Halong Bay is one of the places that have the greatest number of magnificent and mysterious caves in Vietnam. Thanks to the pristine feature of those caves, they have attracted a wide range of domestic and foreign tourists every year. Here is the list of top most beautiful caves in Halong bay that you should not miss when paying a visit to this beautiful place.

1. Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave)

Trinh Nu Cave, along with other caves in the same cave system such as Sung Sot Cave, Dong Tien Lake, Luon Cave, is located on Bo Hon Island, which is about 15 kilometers from Bai Chay of Halong Bay.

In the past, the French came here and called this cave as La Vierge (Virgin Cave). On the other hand, this cave is called “Trinh Nu Cave” by the Vietnamese.
For the fishermen, Trinh Nu Cave is always their cozy home but for the lovers, this cave is even a symbol of their love.
On entering this cave, you can easily see a stone statue of a girl lying in the center of the cave. The girl statue is very lively with long hair and the hoping, miserable look in her eyes.

Opposite of Trinh Nu Cave is Trong Cave (or Male Cave). Inside Trong Cave is a stone statue of a man looking at the girl statue. You can even feel the despairing scream of the man and the sound of his knocking the stone wall for endless times.

Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave)
Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave)

2. Sung Sot Cave

Sung Sot Cave is one of the most beautiful caves of Halong Bay. This cave is located on Bo Hon Island, which is in the center of Halong Bay. Every year, Sung Sot Cave attracts a great number of visitors, who come here to contemplate its spectacular and magnificent beauty.
Before entering the cave, you must pass the long stone staircases to pass the luxuriant forests. Tourists will have an interesting opportunity of climbing the mountain.

The total area of Sung Sot Cave is 10 000 kilometer square. Inside the cave is a wide range of stalagmites and stalactites in mysterious and weird shapes. You may be overwhelmed when contemplating the pristine beauty of this fairy-tale-cave.

The French used to call this cave as “Grotte Des Surprises” (The cave of surprises) thanks to its unique feature. When visiting caves in Halong Bay, you should not forget to explore and contemplate the marvelous beauty of this cave.

Sung Sot Cave
Sung Sot Cave

3. Dau Go Cave

It can be said that Dau Go Cave is the center of ancient architecture and little stalagmites and stalactites. It is such a wonderful experience to admire the picturesque beauty of Halong Bay in this spectacular cave.

From the far away, you can see the blue entrance of Dau Go Cave, which looks like the blue jellyfish in the center of Halong Bay. You must pass 90 stone staircases to enter the cave entrance.

On standing at Dau Go Cave’s entrance, you will feel as if standing in front of a magnificent and luxurious castle with marvelous architecture.

Dau Go Cave
Dau Go Cave

4. Hanh Cave

The French used to call Hanh Cave as Le Tunnel (or The Tunnel in English). A special feature of Hanh Cave is that its entrance is very low, therefore, if you want to explore this cave, you must travel by small boat. Hanh Cave is one of the most beautiful and the longest caves in Halong Bay.
This cave attracts a great number of foreign tourists, who love adventure coming here to contemplate and explore the cave by kayak. The total time of a full trip to Hanh Cave is about 60 to 90 minutes.
Hanh Cave
Hanh Cave

5. Luon Cave

Luon Cave is located on Bo Hon Island, which is about 14 kilometers to the South of Bai Chay. The location of this cave is a steep rock with quiet crystalized water.

The total length of Luon Cave is about 60 meters, and the cave’s ceiling is between 2.5 meters and 4 meters, depending on the water level. On entering the cave, if the level of water is high, you must lower your head to pass it. This must be the reason why the cave is called “Luon” in Vietnamese. The cave’s ceiling has so many beautiful and magnificent stalactites that you will surprise and amaze by the talent of Mother Nature.

After passing the entrance, you will see a large lake surrounded by luxuriant forest and spectacular mountains. It can be said that the beauty of Luon Cave is such a masterpiece of nature.

