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8 Amazing Caves in Halong Bay

8 Amazing Caves in Halong Bay.

Until present, Halong bay still has many archaeological values and geological which are unexplored. Especially with the unique cave population, Halong has always been an attractive tourist destination for travelers around the world when coming to Vietnam to visit and explore.

Halong bay Vietnam

Halong bay Vietnam

1, Sung Sot Cave ( Surprising Cave)

Sung Sot cave is located on Bo Hon Island which is considered to be the heart of Halong bay.

With an area of 10.000 square meters, Sung Sot cave is the biggest cave of Halong bay.

After a little bit trekking, visitors will admire the wonder of this cave with special structure, diversity of shapes of stalactites.

Surprising Cave

Surprising Cave

The cave is divided into 2 main chambers. In the first chamber, there are thousands of stalactites as if falling from above. Get to the second chamber – more massive than the first one by a narrow passageway from the first one, the visitor will reach out to many stalactites which have diverse shapes like horses, long swords, mammoths, elephants, seals, flowers,… With a little more imagination, the trip of tourists will certainly be a lot more interesting.

Sung Sot cave is also the most beautiful cave of Halong, that reason why it is very crowded every time, however, it is still worth to spend the time here as the unique beauty and architecture.

2, Tien Ong Cave

Tien Ong cave is also called “God Cave”. It is situated on Cai Tai Island, near the Cua Van Fishing Village in Halong bay.

Tien Ong Cave is different from other cave in Halong bay with entrance wide (50m) and high (14m), the cave is deep underground about 50 meters with acreage is around 1,000 square meters.

Tien Ong caves

Tien Ong caves

It officially opened 10 years ago – 2010, later than so many other caves that’s why it isn’t top attractive points in Halong bay. However its attraction is increasing base on real value of archaeological history and the beautiful landscape of stalactities.

The stone artifacts, animal bones, pottery shards, shells and ancient tools which have date 10.000 – 2000 BC have been found and are showing inside the cave. They contain a lot of human history information in Vietnam in particular and the Earth in general.

This will be an ideal destination for travelers who prefer tranquility and desire to expand their historical knowledge.

3, Thien Cung Cave ( Heaven Cave)

Thien Cung cave is located on Dau Go Island, far from Tuan Chau harbor only 4 kilometers.

Thien Cung caves

Thien Cung caves

It will be a little bit challenging when visitors have to cross slippery stairs and a path covered by many trees to visit and explore Thien Cung Cave. However with the breathtaking beauty of the stalactites and incredibly vivid rock paintings in history legend, visitors will feel it is worth coming here.

With the unique light in 10.000 square meters, the cave becomes more mysterious like its name “Heaven”

4, Dau Go (Wooden Stakes) Cave

Dau Go cave is located on Dau Go island, far from Thien Cung cave 300 meters.

After climbing 90 rocky steps, we will find  Dau Go cave with the area is around 5000 square meters.

Like many other caves, there are many stalagmites, stalactites with unique natural architecture and the most attractive of this cave is a freshwater lake.

Dau Go Caves

Dau Go Caves

Moreover, here is a historical monument of the battle to defend the fatherland from more than 700 years ago. In 1288, under the genius leadership of Hung Dao Vuong Tran Quoc Tuan, our militia defeated the invasion of Mongolia – the most powerful military empire in the world at that time. The wooden stakes are found here and the Bach Dang River. They are the evidence for the strategic military manipulation of Tran Hung Dao legend.

5, Luon (Tunnel) Cave.

Luon Cave is one of the most attractive destinations in Halong bay. It is located on Bo Hon Islands – in the south of Tuan Chau harbor and the distance to Surprising Cave is only 1 kilometer.

In fact, Luon Cave is an outdoor water cave, it is a circle made of majestic and high limestone cliffs rising from the sea, with the entrance is a small arc cliff.

Luon Caves

Luon Caves

To get inside the peaceful waters inside the cave, visitors can only choose kayaking by their self or bamboo boat with local people. Visitors will have a great experience with these activities.

Luon Cave becomes an indispensable step in the journey to explore Halong Bay of travelers.

6, Dark and Bright Cave

Dark and Bright Cave is located on Lan Ha Bay area – a quiet part of Halong bay, is known as the other name is Day and Night Cave.

The beautiful limestone structure of the cave chains will create a great experience for visitors with kayaking.

Dark and bright caves

Dark and bright caves

And visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the natural habitat here, they are monkeys on large trees, orchids, and fragrant flowers on the cliffs and sea creatures like shrimp, crabs, corals, jellyfish,… in the clear water.

This is truly a perfect destination for the adventurous.

7, Me Cung Cave

From Titop Island, move another 2km to the southwest, visitors will see Lo Bom Island and Me Cung cave lies here at an altitude 25 meters above sea level.

It has numerous compartments connected by a small corridor that is only enough for one person to move in an area about 100 square meters.

Me Cung caves

Me Cung caves

The stalactites inside the cave under the light from outside have turned the scenery into sparkling and mysterious

Its cultural and historical value was asserted by archaeologists when it found fossils from 7000-10000 years ago.

8, Trinh Nu ( Virgin Cave)

Located in a position like the heart of the Bo Hon Islands, Trinh Nu Cave brings the beauty of heaven to Halong Bay and the humane values of the country and the people of Vietnam.

Trinh Nu caves

Trinh nu caves

The girl in a love story is the representative of the faithfulness of Vietnamese women. Just because she refused to be the concubine of a rich man in this bay, she was exiled here. After a period of deprivation of food and water, she was finally exhausted and in a stormy night in the middle of the sea, she petrified. People have more grounds to believe in the legend because in the cave there is a stone in the shape of a girl with long hair as if lying down but still looking towards the sea, looking and waiting for her lover.

Under the light of the sun, the rocks and stalactites in the cave cover themselves with a beautiful halo

The natural beauty is so simple but also magical, along with the archaeological values ​​of thousands of years ago was discovered, Virgin Cave has always attracted tourists to visit and explore.

 

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