Explore 5 most famous caves in Halong Bay

Explore 5 most famous caves in Halong Bay

Besides beautiful beaches and islands, Halong Bay is also home to numerous magnificent caves which are worth a visit. In this article, we would like to introduce to you top 5 caves in Halong Bay that you should not miss when traveling there. 

Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave)

Sung Sot Cave is located in the heart of the World Heritage Halong Bay. As the name implies, from the moment you set foot inside the cave, the scenery and the virtual space inside the cave will make all visitors astounded.  Discovered by the French in 1901, the cave was named "cave of wonders".

And rightly so, the Sung Sot Cave was selected by the Czech Association of Travel Brokers and Offices as one of the 10 most beautiful caves in the world. The cave is divided into two main chambers with thousands of stalactites: a large theater-like compartment that can accommodate thousands of people with wide-open ceilings combined with neon lights, this theater is like the surface of the moon.

The second one opens a completely new space: the rich system of stalactites in the ceiling of the cave create objects that are both familiar and unfamiliar to visitors with ancient trees, iconic horse-riding Saint Giong or the image of the bamboo village. All bring the interest of visitors when watching. When it reaches the top of the cave, this place is like a place to swim when the lake is green with many plants and birds live.

Sung Sot Cave

Sung Sot Cave

Thien Cung Cave

Bringing a breathtaking beauty, Thien Cung Cave is like a paradise on the ground.  Discovered in 1993, Thien Cung Grotto is located on Dau Go Island, about 4 km from the tourist port. This is one of the destinations on Halong Bay tourists cannot ignore.

The way to get to Thien Cung Cave is quite difficult with cliffs and the two sides are covered with trees. However, this stimulates the visitors’ conquest. The beautiful Thien Cung cave covers an area of about 10.000 square meters. It is a complex structure with many rooms and high ceilings and walls. Besides, it is a stalactite system with many unique shapes. The stalactites are the works of art of nature which appear everywhere in the cave. The centerpiece is four large pillars carved delicately.

The end of the cave is an opening space of which the sun can pass through the ceiling illuminates the interior space. The small stream has water all year round with flowers that create a beautiful natural painting. 

Thien Cung Cave

Thien Cung Cave

Dau Go Cave

Located on the Dau Go Island, Dau Go Cave is one of the most well-known destinations that tourists cannot miss in Halong Bay cruise tours. In the ancient resistance in the war against Mongolia, King Tran Hung Dao has made a lot of wood stakes to plug into the Bach Dang River and now there are still lots of wooden stakes left there.

Covering an area of about 5000 square meters, the cave is 17m wide and 12m high, located at the altitude of 27m above sea level. It is divided into 3 main chambers with many beautiful stalactites on the walls.

The first one has the shape of a dome to create a large space of which the ceiling is a huge picture and the characters in the picture are "richly" made from the stone to look elegant. In the second compartment, the tourists will have the chance to admire the beauty of the sunshine in the stream. The third floor is located at the head of Dau Go cave, with the highlight is the big columns, honed by the hand of creativity mother nature.

Dau Go Cave

Dau Go Cave

Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave) and Trong Cave

The Trinh Nu Cave is located on the island of Bo Hon Island with the Sung Sot cave system, Dong Tien Lake, and Luon Cave. When mentioning Trinh Nu Cave, the locals think of the cave which is just about 750m away. These two caves carry a legend of sad love. Many visitors are curious about this legend, including the local and the foreign ones.

When entering the cave, in front of the cave is impressed with the image of the girl lying down with the long hair, the eyes looking out to the sea, evoking a sadness as if waiting for something. The eyes are said to be heading towards the cave where the girl’s lover is resting. Therefore, the tourists come to the cave of the Virgin and the Trong Cave cannot only admire the stalactites and beautiful sight but also hear people here tell the tragic love story of this young couple.

Me Cung Cave (Maze Cave)

Me Cung Cave

Me Cung Cave

The Me Cung Cave is also one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay, located on Lo Bo Island, about 2km south-west of Ti-Top Island. The entrance to the cave is small but opens up a magnificent space with a multi-compartment structure that makes visitors feel like they are stuck in a maze with lots of sophisticated stalactites. This is also referred to as the palace of the Persian emperors.

Other famous caves include Kim Quy Cave, Luon Cave, Thien Canh Son Cave…
There are still many other famous caves in Halong Bay, but above are some of the most amazing ones in Halong Bay right now. Hopefully, you will have a wonderful time visiting these caves in the near future.

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