Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bike Ride Day 15 - Phong Nha

Phong Nha has received a lot of publicity recently because they found the biggest cave in the world in the national park here. Although you can’t visit it, you can go into other surrounding caves which are still impressive. We visited the main touristy ones today; the Phong Nha caves which were just down the road from our guest house. They took us on a boat down the river and into the caves. The caves themselves are impressive but the crowds and techni-coloured lights detract from it a bit.

Next stop was over to Phong Nha Farmstay to see if they had accommodation and to enquire about doing a tour the next day. The place was booked up by a film crew but we ended staying for a while. We had a chat with some of the film crew who were a nice bunch of guys. We were definitely very envious of their jobs! Later, we saw the buffalo being herded back into the village and watched a beautiful sunset behind the mountains. Tomorrow, we’re going to do a bike tour of the area with Dave from the farmstay.

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