Khe Sanh to Phong Nha – Leg 8

Khe Sanh to Phong Nha – Leg 8

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Khe Sanh to Phong Nha - Leg 8, Vietnam Blog | 0 comments

Khe Sanh to Phong Nha – Leg 8

(Click on the above image to see a reduced version of the map) Leg 8: Khe Sanh to Phong Nha – STATISTICS Total Distance: 244km (152 miles) Total Duration: 6hrs, 15min Total Moving Duration: 5hrs, 59min Average Pace: 44kmph Max Elevation: 823m Current Elevation: 11m Two of the most remote legs of the trip were now behind me and only one, today’s leg from Khe Sanh to Phong Nha, remained before the final push to Hanoi. Once again all eyes were on Jonny who was returned to me by the local Khe Sanh mechanic at 9 o’clock the night...

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Phong Nha Review

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Phong Nha Review | 1 comment

Phong Nha Review

In 2003 Phong Nha was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the geological significance of the area. The mountain range is limestone based and therefore prone to erosion making Phong Nha the location of some of the most beautiful cave systems in the world including the recently discovered world’s largest cave, “Son Dong”. Although access to the caves is somewhat restricted visitors to the area are able to easily access Paradise Cave via scooter and others via organised boat tours. Son Dong isn’t on the menu however...

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