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Dau Go Cave, Halong Bay

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Tour Dau Go Cave, also known as Wooden Stakes Cave, the largest grotto in the bay. This cave was created approximately 2 million years ago, during the Pleistocene Epoch, and contains a dome that is 25 m (82 ft) high. According to legend, this cave was used to hold wooden stakes during the battle against Mongolians in the 1200s. When you enter the cave, watch for the various stalactite and stalagmite formations throughout. Our Halong Bay vacation trip planner makes visiting Dau Go Cave and other Halong Bay attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Our cruise and cave trip was arranged via HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent was unforgettable and we really enjoyed the trip, we visit cave, floating village, island, meals were included and fantastic...  more »
  • the caves are just amazing, and to think they were once under water. the walk ways are wonderfully maintained, the lighting is perfect and not harsh, creation is just wonderful.  more »
  • I first went to this cave in 1998 when there was nobody. Expect to queue now as all the boats follow the same itinerary. The cave is still pretty nice I guess, just completely overrun.  more »
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  • The Dau Go cave experience, if you're interested in rock formations or in things different than the ordinary, is great if you happen to be in Vietnam. The story of its discovery and the folklore surrounding the rock formations are interesting to a certain degree, especially if you're into mythical stuff. However, the tour inside the cave gets a bit boring once you notice that the guide is always pointing at some rock formation saying that it's an animal, a person, "Romeo and Juliet", among other things. And they're so many that you kinda feel like the guide, or the whole touring institution for that matter, may just be fabricating stuff for the sake of adding more interest to the seemingly innocent rocks. And by the way, the cave as you may notice if you observe carefully, is not 100% nature-made. Some man-made elements have already been introduced, which adds to the skepticism about some of the rock formations being natural. It even makes you think how much percent of the whole cave is unadulterated. So go ahead and listen to the guide, but take their words with a grain of salt. If you get bored at listening, you can always take pictures but don't expect the place to be 100% natural.
  • Very big cave. Should be careful when walk around. It's always wet.
  • If Dao Go caves were not duly prepared for tourists, it would have been an eerie series of tunnels past uneven floor and ceiling courtesy of stalactites and stalagmites. While I did not pay attention to most of those stories (I couldn't hear from the back anyway), I did notice that the caves were relative clean for a natural locale. I guess they really do keep the place neat and tidy, which my guide confirmed. There was a memorable oculus which beamed a shaft of light down , and our guide explained that it was through that opening that the cave's existence was known. The end of the tunnel opened out into the island's outer spaces, steps and paths winding through the foliage, allowing us to take in the vista on viewing platforms. And once again I was slightly disappointed that the supposedly natural Halong Bay was filled with so many vessels. It was not as natural as I would like it to be.
  • It was stunning. I was about to abandon this trip as I felt like sleeping. Thank God for not skipping this visit. Best after Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • A bit smelly inside. Not recommended to old and heart trouble people

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Where to stay in Halong Bay

When touring the scenic bay, most people stay in Halong City, where you can find many budget hotels, motels, and backpacker-style hostel lodgings. Another option is staying on Cat Ba, one of the larger islands in the bay, which features a variety of affordable hotels. You can also choose to stay in the port city of Haiphong and take day trips to explore Halong Bay.
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