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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  • Part of the cruise in Halong Bay to visit the cave. It is beautiful and is very slightly modified by humans, making it even more beautiful. Get ready to go up and down dozens of steps.
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  • The visit to the cave is very interesting and helps to supplement the cruise Halong Bay. Requires a little care to walk inside the cave, but no physical preparation is necessary.
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  • This cave is amazing. You need to climb up about 110 steps to get into the cave. This cave was found in 1993 one fisherman by accidentally.  more »

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When touring the scenic bay, most people stay in Halong City, where you can find many budget hotels, motels, and backpacker-style hostel lodgings. Another option is staying on Cat Ba, one of the larger islands in the bay, which features a variety of affordable hotels. You can also choose to stay in the port city of Haiphong and take day trips to explore Halong Bay.
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