Vietnam is one of Asia’s hotspots amongst passionate adventure junkies and its diverse landscapes hide many breathtaking wonders within. Caving enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by this country since it’s one of the world’s leading caving destinations. If you happen to be one of them, here are three caves in Vietnam worth checking out.
Hang Sơn Đoòng
This cave is one of Vietnam’s biggest natural wonders and it happens to be home to the world’s largest known cave passage by volume. It’s home to the 90-meter-high calcite wall named The Great Wall of Vietnam, in addition to an underground river and many unusual limestone formations that have been around between two and five million years.
Thiên Đường Cave aka Paradise Cave was only been discovered in 2005, but that’s not stopping it from being one of Vietnam’s most popular caves. It’s 31 kilometers long, but only the first kilometer is open to the public, allowing visitors to explore spectacular stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave.
Phong Nha Cave
This cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park can only be accessed by a boat from the Son River, but you won’t regret taking this ride. It’s one of the most spectacular caves in Vietnam with 44.5 kilometers of passages discovered so far, but you’ll only get to explore the first 1,500 meters during your visit.