Paradise CaveQuang Binh, Vietnam
Paradise cave or Thien Duong caves in Vietnamese is located in Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, central Vietnam. We at Lotussia provide both private guided Quang Binh tours and group tours to Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. Activities include jungle trekking, camping, swimming, boat trips and homestay. The Paradise cave has been discovered […]
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Paradise cave or Thien Duong caves in Vietnamese is located in Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, central Vietnam. We at Lotussia provide both private guided Quang Binh tours and group tours to Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. Activities include jungle trekking, camping, swimming, boat trips and homestay.
The Paradise cave has been discovered by British Caving Association since 2005, and it is evaluated to be the big and beautiful cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. Thien Duong cave is a dry cave and there is no underneath river flowing through like Phong Nha cave. According to experts, this grotto is more beautiful than other grottoes in Phong Nha Ke Bang including Phong Nha cave, Tien Son cave.
Thien Duong cave is about 7km from Ho Chi Minh road (western part). About 300m from the cave, there is a rocky part of road, which requires climbing through the sharp rugger rocks. This cave is located in the area of ecological restoring forest, which is in the core limestone of World cultural heritage of National Park Phong Nha – Ke Bang.
According to the preliminary researches of scientists, Thien Duong cave is longer and in larger scale with Phong Nha cave. There are many magical stalactites and rocky shoots inside.
Coming to the entrance of the cave, it is very impressive that the gate is enough for only one person to come which is under the large scale of rock. This is about hundred meters of height. There is a slope leading the floor, which is about 15m wide.
Coming to the second part of the cave, the ceiling is suddenly tall up to hundreds of meters. There is also the stalactites pillar, which is about 30 to 60 cm height on the floor of the cave. Due to the lack of light, people could not see them clearly, but if they come close to them, they would recognize the shapes like the animals like tiger, elephant, fish, etc.
In comparison with Phong Nha, the stalactites in Paradise cave are more various in shapes. People could see a newly created stalactite with the water fume. Most of the soil inside the cave is soft, so it is quite wide and plain. At the gate of the cave, the temperature would be always 20-21oC even in the heat of 36-37oC outside.
The deepest part of cave, which is only reachable by the discovery group, has a big stalactites. They are the stalactites seed with the color of white, round and as big as the iron coin (3cm circumference). They are lining in the straight line on the wide slope of stone of 60cm which is perpendicular to each other and create rocky tanks.
Coming to the soil of fault land, the discovery group could not pass over because they were afraid of the instability of the land and there are still many dangerous tumbling holes. So, from the cave gate to this place with only more than 500m length, there are still many particular interesting parts which are not be able to discover.