10 Most Beautiful Caves in Vietnam

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 Dong

Tam Coc – Bich Dong is three caves 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 of the temples in these caves.

First, Ca Cave is 127m long, through a large mountain, and the mouth of the cave is over 20m wide. In the cave, visitors can clearly feel cool, fresh air that is different from outside. Thanks to the miraculous construction, the cave has many stalactites hanging down of various shapes.

Next to the 60m long Hai cave, hidden inside the stalactites stretching like clouds, there are stalactites like drops of water dripping down like a mother’s milk.

Hang Ba is the smallest cave with a ceiling of few stalactites, smooth as if worn by nature. In addition, in the cave, there are many strange stone blocks, which when knocked, make a sound like the sound of a piano, making many visitors extremely excited.

2. Dau Go Cave

Dau Go Cave is a limestone cave belonging to the scenic complex of Ha Long Bay. Visitors coming here will feel the beauty of both wild and ancient with many natural stone blocks with strange shapes.

Inside Dau Go cave is a large space divided into a system of 3 compartments. Let’s explore the beauty of each compartment right below!

Entering the first compartment, visitors will encounter stone blocks with many familiar shapes such as lions, turtles, and fighting cocks. This compartment is located close to the cave door, so it is full of natural light. Visitors can comfortably watch and release their imagination according to the unique shapes on the rock.

Going deep inside, the second compartment of the cave is likened to a magnificent picture with many large rocks protruding above the water. The dim light in the cave contributes to making the picture more sparkling and fanciful.

Stepping to the third compartment of the cave, visitors will be surprised by the sudden expansion of the cave. In the cave, there is a well of clear water and fresh water is available in all seasons. The strange shapes from natural stalagmites make you think of an old castle with massive and majestic architecture. The deeper you go in, the weaker the light will be, everything becomes more magical.

In particular, the cave is also a shelter for a swallow bird. Therefore, if you are lucky, visitors can come across this rare bird.

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).

En cave in Quang Binh has a total length of 1645m and it passes through a mountain. The ceiling of the cave has a height of 100m, the widest place is 170m. In the cave has a clear blue stream flowing around; leading to Son Doong mountain.

En cave has 3 gates, one is located in the middle of the mountain. Two gates are located at the foot of the mountain in the southeast direction; and Northwest. The door in the middle of the mountain is like a skylight and makes En cave appear more sparkling. The rays of sunlight shine through the cave, like a magical light dispelling the darkness in the cave.

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, the 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.

Tu Lan cave system is not like other caves in Quang Binh because of special geological tectonics. The geological plates are constantly moving and colliding with each other, which causes the groundwater here to cut into the cliffs and constantly create caves.

This cave system has 2 main types of caves formed: dry caves and wet caves. The currents and the constant changes of geology have formed a chain of caves from high to low, with dry caves on top, having a longer life, and wet caves below having an age of formation much younger.

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

6. 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 is also a cave with the longest underground river globally.

Every year, Phong Nha Cave attracts thousands of tourists to visit thanks to its vast and magnificent cave system. The massive stalactite system and the deep green underground river all form a beautiful masterpiece of nature.

Coming to Phong Nha Cave, visitors can walk to visit or row a boat down the underground river to explore the beauty of the cave. In particular, when sailing along the underground river of the cave, you will admire magical scenes that make you feel like you are lost in a fairy world.

7. Va Cave

Va cave was found in 2012 by experts from the Royal British Cave Association with the help of Mr. Ho Khanh – who also discovered Hang Son Doong. Located deep in the core of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Va cave, Nuoc Nut cave, and Son Doong cave are assessed by cave experts as having a connection with each other and located in a large cave system.

 

Mr. Howard Limbert (cave expert of the British Royal Association) commented: “It is a special cave that has never existed in the world. Stalactites here grow from the water like shoots of bamboo shoots, forming a paradise garden with thousands of shoots. It is very beautiful and also very fragile.

Besides experiencing the beauty of stalactites, visitors can also experience swimming through the cool and clear underground river to explore deep inside the cave.

8. Thien Cung Cave

Located in the southwest of Ha Long Bay, Thien Cung Cave is located in the North of Dau Go Island, near Dau Go Cave, 4km from the cruise ship port to the south. This is one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay with an area of ​​​​nearly 10,000m2, the structure has many compartments and countless limestone stalactites with strange and unique shapes.

The deeper you go inside the cave, the more you will be overwhelmed by the extremely splendid and vivid beauty of impressive stalactites. The cave is divided into 3 distinct compartments with distinct characteristics.

In the first compartment, the whole massive painting exists, creating attention for anyone who comes here. Tourists looking to the east of the cave will see that on the wall is a massive painting, emerging the ancient fairy characters that are soft, flexible, and delicate in every little detail.

Meanwhile, on the northern wall of the cave appeared the image of fairies dancing and singing extremely excitingly. Above the cave is a dome shape including a system of stalactites hanging down like a very unique crystal chandelier.

Going to the second compartment of Thien Cung cave, you will admire the four pillars of great size with strange carved shapes from the bottom to the top of the column. There, you will see pictures of people’s activities in daily life, flowers, and birds.

Stepping to the last compartment of the cave, you feel like you are in a fairyland. Blurry light streams, blend together to reflect extremely magnificent rhinestones. This place also has clear ponds, the water flows year-round, and the rock formations on the water are really charming.

9. Paradise Cave

Paradise cave is located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Located in Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. The cave was discovered in 2005 by cave experts of the British Royal Family. But according to some sources, local people have known the verb for a long time.

This cave has a length of more than 31.4 km, a width ranges from 30 to 100m, and the widest place is up to 150m. The height from the bottom of the cave to the ceiling is about 60-80m. The British Royal Cave Association rated paradise cave as the longest dry cave in Asia and one of the most magnificent caves that the team has ever surveyed in the world.

Paradise cave has a magnificent, magnificent, and fanciful structure that makes visitors who come here to explore the cave think of a paradise on earth.

10. Surprise Cave

If Thien Cung cave has a modern and magnificent beauty, Sung Sot cave has the beauty of antiquity. The beauty of the surprise 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, and 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. Inside Sung Sot cave, there is also a system of paved paths, running from the cave entrance to the exit. On both sides of the aisle are light system has an elegant design, the soft light enhances the beauty of the cave. Indeed, visitors will go from one surprise to another when discovering Sung Sot cave.

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