6 Amazing caves to visit in Vietnam for adventure lovers
Amazing caves to visit in Vietnam will leave you astonished with their beauty and majestic scenery. Vietnam is always famous for its diversity in landscapes, among which caves are one of the most notable destinations. If you’re looking for the best caving experience in Vietnam, check out the best underground worlds in Vietnam that Sao La Tours have listed below.
Sung Sot on Bo Hong Island of Halong Bay
Sung Sot or Surprise Cave is situated on Bo Hong Island of Halong Bay, where 59 other caves are found till today. Sung Sot was found in 1901 by a group of explorers France. This cave covers an area of 10.000 square meters. Not only being spacious, this cave also puts you in awe as it has limitless stalagmites and stalactites, many of which have the form of fauna and flora. The shapes of the rocks have inspired the locals to come up with lots of myths and folklore. Visiting Sung Sot is usually included in boat tour programs in Halong bay. You will get to discover the cave on foot for a few hours.
Tam Coc in Trang An Complex
Tam Coc is translated as “three caves” in English. This tourist attraction lies within Trang An Complex – an UNESCO listed destination. Tam Coc includes the caves of Hang Ba, Hang Hai and Hang Ca. You can approach these caves by going on a rowboat tour the village of Van Lam.
Proven to be the biggest in the trio of caves, Hang Ca Cave is 120 meters in length, while the smaller one, Hang Ba, only stretches 45 meters long. The ideal time of visiting Tam Coc is March till May. This is the time when the farmers start to grow rice in the field, which makes a marvelous scenery of yellow and bright green sea of rice paddies.
Thien Duong Cave – One of the most amazing caves to visit in Vietnam
Within the National Park of Phong Nha Ke Bang lies another famous tourist site, which is Thien Duong Cave or Paradise Cave. The inside of the cave was discovered by the British Research Association. Now, Paradise Cave attracts millions of travelers around the world. People come to admire the sculptural columns and the majestic stalactites.
Thien Duong Cave is also known as the longest dry cave found in Asia, with a length of over 31 kilometers. It’s big enough to nest a jumbo jet. Visitors can explore this limestone cavern in two different ways: A seven-kilometer hike or a one-kilometer walk via the wooden stairs.
Tu Lan Cave System in Quang Binh province
The Tu Lan Cave system will take you by surprise as it consists of over 10 caves in the province of Quang Binh. This cave system is now getting more and more recognition thanks to its appearance in “Kong: Skull Island” – a big blockbuster in 2017.
While on your tour visiting Tu Lan Cave system in the summer, you can go for a swim and immerse yourself in the cool water. You can also join a two-day excursion through the Cave of Fairies 1 and 2 (Hang Tien 1 and 2). After visiting the two caves, visitors will trek through a jungle before reaching huge dry caves which are 100 meters in height and 5.5 meters in length.
Hang Va and Nuoc Nut - Amazing caves to visit in Vietnam
Hang Va and Nuoc Nut are also the famous duo of caves that you don’t want to miss out on your caving journey in Vietnam. It takes a two-day tour to explore both of these caves. On the first day, travelers will trek for 2 kilometers to reach Nuoc Nut cave. Inside the cave you’ll see an amazing underwater river, which links to the entrance of Hang Va cave. Here you will spend your night in camping tents.
This cave expedition is a good chance to test your adventurous spirit as you climb over rocks, trek through thick jungle or crossing rivers. All your efforts will be paid off as you get to see the stunning stalagmite field of Hang Va.
Son Doong and Hang En in Phong Nha Ke Bang National park
Son Doong is so large that inside of the cave you can find a whole jungle. This is the biggest cave in the world as it covers an area of 38.5 million cubic meters. You can explore the cave on four-day treks, which includes a hike through the jungle, a lunch break in Ban Doong village before reaching the remote Son Doong Cave.
When inside the cave, you’ll get to observe the astonishing underground rivers, stalagmites, underground jungle and ancient fossils.
There are many other big and small amazing caves to visit in Vietnam for you to explore. Feel free to contact Sao La Tours for more information about Vietnam caving tours. We’re always here to help you arrange your whole trip to Vietnam with the most affordable price.