A great excursion with the Sung Sot cave tour - Ha Long bay, Hanoi, Vietnam

Sung Sot Cave is a place where many rocky islands concentrated having distinct and special shapes, which cannot find in other caves.

Located in the central area of Halong Bay, Sung Sot Cave Vietnam is on Bo Hon island. This is one of the most beautiful and spacious caves of Ha Long Bay where unique shapes are discovered. The road to Sung Sot cave Vietnam is under the forest foliage, the stone steps so while reaching Sung Sot cave Vietnam, visitors take the chance to enjoy the fresh atmosphere of mountainous landscapes. 

Sung Sot cave Vietnam is on Bo Hon Island

Sung Sot cave Vietnam's overview

Sung Sot cave Vietnam (Surprise cave) is located in Bo Hon island, the central part of Halong bay world heritage, Quang Ninh province. It is a pretty big and beautiful cave and also is a place where many rock islands are formed very interesting and unique. Sung Sot cave is the most famous cave in Halong Bay which is in the center of the UNESCO World Heritage area. 

Passing the green trees and stone stairs leading to the Sung Sot cave, visitors will have the curious feeling of climbers, as well as the eagerness to go to paradise. From the mouth of Sung Sot cave Vietnam at sea level, about 25 m away, it is obscured by thick foliage. Seen from the entrance to Sung Sot cave Vietnam, it is surrounded by an arch of Bo Hon mountain and less than a kilometer from small mountains. Here, the fishing boats have gathered like a village which there are many famous caves like Me Cung, Bo Nau, Luon Cave, Titop island, Dau Nguoi island...

The mysterious beauty of Sung Sot cave Vietnam

The typical structure of Sung Sot cave Vietnam 

The structure of Sung Sot cave Vietnam comprises three compartments connected by narrow niches. The ceilings are high and many stalactites fall with exotic and attractive forms. In particular, the third compartment is very large with its curved dome-shaped like smooth hats, looks like an old giant musical theater, giving the impressions of a great musical show. In the cave, the voice and sound were heard very clearly because it was not echoed like other caves. The interesting thing on Sung Sot cave Vietnam is that there are almost no stalactites here because there are no cracks and no running water. The road system of the cave is paved from the entrance of the cave to the exit, more than 500 meters long. Both sides of the driveway are equipped with street lights to decorate and light. The lighting system with elegant light patterns, soothing light to enhance the harmonious beauty of the cave.

Near the entrance, there are huge blocks of stone from floor to ceiling of the cave. It's very beautiful! Beside the entrance is stalactites like a horse and a long sword. According to legend, after defeating the enemy An, Thanh Giong helped the inhabitants here to hunt the ghosts, when the enemy was finished, Thanh Giong immediately flew to paradise, leaving the sword and the precious horse to reassure the peace of the inhabitants by driving out the demons. At present, in the cave there are many natural images seem to be traces of the fierce and heroic battle, horse footprints "Giong god" has become pretty little ponds with many huge rocks broken. Therefore, Sung Sot cave Vietnam is considered one of the caves with high scientific value and great potential tourism value in Halong Bay.

The structure of Sung Sot cave Vietnam comprises three compartments connected by narrow niches

How to go to Sung Sot cave Vietnam of Halong Bay

You cannot go to Sung Sot cave Vietnam on Halong Bay on your own so you have to choose a boat sailing along Halong Bay including the visit of Sung Sot cave Vietnam. You should go to Halong Bay first then board the boat heading to Sung Sot cave Vietnam. The road from Hanoi to Ha Long is quite convenient. From Hanoi, visitors can choose a variety kind of transportation such as motorbike, public car, Halong Express train or Halong coach.

By motorbike/ private car: If you choose to go to Halong Bay Vietnam by motorbike, the nearest distance from Hanoi to Halong is 155 km, which takes about 3-5 hours.

By Halong express train: Currently, to meet the demand of people to go to Halong Bay, visitors can go by train. Halong express train departs from Gia Lam station, which costs about 15$ (foreigners) and 5% (Vietnamese) per one-way ticket. The total time of moving from Hanoi to Halong Bay is 5 hours.

By public car: Another way to reach Halong Bay Vietnam is going by public car, which is always available at Nuoc Ngam, My Dinh or Giap Bat station. The price ranges from 150 000 VND to 200 000 VND depending on the seats.

By Galatourist's coach: If you are foreigners, you will have difficulty in booking a public car or Halong express train to Halong Bay. For more convenience, visitors should book a coach from Galatourist then we will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer directly to Halong Bay.

Sung Sot cave Vietnam lies in the heart of Halong bay Vietnam

Some other famous caves on Halong Bay

Bo Nau Cave

Bo Nau cave is famous for being one of the most beautiful caves in Halong bay, it is the inspiration source for many photographers by its beauty. At the entrance you will see three stones looking like three fairies with their heads close to each other, two men seem to play chess with the third portion of a referee.

Dau Go cave

Located on a limestone island 8 km south of Bai Chay, Dau Go cave is like the meeting of an ancient architectural complex, a wild beauty, and tranquility with many stone columns, stone pillars, small rock rods ...The islet itself emerges at 187m above sea level. Before arriving, visitors must climb the 90 rocky steps that lead to the entrance to the cave. There are three rooms in the outside to the most spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.

Luon cave

Luon Cave (Tunnel cave) is located on Bo Hon Island, 14km south of Bai Chay beach in Quang Ninh city. In front of the cave is the islet of Turtle and the right is the sky door. Here, the cliffs rise almost vertically with waters that are blue and clear like a mirror. At the edge of the water, a bow door opens at the foot of the island, which is Luon cave. The beauty of Luon cave is the mixture of certain factors like the shapes and sizes of the mountains, the color of the waters and the clouds in the sky.

Unlike Dau Go cave, Bo Nau cave opens his mouth on the side of the island

If you are first-time visitors to Vietnam, you should go to Halong Bay Vietnam as well as Sung Sot cave Vietnam to immerse in the natural wonder listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. If you are planning to go there, some information above will help you much. You can take into Halong overnight cruise to discover Halong – Quang Ninh attractions like Bo Nau cave, Me Cung Cave, and Sung Sot cave Vietnam as well. However, if these places are too familiar to you, let's take Fansipan tour Sapa or Hoi An Vietnam vacation to learn more new things of Vietnam. 

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