Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Quang Ninh Province  /  Halong Bay  /  Nature  /  Dong Thien Cung

Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay

(3.7/5 based on 360+ 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

31 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Bangkok SEE PLAN July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL 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 7 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM GREECE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Laos, Halong Bay & Hanoi BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Halong Bay BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice caves in the bay. Definitely beautiful and a most see while exploring Halong Bay. The way up is tiring but worth it.  more »
  • It came in the middle of the Halong Bay Cruise. The ship was about a 40-minute walking tour. Stairs to the entrance of the hillside was quite steep. During arukimasu along the path, but as a whole there lit here and there in one big space. Only entrance was open when you found this cave is visible at the top of the middle hole in the current entrance is opened from is a thing. Good design makes a natural. With good walking shoes. Small kiosks and toilets are a little bit down from the exit. Three of the women's restrooms, private four was no toilet seat.
    View original
  • A wee bit of a climb of stairs, but they are straight, and probably the best I've walked over in Vietnam. The opportunity to go and take amazing photos just blows me away  more »