Phong Nha – Ke Bang Wiki Travel Guide

Phong Nha Wiki Travel
Phong Nha Wiki Travel

Introduction

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is located in the North of Truong Son mountain range, in the territory of Tan Trach, Thuong Trach, Phuc Trach, Xuan Trach, and Son Trach communes of Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. About 50 km from Dong Hoi city to the northwest, and about 500 km from Hanoi capital to the south. This national park borders the Hin Namno nature reserve in Khammouan Province, Laos to the west, 42 km east of the East Sea from the border of the two countries.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site according to geological and geomorphological criteria in 2003 and recognized by UNESCO for the second time as a World Natural Heritage Site with biodiversity criteria. , eco on July 3, 2015, is a rich destination in Quang Binh tour programs. Phong Nha – Ke Bang contains a long and complicated geological development history from 400 million years ago of the earth. Experiencing important tectonic stages and the movement phases of faults, slabs, and folds have created overlapping mountain ranges and subsided sedimentary basins. These changes have contributed to the diversity of geology, topography, and geomorphology. Besides, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is also endowed by nature with mysterious and majestic landscapes. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park contains many mysteries of nature, caves like splendid castles in the heart of limestone mountains created millions of years ago. Phong Nha – Ke Bang area has a population of more than 300 rich and wonderful caves, dubbed the “Kingdom of Caves”, where there are many hidden and attractive things, a paradise for all visitors to visit and explore.

Phong Nha Ke Bang is a fresh, cool climate all year round, with an average of only 20-24 degrees Celsius, which is considered one of the two largest limestone mountains in the world, with an area of over 200,000 hectares (of which, core zone area is 85,754 ha and a buffer zone is 195,400 ha wide).  However, Quang Binh is located in the tropical monsoon region and is always affected by the climate of the North and the South and is divided into two distinct seasons.
The dry season (from April to August), is a quite favorable time to participate in cave explorations in the heart of the world’s natural heritage Phong Nha – Ke Bang. While the temperature outside is 36-37°C, the temperature inside the cave is always 20-21°C which is very cool and pleasant.
The rainy season (from September to March next year) is characterized by the northeast monsoon, the average annual rainfall is from 2,000mm to 2,300mm/year. On the days of high water, storms, and floods, the rising water of the Son River obscures the mouth of the cave, and tourist boats cannot enter here, so it is impossible to visit Phong Nha Cave (Water Cave). Dry caves such as Tien Son Cave, and Thien Duong Cave, tourists still visit normally. You need to pay attention to the time to schedule as well as equip the tools and clothes accordingly.

Transportation to Dong Hoi – Quang Binh

To travel to Phong Nha Ke Bang, first, depending on the starting location, you can choose between means of transport such as airplanes (for tourists in big cities with long distances, or request to save time), or passenger cars, cars, train, etc., to move to Dong Hoi city. Then, you can hire a taxi, and go along Highway 16 about 45km to the northwest to the Son River, in the territory of Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province.

Go to Quang Binh by Bus

From Ha Noi

The road from Hanoi to Dong Hoi – Quang Binh is about 722 km long. On average, there are about 23 bus schedules on this route every day. The travel time by bus is about 9 hours, the fare ranges from 200,000 VND to 250,000 VND. Starting from Hanoi around 6 pm – 10 pm to Quang Binh around 4-5 am the next morning quite early. Ticket agents you can refer to such as Co Huong, Hung Long, Ha Quang, Hoang Linh, Dong Hien, Dung Hong, Hung Thanh, etc.

From Da Nang

The road from Da Nang to Dong Hoi is about 275km long. Travel time is about 4 hours 35 minutes. The fare for the route from Da Nang to Dong Hoi ranges from 125,000 VND to 200,000 VND. You can contact the sleeper bus to relieve fatigue such as Hai Ha, Hanh Luyen, Trung Tin, etc.

From Ho Chi Minh City

The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Quang Binh is quite far, the ride takes a lot of time, you should choose the means of transport by plane. However, if you have a lot of time and want to save money, you can contact Hoang Long bus, Mai Linh bus, etc.

Go to Quang Binh by Train

The provinces with short distances to Dong Hoi such as Hue, Da Nang, and Vinh want to travel to Quang Binh, so choosing the train will be the safest means of transportation for you and your family.

