Ha Long Bay, the UNESCO World heritage site is not only famous for the beautiful beaches with blue sea and white sand beach, but also the limestone mountains and the stalactite caves formed million years ago. If you have a chance to be here, don’t miss the following 5 most beautiful Halong bay caves!
Sung Sot Cave
Sung Sot cave located on Bo Hon Island, is one of the most spectacular and largest Halong Bay caves and one of 10 most beautiful ones in the world. In Vietnamese , Sung Sot cave means “Surprised Cave” or “Amazing Cave” in English, because of its huge space with incredible natural points. Therefore, it will make visitors surprised from their very first moment setting foot inside.
Sung Sot cave is about 10,000 m2 large. Sung Sot cave comprises two main chambers. The first partition is similar to a theater hall with various shapes of stalagmites and stalactites hanging from the wide and high ceiling. The second one through a narrow passage, you can see natural light bathes the surfaces. There is a large opening which is also the exit from the cave will surprise you with a ray of light filtering from that gate creating a natural skylight.
Thien Cung Cave
Thien Cung Cave is well known for its splendid beauty with unique system of stalactites and stalagmites.
This Halong bay cave makes the visitors the impression of being in a heavenly world indeed like its name. The opening entrance to Thien Cung Cave is perched in the middle of the mountain, if visitors want to come see it, they have to hike up here. Walking around the grotto, you will feel like visiting an art museum with variety of sophisticated statues and reliefs.
Dau Go Cave
While Thien Cung possesses a modern, monumental beauty, Dau Go Cave is unique by its own way for a majestic and serene one.
Seen from afar, the entrance to the grotto appears to be blue with a special jellyfish shape. The outer chamber is full of colorful stalactites: such as elephant herds, bewildered giraffes, sleeping lions, etc. You would immerse ourselves in sparkling natural light in the vault-shaped chamber inside; then feeling it like an indeed impressive castle. Suddenly, we turn our head upwards facing the vaporous light, an ancient wall and a scuffle petrified fighting elephants, hustling people, horses and swords. It is such an amazing experience! Let’s come and enjoy the very astonishing ethereal beauty of the Creation.
Tien Ong Cave
Tien Ong Cave as known as God Cave is also called “Grotle du Cieau” in French, located on Cai Tai island, belonging to Hang Trai island cluster, right behind the Cua Van fishing village on Ha Long Bay.
The entrance of Tien Ong cave is very wide around 70m, the cave floor is about 5m high from the water level. Outside the cave, there are many falling stalactites – geological tectonic traces of nature. The cave is quite slope inside, about 50m deep. According to a survey of Ha Long Bay Management, Tien Ong cave is about 1,000m2 wide. In the middle of the cave, the stalagmites dropped from the top and grew from the bottom up to form a wall, dividing the cave into two spaces. In the inner space, there is a stalactite block, which looks like a god so people take that name and call it: Tien Ong cave.
Thien Canh Son Cave
Thien Canh Son cave is located in Bai Tu Long Bay and in the Cong Do Area. Thanks to its beautiful landscape and pristine stalactites and stalagmites ,it attracts a thousand traveller. Smaller than Sung Sot Cave, but Thien Canh Son Cave still has an amazing beauty. Inside the cave, there is a stone lotus or a stone elephant.
In conclusion, if you are the adventure lovers, let’s hit the road and ready for the more beautiful formation of stalactites comes to your eyes.
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