Thien Cung Cave

Due to the hands of the Creator, Thien Cung Cave is one of Halong's attractions having the remarkable natural beauty. Together with Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung Cave is one of the most beautiful cave in the Halong Bay. This cave situated in the north of Dau Go Cave. The cave has a lots of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites with special forms.

How Thien Cung Cave is Unique?

View from thien cung cave

Thien Cung cave found very late. In 1993, in a huge storm in Halong Bay. The fisherman saw a monkey run away and he follow the Monkey to avoid a storm. Then he found this cave. Since Stalactites inside had the contours of dragon, phoenix, and four pillars that made those individuals think about a royal palace. That the reson why they name for the cave "Thien Cung Cave". Really, visiting the Thien Cung Cave, tourists might have the sensation of entering into a celestial palace with the magical and glorious system of stalactites.

The legend of Thien Cung cave

where foundation cave of thien cung

"Thus, After the Dragon King helped individuals defeating the invaders, he returned to his cave. In that year, the drought happened, which greatly influenced plants, so, people had to ask for the help of the dragon king.

One day, there was a young couple determining to seek the Dragon King. They'd a daughter named May. When May climbed up, she was drop in love with Dragon Prince. Later on, the wedding was held during seven days in the middle of the cave. It took place in a happy and boisterous atmosphere with dragons flying in the clouds, baby elephants and lions dancing, huge pythons slithering around an old banyan tree, and giant eagles outstretching their tails.

A winding route was a location watching May and 50 kids left the cave to explore a brand new land, the rest stayed with his father to build and develop their homeland".

Legendary of Thien Cung image

Thien Cung Cave has the beauty just as the palace of the heaven. Based in the South of Halong Bay, about 4 km from cruiseship Dau Go Island, the Thien Cung cave has the elevation of 25m above the sea level. The road to the cave is luxuriously covered by trees. Passing through a narrow crack in the doorway, tourists will go into within the cave and be surprised by the vivid and spectacular beauty of stalactites. From east of the Thien Cung Cave, there's a big and monumental picture of historical figures in fairy tales with sleek and beautiful lines made by nature.

In the middle of the cave, there are four large pillars. From the bottom to the top of those pillars, many odd shapes like birds, fishes, scenes of humans actions, flowers, leaves, etc. On the north west cliff of the cave, there's a picture of heavenly Maidens dancing to congratulate the marriage of May and Dragon Prince. Under the arch of Thien Cung Cave, a bunch of stalactites hang down making a natural stone curtain. Somewhere in the Cave has the sound of drum like in a festival of a classic village. In fact, it's a sound of wind blowing holes among stones. Looking up in the arch of the Cave, tourists can see the colour of stalactites as they're in Penglai scene. At the last section of the cave, the white, blue and red lights produce a magnificent shot. Additionally, this place has 3 ponds with clean water. In accordance with the legend, this was a location where May bathed her 100 kids and grew them.

inside cave photo

It's 1 day tour to Halong Bay. Getting from Thien Cung, tourists might feel as they've seen an art museum, that was made under control of the Creator beyond the creative thinking of human anatomy. Having the amazing beauty, Thien Cung Cave is one of attractions in Halong shouldn't be missed.

How to visit Thien Cung Cave?

Just 4km from the tourist dock so this is perfect for visitor who have very limited time for Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay. So this cave is a great for Halong 1 day trip from Hanoi. If you are limited time for Halong Bay you may replace by other destination as Trang An. It's called Halong in Land. or drop us an email. Our local expert will custimized it for you.

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