Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Phong Nha National Park

Phong Nha National Park in Central Vietnam is home to the country's most spectacular cave systems vast caverns filled with great underground lakes and sculpted stalagmite and stalactite formations.

Phong Nha National Park Map

“The stupendous caverns of Phong Nha are unlike anything I've witnessed before, and the jungle setting gives them an incredible sense of discovery. They're not easy to get to, but worth the journey.”

Tom Weston, Director

Deep in the misty, vine-clad mountains along Vietnam's border with Laos lies Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, one of the country's most beautiful and unspoilt regions. In 2003 the area was a designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its biodiversity and geological significance. As a tourist destination the park is most celebrated for the enormous cave complexes which riddle its towering peaks, including Son Doong, reputedly the largest cave in the world.

The most spectacular of the caves, however, was only discovered in 2005. After extensive exploration by a team of British experts and unusually sensitive and thoughtful development it was opened to the public in 2010. Only a small proportion of the 31km of the Paradise Cave is accessible, but the remarkable stalactite and stalagmite formations and awe-inspiring cathedral-like halls make this a destination that is well worth the journey.

Recommended Accommodation in Phong Nha National Park

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Phong Nha National Park.

Experiences in Phong Nha National Park

Phong Nha National Park offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Phong Nha National Park

The Climate Guide for Phong Nha National Park is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 23 24 27 30 30 30 30 29 29 27 25 23
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 13 15 17 20 22 22 22 22 21 19 17 14
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 5 6 7 7
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None Low High High High High High High Moderate Low None
Days with some Rainfall 4 5 7 9 16 21 21 24 18 11 4 3
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 63 34 52 87 170 282 274 363 307 247 193 102
UV Index (Maximum) 9 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 9 8