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Dong Hoi

The coastal city of Dong Hoi, long overlooked by visitors, is an up and coming destination and the gateway to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The national park, which formed a vital link in the famed Ho Chi Minh Trail, boasts an impressive system of over 300 caves, many of which are now accessible to visitors including Dark Cave, Paradise Cave and Swallow Cave. Paradise Cave is arguably the highlight and main attraction in Phong Nha. ‘Discovered’ in the early 1990’s by British researchers and only open to the public since 2011, the cave is reached by over 700 steps from the entrance to the cave bed. Once inside there are a number of viewing platforms to take in the impressive stalactites and stalagmites. This is still a largely undiscovered area which offers those with a sense of adventure the chance to explore nature’s mystical wonders.

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