Recently, Quang Binh is a rising star in travel map, becoming very famous for tourist domestically and internationally. Thanks to the mother of nature, Quang Binh is well-known for its naturally spectacular landscape. The unique beauty of the system of caves, smooth and flexible with the system of rivers and streams combines with emerald green limestone. Along with the beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and blue sea with strong waves will bring you wonderful feelings. Quang Binh tourism not only catches the hearts of tourists because of its natural scenery and friendly people, but it is also impressed by the value of services that this place giving for tourists.
Below are the travel destinations that Netin Travel has gathered for you to learn and have a general overview of tourism in Quang Binh.
1. Travel destinations that need to go by a planned tour
1.1 Son Dong Cave
Son Doong cave is located in Tan Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. Vietnam is considered the largest natural cave in the world. This cave is in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang cave complex. Son Doong Cave is a part of an underground system connecting more than 150 other caves in Vietnam near the border with Laos. The cave was discovered by a resident of Quang Binh, Ho Khanh since the 90s, but it was until 2009 the cave has been officially found and published after a returning exploration of British Association of Cave and Mr. Ho Khanh. Currently, to participate in exploring Son Doong when traveling to Quang Binh, you need to take a tour through Oxalis company at the cost of $ 3000 with a good heath, there is no way for you to visit to Son Doong by yourself.
This cave is always the dreaming travel destination for travelers.
1.2 Tra Ang Cave
This cave has a length of about 1 km, a width of about 50m. Tra Ang is a cave with a system of blue and cool underground rivers flowing inside. Beautiful scene in the cave with stalactite system is pristine, diverse in structure with many impressive shapes. Tour to explore Tra Ang cave in a day costs about 800.000 VND per person. This is a must visited place when you come to Quang Binh.
1.3 Tu Lan Cave
The Tu Lan cave system consists of total 10 caves, some of which were originally discovered and in 1992, and some were found only in the last few years. Tu Lan is located 70 km from Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, next to the Tan Hoa ethnic minority village. The Ton Cave, first discovered in 1992 and then further investigated in 2012, is the first cave to explore this complex cave system. Discovering Tu Lan while traveling in Quang Binh is a journey that includes many physical activities combined, from walking to climbing, there are many sections that will need to swim upstream. To join this journey, you must follow the tour of Oxalis (the only company allowed to bring guests here) at a cost of 8.000.000 VND.
1.4 Survival Valley – Aquarium Cave
Like Thuong River – En Cave, the discovery of Survival Valley – Aquarium cave is also a unique tourism product for those who are passionate about exploring nature. You will be taken to the trail on the Ho Chi Minh road and then across vast grass hills, continue to the primeval forests, up the Tien stream to reach Nuoc Lan Cave (the back door of Dark Cave). From here, continue through the forest to Aquarium cave with a strange blue water color. After a night of setting up a sleeping camp in the forest, you will welcome the dawn in the Valley of Survival, surrounded by extremely beautiful limestone mountains with vast primeval forests. To explore the Survival Valley – Aquarium Cave, you need to book a tour of Phong Nha Ke Bang Tourist Center. The center also has some other interesting tours that you can refer to make Quang Binh trip more.
1.5. En Cave
En Cave is the third largest cave in the world with a height of 130m. En Cave tour does not have many activities like Tu Lan tour but gives participants the feeling of overwhelmed by the magnificence of nature. You can only trekking En cave from December to August next year (the remaining months, En cave is flooded). This is a quite expensive tourist destination of Quang Binh tourism, but it is worth the money.
1.6 Pygmy Cave
Pygmy Cave has a length of 845m, a depth of 94m. Dai A cave, Over cave, Pygmy cave is an area with beautiful natural landscape, natural forest type on limestone mountains, high biodiversity and especially a unique and attractive cave system. Quang Binh always attracts tourists because of these cave systems.
1.7 Cave system in Le Thuy
Cave system belongs to Ngan Thuy commune, Le Thuy district. This is a tourist destination in Quang Binh is quite new, because it has just been put into tourism not long ago. Although it is a new place, you will not be disappointed when you come here, from geomorphology to the scenery outside the cave.
2. Travel destinations with entrance ticket
2.1 Phong Nha Cave
Among all the caves of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Phong Nha is the most convenient cave for tourists to visit when traveling to Quang Binh. After 30 minutes of cruising on the Son River, tourists will be taken to the entrance gate of Phong Nha cave. With a length of nearly 8km, Phong Nha is one of the longest water caves in the world; this is also the cave with the only underground river in Vietnam being exploited for tourism in Quang Binh.
Ticket price to visit Phong Nha cave:
- Adults: 150,000 VND / 01 ticket / 01 adult.
- Children under 1.3 m are exempt from entry fee.
- Boat tour to Phong Nha cave: 360,000 VND / 1 boat with life jacket, carrying up to 12 guests including children.
