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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Nov. 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,503 helpful votes
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 visiting "Sung Sot Cave". This is the biggest and most famous cave in "Halong Bay". After a short climb, we reached its entrance chamber, which leads into passages and other beautiful huge chambers with scenic lighting. No visit to "Halong Bay" would be complete without experiencing at least one of its innumerable caves - and "Sung Sot Cave" is really impressive. "Sung Sot Cave" means the "Amazing Cave" or the "Surprising Cave". Unmissable! Be ready for crowds in certain periods of the year. Enjoy!…
Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Pjboma wrote a review Jul. 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom21 contributions
Massive cave, well thought for tourism as one way in and out, but people still leaving trash on floor in cave.
Date of experience: July 2020
amanda5805 wrote a review May 2020
Duncan, Canada3,857 contributions229 helpful votes
Our guide warned us the first 2 smaller cave areas would be very crowded and to just keep moving to the third section how it is much large and people could be more spread out. He was right getting even into the caves were horribly crowded and so much pushing and shoving until you get into the 3 sections. I'm glad I went threw but I would never go again. it was amazing to see and walk threw. There was well lit paths and lots of stairs. There are tall so you do not have to worry about squatting down. If you get claustrophobic I wouldn't suggest going into the caves if there is a huge line up outside because it will be even worse once you are in the caves. If it is a quiet day you will have a better change.…
Date of experience: December 2019
Joel K wrote a review Mar. 2020
Vancouver, Canada2,847 contributions525 helpful votes
This was a large cave to explore and see both the stalagtites and stalagmites and up and down on the many stairs, paths/boardwalks throughout the cave system. We enjoyed the walk through this cave.
Date of experience: November 2019
Laura L wrote a review Mar. 2020
Chicago, Illinois241 contributions42 helpful votes
There is but one way to get to the caves ... via boat, then off and into another world of formations as a traditional cave (stalagtites and stalagmites) as well as the wave formations carved into the ceilings and walls from the waters that previously flooded the caves.
Date of experience: February 2020