9 Daytime Attractions in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Phong Nha-Ke Bang is a famous tourist destination in Vietnam that is blessed by nature. Its majestic landscapes and unique cultural features offer visitors special impressions of friendly people, delicious cuisine, and exciting experiences.

This article will reveal the most attractive daytime attractions and things to do in Phong Nha to ensure you don't miss out on any fun activities.

1. Explore Phong Nha Cave by day

Phong Nha Cave is a mesmerizing limestone cave in Vietnam's Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. It is one of the most famous caves in the region and is renowned for its impressive size and stunning geological formations.

The cave stretches for over 7 kilometers, although only a portion is accessible to visitors. Inside, visitors are greeted by towering stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years, creating otherworldly landscapes.

The cave is also home to an underground river, which adds to its allure. Exploring Phong Nha Cave is a remarkable experience, offering visitors a glimpse into the intricate beauty of nature's creation.

Phong Nha Cave is approximately 45 kilometers northwest of Dong Hoi. To reach the cave, travelers can take a taxi, or motorbike, or book a tour.

To visit, you will buy tickets from the Phong Nha Tourist Center, take a boat along the Son River for more than 30 minutes, gently follow the water, and admire the peaceful scenery on both sides of the river before entering the cave. Or you can book a Phong Nha National Park 1 day tour online or at Dong Hoi or Phong Nha hotel.

Phong Nha Cave Tour.

2. Discover Ten Son Cave

Tien Son Cave is a hidden gem in the Tram Village of Phong Nha town, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Ascending 200 meters above sea level and 120 meters above the Son River, Tien Son Cave beckons adventurers with its ethereal landscapes and primitive stalactite formations.

Visitors to Tien Son Cave enjoy a comfortable climate year-round, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 20 degrees Celsius. This makes it an ideal escape from the sweltering summer heat or a cozy retreat during the cooler months.

One of the highlights of exploring Tien Son Cave is traversing its "skywalk," a unique feature that offers panoramic views of Phong Nha's picturesque mountains, rivers, and tranquil countryside.

In addition to its scenic wonders, Tien Son Cave provides a serene ambiance for reflecting and appreciating its ancient geological history. As you meander through its chambers, you'll be transported back in time, marveling at the wonders that have evolved over millions of years.

The Enchanting Beauty of Tien Son Cave.

3. Vistit the Botanic Garden

Thac Gio - Phong Nha Botanical Garden is a natural conservation area covering over 40 hectares within Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Its rugged, majestic beauty captivates tourists visiting Quang Binh.

The ecotourism and environmental interpretation points of the Botanical Garden consist of 9 attractions: Windfall Waterfall, Fairy Waterfall, Golden Pond, Specimen Exhibition House, Indigenous Seedling Nursery, Hundred-year-old Star Tree, Ancient Tree with Twisted Roots, Scenic Hill, and Bullet Cave.

The highlights of the botanical garden are the stunning landscapes hidden within the tropical forest, such as the 30-meter-high Windfall Waterfall, the Golden Pond on the 3-stream creek, the indigenous seedling nursery, and the area of rare and precious trees featuring communities of green algae, ferns, and ancient trees like agarwood.

Visitors to the botanical garden also have the opportunity to learn about the work of researchers and rescuers who study and conserve the wildlife and plants here.

It is situated on Victory Road, 9 kilometers into Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province. It's around 20 kilometers from the Phong Nha-Ke Bang tourist center. Tour participants can access it via bus, while independent travelers can opt for a motorbike or regular taxi ride.

Eco-tourism at Ozo Treetop Park.

4. Discover Paradise Cave

Nestled in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Paradise Cave is a marvel of nature. Carved over millennia by water and limestone, its 31-kilometer stretch dazzles with surreal stalactites and stalagmites.

Visitors can walk 570 meters or climb 524 steps from the mountain's base to the entrance. Inside, the 18°C temperature and cool breeze rejuvenate weary travelers, inspiring immediate exploration.

The cave's mystical beauty unfolds as lamp light illuminates its fantastical stalactites and stalagmites. Despite its narrow entrance, the interior widens to over 200 meters, boasting a spacious, soaring ceiling.

Visitors can freely admire the breathtaking scenery, including formations resembling cultural icons from various regions. Deep inside, stone formations cascade like terraced fields, with stalagmite columns resembling Champa towers, enhancing the cave's allure.

To reach Thien Duong Cave, book tours with travel agencies or go independently. From Dong Hoi to Phong Nha, follow Ho Chi Minh Road for 30km until a junction. Take the route towards Xuan Son Bridge. At Dong Duong Junction, turn left towards the sea, about 65km. At the ticket gate, you can walk or take a shuttle electric car to the cave entrance.

The Paradise cave's mystical beauty.

5. Have fun at Chay Lap Riverside

Chay Lap Riverside and Chay Lap Farmstay are located around 500 meters apart. It offers a haven for underwater sports enthusiasts, featuring kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and more.

Set amidst a spacious and cool environment, it overlooks the serene Chay River, framed by stunning limestone mountains. Water sports like kayaking and SUP offer adventure and nature immersion. The calming sounds of water and serene surroundings ease stress, fostering inner peace and balance.

