Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay

3.8
#6 of 15 in Parks in Halong Bay
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. Arrange your visit to Dong Thien Cung and discover more family-friendly attractions in Halong Bay using our Halong Bay journey planner .
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  • A spot to disembark and tour in the middle of Halong Bay cruise. From the pier to the entrance there are about 100 steps, one way from the entrance to the exit. It seems that stalactites do not grow any more because of the dry cave which hardly water enters now. The inside of the cave is wide and the height is tens of meters. There is a rock that looks like a dragon or an elephant, a hole in the ceiling and a place where you can see trees on the ground (entrance to heaven). The cave which was lit up was mysterious though it overflowed with the visitor.
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  • There is a paved road when you get off the cruise ship, and when you climb the stairs you arrive at the entrance to the Thien Khun Cave. The height of the cave was about 20m, making a large cavity. Stalactites and stalagmites are also found everywhere. The stalactites were given a variety of names and the guides gave explanations. This cave was included in the route of the tour and there were many people in it. The foot of the interior was maintained and it was easy to walk. It came out to the exit in approximately 30 minutes.
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  • This cave is the last stop when I took part in Halong Bay one day cruise. Get off the boat and go up the stairs a little. There was the shape of a lion and the shape of an elephant, a stalactite in the form of Jeanie in Aladdin. There are some farfetched, but there is a feeling to compensate by imagination. I think that the shoes which are easy to walk are good because there are a lot of stairs and slopes and it is slippery. The Halong bay which I saw from there was beautiful because it went out to a considerably high ground when going out of the cave.
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