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Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay

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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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  • A really beautiful cave, lots to see inside, well set up and coloured lights over a huge area make it pretty speccy. Only issue is that it's such a big tourist drawcard that it's packed with people fl...  more »
  • While in Halong Bay on cruise ship stop, we booked tour and did a PM trip into bays and cave. So glad that we picked this tour and took the time to see the cave. This cave is very impressive and relat...  more »
  • This Island stop and cave tour was part of the morning cruise we had booked with Holland America. Very beautiful and interesting. So glad we did the morning tour, as very hot and humid at that time of...  more »