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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  • The place was too crowd and it was modified with lights and some construction. It's nice, but I don't recommend.  more »
  • While browsing in Halong Bay, you get off the ship to visit this cave to which access is perched atop a staircase (150 steps) from where you can enjoy a pleasant view from the top of a part of the Bay. The visit to the cave leads along a path that allows you to view formations of stalagmites and stalactites. More than beautiful, the cave is very impressive thanks to the clever use of lighting.
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  • It is likely you will be taken to this cave as part of the Bay tour. It can get very hot and humid inside, although when we visited the number of people entering the cave was controlled which helped. ...  more »

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Where to stay in Halong Bay

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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