Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Quang Ninh Province  /  Halong Bay  /  Nature  /  Dong Thien Cung
Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay
(3.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
One of the main sites in the network of caves surrounding Ha Long Bay, Dong Thien Cung sits shrouded in local myths of dragons and lovers. During this first stop on many of the bay’s cave tours, you'll encounter a complex, naturally formed interior of stalactites, stalagmites, and cathedral-like dome ceilings spread over roughly 10,000 sq m (10,7639 sq ft). Said to have hosted the seven-day wedding festivities of the dragon king and cloud princess, many of the eerily lit rock formations are attributed to guests of the mythical party turning into stone. Ask your guide to point out the numerous characters while carefully walking to the center of the cave. Work out when and for how long to visit Dong Thien Cung and other Halong Bay attractions using our handy Halong Bay vacation generator.
Create a full Halong Bay itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Halong Bay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Halong Bay by other users

17 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS December, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Halong Bay, Ninh Binh & Hanoi BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Quang Ninh Province BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Definitely worth a visit if you're in Halong Bay. Moderate climbing involved but nothing too bad. Amazing caves only discovered in 1993. Very large caves where you can walk around with ease. 
  • Closed in shoes is a must due to the amount of walking and climbing up and down stairs. Also take your money with you as there are locals in row boats selling lovely cold drinks and trinkets. 
  • Is a large limestone cave, writing taste bad, somehow sickly. No water will dry. Sorry I'm a world heritage,
    View original