Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Son Trach

3.5
#6 of 12 in Parks in Quang Binh Province
Garden · Nature / Park
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Part of a World Heritage-listed national park, Phong Nha Botanic Garden remains a great place for a self-guided jungle walk. The national park contains some of Asia's oldest karst mountains and features hundreds of caverns, which makes it a heaven for speleologists. Take a look at our Son Trach trip planner to schedule your visit to Phong Nha Botanic Garden and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It was an amazingly well designed trail. We had so much fun though the trek. Some of the signs can be better placed so we can 
    It was an amazingly well designed trail. We had so much fun though the trek. Some of the signs can be better placed so we can  more »
  • Well, this was a surprise. It involved a scramble across rocks to the top of the waterfall - short and easy, but not for people with mobility issues. But beautiful, A long, well documented walk... 
    Well, this was a surprise. It involved a scramble across rocks to the top of the waterfall - short and easy, but not for people with mobility issues. But beautiful, A long, well documented walk...  more »
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  • A good place for trekking in the tropical jungle. It's not a Botanic garden as you thought, it's more like walking in the forest. Ticket price is 40k per person. Parking is 5k per bike. There are 3 routes to go to the waterfall. Easiest route takes about 40 mins in total, next route takes about 1h30 mins in total, longest route takes about 3 hours in total. We went with the longest route. We arrived in the viewpoint after an hour and 10 minutes walking, the rest of the time we spent in the waterfall and going back. The lady in the counter does not mention about the longest route, however, we just followed the arrows and the map. It's quite straightforward to walk to the viewpoint and the waterfall. Sometimes we feel like we were lost in the jungle but we just kept following the route to get out. We visited the Botanic in March and August 2022, both time we went after a rainy day. The route was pretty slippery, have to be careful when you walk through rocks and slope. The waterfall required to climb up to the slippery rock. Suitable for people want like trekking. Elders and young children should consider before walking in.
  • Worth a visit if you're looking for non-cave activities to do. Entrance is 40k VND and there are 3 loops you can do - a slightly longer one, a shorter one, and just a quick walk to the waterfall. Path is clearly marked throughout. Remember to take insect repellent as the mosquitoes are brutal. Waterfall and swimming holes aren't too impressive because it's the dry season. There's a small restaurant on site too if you get hungry or need to get water for the hike.

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