Quang Binh is called “the world of caves”, with more than 400 caves found, each cave leaves its own unique impression. If Phong Nha cave leaves an impression on visitors by its mysterious shimmering, Paradise cave attracts visitors with its magnificent beauty of stalactites, then Chay River – Dark Cave offers visitors new and exciting experiences. The Chay River is the upstream of the Son River, originating from the streams in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park with a length of about 8km with very poetic jade-colored water for sightseeing cruises. Along the two banks of the Chay River downstream is a rich village scene, upstream is the habitat of the majestic karst tower representing the topography of Phong Nha – Ke Bang.
The green color of Chay river is always an attraction for tourists every time they come here
Dark Cave has a length of 6km, was discovered in 1990 and is considered a “miniature version of Son Doong”. In the rainy season, the water level rises, which is a condition for the accumulation of young mud, forming a large mud lake with enough essential minerals to help visitors relax and massage. With the pure and primitive beauty of nature, Chay River – Dark Cave brings visitors moments of relaxation and comfort when being close and in harmony with nature.
EXPERIENCE OF TRAVELING DARK CAVE
Where is Chay River, Dark Cave?
Chay River, Dark Cave, belongs to the world natural heritage of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, located on West Ho Chi Minh Road. Chay River – Dark Cave tourist area is located about 60km from Dong Hoi, it will take you more than 1 hour to drive. Chay River Dark Cave is only about 2km from Paradise Cave eco-tourism area, 500m from Mooc Spring. If you go on your own, you can combine to go to these places because the road to Chay River at night is quite far.
Regular Dark Cave Tour
This tour does not require a reservation, tickets are sold every day at the counter. After buying tickets, the guide will take you to Zipline station, you start to explore Dark Cave by swinging rope from Zipline station to the cave entrance.
The longest zipline system in Vietnam at Chay River – Dark Cave
Inside the cave, there are the remains of ancient fossils. At the end of the narrow entrance that appears before visitors is a natural mud pool. Visitors will experience a feeling of extreme excitement when they are sliding on thick mud rock slopes (such as children’s slides) and then dropping into a belly-deep thin mud pit for a relaxing soak. stretch. The mineral mud in Dark Cave is very pure and beneficial to health because the underground river in the cave flowing into the Chay River has brought a huge amount of mineral mud, which has been eroded and refined by the limestone massifs.
Exciting dark cave mud bath experience
However, if you do not want to participate in adventurous activities, you can still have fun at Chay River area, outside Dark cave with fun water sports activities. After exploring Dark Cave and taking a mud bath, visitors go out and kayak back to the marina. Next to the marina is a short zipline, river bathing and interesting water games such as: Adventure bridge, basketball, handball, flying swing…
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