Phong Nha-Ke Bang park and Phon Nha caves
Dong Hoi city aroused little interest in us, we use it as base camp since it was really came to see the National Park of Phong Nha-Ke bang. As it has already become the usual rent a motorcycle heading to another World Heritage by the Unesco, which stand out above all the caves. Upon arrival we went to the box office to buy tickets, and there met a local couple that we immediately agreed to share the boat (and now Paso share expenses) that would take us up river to the area of the caves.
During the 12 km route along the wide river (actually almost all rivers in Vietnam are usually large as our Ebro) left us pretty pictures. People fishing, children playing in the river and a few buffaloes taking a leisurely swim.
After 45 minutes we arrived at the first of the two caves would see, the Phong Nha cave. At this point the boat turned off the engine and gave way to the oars. In a silent way we enter inside the cave but it was so full of boats to be sailing along an underground river looked like we were walking along the rambla de Barcelona. Although most of the Phong Nha cave is seen from the boat also made a couple of stops where we could do some pieces on foot. If Thailand cave Coral already liked this left us amazed. We have never seen stalactites and stalagmites so big and beautiful.
Leaving Phong Nha went for the second cave. This is just above the previous one we had to climb a few stairs to get. The road is tired and big steps but fear not, every 10 meters there is a small refreshment and ice cream where to rest and recuperate. The views during the climb are not bad, by the way, you guess that you are these pools of water?
Tien Son cave that is the name of the second cave, no longer has the charm of the river and the boat ride but no less spectacular. Inside we saw some very strange rock formations of the kind that only nature and the passage of thousands of years have been able to do. We also had the pleasure of seeing them alone.
Also would have liked to be able to see what the recently discovered are Hang Doong cave, currently the largest in the world. With 65km long, has an underground river and a jungle inside. This time has not been able to be since it is not open to the public and only a British scientific expedition has come.