Phong Nha Botanic Garden – An Important Nature Reserve

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Quang Binh province in central Vietnam is a top destination for tourists who love to explore natural beauty with magnificent caves, majestic limestone mountains, rare flora and fauna, waterfalls, etc. Specifically, Phong Nha Botanic Garden is the must-visit ecotourism site when traveling to Phong Nha.

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A beautiful stream in the Botanic Garden Phong Nha

Visiting Phong Nha Botanic Garden, you will be immersed in pristine nature and have the opportunity to learn about the rich and rare flora and fauna ecosystem of the primeval forest. Let’s Phong Nha Cave Tours Travel learn more details about this Botanical Garden Phong Nha.

Phong Nha Botanic Garden Location

The botanical garden is at No.20 Quyet Thang street, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. It is about 9 km from Phong Nha town and 50 km from Dong Hoi city. This botanic garden is one of the famous ecotourism areas in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

The garden has a total area of over 40 hectares and is the habitat of thousands of different animals and many plant species. Therefore, the ecosystem here is diverse and worthy to explore.

How To Get To Botanic Garden Phong Nha?

How To Get To Botanic Garden Phong Nha
The beautiful road to the Botanic Garden

You can travel to the botanical garden by booking a grab or taxi, or rent a motorbike to travel. However, Phong Nha/ Dong Hoi to Phong Nha Botanic Garden by private car is the most chosen method of transportation for many tourists. To meet your travel needs, we offer some services for you to choose from, such as

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Phong Nha Botanic Garden Entrance Fee

1. Entrance fee and food service price:

Entrance fee:

  • Adults and chilren over 1.3m: 40,000 VND/person
  • Children under 1.3m: Free

Food Service price:

  • BBQ party: 200,000 VND/person
  • Lunch, dinner: 80,000 VND – 200,000 VND
  • Breakfast + coffee: 50,000 VND/person

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2. Price for other services:

Guide service:

  • English tour guide: 300,000 VND/time/group
  • Instructions for observing animals at night: 200,000 VND/guide (from 1 – 2 hours)
  • Souvenir tree planting service: 100,000 VND/tree
  • Porter service: 200,000 VND/trip (no more than 30kg and 3km)
  • Camping services: (Depending on your requests)

Stay service:

  • One person: 250,000 VND/night
  • Two people: 350,000 VND/night
  • Three people: 400,000 VND/night
  • Four people: 450,000 VND/night
  • Dormitory room: 90,000 VND/night/person (5 – 8 people)
  • Tent: 150,000 VND/single tent/night and  250,000 VND/double tent/night

What To Explore At The Botanical Garden Phong Nha?

The botanical garden is not only an attractive tourist destination but also an ideal habitat for different species of animals and plants with two main conservation methods: Insitu and Exsitu conservation.

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There are more than 500 species of trees here, including some rare trees such as Vietnamese Star trees, Sindora Tonkinensis trees, etc. In addition, there are thousands of animals of many sizes and types, such as peacocks, great hornbills, and so on.

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The highlight of the botanical garden is the beautiful landscape hidden in the tropical forest, such as the Gio waterfall over 30m high, Vang Anh Lake on the Ba Khe stream, native seedling nursery, and rare tree forest, etc. What’s more? You can also learn about the work of the researchers and rescuers of animals and plants here.

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Beautiful Orchids

Display house

Before entering the forest, you will visit the specimen gallery, which is where dried specimens are stored for scientific research and environmental interpretation. Many specimens of rare plants and animals are stored and displayed here.

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Most notably, this display house also has some extremely impressive geological and geomorphological specimens of 4-rayed corals dating back to 400 million years old that rarely be seen anywhere else.

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The display house was built to serve scientific research work. In addition, this is also a place for visitors to learn about endemic and rare plants and animals in the Phong Nha Botanical Garden as well as Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

Gio Waterfall

Wind Waterfall is one of the most prominent attractions in the Botanical Garden. It is usually the last attraction if you plan to visit it on guided tours. Exploring Gio waterfall, you will experience many adventurous exploration activities, such as overcoming slippery and bumpy roads to go deep into the forest, swinging on ropes through rocky crevices, etc.

