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What to do in Phong Nha in the afternoon

Visit Botanic Garden
If you are looking for something amazing to do in the afternoon in Phong Nha, let’s check out a list of a few popular activity choices compiled for you below. You can see more: Vietnam holidaysVISIT BOTANICAL GARDEN

Visit Botanic Garden

Visit Botanic Garden -source: internet

For nature lovers, Botanic Garden is the perfect destination. The Botanical Garden is also a great choice for groups, especially for families. Situated 10 km from the center of town on Highway 20 (Victory Road), en route to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, this garden has beautiful trees, nice walking paths and a waterfall! While it is possible to venture here by bicycle, as there are no bike paths or lanes on this fairly narrow highway, it is highly recommended to head there by motorbike.

RIDE A MOTORBIKE THROUGH PHONG NHA – KE BANG NATIONAL PARK

Ride a motorbike through Phong Nha Cave

Ride a motorbike through Phong Nha Cave- source : internet

On this 65 km loop, which is a highlight for many, you will be taken through a charming section of the National Park and have an amazing chance to stop at several popular caves such as: Dark Cave, 8 Lady Cave and Paradise Cave. Depending on how many stops you make, you can easily spend a whole day driving the loop. It is insisted that you hire a licensed motorbike driver to take you around if you are not an experienced rider! If you think that the national park is a place to learn how to drive a motorbike, you’ve got mistake. For families with smaller children, it is wise to get there by car.

VISIT 8 LADY CAVE

8 Lady Cave

8 Lady Cave – source: internet

Located just past km 16 on Highway 20, part of the Ho Chi Minh trail, 8 Lady Cave, which also goes by its Vietnamese name Hang Tam Co, is a must visit site in Phong Nha. As during the Vietnamese – American war, 20 years old was the average age of the youth volunteer force and frontline soldiers, this was named Highway 20. 8 Lady Cave pays homage to 8 young gentlemen and ladies who tragically died in this cave during a fall-in after a bomb strike. As a tribute and place to honor the members of these brave women and men, next to the cave, a temple has been constructed. Travel to Vietnam

VISIT PARADISE CAVE

Paradise Cave

Paradise Cave – source: internet

During your stay in Phong Nha, especially if you are riding the National Park loop, Paradise Cave is a must-see. Once considered to be among the world’s biggest caves, a dry passage of Vom Cave System is actually what is referred to as Paradise Cave. With the length of 31km, Vom Cave is the longest dry cave in Asia. Travelers nowadays can discover the very first kilometer of Paradise Cave, which is entered through a long stair set which is followed by a wooden boardwalk. Set up in the cave is a light system allowing travelers to admire all the formations as well as get some nice photos. Normally, the fee of the electric carts, which bring you from the front entrance to the bottom of the stairs leading up to this cave, is not included in the tour price.

BONG LAI VALLEY

Bong Lai valley

Bong Lai valley- source: internet

If you are interested in seeing Bong Lai Valley but perhaps without making all the interesting beer stops, it is possible to check out just one or two choices. Bong Lai Valley is the house of several families who enthusiastically cater to travelers in search of a cold beer and good food. The original Pub with Cold Beer may be the most famous one, but these days Wild Boar Eco Farm, The Duck Stop and Moi Moi give them a run for their money on splendid views, incredible hospitality and fresh food. Served family style, food is all fresh from the farm/garden. It is always more fun to go in a group!

NUOC MOOC ECOTRAIL

Nuoc Moc ecotrail

Nuoc Moc ecotrail- source: internet

Tucked into the jungle just off the main road of the national park loop, the ecotrails, which are defined by clearly marked paths and bamboo floorboards, will take you over extravagant rivers and to some small yet lovely lagoons. Set up with a mini ropes course, the first one is great fun for kids. As venturing farther along the trails, you can find a much bigger area set up for splashing and kayaking around. During the summer months, when kids are out for school break, the ecotrail can be a bit busy, but if you are looking to cool off, it is still worth a visit.

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