For those who have a passion for discovery, the majesty and mysteriousness of caves are always irresistible. Possessing marvelous landscapes, 5 most striking caves in Vietnam below will make tourists regret if they don’t visit them at least one time.
Huong Tich Caves (Hanoi)
Lying in the scenic area Huong Son, My Duc District, Hanoi, Huong Tich Caves brings you the sense of tranquility whenever you come to this place. In March, 1770, Lord Trinh Sam called it “The most beautiful caves in Vietnam” after visiting here.
Inside the caves, there are so many stalactites in weird shapes. Locals name them based on their shapes like Bau Sua Me (breast of mother), Hoa Phien Nao (a sad flower), Dun Gao (an item used to contain rice)… The “way to heaven” and “way to hell” – Have you heard of them? So you will see them in Huong Tich Caves.
Besides masterpieces of nature, Huong Tich Caves also has a Guan Yin statue made of greenstone. This is a precious statue with beautiful carvings.
Tam Coc – Bich Dong (Ninh Binh)
7km south of Ninh Binh, Tam Coc – Bich Dong is also known with famous names like “Ha Long Bay on land” or “The second beautiful caves in Vietnam”.
Tam Coc comprises of 3 caves created by Ngo Dong River which pierces the mountain.
The only mode of transport to discover Tam Coc is boat. The journey to explore these nice caves in Vietnam involves in visiting temples inside the caves.
2km far away from Tam Coc, Bich Dong surely makes visitors surprised. In each lotus blossom, Bich Dong is covered with floral fragrance. Across the river, you can see a picturesque landscape with rice paddies. The name “Bich Dong” (green cave) also derives from the green color covering all the scenery here.
Dau Go Cave
Belonging to Ha Long Bay relic, Dau Go Cave is popular with the ancient, pristine and attractive beauty. The French guide book “Wonders of the World” (1938) ever called it “Grotte des merveilles” meaning the cave of wonders.
With numerous gorgeous stalactites, Dau Go really boasts its stunning beauty. This cave is divided into 3 main compartments; each of them attracts many visitors by its own miraculous beauty.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang (Quang Binh)
With 50m in height, 83m in depth, 8km in length and various caves, Phong Nha brings the magnificence of massive stalactites.
From Son River, after traveling by boat in 30 minutes, tourists will see the cave entrance. The charming beauty of riverscapes blending with majestic mountains is the reason why it is famous as one of the most splendid caves in Vietnam.
Wonderful natural settings seem to stir human’s imagination. Trust me! You won’t say anything about the scenery but “awesome”.
Voted as one of the most beautiful caves in the world by British Royal Society, Phong Nha is deserved to symbolize uniqueness and aesthetic value belonging to the whole heritage.
Son Doong Cave (Quang Binh)
With the width of 150m, height of over 200m and length of 9km, Son Doong Cave is the biggest natural cave in the world. This landscape was ever ranked at No 8 on the list “Must-see places in 2014” by New York Times.
The underground river, long stone columns, rainforests, light wells… There are a lot of factors making Son Doong become a natural wonder. Coming here, you can feel like losing in a totally different world with marvelous coral reefs.
Just come here to know why traveling to Son Doong has become one of the must-try experiences for tourists recently.