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Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay

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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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  • Not for the faint-hearted, claimed 700 steps :-) so worth it though. Beautiful cave with fantastic views from the viewing platforms. 
    Not for the faint-hearted, claimed 700 steps :-) so worth it though. Beautiful cave with fantastic views from the viewing platforms.  more »
  • This is a unique experience ... A small junk boat and the misty "Halong Bay", with its deep calm waters, intriguing limestones formations and, all of a sudden, we landed at "Bo Hon Island" for... 
    This is a unique experience ... A small junk boat and the misty "Halong Bay", with its deep calm waters, intriguing limestones formations and, all of a sudden, we landed at "Bo Hon Island" for...  more »
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  • I visited the cave as part of a Ha Long bay cruise, like I'd assume most people that visit the cave. The cave is really beautiful, with lots of different sections in it that you need to walk through. It's actually much larger than I was expecting. The entire tour probably took us 30 to 45 minutes. There's an initial 118 steps to get up into the cave, and then further upwards climbing towards the end that takes a decent effort, so if you have mobility issues or aren't somewhat fit you might find it difficult. The weather was great when we visited, albeit quite hot, so walking through the cave and on the rock floors/steps was fine, but I could see how on a humid or wet day it could get very slippery and possibly dangerous if improper footwear is worn (I was in flip-flops so thankfully the ground was dry)!
  • One of lifetime experience and a delightful natural wonder. The cave gets larger and greater when you go through different chambers and It’s a huge cave. Being one of the oldest caves of world you still can find amazing shape of stalactites and rocks in the cave. You can spend up to one -two hours admiring the beauty of it. It’s lit up nicely inside the cave. It was like stepping into another planet with mystery and magical feels. Strongly suggest and a must visit if you are in Hanoi.

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