Amazing Cave - Ha Long Bay
Supprising Cave Or Amazing Cave (Sung Sot Cave) is one of the largest and the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay which is located on Bo Hon Island, right the center of Ha Long Bay
First discovered by the French in 1901, who named it “Grotte des Surprises”, or Surprising Cave, it wasn’t opened to the public until 1993, one year before Ha Long Bay received UNESCO World Heritage status.
The entry is a magnificent view, where traveller can shoot many wonderful pictures of Halong Bay Wonder
View from Supprising Cave
Sung Sot Cave has a 500m long passageway and is 30m high. At around 10,000 sqm it is the largest, most well-known cave in Ha Long Bay and is also the most visited by the numerous luxury Ha Long Bay Cruise ships.
To reach the cave entrance, you need to hike up a steep path with about 100 rock stairs through the forest undergrowth. Once inside, there are two chambers, the first is the ‘waiting room’ connected to the second huge cavern that is big enough to hold 1000 people. Both chambers are filled with 1000s of stalactites, stalagmites, and colossal limestone columns holding up the ceiling that have formed over millions of years.
The stalactite formations are said to resemble elephants, flowers, animals, soldiers, and even a general, although it may need some imagination to pick them out. The light beaming in from outside reflecting on the streams creates dancing patterns on the cave walls that seem to bring the amazing structures to life. The interior multi-colored lights illuminate the cave highlighting the incredible rocky interior and giving it a magical, ethereal look that is simply jaw-dropping.
Inside the Supprising Cave
Many cruises that take the trip to Supprising Cave, from day cruises to overnight Ha Long Bay cruises for 1, 2 or more nights, from budget cruises to highend luxury cruises such as: Paradise Cruise Ha Long Bay; Dragon Legend Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay