Phong Nha-Ke Bang NP

Belonged to the districts of Bo Trach and Minh Hoa (Quang Binh province), Phong Nha - Ke Bang is a famous national park lying on a vast limestone area in North-Central Vietnam, about 500km from the capital city Hanoi. The park‘s name is originated from the amazing system of Phong Nha cave consisting of numerous beautiful rock formations and the pristine Ke Bang forest. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 2003 and listed in the suggested top 29 destinations to travel by Los Angeles Times magazine in 2009.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang area is well-known for its variety of splendid cave and grotto systems. Among them, Vietnamese and British scientists have discovered only 20 out of 300 caves. The plateau where the park is located is one of the most exceptional and distinguishing examples of a landform‘s complex karst in the Southeast Asia region and is honorably one of the world's two largest limestone areas. Son Doong Cave is one of the newest explored caves in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park with the biggest chamber spreading more than 5 kilometers’ length, 200 meters high, and 150 meters wide. Due to the impressive size, Son Doong overtakes the splendid Deer Cave in Malaysia to gain the title of the world's largest cave.

Like other tropical countries, there are four different seasons in Phong Nha-Ke Bang. The spring lasting from February to April is pleasant and humid with an average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. The summer with hot, dry weather and an average temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. The autumn is cool and rainy with a temperature on average of 25 degrees Celsius. The winter is often humid and has little rainfall with an average temperature of around 14 degrees Celsius. You can plan a visit to Phong Nha-Ke Bang any time in a year. However, the most attractive times and also the peak season here is from February to August. Besides exploring the spectacular caves, you can join-in the adventurous journey with multi activities of cruising down the Son River to explore the Phong Nha cave, joining a lot of water sports, the zipline, kayaking on Chay River – Dark cave.

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