It is believed that if you come to Halong Bay but miss out on those spectacular caves suggested below, you are missing an invaluable chance to contemplate the most skillful sculptured artworks of the Mother Nature
1. Dau Go Cave
It can be said that Dau Go Cave is the center of ancient architecture and little stalagmites and stalactites. It is such a wonderful experience to admire the picturesque beauty of Halong Bay in this spectacular cave.
Looking from far away, the blue entrance of Dau Go Cave is clearly seen. It looks like the blue jellyfish in the center of Halong Bay. Tourists must pass 90 stone staircases to enter the cave entrance. Standing at Dau Go Cave’s entrance, you will feel as if standing in front of a magnificent and luxurious castle with marvelous architecture.
- Trinh Nữ Cave (Virgin Cave)
Trinh Nu Cave, along with other caves in the same cave system such as Sung Sot Cave, Dong Tien Lake, Luon Cave, is located on Bo Hon Island, which is about 15 kilometers from Bai Chay Beach, the center beach of Halong city. For fishermen, it is considered as their second home, but for lovers, it is the symbol of truly love.
On entering the cave, tourists will find in the middle of the grotto a stone shaping a lying-girl with her long hair hanging down, looking to the sea with the eyes full of vain hope. Opposite of Trinh Nu Cave is Trong Cave (or Male Cave). Inside Trong Cave is a stone statue of a man looking at the girl statue. You can even feel the despairing scream of the man and the sound of his knocking the stone wall for endless times.
- Tam Cung Cave
Tam Cung Cave is located in the center of Halong Bay, which is about 5 kilometers to the Northeast of Sung Sot Cave. The cave is divided into 3 rooms with a lot of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, which explains for its name since Tam Cung in Vietnamese means 3 rooms.
The cave’s ceiling has many stalactites, which look like a white orchid cacti’s bud. Once tourists visit Tam Cung, they 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.