Bong Lai Valley is a beautiful rural valley in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park area and is interlinked with farms and small villages. If you’re looking to relax on a hammock for a day and watch the sunset with a cold beer, this is the place to be. All you need is a bike and a map for exploring this valley. Explore mountains and indigenous villages with lots of picturesque sights. The original Pub with Cold Beer is perhaps the most well-known, but these days Moi Moi, The Duck Stop, and Wild Boar Eco Farm also of great time and great views, fresh food, and incredible hospitality. Food is all fresh from the garden/farm and served family style. Going in a group is always more fun! When in Bong Lai, don’t forget to visit:
- The Pub with Cold Beer: Chicken is the specialty of the farm to table experience, with fresh poultry and the beer is cold as advertised!
- Bong Lai Swing Nature: The have 2 nice swing to give you a flying feeling over the valley and enjoying an amazing view. They serve cold beer and the snack speciality is grilled crickets directly from their organic farm. The best mix with a beer, if you prefer more normal food they also have nice BBQ chicken and spring rolls. This is a good place to swim, learn how to make a Vietnamese conical hat with locals or just hang out in the enormous Vietnamese houses.
- Moi Moi Restaurant: Fantastic food options here, especially the bamboo pork. It’s a rural setting from the Bong Lai Valley, located on a small farm which develops pepper, watermelons, cassava, and corn along with other crops.
- The Duck Stop: Refreshment guaranteed! You can feed the ducks and click some great pictures. Pick some Phong Nha Black Pepper while you’re there.
Price: The price of a meal per person is about 100,000 VND at these stops, depending on group size; beers are about 20,000 VND (prices subject to fluctuate)