The following top 9 worth visiting caves in Halong Bay could give you some suggestions for your trip to the World Heritage.
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As one of the Seven Wonders, Halong Bay has been long famous for its distinctive geology, high aesthetics, and lasting archeology value. The bay itself has existed for millions of years, from the primitive time, and undergone thousands of natural changes, thus contains many important traces of Earth’s formation and development history. One of those is the existence of more than 59 magnificent caves which seems to be the gift from the amazing nature. Therefore, Halong Bay cave and grotto systems possess all features of the natural heritage: stunning sceneries, long-lasting archeology, and for years have attracted tourists from all around the globe.
Cave in Halong Bay
Each Halong Bay cave features a typical beauty that could never be found anywhere else. However, all of them have something in common which every tourist coming here greatly admires, the magnificence and tranquility. Once visiting a cave in Halong Bay, you could totally immerse yourself in the placid atmosphere created by large space, strange-shaped karst cliffs, and find the peace of soul which seems to be eclipsed in the stressful urban life. Besides, the cave also possesses spectacular scenery perfect to check in plus take some photos for your travel collection. For those who want their trip to be more about relaxing and admiring the scene to get away from your daily life, a visit to Halong Bay cave tour could be a good choice.
Having existed for thousands of years along Halong Bay, all the caves here feature everlasting precious archeology values that are fascinating to learn about. Therefore, each year, a lot of tourists who are interested in the field flock to Halong Bay caves and grottoes to study and do research on their archeology. For those who do not specialize in archeology, to get to know about the caves in Halong Bay could be a thrilling experience, and also brings them another point of view of Halong caves in addition to their stunning beauty.
Besides the stunning beauty and long-lasting archeology value, Halong Bay caves also provide the tourists visiting here with interesting experiences, because the cave in Halong Bay can’t be easily accessed by normal transportations, which require tourists to take part in some activities such as kayaking or rowing a small bamboo boat while enjoying the cave’s scenery.
Those are the reasons for which you should visit the caves in Halong Bay. If you are interested in the idea, why not pack your luggage and join the thrilling adventure through the World Heritage?
As previously mentioned, there are more than 59 grottoes and caves in Halong Bay, which will take you a lifetime to visit all the caves. However, in the topic today, your concern would be relieved, since we will present the top 9 most recommended Halong caves, and maybe you could choose one that perfectly fits the bill for the best experience in the bay.
The surprising scenery of Sung Sot Cave
Located in the World Heritage’s core, Sung Sot Cave is among the most magnificent Halong caves that are found. From the bay, you can take a cruise or boat to reach the pretty island of Bo Hon, on which lies the cave. After that, walk about 10 minutes through the path covered with the evergreen plants and Sung Sot Cave gradually manifests itself in your eyesight. Get into the caves; as its name suggests, you would be surprised by the stunning beauty and uniqueness of Sung Sot Cave. The cave features a huge space inside and is full of strange-shaped karst cliffs created by nature for thousands of years, hanging themselves upwards, thus giving the tourists an impression of a hundred chandeliers above their heads. In a moment, you might imagine being lost in the fairy tales, as the scene here is breathtakingly beautiful. Also, from the top of Sung Sot Cave, you could get a panoramic view of the bay, which is equally stunning and magnificent.
It will cost you $2.16 per person to visit Sung Sot Cave.
Thien Cung Cave with its breathtaking view
Earning the 2nd place in the top 9 must-visit caves in Halong Bay is the beautiful cave of Thien Cung, which lies on Dau Go Island. Like the former, Thien Cung Cave also possesses a complicated karst structure with towering height and long-lasting unique stalactite cliffs. Especially, the cave has been long linked to the legend which has it that the honorable Dragon King, who brought peace and prosperity to the country lived there thousands of years ago; he was praised not by the people but also the animals; as a result, that there are a lot of animal-like cliffs inside the cave could be explained. Today, fully equipped with a colorful light system, Thien Cung Cave seems to be far more stunning than it used to. Once getting here, you could find yourself the peace of soul plus perfect check-in corners.
Thien Cave cave’s entrance ticket price is around $2.16 per person.
Dau Go Cave
As the neighbor of Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave is also one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. The cave attracts tourists by its magnificent beauty inside with a large space full of light and a variety of stalagmite cliffs. Besides, a feature that makes Dau Go Cave a stunning place is its aboriginal scenery giving us a feeling of being back to the pass when the primitive nature took place. Like Thien Cave, Dau Go Cave has also been linked to the history of King Tran Hung Dao defeating Nguyen invader with hundreds of wooden spiles, hence its name.
You can buy a ticket to the cave with a price of $2.16 per person.