From Hanoi, you should choose a train, SE1, SE3 runs from Hanoi in the evening to Dong Hoi in the morning of the next day, and the QB1 train runs from Hanoi at 20:05 to Dong Hoi at 08:25 the next morning. See more train times and ticket prices at the Vietnam Railways website ‘dsvn.vn’.

Hanoi Station – Address: 120, Le Duan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi – Phone: 024.3942 3949/ 024.3822 1724
Da Nang Station – Address: 202 Hai Phong Street, Da Nang – Phone: 0236 3823810
Hue Railway Station – Address: 02 Bui Thi Xuan, City. Hue – Phone: 0234. 3822175
Vinh Station – Address: No. 01 – Le Ninh Street, Quan Bau Ward, City. Vinh – Phone: 0238 3853 426
Dong Hoi Station – Address: Sub-zone 4, Nam Ly Ward, City. Dong Hoi – Phone: 0232 3836789

Go to Quang Binh by Plane

With the means of planes, it is very easy for you to book direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Hoi with three airlines: Vietjetair, Jetstar, and Vietnam Airlines. You should plan your trip early and book tickets at the official ticket agencies to get the best fares.

Transportation to Phong Nha – Ke Bang

If you come here by car, you can park your car in the parking lots along the river, or send it to a homestay, then buy a ticket, rent a boat to cross the Son River for about 30 minutes to enter Phong Nha cave.

Moving from Ha Noi

There are a number of sleeper buses from Hanoi to Phong Nha with prices ranging from 250,000 to 280,000 VND. Most of the buses leave from 7 pm -10 pm to Phong Nha around 4 am -5 am the next morning. The arrival time is quite early, the attractions of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park also have to from 7 am-7:30 am to open; During that time you can rent a temporary motel or go for a walk to watch the sunrise. You should book tickets in advance to secure your seat. If you had booked a hotel for your trip before, you can come there and ask for check-in early.

Moving from Dong Hoi

Rent a car  from 4-45 seats if you want to visit by yourself

Take a taxi with the following companies: Sun Taxi: 0232.353.53.53; Mai Linh Taxi: 0232. 3835,835; Taxi Tien Sa: 0232.3 79.79.79.

Rent a motorbike

You can contact the motorbike rental service at the hotel reception to book a motorbike and deliver it to you anywhere in Dong Hoi, priced from 150,000 VND/car/day. Riding a motorbike will be very convenient, but the distance is a bit far, the road has many dangerous bends, the empty road when the motorbike breaks down is very inconvenient, you need to pay attention to ensure traffic health and safety.

Things To Do in Phong Nha –  Ke Bang

Phong Nha Cave

Among the caves, Phong Nha is really the most prominent with a survey length of nearly 8 km, mainly with underground rivers ranked in the list of caves with the longest underground river in the world.

Tourists get off the motorboat and follow the Son River to Phong Nha cave. Coming to Phong Nha, you will feel very interesting, relaxed, and comfortable. The air here is fresh and cool. On summer days, when outside “blazing” sunburns Quang Binh, but when entering the cave, the temperature is only about 17-19oC. Sailing down the boat more than 600m on the water line in the cave, visitors can enjoy the strange natural beauty. The stunning grandeur of the Phong Nha cave.

Ticket price to visit Phong Nha Cave:

  • Adults: 150,000 VND/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult.
  • Children under 1.3 m in height are exempted from admission.
  • Boat to visit Phong Nha Cave: 360,000 VND/ 1 boat with a life jacket, carrying up to 12 guests including children

Paradise Cave

Dubbed “the royal palace in the ground”, Paradise cave is one of the most magnificent and magical wonders in the world. Paradise cave is about 20km from Phong Nha Cave, located in the heart of a limestone mountain complex at an altitude of 191m, surrounded by the primeval forest of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Paradise cave is a dry cave that is considered the longest in Asia. Paradise cave has a length of 31.4 km, a width ranging from 30 to 100 m, the widest place is 150 m, and the height from the bottom to the ceiling is about 60 m.

Stepping into the cave, people will be satisfied to imagine in front of countless stalactites with many different shapes that the “explorers” used beautiful languages ​​to name that is Thach Hoa Vien Palace with stalactite blocks like a statue of a virgin mother holding a baby on her hand; Giao Tri Palace is the place where the Jade Emperor discussed the country with his courtiers, surrounded by statues of unicorns, phoenixes, etc. Compared to Phong Nha Cave, the stalactites in Paradise cave have more shapes.

