5 Most Beautiful Caves in Halong Bay

Beyond thousands of breathtaking islets floating on emerald water, Halong Bay is also home to a wide range of majestic caves, which contains priceless evidences of the strength of nature for . An expedition to some of the caves in Halong will also guarantee you a lot of photo opportunities and the chance to admire the beauty of the one-of-a-kind karst existing still on the planet. Are you ready? Let's point out 5 most stunning caves that you should not miss during your trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam.

1. Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave)

Listed in the most beautiful limestone caves in the world, Sung Sot Cave should be the attraction that you can’t help thinking about after your trip to Halong Bay thanks to its magical beauty and incredible karst formations.

On arrival at Sung Sot's pier, you will have to hike up on narrow man-made stairways to reach the entrance, at an elevation of 25 meters, surrounded by forests and stunning rock cliffs. Once entered into the entrance, you will be amazed by what you see inside as a giant chamber of limestone appears containing a wide range of stalactites and stalagmites of all shapes and sizes.

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The area deep inside the cave is shined by a system of colorful lights, which offers you the opportunities to easily take photograph and discover the one-of-a-kind karst system dating back to millions years ago.

The formations in the cave will definitely challenge your imagination as you will recognize a lot of animal-like stones or some legendary creatures and humans on the cave's ceiling.

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2. Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave)

Located on the island of Bo Hon, 15km south of Bai Chay Beach, Trinh Nu Cave is not only a familiar stopover for local fishermen but also a beautiful symbol of love.

Once entered inside the cave, you will easily recognize a limestone statue of a virgin with a long hair looking towards the sea. Trong Cave, which was located nearby, also stands a limestone statue of a boy who turns his face towards the virgin, relating to a sad love story in Vietnamese legendary. Indeed, you can possibly hear the boy’s faint call whenever listening carefully to the sea breezes here.

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3. Luon Cave

It will surely be a drawback to visit Halong Bay without spending time kayaking at Luon Cave. The Cave, surrounding by breathtaking islets and a lively wildlife world, leads us to a huge tranquil lake isolating by nature.

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You will surely enjoy a great time kayaking through this gate-like cave to the fullest thanks to its calm water and one-of-a-kind appearance. If you are lucky, you can spot some monkeys playing or swinging on some limestone cliffs nearby.

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4. Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave)

Lesser-known than Sung Sot, Thien Cung is also a great choice for those who are interested in admiring spectacular karst pictures.

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The cave is divided into 3 main flexible-created chambers:

The first chamber is covered by a huge system of limestone cliffs of surprising common images such as turtles, chickens, anaconda, elephants, etc.

The middle one is where you can easily see on the wall a lively limestone picture of Palace of the Dragon King as well as many mysterious icons , relating to the legendary of how Halong Bay was created.

The third chamber contains a fairy well, of which water is pure and fresh in the whole year. The limestone formations here are so totally out of this world and complicated that you might think you're on another planet.

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5. Dau Go Cave

If the others amaze you by their majestic limestone formations, Dau Go Cave even offers you the opportunity to learn more about a rich biodiversity thanks to a lot of endemic species of flora and faunna.

The cave is also divided by 3 main chambers: The first one is where you can witness the stunning limestone formations of various shapes shining by natural daytime light. The second one: the place where you can admire a giant natural limestone pilar that even 10 adults are not able to hug. The third one is shined by colorful lights, creating a mysterious water painting of limestone in front of your eyes.

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