Located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Paradise Cave (Thien Duong Cave) is considered the Underground Royal Palace. This beautiful wonder has the magnificent beauty of stalactites and stalagmites, evoking a rich imagination.
This article is a comprehensive travel guide to Paradise cave – a natural wonder in Vietnam, with details on how to get there, things to see, and more.
Unlike Phong Nha Cave, Paradise cave is a dry cave with no underground river flow. Most parts of the ground in this cave have soft soil, and the ground is quite flat, so it is convenient for sightseeing and exploration.
With a length of 31.4 km and a height of 60m, Paradise cave is the longest dry cave with the longest wooden bridge in Asia.
The cave’s width varies from 30m to 100m, with some places up to 150m.
The cave is also known for its unique stalactite and stalagmite system, creating fanciful imagination.
The temperature inside the Paradise cave is always different from the outside by about 10 degrees Celcius.
Where is Paradise cave?
Paradise Cave is located on Ho Chi Minh West Road, in Bo Trach, Quang Binh, Vietnam.
With a distance of 64 km, it takes about 1.5 hours to get from Dong Hoi to Paradise Cave. If you’re staying in Phong Nha town, you can get there easily within a 1-hour drive.
Best places to stay
I suggest staying in Phong Nha for your convenience as most of the attractions are in Phong Nha. You can rent a motorbike for one or a few days in either Dong Hoi or Phong Nha town.
The road from the gate to the ticketing point will make you feel excited with the steep slopes of up to 40 degrees. The surrounding area is gorgeous, so don’t forget to stop and take some beautiful pictures.
Getting to the gate, you will see most of the visitors are traveling on tour. After parking your bike/ car, you can then go to the ticket booth to buy tickets.