Phong Nha Ke – Bang is a breathtaking part of Vietnam. Loads of travelers make their way to see some of the stunning CAVE systems. But there’s more to this remote area of Vietnam that will also take your breath away, mountains, lakes, rivers, jungle, caves & exotic wildlife this place has it all. Create some epic memories in this remote part of the country.
Botanical Gardens & Thac Gio Waterfall
Phong Nha’s Botanical Gardens are often overlooked by tourists seeking to conquer the caves, making it an underrated beauty of the national park.
The garden is home to Thac Gio (Wind) Waterfall, Vang Anh Lake, a prototype exhibition house, a propagation section, and pristine forest patches. Its diverse flora provides a rich habitat for various species of birds and mammals.
Located on the Road No.20 Quyet Thang, approximately 12 km from the Phong Nha Tourism Center. Botanical Garden is a natural forest with an area of over 40 ha and 500 plant species within their diverse ecosystems.
Coming to the destination, tourists can take part in a guided plant tour along a 3-kilometre path or enjoy the scenery such as Thac Gio waterfall, Vang Anh lake with the fresh blue water. Tourists can also learn and observe many species of wildlife in the wild and semi-wild area or set up camp to observe wildlife as night falls.
Bong Lai Valley
Scattered with farms and small villages the Bong Lai valley is a beautiful part of the area & an extremely photogenic part of Phong Nha National Park,. There are now a number of attractions in the Valley making it a great relaxing day out
Upon reaching the entrance to the Valley two kilometres on your left is the utterly charming Duck Stop, Enjoy scrumptious fresh BBQ Duck (killed to order), ride a water buffalo & get a tour around the famous black pepper farms of the area.
Continuing on another kilometre is Pub with Cold Beer. Perched on a rise in the land and with a picturesque view of the river valley, the pub is a great hangout spot. Pass the hours in a hammock or swimming in the river (they rent inner tubes) while waiting for your lunch — a delicious whole chicken. Fresh chicken is killed to order and should you wish, you can do the entire process yourself: killing, plucking and eviscerating — there’s no other daintier way of describing it. If you’ve never seen a chicken slaughtered, it’s a real opportunity to learn what it takes for wholesome food to reach your plate.
If you carry on your adventure off the beaten track you come across Wild Boar Eco Farm, another rustic river spot serving freshly cooked pork and cold drinks, once again with an amazing view of the valley.
Moi Moi Restaurant is a friendly spot that also offers some fantastic food options, enjoy delicious pork cooked in Bamboo, plus other mouthwatering choices. Relax in a peaceful environment & get a lesson regarding the crops that they grow on their farm These include pepper, watermelons, cassava, corn and other crops
Nuoc Mooc Ecotrail
A beautiful riverside retreat inside Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the wooden walkways and paths of the Nuoc Mooc Ecotrail extend over a kilometre through woods to the confluence of two rivers. It’s a beautiful place for a swim, where you can wallow hippo-style in turquoise waters with a limestone-mountain backdrop. Recently added attractions include an exciting rope bridge straight from an Indiana Jones movie, and kayaking on a compact weir on the river.
Bring a picnic, or order food and drinks and dine in one of Nuoc Mooc’s breezy open-air pavilions.
Gia Hung Village
On the north side of Son River lies a famous village for its rice wine. Learn about the rice wine-making process and indulge in some before riding back by bicycle or motorbike through scenic rural villages.
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