Halong Bay is the world of various beautiful caves which were mostly created in Pleistocene epoch in around 2.000.000 – 11.000 years ago. Grotto system is wealthy treasure of Halong Bay as its aesthetic value and geological value. You can explore them by yourself during your private Halong cruise. Below is the list of 4 famous caves which are worth noting for a beach holiday in one of the most precious ruby of Vietnamese tourism.
- Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave)
Placed to the south-west side the bay, Thien Cung Cave is one of the most magical caves as its name. The way leading to Paradise cave is a perilous one, covered on both sides by thick forest. Passing a narrow gate, you will see the grotto’s 130-meter-long girth open up. Travelers are astonished by the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from stalactite. Especially, on the east wall of the grotto, there is a grandiose and imposing picture with characters of heroic tales. Once visiting Thien Cung Cave, you will have a sensation of just having seen a unique, meticulous, interesting fine-art museum which is created by nature; the pictures are beyond imagination, ability and intellect of the human beings.
- Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave)
Located on the range of Bo Non islands, The Trinh Nu Cave or Virgin Grotto is 15 km to the south of Bai Chay Beach, the center beach of Halong city. It is considered the symbol of real love, a romantic place for couples to take 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 looking down the sea with hopeful eyes. There is a stone statue of a boy at Cock Grotto who turns his face to Trinh Nu Grotto.
According to Vietnamese legend, once was a beautiful fisherman’s daughter, whose family was so poor that it had to work under the administration of the rich family. One day, the son of the rich family asked the father to help him marry the girl as a concubine. However, she refused as she already had a lover who was on seas catching fish to prepare for their wedding. The administrator was so angry with her refusal that he exiles her to a wild island until she would die of hunger. On one frightening night, encountering 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
3.Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave)
Among the biggest and the most beautiful caves of Halong Bay, Amazing Cave welcomes a million visitors every year. Sung Sot Cave is on the same island with Trinh Nu cave. The way to the grotto is covered by trees and foliage, offering lush landscape into the mountain. The formations in the cave inspire a lot of interesting imaginations of human and animals in. The sightseeing tour into the cave is just like a tour to witness the heaven with huge spaces revealed after narrow lines. During the trip, tourists are constantly amazed by this captivating cave. That’s why it is named as Surprising or Amazing Cave.
4.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 a lot of surprising shapes. At the entrance are three stones, two of which look like men playing chess and the third serving as a referee. Standing at the south of this cave, people can hear the murmur of the sea all year round.
So don’t hesitate to choose a suitable cruise for your unforgettable vacation in Halong Bay! Halong Bay always welcomes you.