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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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Sung Sot means Amazing

We arranged an overnight cruise through HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent and visit Sing Sot cave on our second day of the trip. It was very amazing and our tour guide explained... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arranged an overnight cruise through HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent and visit Sing Sot cave on our second day of the trip. It was very amazing and our tour guide explained that "Sung Sot" means " Amazing" and it looked really amazing :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get your trainers on for a long walk through the caves and up a lot of steps! Inside you will see and hear stories of how the caves came about and see the Dragon of Halong bay on the ceilings of the caves. Make sure you get a good guide who can tell you all above the caves. Great pic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as part of a La Vella cruise I wasn't expecting much, but it's quite a vast cave system Worth visiting. Can be a little crowded with people, but to be expected Great vistas of Halong Bay from some of the viewing platforms

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Picked a mid range cruise through HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website. and our cruise visited the cave in the afternoon. This cave was biggest cave in Halong Bay and it was very crowded and you could get great views on top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In December, not that busy. A steep enough climb and enough steps that several in our group chose not to do it. A manmade trail to follow inside for your own safety as well as the natural caves. If you have difficulty walking or climbing and it's a wet day, probably best to avoid it. Some beautiful formations. Odd that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Surprise Cave used by pirates, Viet Cong and today, tour operators. Extensive but 1000 people had to get their ticket hole punched in three places by one of only two attendants - I am sure there must be a better way !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lighting inside is nice. But again, too many people at one time. Youy hardly have time to see anyting.,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited several caves around Asia and this is one of the better ones. It's a big cave to explore, so you won't feel claustrophobic. It's well lit, both natural and artificial, so you won't be stumbling. It's a little tight in some areas, so it might be hard for some people to get thru some of the smaller openings.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cave is very cool and a nice experience. However there are some areas of it that look like they were man-made or manipulated. This was probably done to reduce any risks or danger to tourists. But it does take away from the mystique of it a bit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our great cruise was booked via HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent was great and we visited Sung Sot cave as a great part of our two days/ one night trip. Definitely worth it

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