Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay

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#2 of 10 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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  • A succession of 3 caves with stalagmites and stalactites, as one enters the following each time it is larger. When one comes out you can see beautiful views of the Bay
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  • A cruise plan booked with HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent was fabulous with great tours to Sung Sot cave and other famous attractions around the Bay and food as well as transfer were included with h...  more »
  • Coming from NZ where my husband and I have gone through at least 50 caves I can safely say this isn't that bad. Yes, 100% tourist cave, but perhaps by experiencing this people might consider caving as...  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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