Phong Nha Cave – The World Natural Heritage
- Ninh Binh
91 km south of Hanoi, 2 hours by car and also accessible by train from Hanoi.
Sightseeing: Hoa Lu is the ancient capital of Vietnam with centuries-old Dinh and Le dynasty temples, sampan ride to Tam Coc with huge limestone columns rising right from paddy field valleys, the Binh Dong caves, Phat Diem cathedral (28 km south of Ninh Binh) and Cuc Phuong National Park (55 km west of Ninh Binh).
Facilities & services: tourist class hotels and restaurants.
- Phong Nha Cave – The World Natural Heritage
50km from Dong Hoi town – Quang Binh province, Quang Binh is 162 km from Hue, 4 hours by car from Hue.
In 2003 recognized as world natural heritage by UNESCO, kilometers of underground river created by nature. The river is hidden by rocky cave and open in some parts. The area is embraced by forest – the Ke Bang national park.
Sightseeing: a nice river- a famous for the untouched Phong Nha Cavern (50 km northwest of Dong Hoi) explored by the Royal Society for Exploration of Caves in 1990, 1992 & 1994. Opened in early 2000, Tien Son in this cave complex is the biggest and the most stalactic cave in Vietnam. It is also believed to be the longest river underground in Viet Nam.
Facilities & services: boat ride, tourist class hotels and restaurants.
- Nha Trang
450 km north of HCMC, 8 hours by car, 1 hour by plane and 8 hours by train. Nha Trang is the coastal capital of Khanh Hoa province. white soft sandy beaches and turquoise water in which coral reefs and thousands species of sea creature are very strictly protected. It is one of the nicest resort destination for Vietnamese and foreigners
Sightseeing: a famous coastal destination with pristine beaches, off-shore islets, Cham towers, hot springs and some water sports: scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, wind surfing, ect. Whale Island, 60 km north of Nha Trang, is a little paradise for nature lovers with simpel bungalows and aquatic activities.
Facilities & services: boat ride to off-shore islands, international hotels, resorts and restaurants.