The fascinating Phong Nha NP

davedavis91
dave @davedavis91July 2018 · 2 min read

Hey my dear fellow Steemians,

first of all: thanks for those of you who upvote and resteem my daily posts. Reached 400 Followers today ;)
Thanks for the support.

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^^)

LRM_EXPORT_20171118_185358.jpg

LRM_EXPORT_20171118_185036.jpg

LRM_EXPORT_20171118_184612.jpg

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

LRM_EXPORT_20171119_183758.jpg

LRM_EXPORT_20171119_184020.jpg

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

LRM_EXPORT_20171119_184729.jpg

LRM_EXPORT_20171119_184353.jpg

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.


Share this post



392
Comments

Hi @davedavis91,
Thank you for participating in the #travelfeed curated tag. To maintain a level of quality on the project we have certain criteria that must be met for participation. Please review the following: https://steemit.com/travelfeed/@travelfeed/how-to-participate-use-travelfeed-in-your-posts
We require at least 250 words, but your post has only 236 words.
Thank you very much for your interest and we hope to read some great travel articles from you soon!
Regards, @travelfeed


16

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


0

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!


10

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^^


0

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!


10

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


0

You got upvoted from @adriatik bot! Thank you to you for using our service. We really hope this will hope to promote your quality content!


10

You got a 100.00% upvote from @allaz courtesy of @socialbutterfly!

Thanks for using Bid Voting Bot @allaz service and Steem Upvote Bot Tracker
I want to introduce you to my new friend @monsterbit in order to give additional thanks!
Do you know who is @monsterbit is? My friend, you can miss a lot. I highly recommend checking him with introduceyourself. He is going to hold interesting contests with cash prizes and promises to tell a lot of interesting stories!


10
spydo
SPYDO @spydoJuly 2018

Congratulations, your post received 37.42% up vote form @spydo courtesy of @socialbutterfly! I hope, my gratitude will help you getting more visibility.
You can also earn by making delegation. Click here to delegate to @spydo and earn 95% daily reward payout! Follow this link to know more about delegation benefits.


10

You got a 9.10% upvote from @steembloggers courtesy of @socialbutterfly!


10

You got a 22.34% upvote from @slimwhale courtesy of @socialbutterfly!

Did you know you can make a passive income by simply delegating steem power?
@slimwhale offers the best return on your investment, sharing 100% of the bidding pool rewards, daily, proportional to your investment.
Let's grow together, start earning now by clicking the following links: 10SP, | 50SP | 500SP, | any amount |
For more information, see here or join me on Discord


10

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


10

You just received a 9.05% upvote from @honestbot, courtesy of @socialbutterfly!

WaveSmall.gif


10
stef
stef @stefJuly 2018

You got a 33.33% upvote from @stef courtesy of @socialbutterfly!


10