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Halong Bay Full-Day Guided Tour Including Cruise, Kayaking and Lunch from Hanoi
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Halong Bay Day Cruise to Sung Sot Cave and Ti Top Island from Hanoi
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

A cruise plan booked with HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent was fabulous with great tours to Sung Sot cave and other famous attractions around the Bay and food as well as transfer were included with high quality !

Thank dilerdr89
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Coming from NZ where my husband and I have gone through at least 50 caves I can safely say this isn't that bad. Yes, 100% tourist cave, but perhaps by experiencing this people might consider caving as a hobby. The operators don't pretend to 8ffer...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is cool, don’t get me wrong. It’s huge and starts off impressive. Until you realise everything in the cave has been extremely altered for tourist - I mean they’ve cemented a path straight height the middle. So if youre looking for an easy...More

1  Thank Yoshe L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful cave, easy to access and walk unlike some of the other caves. Loved it and would not miss. Beautiful inside

Thank ruth d
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge cave with stalactites and stalagmites everywhere. There are a number of caverns. Once you climb up to the cave, it is pretty level walking from there.

2  Thank benni82018
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the Halong Bay Cruise, we visited this cave.. it is absolutely huge and very well lit inside.. there is a climb at the begining to get to the cave and then reverse on the end but it is worth it. It can...More

Thank Raj P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the most famous cave in Ha Long Bay which is in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage area. It was firstly explored by a group of French tourists. Being surprised by the magnificent beauty of the cave, these French tourists named the...More

2  Thank Mehul_Kirit_Shah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we did a boat tour of Halong Bay from our cruise ship the one-hour stop at these caverns was an unexpected surprise. The network of caves is huge and, as we walked and climbed along the well-lit paths, everyone was in awe! The sheer...More

2  Thank ReneWicks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave is definitely worth the visit. The place is well lit and spacious. However it gets crowded as thousands of tourist visit daily. Also you may find group of tourists taking pictures end up blocking path for others. Do bring your camera. The lighting...More

4  Thank Prameet G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cave is quite exceptional and the visit needs to be done even with the physical effort to climb all these steps very slowly as you are queuing from the dock back to the dock.

1  Thank Patrick W
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Hyunseon P
9 April 2017|
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Response from Aggiesmith | Reviewed this property |
I went there as part of a tour so I have no idea regarding cost etc. Sorry
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