Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a breathtaking part of Vietnam featuring botanical gardens, waterfalls, and eco-trail, and local villages.
Loads of travelers make their way to see the stunning cave systems in the area, but there’s more to this remote area than meets the eye. Mountains, lakes, rivers, jungle, caves and exotic wildlife fill the area, and we know you’ll create some epic memories in this part of the country.
Here is a list of what to do in Phong Nha:
Botanical Gardens & Thac Gio Waterfall
Phong Nha’s Botanical Gardens are often overlooked, making it an underrated beauty of the national park.
The botanical gardens are home to the 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 Road No.20 Quyet Thang, the botanical gardens sit approximately 12 km from the Phong Nha Tourism Center.
It’s a natural forest with an area of over 40 ha and 500 plant species in their diverse ecosystems. Join a guided plant tour along a 3-kilometer path or just enjoy the scenery on your own. Observe the many species of wildlife in the area – this natural garden is your playground!
Price: 40,000 VND + parking fee.
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Bong Lai Valley
Scattered with farms and small villages, the Bong Lai valley is a beautiful part of the area and an extremely photogenic part of Phong Nha National Park.
Once you reach the Bong Lai Valley, two kilometres to your left you’ll find the utterly charming Duck Stop. Enjoy scrumptious fresh BBQ Duck (killed to order), ride a water buffalo, or take a tour around the famous black pepper farms of the area.
Continue on your path for another kilometre and you’ll find a Pub with Cold Beer. Perched on a rise in the land with a picturesque view, the pub is a great hangout spot. Pass the hours in a hammock or swim in the river (they rent tubes). Fresh chicken is killed to order and, should you wish, you can help with the process yourself. If you’ve yet to see this process, it’s a real opportunity to learn what it takes for wholesome food to reach your plate.
Carry on your adventure to discover the Wild Boar Eco Farm. This farm is another rustic river spot serving freshly cooked pork, cold drinks, and again an amazing view of the valley.
Moi Moi Restaurant is a friendly spot that offers some fantastic food options. Enjoy delicious pork cooked in Bamboo and other mouthwatering choices. Relax in a peaceful environment and get a lesson on the crops grown on the farm such as pepper, watermelons, cassava, corn and various other crops.
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Nuoc Mooc Eco-trail
A beautiful riverside retreat inside Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
The wooden walkways and paths of the Nuoc Mooc Eco-trail extend over a kilometre through woods to the confluence of two rivers. It’s a beautiful place for a swim with its turquoise waters and limestone-mountain backdrop. Recently added attractions include an exciting rope bridge straight from an Indiana Jones movie and kayaking on the river.
Bring a picnic or dine in one of Nuoc Mooc’s breezy open-air pavilions.
Gia Hung Village
On the north side of Son River lies a village famous for its rice wine.
Visit the Gia Hung Village to learn about the rice wine-making process, and indulge in some too!
And of course we offer infamous cave tours
We have botanical gardens, waterfalls, and local villages, but there’s always time to check out our very unique local cave systems too! Jungle Boss’s newest cave tour features a jungle trek to the 4th largest cave in the world! This is a newly discovered cave, so be one of the first to explore it. Learn about our adventure tours here.
Now, come on over to Phong Nha! If you’ve visited the area before, share some of your experiences in the comments box below!
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