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Address: Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung...

Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung Sôt or Surprise Grotto is on Bo Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long Bay.Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks.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.

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Best landmark in Halong Bay

As part of a 3 day cruise in the bay, we stopped at a few locations but this one was the best. Even though it was quite busy at the start of the walk with all of the tourists, the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As part of a 3 day cruise in the bay, we stopped at a few locations but this one was the best. Even though it was quite busy at the start of the walk with all of the tourists, the crowd ended up thinning out a bit. Ended up being an easy walk. Interesting to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you come to Halong bay. There are 3 levels to the cave and it got better and better as you go further down hence the name Sung Sot (astonishing, surprise). So glad we were able to visit it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It can get overcrowded by tourists, but worth the visit - we had a guide who told us stories of the discovery of the caves and showed us some of the formations (the highlight was Issac Newton and the phallus rock for us) 700 steps but only a short climb and the rest is downhill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sung Sot Cave means surprise cave or amazing cave and is one of the popular caves for tourists to visit. The cave has two chambers full of stalactites and stalagmites with high ceilings. It can hold thousands people. The chamber even has a clear water pond making the cave more interesting. The colourful spot light lit up the place. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

These caves are great to see. Very interesting to learn how they were created as well. Good fun for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Are boat stopped at this cave, we got lucky we were on a small boat with only us and our guide so we pretty much had it to ourselves only a few other people. But this cave is really amazing to see terrific photos pretty much everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to walk up the steps to gain access. Some amazing views once inside the cave with a good number of Kodak moments! Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth a visit if you don't have a problem with steps as there is a lot of them and some are slippery. Nature is an amazing thing. This place has been developing over millions of years. Unfortunately the photographs you may take will not do the place justice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the largest cave system I have seen. I'm not a "cave" person but there are no tight spots and it is huge. The only drawback is that there are a lot of tourists visiting this cave so it gets a bit crowded and the best part is it is cool compared to the outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The morning we visited the caves, there were many boats disembarking tourists, and it was very busy and quite hectic. The 200 odd stairs up to the entrance of the cave looked challenging, but turned out to be an easy walk. There are 2 caves, with the last and biggest one being worth the climb. The lighting was a bit... More 

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