Kayaking into the unique Luon Cave
Lying 14km to the South of Halong Bay, Luon Cave is among the most unique caves in Halong Bay. The Cave itself is an open cave with a small entrance (only 3 meters wide and 2.5 – 4 meters high). Therefore, you can admire the stunning scenery of the cave while kayaking or rowing a bamboo boat. In fact, Luon Cave was originally a huge limestone rock which has undergone erosion for thousands of years, thus features small gaps in the bottom and creates the uniqueness of a Halong cave. Getting here, you would find the cave amazingly tranquil and perfect to relax, you could also immerse yourself in the fresh air and cool wind plus take some pictures of the monkeys climbing on the rock above energetically.
It will cost you only $1.29 per person to visit Luon Cave.
Inside Thien Canh Son Cave
Thien Canh Son Cave is the 5th Halong Bay cave that is worth visiting in the year of 2020. The cave belongs to a brother of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay. While Halong Bay is a tourism center that is well-known to the world, Bai Tu Long Bay is a lesser-known and more deserted but equally stunning one. Therefore, Thien Canh Son seems a pristine and untouched cave, where tourists can immerse themselves in a peaceful atmosphere while getting away from the bustling urban life. The cave also attracts people by its collection of stalagmites that resemble many floras and faunas such as a baby elephant, a lotus flower, which can give tourists a vivid imagination of the amazing nature.
Rowing a small boat into Dark & Light Cave
Along with Luon Cave, Dark & Light Cave is among the most unique caves in Halong Bay. The cave itself is a sophisticated limestone structure that contains two parts: Dark Cave and Light Cave. Generally, Dark Cave is a huge and, as its name suggests, a dark cave which is often hard to get in, while Light Cave is a small but easily accessed one that has the Sunshine from the entrance to the end. To explore the caves’ stunning beauty, you will have to go by a kayak on your own or sit on a small bamboo boat rowed by the locals. Once arriving at the caves, you would find the place extremely quiet and breathtakingly beautiful.
The price of a kayak to explore Dark & Light Cave is $2.16 per person.
Tien Ong Cave
Ranking the 7th in the 9 best caves in Halong Bay, Tien Ong Cave is famous for its breathtaking scenery. With an area of about 1000 m2, the cave features a huge space inside. Also, Tien Ong cave is divided into two chambers by a tall rustic tall pillar. Both chambers feature many strange-shaped limestone cliffs such as animal-shaped, man-shaped, etc, giving the tourist a sense of interest. In addition, the primitive charm created by layers of emerald green moss would be the one that makes Tien Ong Cave a must-see attraction in Ha Long Bay.
With a price of $1.29 per person, you can freely explore the primitive charm and magnificent scenery of the cave.
Trung Trang Cave
Located in Trung Trang Valley and about 15km to the Northwest of Cat Ba Town, Trung Trang Cave is one of the most recommended Halong Bay Caves. The cave is locally known as “gold measure” with a variety of unique things such as hundreds of animal-like or man-like shaped stalagmites that give visitors the fertile imagination and also remind us of the amazing nature. Here, you can find a lot of ideal corners to take some photos for your travel collection plus learn about the archeology of the cave, which will bring you another point of view of nature.
You can buy the entrance ticket to Trung Trang Cave with a price of $3.45 per person
Not only a stunning Halong Cave, but Hospital Cave is also a historic place, as it used to be a makeshift hospital during the war. Therefore, once coming here, you would be able to enjoy the scenery plus explore many lasting historical values. With an area of about 2,000m2, the cave is separated into 3 floors, including 17 rooms. In the past, it was an ideal base for the army to discuss the strategy to fight against the enemy, so the entrance was designed to ensure security, thus hard to get in. With all these features, Hospital Cave could give you the best experience that can never be found anywhere else but in a Halong Bay cave.
The price ticket to the cave is about $3.45 per person.
An overview of top 9 caves in Halong Bay
If you are interested in one or more of the 9 caves listed above, why not booking a trip to admire the cave that you like. Especially, we highly recommend you take a Halong Bay cave tour, which is often combined with a cruise tour. Instead of traveling by different transportations to get here, then, finding a hotel to stay, you can book a Halong Bay cruise to thoroughly enjoy your vacation. Also, traveling on a cruise could give you a chance to explore more places and take part in more activities, which is included in the cost. Such great convenience! Usually, there are two options for you.
A Halong Bay cave tour on the cruise
The Halong Bay day cruise is particularly suitable for those who don’t have much time on their vacation but still want to visit highlights of the World Heritage. During a day on the Halong Bay cave tour, you will be taken to many outstanding places around the bay including a wide range of worth visiting caves such as Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, etc, explore the stunning scenery of each cave and take part in kayaking, swimming, climbing, etc. Besides, a one-day Halong Bay cave tour would only cost you about $100 for a full-day trip.
Please go to Halong Bay day cruises for detailed information.
If you want to visit more places and experience more about the tourism services, Halong Bay overnight cruise will be the best idea. Due to a longer time, the cruise would take you to more caves in and outside the Halong Bay area. You can also take part in activities in a more comfortable way and especially, experience the professional on-cruise services, well-prepared cuisine, which would make your trip a far more enjoyable one.
Know more about Halong Bay overnight cruises recommendations.
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