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Situated in the North-East region of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Tonkin comprised of regions of Halong City, the township of Cam Pha, and a part of the island district of Van Don. Halong Bay borders Cat Ba Island in the southwest, the East Sea in the east, and the mainland, creating a 120 km coastline Halong Bay is made up of 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names.
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There are two kinds of islands, limestone and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). This densely concentrated zone of stone islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, forms the central zone of Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The bay itself has an area of 43,400 ha, consists of 775 islands, and forms a triangle with the island of Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) to the west, the lake of Ba Ham (Three Shelter Lake) to the south, and the island of Cong Tay to the east.

With all this in mind, the 18th meeting of the Committee of the World Heritages of UNESCO (in Thailand on December 17th, 1994), officially recognized Halong Bay as a natural heritage site of worldwide importance.

SUPRISE CAVE( SUNG SOT CAVE)

SUPRISE CAVE is found on Driftwood Island, formerly known as Canh Doc Island. The name SUPRISE CAVE comes from the popular story of the resistance war against the Nguyen Mong aggressors. In a decisive battle, Tran Hung Dao was given an order to prepare many ironwood stakes to be planted on the riverbed of the Bach Dang River. The remaining wooden pieces were found in the grotto and, as a result, the grotto was given its present name. The entrance is reached via 90 steps up the island. The grotto is  divided into three main parts. In the first chamber, many forms can be seen in the rock, depending on the imagination of the observer. In the middle of the chamber, on the top of the pillar, there appears to be a monk draped in a long, dark cloak, with his right hand clasping a cane. Moving into the second chamber, visitors pass through a narrow “door”, naturally formed through erosion. The light here is mysterious, and new images appear in the stone. At the end of the grotto is a well of clear water surrounded by four ancient walls.

Note: Now SUNG SOT CAVE and THIEN CUNG CAVE a diffrent tour  with 1 day 4 hour and 6 hour.

Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace) Grotto

This recently discovered grotto is one of the most beautiful in Halong Bay. Thien Cung is situated on the southwest side of the bay, 4 km from the wharf outside of Halong City. It is located in a small range of islands that resemble a throne embracing two superb grottoes at its core. The way to Thien Cung is perilous, covered on both sides by thick forest.

Afterentering a narrow gate, the magnificent, 130 m long grotto opens up.

According to legend, a beautiful young lady named May (cloud) caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed and got married in the very center of the grotto. All of the scenes of their wedding, which lasted for seven days and seven nights, have been seemingly fossilized in the grotto.

 

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Featured Halong Cruises

HaLong Apricot Premium Cruise 3 Day 2 Night On Boat

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Apricot prenium Cruise ( 4-star segment) is the newest vessel line of Apricot prenium Cruise company, the most luxurios line for the...

HANOI - HALONG ON APRICOT PREMIUM CRUISES 2DAYS 1NIGHTS BY BUS

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Destination: Ha Long

Welcome to Ha Long Bay and APRICOT PREMIUM CRUISES. With a tour 2days and 1 night, travellers will have a chance to discover and...

HANOI - HALONG ON GRAY LINE CRUISE 3DAYS 2NIGHTS BY BUS

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Destination: Ha Long

Gray Line Cruise is Deluxe Cruise ( 4-star segment), All rooms and bathrooms have a large sea view, 14 luxury cabins are decorated in a...

HANOI - HALONG ON GRAY LINE CRUISE 2DAYS 1NIGHT BY BUS

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Destination: Ha Long

Gray Line Cruise is Deluxe Cruise ( 4-star segment), All rooms and bathrooms have a large sea view, 14 luxury cabins are decorated in a...

HANOI-HALONG ON THE IMPERIAL CRUISE 3DAYS 2NIGHTS BY BUS

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Destination: Ha Long

The Imperial Cruise is traditional boat with safe and modern furnitures, which is perfect one for exploring Halong Bay which has a beauty of...

HA NOI - HA LONG 3DAYS 2 NIGHTS ON SWAN CRUISE BY BUS.

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Destination: Ha Long

Swan Cruise is standard cruise which have good furnitures. This cruise offer a tour to Halong bay 3 days 2 nights, will help you to have...