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You have to go to Phong Nha if you are in Vietnam. It's a place with many caves. The world largest cave Son Doong Cave is located at Phong Nha! I didn't go to Son Doong Cave though, because it's pretty expensive to get in. But i went to Paradise Cave which blew my mind. It is the most beautiful cave that i've seen in my entire life. Seeing such beauty makes me feel insignificant. It felt like i entered into another world. I love that place so much. You got to go see it!
I booked an overnight sleeper bus from my hostel at Ninh Binh to Phong Nha which cost me $18. I very sure you can find a much cheaper bus ticket. I felt cheated by the hostel staff. I arrived at Phong Nha around 4am (i really hate all the 4am arrival buses).
The entrance fee to Paradise cave is $16. I heard that Phong Nha Cave is also nice, it's similar to Trang An boat tour, that was why i decided to skip it. Dark Cave is also highly recommended if you are more adventures and would like to swim in the mud. I only went to Paradise cave and spent most of my time riding around Phong Nha area. I love it. I rented my motorbike for $6.
I stayed at Phong Nha Discovery Hostel which i highly recommend. It cost about $8 per night and i was there just for a night. Lovely staffs clean and comfortable place.
Check out my video on Paradise Cave:
My pictures and videos don't do this place justice, you really got to go see it for yourself. Phong Nha is a newly discovered place, so please go there soon before it gets too touristy. Have fun!