Ticket price to visit Paradise Cave:

  • Adults: 250,000 VND/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult.
  • Children from 1.1m to 1.3m: 125,000 VND/ 01 ticket/ 01 child.
  • Children under 1.1m in height are exempted from admission.

Tram transfer service:

  • 4-seat tram: One-way ticket price: 60,000 VND/route/way. Round trip ticket price: 100,000 VND/route/round
  • 6-seat tram: One-way ticket price: 90,000 VND/route/way. Round trip ticket price: 150,000 VND/route/round
  • Electric car 8 seats: 200,000vnd/car/round
  • 14-seat electric car: 350,000vnd/car/round

Chay River – Dark Cave

Dark Cave is a branch of the Phong Nha cave system, which was surveyed by the British Royal explorers in 1990 and 1992. The cave has a door 20 meters wide and 40 meters high. Like many caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang area, the Dark cave is both a water cave and a dry cave with a length of 5,258m and a height of 80m. Dark cave is the name given by the British Royal cave expedition because the “dark light” in the cave is so dense that it makes people think they can be touched.

The cave is still pristine with thousands of stalactite columns with diverse and unique shapes and is the refuge of many animals such as bats and swallows. In particular, the area of ​​​​the cave is also a shelter for Ha Tinh langurs – one of the primates listed in the Red Book of Vietnam. Due to its location right next to the river and high humidity, the stalactites at Dark Cave are covered with a large amount of moss, creating a characteristic green color. The dark cave is still pristine without a lighting system like Phong Nha cave, or Paradise cave you can have. You can walk up the wooden stairs 1km long and then discover yourself by the light of the headlight. Here you can join the zipline service to the entrance of Dark cave, zipline to swim in the Chay river, and many fun sports games.

Ticket price to visit Chay River, Dark cave:

  • Adult package ticket: 450,000 VND/pax (over 1.3m tall, weight from 40-90kg). Includes Zipline through a dark cave, dark cave exploration, and mud bath, Kayak, Zipline river bathing, Adventure bridge, basketball, handball and water sports games, Discovery equipment, safety…
  • Children: 150,000 VND/pax (from 1m to 1.3m high, no zip line, use a kayak with parents). Includes Dark cave exploration and mud bath; discovery equipment, safety… water sports games (not including thrilling games).
  • Children: 110,000 VND/pax (from 1m-1.3m high, only participating in water games, not including thrilling games)
  • Children: Free (under 1m high, only use children’s swimming pool)

A general admission ticket is 270,000 VND/pax (only for people with a height from 1.3m and above, weight over 40kg, and under 90kg). Includes Zipline through the dark cave, Kayak, Zipline river bathing, Adventure bridge, water sports games, and safety equipment.

Mooc Spring

Mooc Spring’s eco-tourism area is really unlike other tourist spots in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, this place still retains its original pristine and pristine appearance, is really attractive, and causes many impressive surprises. The poetic beauty, charming scenery, and fresh air where Mooc Spring is an attractive tourist, resting and relaxing destination for tourists from near and far when coming to Quang Binh.

Ticket price to visit Mooc Spring:

  • Package service ticket: 180,000 VND/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult (Including Stream bathing, Jumping, Kayaking, Life jackets, Paddles, and Rescue).
  • Children 1.3m and above: 100,000 VND/time.
  • General admission ticket: 80,000 VND/ 01 ticket. Children under 1.3m in height are exempted from the admission fees.

Phong Nha Botanic Garden

Windfall Botanical Garden is a tourist attraction for those who love nature, wildlife, and mountain climbing. Here you can visit the exhibition house of rare and precious flora and fauna samples typical of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Continue the journey along the small path, the guide takes visitors deep into the old forest to conquer the top of Wind Waterfall. The deeper you go into the forest, the fresher and cooler the air becomes. After about fifteen minutes of walking under the canopy of the primeval forest, visitors were able to see the Wind Waterfall blowing white foam to erase a majestic natural picture. Go to Vang Anh Lake to relax, relax and swim in the cool blue water. See the hornbill, see firsthand the dance of peacocks, one of the ten most beautiful birds on the planet, etc.