2.1 Paradise Cave
The Paradise Cave was discovered in 2005 by the British Royal Cave Association and determined that this cave has a total length of 31 km. Depending on beauty of the cave, they named this cave Paradise. Paradise Cave is considered to be bigger and longer than Phong Nha cave. This is a dry cave, with no underground river flowing through like Phong Nha cave. There are many stalactites and stalagmites in Paradise cave. Cave floor is mostly flexible, fairly flat soil, which is convenient for sightseeing and exploration. While the summer temperature outside is 36-37 ° C, the temperature in Paradise cave is always at 20-21 ° C. Paradise Cave is always the pride of Quang Binh tourism.
Ticket price to visit Paradisce cave:
- Adults: 250,000 VND / 01 ticket / 01 adult. Children from 1.1m to 1.3m: VND 125,000 / 01 ticket / 01 child.
- Children with a height of less than 1.1m are exempt from entry fee.
- Buggy car transfer service:Buggy car with 4 seats: 01 way ticket price: 60,000 VND / route /way. Round trip ticket: 100,000 VND / route / round
- Buggy car 06 seats: 01 way ticket price: 90,000 VND / route / one way.
- Round trip ticket price: 150,000 VND / route / round
- Buggy car with 8 seats: 200,000 VND / car / round
- Buggy car with 14 seats: 350,000 VND / car / round
2.3 Tien Son Cave
Tien Son Cave or Dry Cave is a famous beautiful cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang area. The entrance to Tien Son cave is located about 1,000 m away from the Phong Nha cave entrance; at an altitude of about 200 m. Tien Son Cave has a length of 980 m. From the cave entrance is about 400 m, there is an area about 10 m deep, and then the underground cave continues to be nearly 500 m long, quite dangerous so visitors are not allowed to come to this area but only visit the distance 400 m from the cave entrance. This cave was discovered in 1935, Tien (fairy) was the named by local Quang Binh people due to its mysterious magical beauty. Later, Tien Son cave was called Dry cave, to distinguish it from Phong Nha cave as water cave.
- Ticket price to visit Tien Son cave: Adults: 80,000 VND / 01 ticket / 01 adult.
- Children under 1.3 m are exempt from entry fee.
- Boat tour to Phong Nha Cave and Tien Son Cave: 400,000 VND / 1 boat / 12 guests with life jacket
2.4 Dark Cave – Chay River
The Chay River is originated from the same limestone range in the ancient limestone area in Phong Nha – Ke Bang, with a length of about 10km. The journey to explore the Chay River – Dark cave tour is usually started from the pier at the forest ranger station Trang Muong (Phuc Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province). After boating to explore the Chay River in the bright summer sun, visitors will feel the change in temperature when the boat nears the mouth of the Dark cave. Dark Cave is a branch of the Phong Nha cave system, surveyed by British Royal Cave Association in 1990 and 1992. Like many caves in Phong Nha – Ke Bang area, the cave Dark is both a water cave and a dry cave with a total length of 5,258m and 80m high.·
Ticket price to visit Chay River – Dark Cave:·
- Adults and children over 1.3m, weight from 40-90kg: 450,000 VND / 01 ticket / 01 adult (Package all zipline, river bathing, games, kayaking, bathing mud in Dark Cave …)·
- Children (height from 90cm – 1.3m): 150,000 VND / person ( no zipline, use kayak with parents). Includes: Discovering and bathing in Dark Cave, discovery and safety equipment, water games (excluding thrilling games)·
- Children: Free (under 1m tall, only use children’s pool)
2.5 Mooc Spring
Located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, the Mooc Spring Ecotourism is an impressive tour of the newly discovered area. This ecotourism route passes through a dense forest of limestone forest, along the tiny streams of the Mooc Spring and the Chay River. Guests can relax and enjoy the comfortable moments when immersed in the wonderful cool water of the stream, try water games or kayak with friends.
Ticket price to visit Mooc Spring:
- Package service ticket: VND 180,000 / 01 ticket / 01 adult (Including: Bathing stream, Jumping, Kayak, Life jacket, Paddle, Rescue).
- Children: VND 100,000 / time.Entrance fee: Adults and children from 1.3m and above: VND 80,000 / 01 ticket.
- Children with a height of less than 1.3m are exempted from entrance fee.
2.6 Botanic Garden
The Botanical Garden is a natural forest covering an area of over 40ha, planted with 130 additional species of forest trees to create a collection of over 500 different species of forest trees.The highlight of botanical gardens is the beautiful landscape hidden in tropical forests such as the Wind waterfall over 30m high, Vang Anh lake on 3-slot stream, nursery of native seedling rare and precious forest with population of precious tree… At the specimen display house, visitors can see the abundance of rare and endemic species of flora and fauna of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.
- Ticket price to visit botanical garden:
- Adults: 40,000 VND / 01 ticket / 01 adult
- Children: 50% of adult fare
2.7 Cooling Stream/ Khe Nuoc Lanh
Khe Nuoc Lanh lies between the area of Ngan Thuy commune (Le Thuy) and Truong Xuan commune (Quang Ninh) with astonishingly beauty of primeval forests, fresh air, and blue water flowing through the rocks, creating an unforgettable impression on visitors.