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In addition, you have to follow the uneven wooden steps to get close to the foot of the Wind waterfall. As a result of this trip, you will admire the impressive beauty of the natural waterfall, the water clear water with white foam flowing through many small rock crevices and even large rocks, creating a stunning scene that will surely captivate you.

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Also, from the top of the Gio waterfall, you can also admire the majestic panorama of Phong Nha Ke Bang Botanical Garden. Besides, you can take beautiful and unique photos or bath at the Gio waterfall. Furthermore, this waterfall is also a fabulous background for stunning wedding photo albums.

Vang Anh Lake

The Vang Anh Lake is also an interesting place in Phong Nha Botanic Garden Quang Binh. Nestled in a primeval forest, it possesses wonderful beauty, with green trees surrounding all four sides and cool water flowing from the stream. Thus, it is suitable for relaxing activities, such as bathing, camping overnight, or simply taking some beautiful photos of nature at Vang Anh Lake.

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You will feel like they are immersed in nature because the space is quiet, with only the sound of running water and rustling leaves. Plus, occasionally you will listen to the pleasant chirping of birds and the gentle fragrance of the flowers and fruits.

The Trail In The Botanic Garden

This is a small trail paved with stone, connecting the display house and the immense jungle. Walking on this trail, you will feel more clearly the atmosphere of the deep forest, both cool and unspoiled and engaging.

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Seedling Nursery Garden

To contribute to protecting and developing botanical gardens in Vietnam, seed nursery is significant. At Phong Nha Botanical Garden, many rare plant varieties have been successfully bred, such as oil palm tree, orchid tree, etc. This is not only an interesting sightseeing spot but also a place for many scientists to learn and research.

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Forests With Precious Trees

When you explore Botanic Garden Phong Nha, you can try your courage to conquer the deep forest with diverse natural ecosystems. You will have a new experience like a forest man because you have to overcome quite slippery cliffs.

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There are many different types of plants here, and you may not have heard of them before. Among them are some rare wood species with a circumference of up to 3 meters, such as Erythrophleum Fordii, Sindora Tonkinensis, etc. Especially, the hundred-year-old Vietnamese Sao tree with a circumference of over three people hugging it.

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The Phong Nha Botanic Garden’s forests are also home to hundreds of animal species. Here, you will see animals that you may have never heard of, and many interesting things will appear unexpectedly.

Visiting Routes Of Botanic Garden Phong Nha

Coming to the Botanical Garden Phong Nha, you can visit all the sightseeing routes with about 4km of walking trails. If you do not have much time, you can also choose the following suitable sightseeing routes:

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Beautiful view from the top of Gio waterfall
  • Route 1: You will only visit Wind (Gio) Waterfall for 40 minutes.
  • Route 2: Display house → Animal rehabilitation area → Vang Anh lake → Peacock viewing spot → Rare tree forest → Gio waterfall.
  • Visiting time: about 2 hours
  • Distance: 2,500 meters

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Main activities: View specimens on display, observe wildlife, watch one of the ten most beautiful birds on the planet, learn about the world of insects, and learn about aquatic species. Plus, watch orchids, bathe in streams, learn about the plant world and nursery of native seedlings, and watch the Gio waterfall.

  • Route 3: Display house → Animal rehabilitation area → Vang Anh Lake → Peacock viewing spot → Rare tree forest → Ammunition Cave → Forest trail → Gio waterfall → Tien waterfall.
  • Visiting time: about 3 hours
  • Distance: 5000 meters

Activities: View specimens on display, observe primates, and some fruit-eating birds, watch one of the ten most beautiful bird species on the planet, see rare wood trees over 100 years old (the Sao and Gùa trees), admire Gio waterfall and Fairy waterfall.

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Fairy waterfall

Note: This route applies to tourists on tours accompanied by a tour guide. There are not over five tours per day and no more than 20 people per tour.


On the whole, it can be said that Phong Nha Botanic Garden is a miniature version of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with interesting flora and fauna and beautiful landscapes. Not only does it bring exciting experiences about the natural landscape, but this place also helps visitors gain more knowledge about many rare species of animals and plants.

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The journey to conquer the Botanical Garden Phong Nha in Quang Binh will certainly leave visitors with many unforgettable memories. Phong Nha Cave Tours Travel & Transport wishes you memorable memories at the Botanical Garden Phong Nha.