Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay

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#5 of 10 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Dong Thien Cung and other Halong Bay attractions using our handy Halong Bay vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    About 100 stone steps climb momentarily feel the coolness, enters. There is a tourist destination and the illuminated caves. And, say, the size is bigger there. During the extremely hot towels are required. People and groups, so to avoid getting lost
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  • August 11, 2017
    I visited phong nha ke bang before going to this cave. So the emotion that I felt could not be compared with the one at Phong nha ke bang. However, it is a nice cave. The illumination magnifies the be...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Bay Klusman against expectation, so much excitement. However, in the narrow island is in the cave, was surprised. Rock Guide is going on without explanation, it is just a rock. (Lol)
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