Tickets to Phong Nha Botanical Garden:

  • Adults: 40,000 VND/ 01 ticket/ 01 adult
  • Children: 50% of adult fare

Ozo Park

Ozo Park, located on 20 Quyet Thang Street, has an area of ​​nearly 5 hectares, is the park with the longest tree game system in Vietnam, and is also one of the first parks located in the primeval forest in Vietnam. Coming here, visitors can walk across wooden bridges, and suspension bridges over soft winding streams covered with ancient trees, enjoy the fresh air and take pictures freely. Challenge yourself to conquer 22 tree games, experience kayaking, sup boating, canoeing down the 999 m waterfall of the Ozo stream, etc. Especially, there is an overnight camping service to help you immerse yourself in nature, and explore the National Park at night.

Tickets to Ozo Park:

  • Adult ticket (height from 1.4m and above): 200,000 VND
  • Child ticket (height from 1 to 1.4m): 100,000 VND
  • Children under 1m tall: Free tickets

Son Doong Cave

Son Doong – the world’s largest cave is famous for its spectacular landscapes with rock formations formed over millions of years. One of the most mysterious rock formations in Son Doong is a large circular rock cavity, which is likened to a ‘James Bond hole’ that has truly amazed explorers. It carries the symbolism and breath of a classic Hollywood movie. Besides, Son Doong cave also has many other unique shaped rock blocks that are nicknamed ‘Dog’s Foot’ and ‘Vietnam Wall’.

Son Doong Quang Binh is the largest natural cave in the world with a height of 200m, enough to fit a 40-story building or dozens of the largest Boeings. Just set foot at the cave entrance, each cold wind blowing in the cave will melt away the fatigue of the arduous journey of “crossing the forest and wading through streams” that you have had to go through. Not only marveling at the large space of the cave, you will also feel extremely excited by the magical mystery hidden behind the fanciful thick fog.

The experiences have 1-0-2 at the cave such as swimming in the cave, photographing the sun rays and clouds, and the “unique” campsite.

Note:

  • Tour operation time: from January to the end of August every year.
  • Cost: 1 person when joining the tour is 3000 USD, nearly 70 million VND. Currently, to stimulate tourism demand, the tour price is only 58,200,000 VND/trip to explore 4N3D (so far, the Son Doong cave tour is the most expensive tour in Vietnam).
  • Tour registration: each year is only allowed organize for a maximum of 1,000 tourists, it is not always possible to go when you register and the seats are usually registered until the end of the year very early.
  • Tour itinerary: 4 days 3 nights camping inside Hang En and Hang Son Doong plus 2 nights at the hotel before and after the journey. This 4N3D adventure tour is at the level of adventure level 6, the highest of the tours Oxalis is managing.
  • The number of participants per tour: to ensure safety, each tour includes a maximum of 10 tourists and 30 waiters (including cave experts, guides, safety assistants, chefs, and porters – porters) thing).
  • Requirements for you to join the tour: To participate in this journey, you need to have a trekking experience that meets the health conditions.

Eight Ladies Cave

Eight Ladies Cave belongs to the Ho Chi Minh Road relic system and was ranked a national historical relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information in 1986 as a very sacred spiritual tourist destination.

Eight Ladies Cave is one of the fire coordinates that was bombarded by American bombs day and night to cut off the North’s support for the South. On November 14, 1972, American bombers knocked down a mountain patch, filling the cave entrance, including a squad of young volunteers, burying 8 young volunteers with the legend of their heroic sacrifices.

Tickets to visit Eight Ladies Cave: Free

Dancing Rock beach

Dancing Rock beach has long become a popular tourist destination in Quang Binh. The unique beauty of the rocky mountains eroded by seawater is an attraction that makes visitors come to explore. The origin of the name Dancing Rock beach is derived from the abrasion of the sea waves. The large stone blocks that seemed to be inanimate became alive with all kinds of different shapes. It is thanks to the ingenuity of mother nature that has created a very special tourist destination in Quang Binh.

As one of the two most beautiful beaches in Quang Binh, Ham Thuan Nam Da Nhay beach offers romantic scenes, especially in the morning at dawn and at sunset. The large rocks with unique shapes here are majestic sculptures of nature. Besides, visitors also have the opportunity to admire the different colors of these rocks according to the ebb and flow of the tide.

