2 caves of Vietnam are the top tourist attractions in Southeast Asia

Nga Do
If you've been to South East Asia's most beautiful beaches with colorful coral reefs, or have conquered mountain climbing destinations and enjoyed breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged mountains Let's try adventure to the caves in this area. From Malaysia, Indonesia to Myanmar and Vietnam, it's time to look at these beautiful but mysterious caves in Southeast Asia.

2 caves of Vietnam are the top tourist attractions in Southeast Asia
Sung Sot Cave in Halong Bay. Photo by audrey_sel
Phraya Nakhon Cave, Hua Hin, Thái Lan

Situated in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Phraya Nakhon Cave is one of the most magnificent caves in Thailand. This huge limestone cave is decorated with lots of greenery and has a hole in the roof that allows the beam of light to radiate into the cave. Considered to be the royal place to worship Phraya Nakhon is also where you find a beautiful Buddhist altar built in the late 19th century worshiping King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V).

Phnom Chhnork Cave, Kampot, Cambodia

Set amidst the lush green fields of Kampot district, Phnom Chhnork Cave is one of the many natural wonders in Cambodia that you can not miss. After crossing the 203 steps leading to the main entrance, you will be greeted by an amazing stalactite-like structure, two natural chimneys and the remnants of a brick temple believed to be built. And when you are at the top of the rock, you can enjoy the picturesque scenery of the beautiful rice fields around the mountain.

Goa Jomblang, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Goa Jomblang Cave is an exotic rock cave. After thousands of years of tectonic processes, the vicinity forms a sinking hole. If you are an adventurous traveler, you will enjoy a 60 meter "landed" flight down to this cave. At the bottom of the cave, you will enter a beautiful dense ancient forest like moss, ferns. Walking another 300 meters is the edge of Goa Grubug - a beautiful sink with a natural phenomenon called the "Light of Heaven"!

Tham Phu Kham, Vang Vieng, Laos

Considered by local people as a sacred destination, Tham Phu Kham in Vang Vieng province is an indispensable visit for those who like to look for natural wonders. Venture into this cave and explore the huge bronze Buddha sculpture. Tham Phu Kham is also famous for its beautiful lagoon called Blue Lagoon located nearby. Its crystal-clear blue water attracts visitors from all over the world.

Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

Not only is Malaysia a prominent place of worship, Batu also attracts thousands of followers from all over the world. Tourists (especially mountaineers) come to admire the beautiful limestone pillars. Here you will find three main caves with different Hindu temples; You will even find a giant statue of a Hindu god at the entrance. In the main entrance, you will have to climb 272 steep steps, then you will enjoy the beautiful view of the downtown skyline.

Sarawak, Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

As one of the largest caves in the world, it is not surprising that Sarawak is a popular destination for many visitors. This underground tunnel is so large that it is known to hold several Boeing 747s in it. Sarawak is also part of the Gua Nasib Bagus hidden in Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Sarawak Chamber is definitely not for the faint of heart, as it is a hiking trip along the river, swimming and even walking along a steep rocky slope.

Pindaya Cave, Pindaya, Myanmar

In addition to being a Buddhist pilgrimage site, Pindaya Cave, located next to the town of Pindaya, is also a tourist attraction in Myanmar where there is a beautiful limestone cave. Get ready to be enthralled by the 150-meter-long cave filled with at least 8,000 photographs and statues of Buddha.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines

Recognized as the largest underground river in the world, the Puerto Princesa Submarine is a 8.2 km long canal stretching across the underground river of St. Paul and flowing into the South China Sea. This river has majestic karst landscapes and even small caves in the cave. As an area of biodiversity conservation, there are also countless species of animals and plants unique.

Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Famous for its emerald waters and its majestic limestone cliffs and small islands, Halong Bay is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful seascapes in the world. This is also home to many natural treasures including the Sung Sot Cave. Experience the pristine beauty of the Sung Sot Cave on the island of Bo Hon Island, and be amazed by the walled walls of the stalactites that glisten perfectly as they are grinded by human hands.

Son Doong Cave, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Son Doong cave, located in central Quang Binh province, is known as the largest cave area in the world. Son Doong was created more than two million years ago by limestone water beneath a mountain. With more than 150 meters in height, 200 meters in width and about 9 kilometers in length, this huge cave in Vietnam will surprise you with giant stalactites stalagmites, stalagmites, super green trees, and streams. underground river flowing. So, if you are looking for a great adventure that requires trekking, hiking and rafting, take the time to make the most of this fascinating natural wonder.

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