The fascinating Phong Nha NP

dave @davedavis91July 2018 · 2 min read

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Today I'd like you to check out this incredible place. It is located in the most narrow part of Vietnam (approx. right in the middle.) It doesn't look to special from the outside but 1000s of kilometers of mind blowing cave-systems lay beneath this national park. One of the caves measures about 36km in length, whereas others are considered to be the largest caves in the world. As far as I know the one that is most famous is calles "Son Dong", the mother of all caves. Mountain River Cave, in Case you wanna google pictures of it. However it ain't easy to get into this particular one. One has to apply to a company called oxalis and pay something between 3000-4000$ to make it on this expedition through the jungle. I only had the budget for smaller but nonetheless pretty much super similarish pretty beautiful examples of pure greatness. Let me show you a few examples:

Paradise cave (only 8$ to get in^^)




Or this one: E-Cave (We had to swim into the cave... great experience!!!)



And this one: Dark Cave (Back Entrance about 2h jungle hike to reach it )



Pictures can hardly capture the size and impressiveness of those places...

One day, I am going to save up the 3Gs and apply for the big one. From what I heard it is a 5 Day Adventure that includes, hiking, swimming, river crossings, abseiling, diving, camping, and so on and so forth. Go check out oxalis website! I chose much cheaper trips around 50/60$ executed by a company called jungle boss. Great team!

Let me know what you think.

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damn word count^^ now its more....


Ah, I totally hear you on how difficult it is to capture caves on pictures! The light, the size it is such a challenge! Let's see if someone one of these days writes a post on steemit about Hang Son Doong Cave (the expensive big one...) as it was for both of us out of budget... haha!


But I've gotta say.... It is 3 grand but I am gonna do it some day. Place look unreal! And so far not too many people seem to know about it. Although the bbc and co made documentaries about it. One of those well hidden treasures. My roommate told me about it about 2 years ago. He's from hanoi^^ I did not believe him by the time he told me^^


Exactly, if I win the lottery one day I'll go for sure! Would be such an incredible experience. To be honest, when I heard about it I thought they made a mistake with too many 000's hahaha!


I thought to myself... should have listened to your roommate^^ But still those other caves are beyond too!


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Oh, wow.... look at all the texture..... so well captured!!!!


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