Thien Duong

Paradise Cave


Useful Information

Location: Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park.
Km 16 Đường Hồ Chí Minh, Nhánh Tây, Bố Trạch, Quảng Bình.
60 km northwest of Dong Hoi City. Ho Chi Minh Road, turn off at 16 km milestone, 2 km to end of road, 3 km walk to the cave entrance.
(17.519427, 106.223310)
Open: All year daily after appointment.
[2022]
Fee: Adults VND 250,000, Children (1.1-1.3 m) VND 125,000, Children (<1.1 m) free.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=31,000 m, T=20 °C, A=320 m asl.
Guided tours: L=1,000 m, St=2,000.
Photography:  
Accessibility: The cave can only be reached on a 3 km walk through the forest and the climb of 519 rocky steps.
Bibliography:  
Address: Paradise Cave Ecotourism Area, Km 16 West Branch Ho Chi Minh Road, Phong Nha - Ke Bang, Quang Binh, Tel: +84-232-3-506-777, Fax: +84-232-3-842-555. E-mail:
Thien Duong, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Son Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh, Viet Nam, Tel: +84-5236-77021, Fax: +84-5236-77021. E-mail: contact
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History

2005 discovered by Ho Khanh and explored by cavers of the British Cave Research Association.
03-SEP-2010 opened to the public.

Description

Thien Duong (Paradise) is a rather new discovery, first explored by cavers of the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) in 2005. With a total length of more than 31 kilometers the cave has become the longest cave of Vietnam.

The show cave part is about 1 km long and has electric light and elevated wooden trails. The passage is really spacious and the largest chamber is 200 m wide and 100 m high.

The cave was developed with trails and electric light by the Truong Thinh Joint Stock Company and was opened to the public in 2010. The company offers day trips which include the Sun Spa Resort, Thien Duong and Tam Co caves. The investment was enormous, they published they spent around VND 98.4 billion (USD 5.07 million) for the development, which actually includes the spa.