that hiking in the national park is only possible with a licensed guide, because there are still unexplored remainings from the war.