Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay

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#6 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. 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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  • There cave is large, beautifully lit. DAU go cave and set inspection time is fixed and not to act and too late.
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  • Came here there cave at the end of the Halong Bay Cruise, but in a very broad and hit some colored lighting, Nice. Fared little better outside and inside temperature and humid. Entrance and exit in different places, so going departure orders from the outlets at the approximate travel time and delay dependency from Captain yelled it so long in the souvenir shop of the exit and bring trouble to the captain is suspicious.
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  • I stopped by at the end of the Halong Bay Cruise. Across the stone bridge, up the stairs, is arriving to the entrance of the cave. This is an image spins around in the big dome tour. Was rejuvenated in the light, pretty impressive, so also a wide space was also liberating. Walk through rocky terrain and attention is underfoot.
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