Tien Son Cave
The gorgeous Tien Son Cave also known as “Fairy on the mountain” was discovered in 1935 by a local while it is already over 35 million years old! Tien Son Cave is located 100 meters above the Phong Nha Cave and can only be reached by a long steep set of steps.
In 1999 the British Cave Research Association explored and surveyd 981 meters of the Tien Son Cave. The cave has ceilings up to 25 meters high and is up to 35 meters wide on some parts. Just like the Phong Nha Cave the Tien Son Cave has many unique stalgmite and talactite formations beautifully lit up by the carfully placed artificial lighting system. The lighting system is highly advanced and therefore has minimal damaging effects on the cave.
In 2000 the first 400 meters of the cave was officially opened for tourism. A visit to Tien Son Cave is usually combined with a visit to the Phong Nha Cave, which is a perfect combination. First visitors will dive deep in to the Phong Nha Cave which is a wet cave or also known as river cave while Tien Son Cave is a magnificent dry cave wich can’t be missed in a visit to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Visitors are allowed to walk on the walk bridge that was built inside the cave, the bridge was built so that damage to tourism would affect the cave in a minimal way and so that they can make their way through the cave easilly without getting hurt. Exploring the cave takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Entrance fee, services cost:
1. Tien Son Cave
– Height from 1,3m onwards: 150.000Vnd/pax
– Height under 1,3m: Free
Boat fee: 360.000VnD/Trip (Max 12 people including children)
Tourist guide: 200.000 Vnđ/guide/Vietnamese; 300.000 Vnđ/ guide/english speaking