Vung Chua – Yen Island

Located right at the foot of the majestic Ngang Pass, Vung Chua is a pristine beach, with clear blue water, long white sand, and rich and diverse flora. Because it is surrounded by 3 islands: Hon Nom, Hon Gio, and Hon La, although facing the East Sea, Vung Chua is very airtight. Therefore, fishing boats are anchored here every day, bringing a very busy atmosphere.

Vung Chua is a land with a prime location, overlooking the East Sea, surrounded on all sides by majestic mountains with the body-like shape of a dragon. And yet, this place also has the Dragon’s nose piercing the edge of the waves, the sea and the sky are in harmony, and the people are brave and simple. It is the wild, rustic nature of Vung Chua that is the reason why visitors are surprised. Before 2013, Vung Chua Yen Island Quang Binh was still a rather strange place, but when General Vo Nguyen Giap died and chose this place as his final resting place, Vung Chua became a spiritual tourist destination that people Vietnamese people aspire to come here once a year.

What to Eat In Phong Nha – Ke Bang

Grass Carp – Son River (Ca Tram Song Son)

The Son River is famous for its clear blue water see the bottom, the water flows out from the limestone cave so it is very clean, pure, and unpolluted. Grass Carp raised on the Son River always have delicious, delicious meat and are very nutritious because the carp are often raised in cages on the river and are fed with algae and plankton taken from the river bed, without any growth food. Since then, grass carp meat has become a commercial product, bearing the specialty brand name of Phong Nha Ke Bang.

From grass carp meat, the people here have been flexible and creative to prepare many delicious and nutritious dishes and bring unique features to the cuisine in Phong Nha Ke Bang. Visitors here can enjoy dishes from this carp at any restaurant or eatery, from grass carp porridge, grass carp hot pot or grilled galangal, steamed grass carp with lemon pepper, braised grass carp with sour bamboo shoots, and grass carp with passion fruit sauce, grass carp braised true cardamom, etc., extremely unique, attractive and eye-catching.

Grilled chicken with “Cheo” salt (Ga Nuong Cham Muoi Cheo)

The type of chicken chosen is a chicken that is free-range on the hill, small but firm, with a fleshy taste when eaten. If the chicken is just cooked but still retains its toughness and sweetness, the griller also needs to have his own experience and technique. Chicken is grilled on a wood stove, not seasoned with any spices, it is important to watch the fire carefully because just a little too much will be burned, completely losing the delicious taste.

Besides, making “cheo” salt is also an extremely important step, a unique feature in the cuisine of Phong Nha – Ke Bang. “Cheo” is a salted dish as the locals call it, usually made from basil, bischofia javanica leaves, lemon leaves, salt, and green chili, or can be pounded with grilled fish and coriander leaves. When enjoying, diners will feel the deliciousness of the golden chicken skin, the soft and sweet chicken meat dipped with fragrant and spicy salt, which adds a unique flavor to this unique dish.

Quang Binh Porridge Soup (Chao Canh)

Porridge soup is a familiar breakfast dish of Quang Binh people. Specialty Quang Binh porridge soup is a rustic dish with bold characteristics of Central cuisine.

Quang Binh Porridge Soup is made from flour or rice flour, kneaded, and cut into bite-sized fibers. Soup cooked with fish cake, pork bones, shrimp, snakehead fish, or crab, served with onion, chopped vegetables, and coriander.

Quang Binh people eat porridge soup always accompanied by a cup of spicy chili fish sauce. Quang Binh porridge soup is an attractive dish that anyone who comes to this land also wishes to taste once the rustic flavor, is imbued with the soul of the countryside.

Brown Rice Vietnamese Crepe (Banh Xeo Gao Lut)

Brown Rice pancake impresses diners with the unique red color of brown rice and its irresistible delicious taste right at the first bite. The dipping sauce plays an important role in whether the pancakes taste good or not. A bowl of “standard” dipping sauce must have: chili, garlic, fish sauce, sugar, lemon, etc. to create a moderate acidity.

Quang Binh pancakes choose red rice flour, also known as brown rice, as the main ingredient. Then mix together with chopped shallots to create a distinct color and flavor. Another unique feature is that brown rice pancakes do not have shrimp, meat, or squid fillings at all, which means it has no filling inside. However, it still attracts most Quang Binh tourists because of this “disruptive feature”. In addition to eating Quang Binh pancakes with raw vegetables like regular Vietnamese pancakes, people also eat them with banana fish and a bowl of vegetable salad in the style of “very” Quang Binh.