- Adults: 30,000 VND / 01 ticket / 01 adult
- Children: 50% of adult fare
3. Free Entrance Fee for Tourist
3.1 Eight ladies Cave
Eight ladies cave locates in Tan Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. It is about 15 km from Phong Nha center, this small cave is where 8 young volunteers (4 men and 4 women) died in the war. Since then, this place is becoming famous by their story than the attraction of the cave.
3.2 Canh Duong Pictorial Village
Canh Duong is a rich coastal village with romantic scenery, located next to National Road 1A, about 10km from the tomb of General Vo Nguyen Giap with nearly 375 years of establishment and development. This place was also the home of many famous and talented people, one of eight famous villlages in the ancient time of Quang Binh.
With the “pictorial village”, visitors will be surprised with many pictures on wall starting from Ancestor worship center to the coastal road. Unique murals, 3D paintings are drawn to describe the story of the process of formation, development, heroic traditions in the resistance, the idyllic beauty of this rich sea village.
3.3 Vung Chua – Yen Island
Vung Chua – Yen Island is at the foot of the Hoanh Son Range, about 10km southeast of Ngang Pass. From the top of Tho Son, the view towards the sea is the charming scenery and peaceful sea. Vung Chua is surrounded by three islands: Hon La, Hon Gio and Hon Nom (Yen Island), so this place is very windy. On stormy days ships often come here for shelter. The General Vo Nguyen Giap’s resting place is always a place that tourists visit when coming to Quang Binh.
3.4 Da Nhay Beach
The sea at Da Nhay is also very wonderful. The beach is flat, clear water and smooth white sand. In the summer, visitors can take a cool bath and feel the breeze from the sea. With many different size of rocks and different shape of stone, Đa Nhay Beach ‘s Rocks is describing like jumping from this to another places. The shape of rock can give you a lot of impressive pictures.
3.5 Tam Toa Old Church
Tam Toa Church is a Catholic church located on Nguyen Du Street, Dong My Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province. Tam Toa is from Source Son County, Vinh Diocese. (From 2005 onwards Tam Toa belonged to Hue Diocese). Built in 1886 with Portuguese architectural style, this was once considered one of the most beautiful churches in Vietnam, although today it is only a ruin because it was almost destroyed during the war but it is one of a famous tourist destinations in Quang Binh with a historical story behind.
3.6 Bau Tro
Bau Tro is the name of a freshwater lake located in the middle of coastal sand dunes, in the Northeast of Dong Hoi City. Here from ancient times, primitive people have resided around the lake. Traces of the ancients were gradually sinking in the sand. Today, Bau Tro is being protected strictly because it is not only an archaeological site, a famous landscape of Quang Binh tourism but also a source of livelihood water for a region.
3.7 Mother Suot Monument
Mother Suốt is a hero and very famous in Quang Binh history and Vietnam history in general. During the war, Mother Suốt had rowing her boat to move the soldiers across the river and also served as a communication line between Dong Hoi city and Bao Ninh Pennisular. On October 11, 1968 Mother died on her duty. In 1980, in commemoration of the heroic achievements of her motherland, Quang Binh built Mother Suốt monument in the center of the old ferry. Since then, visitors often spend their time visiting here if they have change to visit Quang Binh.
3.8 Dong Hoi Citadel
This is an ancient architecture and a military construction built nearly 200 years ago under order of Gia Long King. The citadel was built from soil, located on a critical area on the road through Vietnam, and near the sea (about 1,500m from Nhat Le estuary). Dong Hoi Citadel is an unfamiliar place to visit when traveling to Quang Binh.
3.9 Quang Binh Gate/ Quang Binh Quan
3.10 Bao Ninh Beach
Bao Ninh Beach lies on a peninsula named Bao Ninh east of Dong Hoi city, connected to Dong Hoi city by the beautiful Nhat Le bridge. The East borders the East Sea, the West borders Nhat Le River, the North borders the Nhat Le Seaport, the South runs straight into Quang Ninh. Quang Binh Tourism is always proud of having such beautiful beaches.
3.11 Nhat Le Beach
Located at the mouth of Nhat Le river, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh. Nhat Le Beach is blessed with an amazing natural beauty. Beauty is described like in an ink painting, colorful and captivating soul. If you have the opportunity to travel to Quang Binh, this is probably a place that you should not miss in your exploration.
3.12 Quang Phu Sand Dune
Quang Phu sand dune is the most wild sand dune in Quang Binh, looking down from above, the sand dune is like a colorful picture with the dominant color of sand.
Quang Phu sand dune is in Quang Phu commune, adjacent to Nhan Trach commune, Bo Trach district, about 10km northeast of the center of Dong Hoi city. To come here, from Dong Hoi, follow Tran Hung Dao Street, turn to Nguyen Du, continue across Truong Phap Street and turn left to reach this sand hill.
Above is a list of tourist destinations in Quang Binh that we have summarized for you to track and choose for yourself the most suitable places to visit. Wish you have a happy and complete trip!
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