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Phong Nha Botanical Garden

Phong Nha Botanical Garden is a famous eco-tourism area with wild and majestic natural scenery. Especially for those who love trekking, this is an ideal place to visit. Let’s explore this beautiful place with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Phong Nha Botanical Garden?

Phong Nha Botanical Garden is located on 20 Quyet Thang Street. Located in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. About 50 km northwest of Dong Hoi city and about 494 km south of Hanoi capital. It’s one of the most a must visit destination in Quang Binh.

2. How is Phong Nha Botanical Garden unique?

Phong Nha botanical garden is one of the famous Bo Trach tourist areas in Quang Binh. The garden has a total area of ​​up to 40 hectares, home to thousands of different animals and many plant species. Therefore, the ecosystem here is very diverse, allowing visitors to freely visit and explore.

Gio Waterfall is the most prominent attraction when coming to the botanical garden. With streams of water flowing from above, clear and white. The scene here is likened to a watercolor painting. On summer days, Gio Waterfall becomes an ideal sightseeing and cooling destination.

3. When is the best time to visit Phong Nha Botanical Garden?

Phong Nha botanical garden is located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Belonging in Quang Binh province – the Central region of Vietnam. So it is characterized by a tropical climate with 2 seasons: rainy season and dry season.

  • Dry season: lasts from April to August with an average temperature of about 25 degrees Celsius. The hottest months are June, July and August.
  • Rainy season: lasts from September to March of the following year. The rainiest time is in September, October and November. This is also the flood season with rising river and lake water levels. It causes many dangers for people and tourists.

According to Phong Nha Ke Bang travel experience. The most beautiful time to travel to Phong Nha botanical garden is in the dry season from April to August. Because at this time the weather is sunny and convenient for sightseeing, rafting and wading in streams. Enjoying the rivers and lakes of Phong Nha – Ke Bang. In particular, this is also the most ideal time to conquer caves. Because it is not yet the rainy season, the caves are still dry and easy to move.

You should avoid traveling to Phong Nha during the rainy season. Especially from September to November. Because at this time the Phong Nha rivers water rises, causing flooding and easily leading to flash floods and potentially life-threatening hazards. However, after November, when the rainfall gradually decreases, you can still visit dry caves such as Tien Son cave, Thien Duong cave,…

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4. How to get to Phong Nha Botanical Garden?

To get to Phong Nha Botanical Garden, you first need to move to Phong Nha – Ke Bang. From the city center, you follow Highway 16 (Phan Dinh Phung street) about 40 km to Phong Nha welcome gate. Then turn left and run a little further to reach Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

Next, from Phong Nha – Ke Bang Tourism Center, you follow road 20 Quyet Thang to km 9 and then turn to the Phong Nha Botanical Garden. Before entering the forest, you will visit a display house containing rare flora and fauna samples typical of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. These samples serve scientific research and environmental interpretation.

Leaving the display house, you continue along the small path built of stone. And you will go deeper and deeper into the mysterious forest ahead. After about 15 minutes of walking on the paved road, Gio Waterfall hidden behind the lush foliage gradually appeared clearly. Moving closer to the foot of Gio Waterfall, you will enjoy admiring the majestic, wild beauty of the waterfall. As well as touching the cool water flowing from the mountain.

5. Tour itinerary and entrance fee to Phong Nha Botanical Garden

5.1 Tour itinerary

  • First route: 40 minutes, visitors will explore the following locations: Exhibition house – forest – Gio waterfall.
  • Second route: 120 minutes, visitors will follow the route: Exhibition house – animal rehabilitation area – Vang Anh lake – bird watching point – forest – Gio waterfall.
  • Third route: 180 minutes, experience through the following points: Exhibition house – animal rehabilitation area – bird watching point – forest – nature trail – Gio waterfall.

5.2 Entrance fee

  • Adults: 40,000 VND/ 1 time/ 1 person.
  • Children: 20,000 VND/ 1 time/ 1 person.
  • Children under 130cm tall: Free.
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6. Activities and experiences at Phong Nha Botanical Garden

6.1 Visiting the specimen display house at Phong Nha botanical garden

When coming to the national botanical garden in Quang Binh, the first place visitors visit is the specimen display house. Here, you can witness with your own eyes specimens of many rare species of animals and plants. This project was built with the main purpose of serving scientific research on the flora in Quang Binh. And it is also a tourist attraction for tourists every time they visit.

.6.2 Admiring the majestic landscape of Gio waterfall

Gio Waterfall is located inside the botanical garden ecotourism area. Here, you will admire the clear water flowing through each rock. Water pouring down from the rocks above creates a very poetic and lyrical scene.