Rice Dumpling Cake (Banh Bot Loc)

Rice dumpling cake is not a dish only found in Quang Binh, nor does it even originate from Quang Binh, but this cake has its hometown in Hue. Currently, this dish appears in many places in Vietnam. But Quang Binh Rice Dumpling Cake has its own flavor and appeal that cannot be imitated anywhere else. The reason for that specialty is because when coming to Quang Binh, this dish has been modified and added more flavors to become a famous specialty of Quang Binh.

Just by looking at the plate of rice dumpling cake, the saliva is already flowing. Haven’t tried it yet, but the plate of cake has met both the look and the flavor. The small, beautiful cakes with only about 2 fingers are very mouth-watering. The outer shell of the cake is covered with flour, when steamed, it becomes transparent, inside is a red shrimp with the same brown color of minced meat, wood ear, shiitake, etc., which stands out on a green banana leaf plate or a white plate. Bringing the cake close to your nose, you will feel the sweet aroma of spices, from cake flour, shrimp, wood ear mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms.

Khoai Deo

‘Khoai deo’ is a specialty of Quang Binh for a long time, sweet and flexible ‘khoai deo’ is very suitable to sip with a cup of hot tea. In particular, ‘khoai deo’ is very easy to preserve, for many days without fear of mold, as a carefree gift.

From the rustic sweet potato, Quang Binh has created its own brand of a “unique” specialty that captivates tourists, and friends near and far, which is ‘khoai deo’.

Where to Stay in Phong Nha Ke Bang

Chay Lap Farmstay

Thanks to its favorable location, the hotel is close to beautiful tourist attractions such as Dark Cave, Mooc spring, Chay river, etc., allowing visitors to discover the beauty by themselves and immerse themselves in the clear and cool water where the hotel is located. This is the first hotel near Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park that you can choose.

The Farmstay house system is built according to the typical floating house model of flood-prone areas. In case of high water, the room will float on the water thanks to the drum system at the bottom. The room has a dome architecture, clad with pine wood from recycled pallets, creating a cozy and pleasant space. Each floating house consists of 2 rooms, including a wide corridor with a bar, where visitors can drink, work, and relax in a quiet, pure atmosphere in the mountains.

Address: Chay Lap Hamlet, Phuc Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh
Price range: 1,000,000 VND- 2,400,000 VND

Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel

Located near Phong Nha Botanical Garden and the Dark Cave of Quang Binh, Saigon Phong Nha Hotel is an ideal place to help guests feel the inherent serenity of this land. This is considered a Quang Binh hotel near the national park that is worth a stop.

Saigon Phong Nha Hotel has a spacious and airy restaurant, specializing in serving European and Asian dishes, Vietnamese traditional dishes, and local specialties. The restaurant consists of 2 areas indoor and outdoor. There is also a bar specializing in serving drinks and snacks for visitors while visiting the Phong Nha – Ke Bang tourist area.

Address: DT 20, Phong Nha, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh
Price range: Room rates from $22 (500,000 VND) per night (USD)

Phong Nha Eco Mountain Farmstay

Peacefully located in the land of Phong Nha, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool open all year round. This farm stay also offers a sun terrace, a bar, and a sports place ideal for exploring this peaceful region. Here, visitors will easily come to famous landmarks such as the botanical garden, Phong Nha Cave, Ozo Park, Paradise Cave, etc.

Phong Nha Eco Mountain Farmstay is really a paradise in the mountains, with a system of rooms arranged quite friendly. View of magnificent limestone mountains, and an infinity pool in the center of the homestay. Staying here, you will feel the peace and fresh air of nature. Rooms here are fully equipped with modern amenities. Breakfast is served free of charge, buffet or order. You can organize outdoor barbecue parties on the homestay premises, which will be extremely interesting.

Address: Road 20, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Phong Nha town, commune, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh
‎Price range: 700,000 VND- 800,000 VND

Phong Nha River House Homestay

Located right in Bo Trach, just a 5-minute drive from the entrance to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. The hotel space brings a traditional beauty with luxurious facilities to help guests feel comfortable while staying there. Less than 3 km from town, is an ideal place for tourists to explore the natural beauty of the national park. This is considered the ideal Quang Binh hotel for your stay.

