Dark Cave is a popular tourist destination located in the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park complex. Its appeal is in its mysterious and wild beauty. The cave is nearly 6km long and has an entrance that is 20m wide and 40m high. It has a unique geological structure and a diverse system of stalactites. The darkness surrounding the cave creates a magical atmosphere that stimulates visitors' curiosity.

Dark Cave was founded in 1990 by the British Cave Expedition and opened for tourist in 2011.

Coming to Chay River – Dark Cave, you will be extremely interested in experiencing activities such as ziplining across the Chay River, swimming to the mouth of the cave, walking inside the cave with a headlamp, and kayaking on the river. In particular mud bathing naturally deep into the cave.

Mud bath - Relaxation therapy in nature

Deep inside the Dark Cave is a natural mineral mud lake that boasts of a comfortable temperature. It remains warm during winters and cool during summers and is known to contain many minerals that are beneficial for one's health and beauty. Visitors can indulge in the feeling of soaking in the fine mud while they relax their bodies and take in the fresh air of the cave.

It looks like a giant pool of chocolate at a distance, but it's actually a mud lake created by Mother Nature. Visitors can enjoy engaging in a mud fight and immersing themselves in the young mud. If you turn off your flashlight and lie down quietly, you can hear every drop of water falling from the top of the cave into the mud. The sound of the falling water blends with the wind blowing into the cave, creating a wonderful symphony. If you remain silent for a few minutes, you'll experience a new feeling. Being in the dark may be a bit scary, but it will be a memorable challenge.

Benefits of mud bath in Dark Cave 

Mineral mud is a great way to promote good health. It can help reduce bone and joint pain, improve blood circulation, and strengthen the immune system.

Additionally, mineral mud can make your skin look beautiful. It works as an exfoliant, smoothes the skin, and reduces signs of aging.

Finally, spending time in the quiet and dark environment of a mineral cave can help visitors relax mentally, relieve stress, and rejuvenate their spirit. 

Noted when Mud bath in a Dark Cave

Tourists who wish to participate in mud bathing activities in Dark Cave are required to follow certain dress regulations. Women are required to wear bikinis, men must wear swimsuits. Long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and sunglasses are not allowed. This regulation is in place to prevent mud from being taken out of the cave, which could affect the natural amount of mud in the cave.

Dark Cave is a unique and new experience that tourists should not miss when visiting Quang Binh. Not only is it beneficial for health and beauty, but it also allows visitors to relax their minds and immerse themselves in the wild and mysterious nature of the cave.

In addition, visitors can refer to some other activities at Dark Cave

Challenge yourself with a zipline activity across the Chay River with a total length of up to 400m. Experience the thrill of swinging at high speed, feel and see the charming river scenery and rolling mountains.



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