Thien Canh Son Cave - Bai Tu Long Bay

Introduction

Thien Canh Son Cave is located on Cong Do Island and one of the most beautiful hidden caves in Bai Tu Long Bay. Approx. 2,000 sqm in size, it is much smaller when compared to the other well-known caves, however, what it lacks in scale is more than made up for by the spectacular interior

View from Thien Canh Son Cave to the bay

Hidden in Cong Do Nature Reserve, which encompasses about 1,600 islands and islets of various sizes, the entrance to Thien Canh Son Cave is camouflaged by the undergrowth of the forest canopy, and there is a short climb up 60-70 rock stairs through the thick foliage to reach it.

Inside the cave are three caverns, each spectacularly filled with stalactites and stalagmites forming unique structures that locals believe resemble flowers and animals, that create a dreamlike fantasy world.

The ceiling is covered in glistening stalactites hanging like chandeliers and the natural light streaming into the cave combined with the multi-colored artificial lighting creates a dramatic and surreal heavenly effect by which the cave is named

Inside Thien Canh Son Cave 

Back at the vantage point of the cave's entrance, there are magnificent panoramic views of the Cong Do Island and across the majestic Bai Tu Long Bay

Beneath Thien Canh Son Cave is a pristine white-sand beach, after exploring the cave it is the perfect opportunity to relax and sunbathe or go swimming, snorkeling and kayaking

White sand beach in Hon Co Islet 

Cruises

There are an increasing number of Bai Tu Long Bay cruises available, including overnight cruises for 1, 2 or more nights. The best Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises that visit Thien Canh Son Cave include: Dragon Legend Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay; Emperor Luxury Cruise

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