The space of Phong Nha River House is designed with an extremely rustic but equally elegant style, all made of wood. And the room, although not too large, but full of amenities such as wifi, hot water, and an air conditioner. The price is also really reasonable (including breakfast, bicycle rental, and use of the beach). In addition, the drinks and dishes right in the homestay are quite fresh and suitable for Asians, so you will not need to worry about being hungry when the saviors appear in this homestay.

Address: H7VP+P36, Phong NHA, Bo Trach, Quang Binh
‎Price range: from 300,000 VND

Jungle Boss Homestay

Boasting a sun terrace and mountain views, Jungle Boss Homestay is fully situated in Phong Nha. Jungle Boss Homestay is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the inn.

The hotel also offers breakfast, to make your visit even more pleasant. If you are driving to Jungle Boss Homestay, free parking is available. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Italian restaurants, including Capture Vietnam Cafe and Phong Nha Underground, all of which are a short distance from Jungle Boss Homestay.

Address: DT20, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh 511860
Price range: 700,000 VND – 900,000 VND

Carambola Bungalow

Carambola Bungalow Phong Nha is located in the center of Phong Nha Ke Bang town. With a location on the Son River, it is extremely suitable for you to relax and visit and explore Phong Nha Ke Bang. Designed and built according to the trend of modern bungalows in harmony with nature. The rooms with the rooftop shaped like a communal house in the Central Highlands are quite interesting.

Carambola Bungalow’s campus is quite large and decorated with green trees. Large yard for children to play. In addition, you can also organize outdoor barbecue parties and enjoy them right in the garden. You can use free bicycles to roam Phong Nha. And like other homestays, the owners of this bungalow are extremely cute.

Address: Carambola Road, Phong NHA, Bo Trach, Quang Binh 47257
‎Price range: room rates from $17 (400,000 VND) per night (USD)

Phong Nha Rustic Home

As a pet-friendly accommodation in Phong Nha, Phong Nha Rustic Home is worthy of being a Quang Binh hotel near the national park with its natural beauty. Staying here, visitors will be immersed in the culinary culture of the Central region with luxurious and modern seats. Free wifi and bicycle services are a smart choice for your travel.

Rustic Home’s rooms are well-prepared and clean, when you check-in you will feel very satisfied. This is also an ideal place for those who have a hobby of backpacking and travel by motorbike who want to find a place to stop after tiring journeys. Not too fussy, Phong Nha Rustic Home has a unique feature that is enough to make you remember forever when the end of the journey here will leave a deep impression on you!

Address: H7WP+2JC, DT20, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh
Price range: 300,000 VND – 500,000 VND

Pepperhouse Homestay

Pepperhouse Homestay is ideally situated at Hung Trach village, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh in Phong Nha only 7.5 km from the center. With a system of modernly equipped bedrooms with free wifi services, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and free private parking on-site, making it is more convenient for guests to stop here. Coming to Pepperhouse Homestay, guests can relax and immerse themselves in the modern amenities of a 5-star Quang Binh hotel.

Pepperhouse apartment leaves you free to use free parking, a garden, a restaurant, and also an outdoor pool offered on-site. Attractive facilities at Pepper House Homestay such as swimming pool, tour booking, transportation, free bicycles, restaurant, luggage storage area, family room available, garden, wifi, etc. In addition, this place is also served by friendly staff with 24/7 room service, car park, motorbike rental, etc.

Address: Hung Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province 51000
Price range: from 800,000 VND –

Phong Nha Midtown Hotel

Located in Phong Nha, Phong Nha Midtown Hotel features a terrace, mountain views, and free WiFi in all areas. Some rooms have a seating area to relax in, while some have garden/city views. Rooms are also equipped with a flat-screen TV.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk. Guests can arrange tours at the hotel, and guests can choose from National Park tours, adventure tours, rainforest exploration, hiking, and caving. The hotel also offers car rental. The nearest airport is Dong Hoi Airport, 45 km away.

Address: J856+X86, road 20, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh
Price range: 250,000 VND – 500,000 VND

Nguyen Shack – Phong Nha Central Town

In harmony with nature, Nguyen Shack – Phong Nha Central Town deserves a stop when visitors come to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

With cool seats, and mountain views, visitors can enjoy drinks with bold local flavor. It is ideal to stay at this cheap Quang Binh hotel near the national park.

Address: Provincial Road 20, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh

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