Explore Most Spectacular Caves in Halong Bay
Luon Cave is located on Bo Hon Island, which is about 14 kilometers to the South of Bai Chay. The location of this cave is a steep rock with quiet crystalized water.
The total length of Luon Cave is about 60 meters, and the cave’s ceiling is between 2.5 meters and 4 meters, depending on the water level. On entering the cave, if the level of water is high, you must lower your head to pass it. This must be the reason why the cave is called “Luon” in Vietnamese. The cave’s ceiling has so many beautiful and magnificent stalactites that you will surprise and amaze by the talent of Mother Nature.
After passing the entrance, you will see a large lake surrounded by luxuriant forest and spectacular mountains. It can be said that the beauty of Luon Cave is such a masterpiece of nature.
Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave)
Among the biggest and the most beautiful caves of Halong Bay, Amazing Cave welcomes a lot of visitors every year. Although the cave is getting more and more crowed of travelers to enter to be amazed, it’s worth for sightseeing as a symbol of Halong Bay. Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, offering lush landscape into the mountain. Sung Sot Cave is on the same island with Trinh Nu cave. The path to Sung Sot is quite steep and is lined with shady trees. The formations in the cave inspire a lot of interesting imagination of human and animals in varying poses. The sightseeing tour into the cave is just like a tour to witness the heaven with huge spaces revealed after narrow lines. Visitors come from surprise to surprise, that’s why It is named as Surprising or Amazing Cave
Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave)
The Trinh Nu Cave or Virgin Grotto is situated on the island range of Bô Hon 15 km south of Bai Cháy Beach, the center beach of Halong city. To young couples, it is considered the symbol of truly love, a romantic place for taking oath of love. Entering Trinh Nu Grotto, you will find in the middle of the grotto a stone shaping a lying-girl with her long hair hanging down, looking to the sea with the eyes full of vain hope. Situated opposite to Trinh Nu Grotto, Trong (or Male) Grotto has a stone statue of a boy who turns his face to Trinh Nu Grotto. One still hears his vain scream in tune with the wind blowing into the cliff somewhere. The legend tells once was a beautiful fisherman’s daughter, whose family was so poor that it was in the service of the rich administrator of the fishing zone. He forced the father to give him the girl as a concubine. However, she refused as she already had a lover who was on the high seas catching fish to prepare for their wedding. The administrator, angered by her refusal, exiled her to a wild island until hunger and exhaustion. On one frightening night, amidst terrible rain and winds, she turned to stone. The image of the girl painfully waited in vain for her fiancé turns the cave into a sacred place for those who are in love
Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave)
Thien Cung Cave has the beauty like a palace of the heaven. Located in the South of Halong Bay, about 4 kilometers from cruise ship port of Dau Go Island; Thien Cung Cave has the altitude of 25m above the sea level. The road to the cave is luxuriantly covered by trees. Passing through a narrow crack in the door, tourists will enter inside the cave and be surprised by the vivid and stunning beauty of stalactites. In the east cliff of Thien Cung Cave, there is a huge and monumental picture of ancient characters in fairy tales with smooth and exquisite lines created by nature.
In the center of the cave, there are four large pillars. From the bottom to the top of these pillars, many strange shapes such as birds, fishes, scenes of human activities, flowers, leaves, etc. On the north cliff of the cave, there is an image of celestial maidens dancing to congratulate the wedding of May and Dragon Prince. Under the arch of Thien Cung Cave, a cluster of stalactites hang down creating a natural stone curtain. Somewhere in the Cave has the sound of drum like in a festival of an old village. Actually, it is a sound of wind blowing through holes among stones. Looking up at the arch of the Cave, tourists can see the green color of stalactites as they are in Penglai scene.
Dark & Bright Cave
Dark and Bright (also known as Day and Night) grotto is not only known for the stunning limestone structure at every turn but also for the interesting natural habitat. On the cliff one still find traces of fossils of fresh-water snails, which prove that the cave was inhabited thousands of years ago. Monkeys run to and fro in groups, benjamin fig trees shade the landscape and many orchids hang their sweet-scented flowers.
Not many attractions are blessed with such a stunning beauty and diverse ecosystem as Ha Long Bay, and the Day and Night Grotto rightfully deserves as a an inevitable part of the Heritage site.
Bo Nau Cave (Pelican Cave)
The last name in the list of most popular caves on Halong Bay is Pelican Cave, a vaulted grotto covering 200 m2. Its wall features lots of stalactites and stalagmites in amazing shapes. At the entrance are three stones, looking like three fairies with their heads close to one another. Two men appear to be playing chess, with the third serving as a referee. Turning southward, Bo Nâu Cave enjoys cool wind. Standing there, one can hear the murmur of the sea all year round.
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