23 newly discovered caves in Halong Bay to be named
Halong Bay is famous for the system of mystery caves inside rocky mountains. The recent discovery of 23 caves has contributed to the vibrant nature of the unique site.
The Management Board of Halong Bay in the Northern province of Quang Ninh is seeking names for 23 newly discovered caves in Halong and Bai Tu Long Bays.
The 23 caves have been added to the system of local caves following a field survey at Halong and Bai Tu Long Bays in late 2015. Many of them are highly valued for scientific, archeological, and tourism features.
According to Pham Dinh Huynh, Deputy Head of the Management Board, experts had temporarily named each cave, but the board was still working to find the suitable call for the caves based on their outstanding values and characteristics to set up scientific profiles for management, exploitation, and preservation.
The board had also been studying possibilities of making newly-discovered caves part of tourism products, said Le Thi Thin, an official of the Management Board.
The caves, together with 30 saltwater lakes, will be soon opened to tourists.
Explore Halong caves
To date, Halong and Bai Tu Long Bays are home to 59 caves, including 23 discoveries, of which 19 are greeting tourists.
Halong Bay, which spans 1,553 square kilometers and houses 1,969 islands of various sizes, was twice recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and 2000.
Together with the neighboring Bai Tu Long Bay, they form a tourism complex with thousands of islands, considered among the most valuable biological and geographical assets of the country and the world.
The most beautiful caves in Halong Bay
Sung Sot cave
Located in the tourist center of Halong Bay, in Bo Hon island, Sung Sot cave is the most beautiful and widest one in here. The way to the Sung Sot cave is under the forest foliage with the cliffed stone steps, so getting here, visitors will have the experience of climbing and the feeling as they are going to heaven.
Trinh Nu cave
Why is it called the Trinh Nu cave (Virgin cave)? Because it is associated with a legend and history. The first impression when entering the cave of every visitor is a stone statue like of a girl lying along with long hair and eyes facing the sea. Her eyes evoke a sadness like she’s waiting for something in desperation.
Dau Go cave
The cave is about 5000 square meters wide. Tourist will explore Dau Go cave Halong at the height of 27m above sea level. It is a cave that gathers an ancient architectural complex showing an old, unspoiled, and mysterious beauty with many small stone pillars and stalagmites.
Trong cave is a statue of a petrified man facing the Virgin cave. In here, visitors will hear about the legends of the cave. The locals in Halong view the Virgin and Trong cave as a symbol of love, a place for couples to express their love.
Located on Bo Hon island, 14km south of Bai Chay, Luon cave possesses the beauty of four seasons with cliffs. In front of the cave is Turtle island and on the right is the Heaven Gate.
Thien Cung cave
Being the most beautiful in the cave system of Halong Bay and located in the southwest of the bay, Thien Cung cave has splendid and vivid beauty from outside to inside. The road to the cave is cliffed with both sides are the green trees covering the path. The deeper you enter, the more surprised you will be by the magnificent beauty of the cave.
Recognized by the UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay attracts a lot of domestic and foreign visitors every year. With its discovery of beautiful caves, the tourism and natural value of the bay will be sustainably developed. If you need further information about Halong Bay daily tours, feel free to contact us. Please like and share the article if it’s useful for you. Thank you.