Paradise Cave – The breathtaking, magnificent and magical structured cave in Vietnam

Trust me, this is unlike what you have seen in your life, Paradise Cave in Vietnam speaks to its name – this ” underground paradise” is one of the wonders of the magnificent and magical world most. Not only it breaks the record to be the longest dry cave in Asia, but there are more than that, some expert says it is more beautiful and astonishing than Phong Nha Ke Bang. All of the formations here look like works of art; some are so dramatic. It is eventually hard to believe that they are creations of nature.

Even if you are not really into caves, this is exceptional. Looking at the pictures and hear its facts, you will be spellbound by the beauty and dream of the day to visit. Let follow us to explore the magic inside the caves. 

Paradise Cave in Vietnam Facts

Where is Paradise Cave?

Paradise Cave Vietnam is nestled deep in the World Natural Heritage National Site – Park Phong Nha Ke Bang, terrain catto neck, dating formed today about 350 to 400 million years. Heaven is located at Km 16 from West Branch edge of Ho Chi Minh road about 4km of Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, the center of Dong Hoi city about 70km to the northwest edge West Road branch in Ho Chi Minh. Phong Nha way about 25km journey west branch north Truong Son Street, very convenient way.

paradise cave picture

How was Paradise Cave discovered?

Paradise Cave was first discovered the cave in 2005 by a local man named Ho Khanh and then explorers from British Cave Research Association continued to discover its five first km of this cave and named it ” Paradise Cave”.  It was considered the largest complex of caves in the world.  It is the most beautiful cave in the Phong Nha Kẻ Bàng area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The whole length is 31 km long, longer than Phong Nha Cave ( which had been considered the longest cave in this national park). It was opened for publishing on December 24th, 2010 but only 900m was opened to the public. They listed it as “the longest dry cave in Asia” (100m high, more than 200m wide, and large enough to hold 1,000 people), which might be formed 300-400 million years ago. The cave is a mass of gobsmacking statistics: it’s big enough to swallow a street of tower blocks; a jumbo jet could land in it; it has beaches, a river, jungle, even clouds.(Sunlight gets in through spots where the roof collapsed thousands of years ago.)

Paradise Cave was discovered and attracted the attention of many scientists, explorers, the international community, tourists in Vietnam travel.

Paradise Cave – The breathtaking, magnificent and magical structured cave in Vietnam

Paradise Cave owns a breathtaking, magnificent and magical structure that discoverers easily think about a heaven palace on earth. In particular, the system of stalagmites and stalactites here retains a shimmering, fanciful beauty beyond the imagination of humans.

Kayaking in Paradise Cave Vietnam

Particularly, the cave also maintains two giant stalactite columns with a 5-meter diameter as the heavenly column architecture with unique multi-shapes. The cave’s entrance which is relatively small, just barely for one person down, beneath stone wool of hundreds of meters has a spectacular look. A slope leads down to the platform of 15m long. The steep is created sophisticatedly with countless big round stalactite beads. In addition, there are many collapsed remnants in both two sides of the slope, along with sprawling stalactite columns as undergoing tectonic processes. Interestingly, the subtle and magnificent beauty of the cave is gradually revealed when light shines on numerous magic stalactites. 

The system of stalactites in the cave has been constructed incredibly diversely and variously in shape. Stepping into the cave, people will be delighted to imagine the endless variety of stalactites and stalagmites that the “explorers” used to name the fine arts. 

Each part of the cave opens into a different space, with giant naturally formed silhouettes of unicorns, lions, and dragons – which are similar to the cultural symbols of regions in Vietnam country. In some places, the waves of its sandstone appear like a desert. 

Approaching deeper into the cave are bizarre stone fibers with the flexible wave shape as terraces. On the walls, stalactites flowed like the garish multi-colored curtains. In the middle of the cave, many stalactite columns appear as an oval logo of wet rice civilization, as Cham tower shape, or unique communal house shape of ethnic minorities. 

Each stalactite block displaying its own beauty has created a mystical paradise. The system of stalactites continues to be erected thanks to water drops falling from the cave ceiling. 

In particular, Quang Han Palace is actually unique with the mass of drooping stalactites that looks like the curtain of fairies or Quan Tien Palace is the convergence of Buddha Amitabha statues… The most impressive is Lotus Tower with palatial shapes truly captivating any tourists setting foot in here. These stalactites are formed from splashing water droplets through millions of years. They all made for the mysterious beauty of Paradise Cave.

Its interpretative openness symbolizes the reconciliation of various religions embraced throughout Vietnam’s long history.

Paradise Cave or Phong Nha Cave

Compared to that in Phong Nha Cave, stalactites in Paradise Cave retain more multi-shapes. Sometimes, tourists accidentally encounter a stalactite steep slope as the new formation and damp steam, step up but still hear crunching sound under their own foot. Some stalactites will light up like tinsel when receiving the light. They will flash as the multitude of stars at night. The majority of cave’s land is fairly soft, broad and flat. 

In addition, there are clear and heavily sweetened lakes in the cave. Interspersing in the system of stalactites is the shining shallow wells. Particularly, to serve tourist demands, a system of the long wooden staircase through the middle of the cave has been built. This staircase adorned the endless and pristine beauty of Paradise Cave.

Phong Nha – Ke Bang was beautiful, mesmerizing and highly recommended: Paradise Cave is on a whole another level and is worth the ideal attractions in Phong Nha – Ke Bang. All of the formations here look like works of art; some are so dramatic. It is eventually hard to believe that they are creations of nature. No wonder tourists find Paradise Cave more beautiful and mystic than Phong Nha Cave, which was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Because the temperature in the cave is always at 20-21 degrees Celsius, it is really cool inside the cave. Only standing in front of the cave, you will feel the cool air from the bottom, up to the skin in the sun 36-37 degrees outside.

Quang Binh’s famous caves have lured increasingly large numbers of both domestic and international tourists.

Even more impressive with the next 6 km of Paradise Cave

If you are into adventure spirit, you will be guided to the next 6km of the cave with a personal flashlight, which is even more impressive. 

Miraculously, in the shadow of the Paradise cave, there are many living creatures such as fish; Bats; Spiders and crickets … hundreds of bats swing in the first 3.5 km.

According to the prediction of the British cave adventurers, there is definitely a gateway to the outside world, and indeed, 200 meters from the bat’s cave is the fork of two shallow streams. Cool from the streams blowing cool, this is a great place to rest, large blocks of majestic stalactites emitting particles, glittering beautifully in the eye. Stop at the first 4000m, you choose for yourself a beautiful location and take pictures, keep the moment interesting.

Kayaking over the stream, this is really the most interesting and attractive points throughout the journey. Ceiling cave flat as the hands of human impact, as the river bed gradually lower, visitors have to bow down to the new boat landing. Fly over 100 meters on the stream, where you have to lie mango down the new boat not touch the ceiling.

Standing in “Gieng Troi” where the sunlight beamed down –  the place where heaven opens to the outside world through the vent of the earth. According to the concept of the east, this is the harmony between heaven and earth making the universe of things grow to bloom. Nature is close but always contains the mystery but no less interesting!

Leave the small stream, the next journey, you have the opportunity to test your courage to go through the creepy, dangerous journey along the shallow streams, there are places narrow only for one person. passing through, the other side stalactite cylindrical, close to the mausoleum. After more than an hour, you set foot to “the sky”, from afar, murmuring stream sounds like instrumental music. When only about 50 meters away, a light trail from the top of the mountain to the floor is like the light of the universe.

How to get to paradise cave in Vietnam

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Paradise Cave – The breathtaking, magnificent and magical structured cave in Vietnam
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