Luon Cave
Luon Cave

6. Tam Cung Cave

Tam Cung Cave is located in the center of Halong Bay, which is about 5 kilometers to the Northeast of Sung Sot Cave.
The cave is divided into 3 rooms with a lot of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The cave’s ceiling has many stalactites, which look like a white orchid cacti’s bud.Especially, the 2nd room of the cave is a lively natural museum with many stone sculptures of the lion, the seal, the water deities, etc. There is a long stream inside the cave, too. The cave’s wall looks like a magnificent stalactites curtain. And at the last room, tourists will have the opportunity to contemplate the spectacular and skillful sculptured artworks of the Mother Nature.
Tam Cung Cave
Tam Cung Cave

7. Thien Cung Cave

Thien Cung Cave is located at the North of Dau Go Island, which is about 4 kilometers to the South of the port. This cave is about 10 000 meters square in width.
Being one of the most beautiful caves of Halong Bay, Thien Cung Cave has such a complex structure with many rooms and wide, large ceiling. Especially, inside the cave is a great number of stalactites and stalagmites in weird shapes.
Thien Cung Cave
Thien Cung Cave

8. Me Cung Cave (Maze Cave)

Me Cung Cave is about 25 meters from the sea level on Lom Bo Island, which is about 2 kilometers to the Southwest to Titop Island. The cave’s entrance has such a complicated structure with many rooms, floors, as well as the stone ceiling and 100-meter-long balcony. There is also a lake called Me Cung inside the cave.
Me Cung Cave (Maze Cave)
Me Cung Cave (Maze Cave)

Halong Bay is situated in the Northeastern part of the country, its weather is different in 4 seasons but it can be mainly divided into cold dry winter and hot humid summer.

Winter in Halong Bay lasts from November to March which lead to cold weather, getting colder in Jan, Feb… not ideal for swimming. The foggy days or strong monsoon are also visible this time. Despite of this season feature, this time rises as high season of Halong Bay tourism. The temperature is from 12ºC to 20ºC

Summer time lasts from May to early September, as other part of the Northern country, the Bay is sunny and hot for swimming under clear blue sky. There is light rain in some days and even unexpected typhoon that might cancel your trip. Temperature rises from 25ºC. Summer promotion rate can be found during this time.

Spring (March, April) and Fall ( September, October) seems to be the best time to visit Halong bay, the weather is cool and you enjoy the best time of the year.

It is fine to visit Halong Bay all year around. Even though there are some unexpected cases leading to trip cancellation. Each season will bring you a different feeling that you will never forget.  The best time to visit Halong Bay really depends on your own definition of a perfect trip.

Best Time to visit Halong Bay

Peak Season in Halong Bay :

Anytime is the best time to visit Halong Bay but some months receive more visitors than the others. The peak season falls on December and January – the months that coincide with Christmas and New Year break. Other months that also see busy lines of travellers include October, November, February, March and April. During these months, the weather is also most suitable to visit Halong Bay.

Low season in Halong Bay :

The period from May to September is often considered a low season for international travellers in Halong Bay. Besides the glowing sun – which makes it perfect for water based activities, the uncrowded beach and various cruise promotions are all attractive reasons for you to plan your holiday around this time of the year.

Best time to visit halong bay

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Only the citizens of below countries are able to visit Vietnam without an entry visa:

– Most citizens of ASEAN member-countries as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos do not need visa if they visit Vietnam within 30 days. The Philippine passport holders do not need a Vietnamese visa for 21 days and Myanmar do not need Visa within 14 days. The passport holders of Brunei are not required to get a visa to Vietnam for 15 days. They could apply for popular passport type with return tickets.

– From July, 1st 2018 to next June 2021, Vietnam Government exempts Visas for nationals of 5 Western European countries as: France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy. They do not need visa if staying in Vietnam less than 15 days regardless of their purpose or type of visas.

– Citizens of and Timor-Leste is all required Visa Vietnam.

– The Passport Holders from Korea, Japan, Russia and the Scandinavian nations (as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland) do not need visa to Vietnam if they intend to stay in the country within 15 days. They could also apply for popular passport type with return tickets.

All other citizens are required to get a Vietnam entry visa (issued prior to departure by local consulates or embassies) or a pre-approved letter for picking up an entry visa (issued on arrival at Vietnam’s International Airports) at the airport. Both are supplied before arrival in the country.

