Sung Sot Cave- amazing cave Halong Bay - Halong Junk Cruises

Sung Sot Cave- amazing cave Halong Bay

Thousands of magic stalactites and stalagmites

Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, Sung Sot Cave or Surprise Grottois one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay.

Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks.The path to Sung Sot is quite steep and is lined with shady trees. The cave has 2 chambers. The outer chamber is square and is often referred to as the waiting room. The cave’s ceiling is approximately 30 m high. The walls are almost perfectly smooth as if it was built by man. The walls generate a variety of colors that blend with the setting of the area. Halong bay cruise

Thousands of magic stalactites and stalagmites

Thousands of magic stalactites and stalagmites

The inner chamber is known as the serene castle. The formations in the chamber take the form of sentries conversing with one another, animals in varying poses etc. In the middle of the chamber stands a formation which resembles a general surveying his troops. Travel to Vietnam

There is a side entrance which is approximately 6m in height. The light reflected from the moving water outside causes the formations inside the chamber to seemingly come alive. According to the locals, this was the reason the cave was named Sung Sot, from the awe-stricken reaction of the visitors to the cave.

Magic light inside Sung Sot Cave

Magic light inside Sung Sot Cave

Sung Sot Cave, Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide Theatre Hall. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling, with numerous possible forms and shapes.

A narrow passage leads to the second rooms, where a flow of light meets visitors. The chamber is so immense it could contain thousands of people at one time.

At the deepest point of the grotto, a “royal garden” appears with a clear pond and a seemingly fascinating landscape of mountains. Many birds and plants (benjamin figs, cycads and centenary banyan trees) live here.

View of Sung Sot Cave

View of Sung Sot Cave

From the wharf, you climb 50 steep stone stairs to the mouth of the grotto, which lies 25 m above the sea level. Going down some 10 stone stairs, you reach the mouth of a grotto. The grotto covers some 10,000 m2. Inside the grotto there have thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. The lighting system with elegant styles adds more charm to the beauty of the grotto.

Up in the 30-meter roof of the grotto, one can figure out small, soft and even concave spots, which look like patterns in the ceiling of a theater. A huge piece of stone stands up to the ceiling by the grotto’s mouth. This evidences one of the typical karst-style grottoes with high scientific values.

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