The Nguom Ngao Cave
The Nguom Ngao Cave

Nguom Ngao Cave - Cao Bang

Nguom Ngao Cave is in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang Province. Nguom Ngao Cave is 89 km from Cao Bang Town and 3 km from Ban Gioc Waterfall, the cave is in a limestone mountain range and has most parts underground and some parts under water.

According to the Royal Exploration Team from Britain who inspected the cave in 1995, Nguom Ngao Cave, known by far, has the lengh of 2,144m and can be accessed from 3 openings. Paradissa didn't pay much attention to the Nguom Ngao Cave till the late 1990s when too much talk from the locals about the beauty of the cave and requests from our travellers: shame on us!

When we traveled to the cave, we had to climb a little hill only to come to a valley in which there were corn farms cultivated by local Nung ethnic people. Walking for nearly a km through the valley was disappointing, and when we saw the tiny opening, we thought that rumors were always rumors! And we were wrong...

The opening of Nguom Ngao Cave in Cao Bang
The opening of Nguom Ngao Cave in Cao Bang

 Passing through the little opening, we merely did our job that since we were there we had to come inside the cave. But, we had seen so many caves in our life! It was only we have passed through the first chamber of the  cavern, we were dumb-founded by the beauty revealing!

Inside of Nguom Ngao Cave
Inside of Nguom Ngao Cave

 

Colorful stalactites in Nguom Ngao Cave
Colourful stalactites in Nguom Ngao Cave

It is large inside that we could walk comfortably and the path is flat well lit. There are a lot of stalactites and stalagmites for you to adore. The cave seems endless and the winds are a bit stronger inside. Make sure you have your torch lest the case of power failure! 

Spacious room inside Nguom Ngao Cave
Spacious room inside Nguom Ngao Cave of Cao Bang Vietnam

 

Stalactites at Nguom Ngao Cave
Stalactites at Nguom Ngao Cave

 

 Nguom Ngao Cave - Cao Bang
Stalactites "flowing down" in Nguom Ngao Cave

 

Nguom Ngao Cave - Cao Bang
Stunning stalactite at Nguom Ngao Cave

There is another branch inside the cave that access is forbidden. It is dark and slippery and there are quite a few rocks further inside. Someone must have gone inside to explore this part. If you proceed to follow the well lit path, then you come to another opening which overlooks another lovely valley and which is said to take some time to trek back to the entrance.