Hoi An is a pretty town in central Vietnam, 3-hour drive from Hue and 45 minutes drive from Danang. According to Tripadvisor, Hoi An is in the list of the 25 most preferred travel destinations in the world in 2017. When you arrive in Hoi An, the question is what to do in Hoi An, by which way to begin to visit this city ?

Located on the UNESCO heritage route, Hoi An is the favorite destinations of many travelers. The city is very small, with only 130,000 inhabitants, most of whom live on tourism and trade. Despite its small size, there is plenty things to do in Hoi An.

Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An city includes centuries-old Buddhist pagodas and temples, colonial shophouses, and quaint museums that are set within the popular areas of Riverside and Ancient Town. Once a prominent Vietnamese trading port between the 15th and 19th century, the ancient town and riverside of Hoi An City were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its well-preserved mix of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and French architecture.

Offering sightseeing opportunities you won’t find in other city in Vietnam, the best part of Hoi An is that its attractions are easily accessible on foot or cyclo thanks to its pedestrian-friendly streets. If you’re looking to explore beyond Hoi An Ancient Town, there are plenty of local villages and pristine beaches that are less than an hour away. This section is a detailed list of what to see in Hoi An, as well as our top picks that you should never miss out during your vacation.


The beaches of Hoi An

Just about 4 km from the centre of the beautiful Hoi An Ancient Town in Vietnam, you will find the Hoi An beaches of Cua Dai and An Bang.  Imagine golden, fine sand covered beaches, all lined and filled with spectacular palm trees. These are two of our favourite little spots for both relaxation, cocktails and some fine local cuisine. what to do in Hoi An

Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai is the closest beach to Hoi An. It is easy to go to Cua Dai Beach by bicycle. You can rent bicycles in Hoi An old town easily for 3 or 4 USD per day.

At Cua Dai Beach, you will enjoy the wonderfull landscape and the white sand of this beach. You can rent a chair to take a bath of sun or have a drink on the beach.

An Bang Beach

This very popular and very touristy stretch of the Hanoi Beach is called An Bang. There are more tourists on this beach but the view is amazing. That’s why more people go there.

My Son Holy Land : The Angkor Wat of Vietnam

My Son Holy Land is located in a narrow valley, surrounded by springs, mountains and green, dense jungle. It consists of several temple – towers constructed between 7th and 13th century AD.

After centuries of wars and numerous natural changes there are still about 70 monuments remaining, representing six styles of ancient Champa art. It contains evidence of cultural interactions between Champa Kingdom and other South East Asian civilisations, such as India and China.

My Son Holy Land is located about an hour from Da Nang and Hoi An, and 3 hours from Hue. For visiting My Son Holy Land, you can book a half day tour. A guide will bring you to My Son by bus. The explanations are quite interesting about these monuments. If you are interested about the story of people who lives in Vietnam some centuries ago, you will enjoy this day tour.


New experience : catching fish in Tam Coc

With our new guests, we went to Tam Coc for a new experience in the Ninh Binh province. There, after discovering the beautiful landscapes of this part of Vietnam, our guets could try to learn how to fish in the rivers of Tam Coc. Our guide brought them to the river and told them how they had to fish with smal wooden baskets. It is a traditionnal way to fish in Vietnam.

Our guests enjoyed a lot catching fish in the river ! They were wet but happy !

Our guests were very good fishermen or very lucky because they catched a lot of fish ! This was impressive !


Staying overnight at bungalow

After fishing party, our guest went to the bungalow near the mountains of Ninh Binh. These confortable bungalows provided a peaceful experience. Staying overnight in the middle of the vietnamese nature is wonderful. Our guests were glad to stay there and enjoyed a lot the local food of Ninh Binh. For dinner, they could taste the fish they catched in the river !


If you want to have the same new experience in Tam Coc as our guests, please contact us and we will give you more details.


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Silversea cruise and Halong Bay from Flycam

This is the view from the Silversea Cruise at Halong Bay :

Booking a 2 days / 1 night tour with the Alisa Silversea Cruise is the best way to enjoy the beautiful view of Halong Bay. You will enjoy the sunset and the sunrise.

Boat Cabins :

This boat has 18 cabins. 40 passengers can sleep on board in confortables cabins. Here are some photos of the cabins :

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018 !

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