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Unexplored places in Vietnam: Top the fantastic caves in Vietnam (Part 2)

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Tu Lan Cave (Quang Binh)

Tu Lan Cave
Tu Lan Cave – Source: Internet

Tan Hoa, Quang Binh’s Tu Lan cave system is a collection of stunning and well-known dry and wet caverns. The Tu Lan cave system, which is only 70 km from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, is situated near to Tan Hoa village, which local populations and ethnic minority groups call home, and is concealed among broad cornfields or lush rice fields. The famous Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island was partly filmed in Tu Lan, which is known for its grand poetic beauty. Visitors can swim in the enigmatic underground river in the center of Tu Lan’s wet caverns, especially when taking trips to explore Tu Lan. The Tu Lan cave system is among Vietnam’s most stunning cave systems because to this distinctive experience, making it the perfect vacation spot for adventure seekers. You will be even more awestruck by Tu Lan’s natural beauty as you explore the different stalactite marvels that are hidden deep inside the cave.

The system’s wet caverns, including Ken Cave and Tu Lan Cave, are only about 3 million years old geologically. Dry caverns having geological ages of up to 5 million years, such Tu Lan Cave and Hung Ton Cave, are higher and older. Stalactites, stalagmites, and limestone are abundant and stunning in these caverns. A shot of Ken Cave taken by renowned photographer Carsten Peter appears in the renowned geography publication National Geographic.

Sung Sot Cave (Quang Ninh)

Sung Sot Cave
Sung Sot Cave – Source: Internet

Sung Sot Cave, which is situated on the lovely island of Bo Hon, received its name from the extraordinary beauty of the cave. Sung Sot Cave, one of Vietnam’s most ornate caves, is up to 10,000 m2, 30 m tall, and 500 m long. You will admire two large, separate cave domes as soon as you enter the cave. The first cave arch resembles a tiny stand that leads through a little corridor to the second arch.

This second cave arch is much larger; it is so vast that it can accommodate more than 1,000 people simultaneously. The amazing formations of stalactites and stalactites in the cave will overwhelm you. Sung Sot Cave is frequently hailed as one of Vietnam’s most stunning cave wonders as a result.

Read more: Unexplored places in Vietnam: Top the fantastic caves in Vietnam (Part 1)

Va Cave (Quang Binh)

Va Cave
Va Cave – Source: Internet

Va Cave is one of the most unique caves in Vietnam and the world, possessing the rarest tower-shaped stalactites ever seen. Va Cave is thought to be a part of the same cave system as Son Doong Cave because of its proximity to Son Doong Cave. One of the most magnificent caverns in Vietnam, Hang Va enchants everybody who first sees it with its alluring beauty. To enter the cave, travelers must use ropes and safety belts to descend 15 meters to a section of the shelter that is about 5 meters wide and leads to Hang Va. The entrance to Hang Va was originally a hole caused when the cave ceiling collapsed into a very steep valley. A unusual stalactite population of Con Thap stalactites growing from the center of natural dry lakes can be seen deep inside Va Cave.

The diverse, unique, and most beautiful stalactites in the world are found in the center of Hang Va. The most notable are the Con Thap stalactites, whose towers have a diameter of up to 85 meters and were developed deep inside the cave. The ground was covered in hundreds of these tower stalactites, forming an eerie scene resembling a miniature metropolis. All of this was sufficient to make Hang Va one of Vietnam’s most stunning caverns.

Tien Cave (Quang Binh)

Tien Cave
Tien Cave – Source: Internet

Due to its enigmatic beauty reminiscent of a fairyland, a fairy cave is compared to the refuge of the fairy world. Large caves are present in Hang Tien, one of Vietnam’s most stunning cave systems. The most amazing sight you’ve ever seen is made up of the cave’s heart, stalactites, which are piled like lovely terraced fields and are elevated by the high, open ceiling and sunlight that shines through the cave. You’ll feel as though you’re immersed in the realm of some enormous creature as you stand in front of Fairy Cave’s magnificence. The vegetation at the entrance to Hang Tien has many special features. Moisture and light combine near the cave entrance to provide the perfect conditions for the growth of mosses and fungi. The stalactites and cave ceilings in this region have a unique tint because they grow so quickly that they can nearly completely cover the cave door in green. They also progressively spread to surrounding stalactites.

As one of the most enchanting caves in Vietnam, Hang Tien is also the largest dry cave in Tu Lan cave system The expansion of Hang Tien 1 is Hang Tien 2, which can reach a height of 100m and has a length of up to 3km. The cave receives groundwater from the nearby limestone hills, which condenses over millions of years to form a layered stalactite shelf that resembles an exquisite terraced field. Not to mention, the magnificent ridges on the cave’s ceiling make Tien Cave one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam.

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Phong Nha Cave (Quang Binh)

Phong Nha Cave
Phong Nha Cave – Source: Internet

The name Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park derives from Phong Nha Cave, which was the first cave to be discovered. One of Vietnam’s biggest and most stunning caves, Phong Nha Cave is a famous landmark with significant historical significance. Phong Nha Cave is also the world’s longest underground river cave, stretching up to 7729 meters. It is a huge underground river that extends up to 13,969 meters and flows through Phong Nha Cave. The big dry cave section of Phong Nha cave is divided into three main sections, which are then grouped according to how light and dark each section is:

  • The entry region receives the most light
  • The gap between the cave is relatively bright.
  • The cave area is dark.

A group of organisms inhabits each room with their adaptive characteristics.

The vast entrance area is inhabited by species that live in addition to light, such as fish, insects, etc. There are species like shrimp, eels, etc. in the area between the caves that is lit artificially for visitors. The part of the dark cave, where there is only complete darkness throughout the year, is where you’ll find animals that can only survive there, including blind fish, blind spiders, bats, etc. Phong Nha Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam and a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the beauty of nature and is passionate about exploring.

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