Sung Sot Cave – Halong Bay Sung Sot Cave Tour
Sung Sot Cave is known as one of the sure-to-check-in places when traveling to Halong. Why is there among the countless caves in Halong, Sung Sot Cave is always in the top of the most beautiful caves? Before taking a tour of Halong to see this place with your own eyes, let us find out first!
Where is Sung Sot Cave Location.
Sung Sot Cave is one of the most famous caves located in the core area of Halong Bay, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. This cave is located on Bo Hon Island, along with Luon cave and Trinh Nu cave.
How to go to Sung Sot cave?
The best way to visit Halong Bay is always to follow the cheap Halong Bay Cruise. Whether you just want to rent a boat for sightseeing during the day or want to experience overnight on Halong Bay, there is a service. Since this is a ‘sure-to-come’ scene, most of the journeys will definitely take place. If you go on a Halong tour from Hanoi, you don’t have to worry, just take your backpack on the tour. From Hanoi to Halong, how do you refer to the article to Halong. In Halong city, you can booking online cruise then come to the port check in cruise.
What Mean Sung Sot Cave
Sung Sot Cave was known by the French in 1901. They discovered this cave and named it “La Grotte des Surprises” for its beauty and majesty in the cave. However, this name took 40 years to become more known. Sung Sot Cave welcomed the first visitors in 1993, just a year before UNESCO recognized the core zone of Halong Bay as a World Natural Heritage. The cave is also regularly voted as one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam, included in the list of 7 most beautiful caves in Vietnam by CNN Travel magazine.
Following the tour of Halong Bay, you will hear about word of mouth from the past, the history of Sung Sot Cave related to the legend of Thanh Giong.
After defeating the an enemy, Thanh Giong fulfilled his noble mission and followed the clouds to fly to the sky, leaving the villagers with their precious horse and sword. Purpose of reassuring people, banishing evil, preserving peace.
Sung Sot Cave is the place where the ancients kept traces of the fierce battle that year. Becoming a place to keep Giong’s horseshoe footprint, now a small pond and a series of large rocks surrounding it.
Right next to the path to Sung Sot Cave Halong, you will see many breast cubs, related to the human form and the long sword of Thanh Giong legend.
What’s amazing about Sung Sot Cave?
From Bo Hon island boat station, tourists traveling to Halong will get off the boat and climb about 100 steps to reach the mouth of Sung Sot cave. The cave has an area of up to 10,000 square meters, is about 30 meters high and has a path of up to half a kilometer.
As its name suggests, Sung Sot Cave makes tourists traveling Halong ‘amazed’ at the special thing. The cave is divided into two main compartments, in which the first compartment resembles a large theater.
The ceiling of the cave is covered with a shiny carpet. Combined with countless more chandeliers from glowing emulsion, extremely eye-catching. In addition, you are also surprised to discover unique stalactites such as rock elephants, raspberries, seals, flowers … vivid.
Still amazed by the mysterious beauty in the first compartment, Halong cruise tourists continue to come to the second compartment. Here, you will surely be overwhelmed by the extremely large space.
Existing before your eyes is a completely new scene, the booth becomes immense, accommodating up to thousands of people. Many fantasies about stalactites, stalagmites, such as ancient banyan trees with lush canopy, dinosaurs, sea bears …
Moving to the highest peak of the cave, you will see the lush garden. There is a clear lake, lots of birds, plants and trees living in the charming landscape.
Halong Tour from Hanoi has not stopped there, your excitement and surprise are also shown through admiring the ceiling of the cave with a height of about 30m. On it printed the shape of a small indent in a regular, smooth way, like with human intervention and using a porous substance. Create the magnificence, extremely sumptuous for any customer when seen.
‘The first compartment’ has a fairly small area, about 300m2 wide, the floor is 5m lower than the entrance, you have to go through the stairs. Immediately after reaching the ‘living room’, this ‘living room’ is a small lake formed by water flowing from the cave ceiling through the limestone cracks.
Go inside through the street just enough for one adult, you will reach the ‘compartment’ 2. This compartment is twice as big as the first, with an area of about 600m2. The stalactite ceiling in this compartment is weathered quite a lot because there are ‘windows’ about 40m above the cave floor. However, thanks to that, the air in the cave is also more open.
If not yet felling surprise? Wait for the conclusion, let’s go with us all. Because this 3rd ‘room’ is the most amazing place in the cave. Come here, visitors to Halong tour will be sure to burst into such a large and sparkling that even if you have seen the photo before, come see with your own eyes, you will still have to “wow”.
This place has many nooks and nooks, ‘secret’ that you will definitely want to discover for yourself rather than listening to us! And it will be even more fun if you and friends or relatives together guess, imagine the rocks here in all shapes.
What should I pay attention to when going to Sung Sot cave?
Because you have to go more than a hundred steps up, your strength will be lost a little. So bring a few things, light backpack to have more energy to explore the cave!
If you follow the tour as a tour of Halong 2 days 1 night, then surely the ticket to Halong Bay will be covered. But what if you go yourself? Please refer to a little bit:
– Tickets to visit Ha Long Bay by snow 2 (about 6 hours away): 300,000 VND / person.
– Boat rental fee: depending on the type of ship, but usually there are one going back in a day, 300,000 VND / person, which means about 4-6 million / boat.
– Overnight Tour around 3.000.000 vnd/per person
– Fee for ordering meals on board: about 250,000 – 350,000 VND / person.
The Best Time To Visit Sung Sot Cave
Choosing the right timing contributes to making your journey more perfect. Accordingly, the peak season of Halong tourism to Sung Sot Cave often falls in:
+ From May to July: The weather is cool, multi-functional, suitable for visitors to participate in activities to experience, explore Halong Bay as well as stop at Sung Sot Cave.
+ From December to February: This is the time when Sung Sot Cave welcomes a large number of tourists to visit.
Before the chaotic, hustle and bustle modern life brings people into the busyness, coming to Sung Sot Cave is a way for Halong tourists to find relaxation. When immersed in the wild, magical beauty, helping customers get comfort in their hearts, regenerating energy.
Discovering Sung Sot Cave also takes you to explore some other famous nearby places such as Luon Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, Bo Nau Cave, Labyrinth Cave, Ti Top Island or Dau Nguoi Hon …
If you have time, you should arrange for your trip a full itinerary because Halong cannot explore in just a few short days. But each time coming here will definitely be an unforgettable memory. Have a happy Ha Long tour to Sung Sot Cave with our suggestions above!
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