Cruising on the "Di Di Thoi" boat is a fantastic way to admire the surreal landscapes of the surrounding area. The boat will take you past the majestic limestone mountains, lush green rice fields, and tranquil villages.

Guests staying at Chay Lap Farmstay can enjoy complimentary use of a kayak for one hour.

Chay Lap Farmstay sits at the entrance of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, on the Western branch of Ho Chi Minh Road. It's roughly 15 kilometers from Phong Nha center and 60 kilometers from Dong Hoi. To reach Chay Lap, guests can utilize the shuttle service offered or hire a taxi from Dong Hoi.

Daytime Attractions in Chay Lap Farmstay.

6. Nuoc Mooc Spring Eco-trail

Located approximately 10 kilometers northwest of Phong Nha, amidst limestone karsts, Mooc Spring Eco-trail unfolds like a picturesque painting. This is a top spot to check out in Phong Nha Travel Tips. Follow a bamboo-lined path deep into the forest to discover a refreshing green stream flanked by large rocks, inviting activities like swimming, rope swinging, and leisurely kayaking.

Relax by the streamside and enjoy delicious local dishes before embarking on the thrilling adventure of bridge jumping into the crystal-clear waters. Exploring the natural beauty of Mooc Spring Eco-trail promises unforgettable memories.

When visiting Mooc Spring Eco-trail for tourism, treat yourself to delectable local dishes from Phong Nha. Served on plates, these meals feature rice or sticky rice paired with freshwater fish, grilled chicken, meat, and other mouthwatering options.

To reach Mooc Spring Eco-trail, start from Dong Hoi City or Phong Nha town in Quang Binh Province. From Dong Hoi, follow Ho Chi Minh Road for about 60 kilometers until you reach Khe Gat junction. Look for signs and turn towards the Western branch for around 5 kilometers to reach Mooc Spring Eco-trail. The road is scenic and accessible by motorbike, taxi, or car. Alternatively, you can join a tour for transportation to this destination.

7. Chay River - Dark Cave

Chay River - Dark Cave is known for its unique landscapes, it's a magnet for travelers seeking the natural beauty of the Central region. Arriving at Chay River - Dark Cave, you'll immediately sense the serene tranquility of nature.

In summertime, dive into the crystal-clear waters, vividly green like emerald, for a refreshing swim, enhancing your experience of this peaceful oasis.

At Hang Toi (Dark Cave), visitors can explore the underground river system with headlamps and specialized gear to admire diverse stalactites and stalagmites. The adventure includes natural mud baths, swimming in Thuy Tien Lake, and refreshing dips in Bong Lai Lake.

Aside from cave exploration, ziplining adds an exciting dimension to your Chay River - Dark Cave experience. With two lines, each spanning 200m and 300m, safety is prioritized for all visitors, ensuring an exhilarating yet secure adventure.

Chay River - Dark Cave is situated in Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, 75 kilometers northwest of Dong Hoi City and approximately 3 kilometers from Thien Duong Cave. Combining a visit here with exploration of Thien Duong Cave, Phong Nha - Ke Bang, or a trip to Dong Hoi City is convenient.

For ziplining at Chay River - Dark Cave, you can arrange your own transportation to Quang Binh and purchase experience tickets on-site or through accommodations. Alternatively, you can book all-inclusive tour packages online.

8. Bong Lai Valley

Bong Lai Valley, nestled within Phong Nha-Ke Bang, charms with its lush rice fields and local houses. Relax in hammocks, sip cold beer, and watch the sunset over the serene landscape. Spend the day exploring indigenous villages and enjoying picturesque scenery. Indulge in Phong Nha's specialties like salt-roasted chicken and cold beer at eateries nestled in the valley.

To reach Bong Lai from Dong Hoi, take Ho Chi Minh East Road towards Phong Nha-Ke Bang for 25 kilometers. At the intersection of East Hill and O O Lake Silence after Bung Bridge, turn towards O O Lake Silence.

While the road may be challenging, accessible only by motorbike or bicycle, it remains a popular destination for daily visitors.

Bong Lai Valley.

9. Ozo Treetop Park

Ozo Treetop Park is part of the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park complex, located in Phong Nha town, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. It is the first tree-top park with a unique system of diverse games both on trees and underwater.

Situated just 12 kilometers from the center of Phong Nha along Road 20 Quyet Thang, or 26 kilometers if you take the route from Ho Chi Minh West Branch (via Sung Chay Cave - Hang Toi, Mooc Stream, and Thien Duong Cave), Ozo Park is nestled in the cool limestone forest mountains.

Here, visitors can experience the pristine nature of the forest and natural streams. At Ozo, tourists can engage in various activities ranging from gentle ones like bird watching, cycling around Ozo, playing with water swings, kayaking/SUP, to adventurous tree-top games like ziplining.

Consider booking a guided tour of Ozo Park for a convenient and enjoyable exploration. You'll be provided with transportation to and from the park and have the opportunity to combine your visit with other nearby attractions.

Funday activities at Ozo Treetop Park.

Oxalis Adventure hope the suggested daytime attractions in Phong Nha will bring you joyful moments with family or friends. Explore the wonders of this destination, create unforgettable memories, and cherish the beauty of nature together. May these experiences enrich your journey and leave you with lasting happiness and fond memories.

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