For adventurous tourists, they can conquer bumpy roads, go deep into the forest or try adventurous zip-lining activities. In addition, the location of Gio Waterfall is also located on quite high ground. From here, you can admire the magnificence of nature and the landscape of Phong Nha – Ke Bang.

6.3 Exploring Vang Anh Lake at Phong Nha botanical garden

Vang Anh Lake is located under the shade of primeval forest, surrounded by rows of green trees and a fresh flowing stream. Therefore, this becomes an ideal Quang Binh tourist destination to rest, relax or organize camping activities. The beautiful natural scenery at Vang Anh Lake also helps you freely check-in. And you can save for yourselves the most impressive travel moments.

6.4 Trekking on the trail near Gio waterfall

When visiting Phong Nha Botanical Garden, you should not miss the experience of trekking on the trail. This is a small road, connecting a large old forest and the exhibition house. Following this road, you will more clearly feel the atmosphere of the deep forest, both cold and wild, and interesting.

6.5 Visiting the seedling nursery

To contribute to protecting and developing botanical gardens in Vietnam, seed nursery is very important. At Phong Nha botanical garden, many rare plant varieties have been successfully bred. Such as: oil palm tree, orchid tree… This area is not only an interesting sightseeing spot but also a place for many scientists to visit for learning and researching.

6.6 Admiring precious forests

With Quang Binh tourism experience. When coming to the botanical garden, you can try your courage to conquer the deep forest with diverse natural ecosystems. Here, you will admire many rare tree varieties such as: reed, green ironwood, hundred-year-old star tree,… The primeval forest deep inside is also home to hundreds of rare animals. This experience will definitely make you extremely excited on your travel journey.

7. Specialties when traveling to Phong Nha Botanical Garden

When traveling to Phong Nha botanical garden, you will have the opportunity to explore many famous restaurants. You have a chance to enjoy unique specialties of the Central region of Vietnam. The restaurants here are not only famous for their beautiful space and professional service. But also offer a variety of unique dishes.

Specialties in Quang Binh that you should try. Such as porridge soup, snakehead fish porridge, salted chicken, Khoai fish hotpot, carp fish cake, eel porridge, goby fish braised with turmeric, snails, tapioca cake, banh Xeo,…

Not only that, according to the experience of exploring Phong Nha National Park. When coming to Phong Nha botanical garden, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy some other specialties. Such as; venison, mountain goat meat, wild bamboo shoots, and extremely unique salad dishes.

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8. Accommodation when traveling to Phong Nha Botanical Garden

8.1 Homestays Located Right At Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

A homestay experience close to nature is always chosen by tourists when traveling to Quang Binh. In recent years, not only foreign tourists but also young Vietnamese people. For those who are very fond of this unique type of homestay accommodation.

Coming to stay at Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, you will be submerged in the magnificent natural scenery. You can also enjoy the fresh air of Phong Nha mountains and forests next to the legendary Son River. Some beautiful homestays in Quang Binh near Phong Nha that you can refer to:

  • Jungle Boss Homestay: designed in the style of a garden so that visitors can have the most interesting experiences.
  • Phong Nha River House: located right in front of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, the homestay is designed with full amenities.
  • Son River House: Homestay is located right next to the Son River so you can enjoy the fresh air every early morning.

8.2 Hotels And Resorts In Dong Hoi City

Because Gio waterfall – Phong Nha botanical garden is only about 50 km from Dong Hoi city center. You can choose to rest in Dong Hoi city with many high-class hotels. Most tourists go to Dong Hoi and then Phong Nha to visit beautiful places and then return to Dong Hoi to rest. Some high-end hotels that you can refer to:

  • Vinpearl Quang Binh Hotel. Address: Quach Xuan Ky, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le. Address: 121 Truong Phap, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Saigon – Quang Binh Hotel. Address: 20 Quach Xuan Ky, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • MANLI Resort Quang Binh. Address: No. 379 Truong Phap, Quang Phu Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Gold Coast Hotel Resort & Spa. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Bao Ninh, Bao Ninh Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Sun Spa resort. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap street, My Canh, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.

Phong Nha Botanical Garden is the most ideal natural and ecological tourist destination in Quang Binh. Not only does it bring interesting experiences about the natural landscape. This place also helps visitors gain more knowledge about many rare species of animals and plants.

Please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, to join the journey to conquer the national botanical garden in Quang Binh. Surely, it will leave you with many unforgettable memories and wonderful experiences.

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