Sung Sot Cave is one of the must-visit destinations when coming to Ha Long Bay. The cave was discovered by a French scientist in 1901, initially named “Grotte des Surprises” (meaning “Sung Sot Cave” in French), due to the majestic and mysterious beauty of this cave system. Sung Sot Cave was voted by the Association of Czech Travel Agents and Brokers as one of the 10 most beautiful caves in the world in 2012.
Sung Sot Cave is located on Bo Hon Island, in the central area of the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay, about 15 km southeast of Tuan Chau port. To enter the cave, visitors have to climb about 100 high stone steps, then continue to go down 10 steps to reach the cave entrance. Inside the cave, the area is about 12,200 m2, about 30 m high, with two main compartments.
The first compartment is called the “waiting room”, with a large entrance, about 3 m wide, leading to the second larger compartment. Here, visitors can admire the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, stretching from the ceiling to the floor, existing both above and below, sometimes even touching each other, creating a sparkling and magical scene. The winding path around the compartment helps visitors view the cave from all angles, combined with natural light and spotlights, creating a mesmerizing, magical world.
According to legend, Sung Sot Cave is the place that retains the traces of the heroic battle between Saint Giong and the An enemy. This place also preserves the footprints of Giong’s horse with shapes like small ponds and lakes along with many large rocks around the cave. This is a great artistic work of nature, with miraculous and creative images.
Sung Sot Cave is an ideal destination for those who love to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature. This place will bring you unforgettable experiences, indescribable emotions, beautiful memories. Coming to Sung Sot Cave, you will feel the majesty and uniqueness of nature, giving you unforgettable emotions in your journey to explore Ha Long Bay.