Halong Bay is the number one tourist attraction drawing a steady stream of visitors year round in the North East region of Vietnam. Honorably recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994, it is a priceless collection of spectacular islands, grottoes and caves
Trinh Nu cave is situated on the Bo Dao island with the system ” Sung Sot ” grotto. “Dong Tien” lake and “Luon” grotto.It is 15 km south of Bai Chay beach. For fishermen, Trinh Nu cave is their house and couples in love,Trinh Nu is considered as a symbol of truly love and plight of them.
Entering the cave, one finds in the middle of the grotto a stone statue of a lying-girl with her long hair hanging down who is looking to the sea in a vain hope.
Thien Cung is also one of caves that is worth a look in Halong Bay. It is located in Van Canh Island which is 4km from the wharf outside of Ha Long city. The way to the grotto is perilous, covered on both sides by thick forest. Though the entrance is quite narrow, the grotto gradually opens up when going further inside. With 130m in length, it is known as a magnificent palace filled with abundant stalagmites. In the center are 4 pillars fossilized many strange images from the base to the top including fish, birds, flowers, scenes of human life, singing and dancing fairies, etc. All were surprisingly formed by the hand of nature over million years.
Luon cave located in Bo Hon island.It is 14km in south from Bai Chay beach. Near Turtle island and Suprise Cave
In right of “Heaven Gate” where wall of rock is sheer. The water of 4 reasons in turquoise as a grass
Of all caves in Halong Bay, Dau Go is probably the most famous one. Located on a limestone islet 8km south of Bai Chay, the grotto requires 90 hike-up steps to reach the entrance. Its present name is derived from the war against Mongolian aggressor in the 13th century. The cave was used to store sharp wood stakes that the general Tran Hung Dao planted in the bed of Bach Dang River to form the barrier against the attacking Mongols. Dau Go cave is made of three chambers. The first one has the most spectacular stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes, depending on the imagination of observers. After passing the narrow passage naturally formed through erosion, the second chamber opens up in mysterious light.