10 Most Beautiful Caves in Vietnam

By | March 23, 2022

With a massive limestone mountain system located in the tropical monsoon climate in Vietnam, there are thousands of large and small caves. Here is a list of the 10 most beautiful caves in Vietnam.

1. Tam Coc – Bich Cave

This place is worthy of a beautiful name like “Ha Long Bay on land” or Nam Thien De cave. Tam Coc combines 3 caves, including Ca cave, Hai cave, and Ba cave.

All three caves are formed by the Ngo Dong river flowing through the mountain. Taking a boat trip on the Ngo Dong River, visitors will admire the miraculous construction of the cave and the architecture from the temples in the 3 caves.

2. Dau Go Cave

In 1938, a French journalist introduced the beauty of Dau Go cave with the title “Cave of wonders.” Dau Go Cave is divided into three main compartments with wild beauty with stalagmite forests and stalactites on the ceiling.

3. En Cave

This is one of the most famous and beautiful caves in Vietnam, located deep in the rainforest of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. At the same time, En cave is the third largest cave globally by volume (after Son Doong cave and Deer cave in Malaysia).

This place consists of 3 cave gates, of which the most extensive cave is up to 120 m high and 140 m wide. The dense mountains and forests surrounding the cave have created a wild natural scene and overwhelmed all visitors when coming here.

4. Son Doong Cave

Son Doong cave is one of the largest caves in the world located in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. The cave was discovered in 1991 when Ho Khanh, a resident avoiding the rain, found it.

However, in 2009, when the British Royal Cave Association came and discovered Son Doong was officially recognized as the largest cave in the world.

Son Doong Cave has a length of up to 5 km and a volume of 38.5 million m3, enough to accommodate a 40-story building in New York. As a result, Son Doong cave exploration is always on the list of adventure tourism that must come to anyone passionate about discovery.

5. Tu Lan Cave System

Located only 70 km from Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Tu Lan cave system hides behind corn or rice fields. The majestic poetic beauty of the place is one of the main scenes in the famous Hollywood movie Kong: Skull Island.

In particular, visitors will have a unique experience when swimming in the mysterious underground river right in the heart of the wet caves of Tu Lan. This is the point that helps this system enter the list of the unique caves in Vietnam.

6. Thach Dong

Thach Dong Mountain is a vertical limestone block with a height of more than 90 m above sea level and a foot diameter of about 45 m. The cave has two main doors: Ha Tien town and the My Duc field.

A small niche leads up like a skylight and a guest corner leading to Mui Nai beach in the cave. Thanks to the legend that Thach Sanh saved the princess from the cave, the cave attracts many tourists.

7. Phong Nha Cave

This is the first cave found, and the name Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park also comes from there. With a length of up to 7,729 m, this place is also the longest underground river cave globally.

Phong Nha cave consists of a large dry cave divided into 3 main parts, ranked according to the level of light and dark in these areas.

8. Thien Cung Cave

This Cave is one of the first caves to be exploited for tourism in Ha Long Bay. Thien Cung Cave is located north of Dau Go Island, 4km south of the cruise ship port.

This is one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long. The nearly 10,000 square meter cave has a complex structure, including many levels and compartments with very high and wide ceilings and walls.

There are countless strange-shaped stalagmites, so people have imagined a whole legend about the love and separation of the father and mother dragon that took place on the cliff or thought that this was the image of the labyrinths of the Persian Emperor in the story of the Thousand and One Nights.

9. Paradise Cave

Thien Duong cave is one of Vietnam’s most magnificent and magical caves. The small cave door can only fit 1 person down, lying under a hundred meters high rock formation.

Stepping into the cave, visitors seem to be lost in the other world; the cool climate is far from the sweltering heat of the windy white sand land – Quang Binh.

The cave’s ceiling is so high; the cave is vast, visitors can freely watch the shimmering stalactites illuminated by the lights and imagine countless magical shapes. Especially here, visitors can enjoy the scenery on the most comprehensive wooden staircase system in Southeast Asia.

10. Surprise Cave

If Thien Cung cave has a modern and magnificent beauty, Dau Go cave has the beauty of antiquity. The beauty of Sung Sot cave makes people astounded, astounded as its name suggests.

The caves consist of 2 main areas; the first area is high with many stalactites hanging down, the second area opens wide and has a curved cave structure like a giant medieval Opera house.

Besides the stalactites of all shapes and sizes. The cave also has a beautiful royal garden is shimmering with a fantastic lake, trees, birds, and flowers as vivid as a fairyland.

Indeed, visitors will go from one surprise to another when discovering Sung Sot cave.

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Category: Best Of Vietnam


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