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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 visit to Ha Long Bay would have been incomplete without seeing this cave! It is a surprise and I am very amazed upon seeing the inside of the cave.. Highly recommended to visit indeed! 
  • Had this cave visit not been part of our set itinerary, I would not have selected it as a highlight of our trip. As others have reviewed, if you have been in one limestone cave, then there is nothing ...  more »
  • It is worth a visit as it is quite a beautiful cave ruined by numerous colored lights highlighting the rock formations inside. There are some 100 steops up from the water to the cave and it is reasona...  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.