Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Phong Nha Cave

Today we took a trip to the Phong Nha Cave, which translates to "wind teeth."  The cave is given this name because it is very windy inside and the rock formations resemble teeth.  After a three hour bus ride, we arrived at the Son River, located in the Quang Binh province, north of Quang Tri.  We then boarded two small boats that took us down stream to the cave.  We spent time trekking through the cave, admiring the natural carvings, as well as climbing up the outside of the mountain to see more of the cave.  Along the way up, we saw spectacular views of the countryside.  This breathtaking view is scattered with dark memories of the war, with small ponds and darker shades of soil marking bomb craters.  We ended our afternoon outing with lunch at a nearby hotel then traveled back to Đông Hà.


  1. I'm so jealous! I wish I were doing VN GIEU this summer!!! Have fun!

  2. Your photos are so beautiful! That is so great that you were able to go see the caves! I really enjoyed my adventures to the Phong Nha Caves and my other Vietnam Adventures!
    It's really interesting what you all got to do in VN... how long are you there for and do you get college credit for it? Is it like a work study or Intern program?
    Thanks for sharing your adventures!
    -Shelly from Journey of a Jungle Girl