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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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  • Hey it could be interesting but it is illuminated with lights way Star wars... and you're surrounded by tourist Chinese who spit inside even the great and shouting as if they were at the stadiums... An experience I would be well spent.
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  • Lovely cave split into 3 chambers, over 400 steps to contend with, a real tourist trap, so busy you had to queue to get around, nicely lit and still worthwhile  more »
  • My wife and I visited Dau Go Cave as part of an excursion on Halong Bay. It is the type of attraction you will probably need to purchase as a package. Anyhow, getting there is half the fun. The cave e...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice cave well structured for a quick visit.
  • lovely place.... but the water was not so clear..
  • A bit smelly inside. Not recommended to old and heart trouble people
  • 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.