Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay

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#2 of 14 in Parks in Halong Bay
Climb 680 steps through lush vegetation into a large grotto at Sung Sot Cave, a part of Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site. Filled with unusual rock formations highlighted by colored lights, the cave features naturally carved limestone in intricately ornate shapes covering its long walls. Stalactites and stalagmites under spotlights create a dramatic effect for spectators in this popular tourist spot. You can see limestone in the shape of a Buddha or a tortoise, with the most famous formation in the shape of a phallic rock under pink spotlights, believed to contribute to fertility. Put Sung Sot Cave on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Halong Bay travel itinerary planner.
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  • Our guide warned us the first 2 smaller cave areas would be very crowded and to just keep moving to the third section how it is much large and people could be more spread out. He was right getting...  more »
  • This was a large cave to explore and see both the stalagtites and stalagmites and up and down on the many stairs, paths/boardwalks throughout the cave system. We enjoyed the walk through this cave.  more »
  • There is but one way to get to the caves ... via boat, then off and into another world of formations as a traditional cave (stalagtites and stalagmites) as well as the wave formations carved into the....  more »

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