As a country with sophisticated and diverse topography, Vietnam was gifted at its beauty spots including amazing caves. Here is a list of some breathtaking caves that you should set foot on once in your lifetime. Looking at these photos, you will just want to grab your backpack and go!
Hương Tích Cave
A voyage to Hương Tích Cave
Situated in Hương Sơn beauty spot area, Hương Tích Cave makes tourists astonished by its magnificent structure. Looking from the outside, many people imagined a dragon jaw, with the tongue made of stalactite.
Hương Tích Cave looking from outside
Hương Tích Cave was discovered very long time ago but was not used to worship Buddha until 15th century. And then, in 1914, they built a pagoda, with the stone gate. Besides the spectacular works gifted by mother nature, there are several made by human. In 1770, Trịnh Sâm King visited this Cave and claimed it as “Nam Thiên đệ nhất động” (means “the most beautiful Cave of Vietnam”).
Hương Tích Cave has a lot of stalactites
Hương pagoda in Hương Tích Cave
On the top of the Cave, the stalactites droop down and shape 9 dragons, which is called “Nine dragon fighting for a ball”. It is believed that the best time to explore the Cave is in March when the Cave is covered by the dew, which made the Cave more mysterious.
Tam Cốc Cave
Tam Cốc Cave, known as “Ha Long Bay on land” or “The second most beautiful Cave of Vietnam”, is a system of 3 spectacular submerged Caves in Ninh Bình province. Tam Cốc means “Ba động” (3 Caves); they are Cả Cave, Hai Cave and Ba Cave on Ngô Đồng river.
The beautiful scenery on the way to Caves
Cả Cave has a 127-meter-long with a 20-meter mouth. Inside, visitors can feel the cool atmosphere separately from outside.
Scenery looking from Cả Cave
Hai Cave is 60-meter long with extended stalactites; some look like gray clouds and some shape like water dropping from the mother’s chest.
Stalactites in Hai Cave
Ba Cave is the smallest of them all. The roof of the Cave is smooth with few stalactites, which makes it look like being eroded by the nature.
Ba Cave’s ceiling looks like a dome
Besides that, Tam Cốc has many precious vestiges like stone dragon and bizarre stones which create sound like an instrument when we knock them.
Đầu Gỗ Cave
The beauty of Đầu Gỗ Cave
Locating on Đầu Gỗ island, Hạ Long bay, Đầu Gỗ Cave is one of the most beautiful Cave in Vietnam. With the width of about 5000m2, Đầu Gỗ Cave possess numerous rock pillars that has spectacular shapes.
The Cave is divided into three areas, each with a different color space. The first area has a dome shape and full of natural light. In the second area of the Cave, visitors will be fascinated with the stalactites when they are hidden in the dim light. The third area brought the imagination of visitors to a massive battle between human, horses, elephants, sword and spears …
The marvelous stalactites in Đầu Gỗ Cave
Because the Cave entrance receives a lot of natural light, there is a developing biodiversity of flora, especially moss, ferns and trees, creating a uniqueness of the Cave. Wonders of the World, published in 1938, called Dau Go Cave “The Cave of wonders”.
Đầu Gỗ Cave receives a lot of natural light
Phong Nha Cave
The beauty of Phong Nha Cave
Phong Nha is the most typical Cave of aesthetic value and uniqueness in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – World Natural Heritage Site. According to British Caving Association, Phong Nha Cave has 7 best: “The longest Cave”, “The tallest and largest Cave entrance”, “The most beautiful sand beaches and reefs”, “The most gorgeous underground lake”, “The most magnificent and miraculous stalactites”, “The longest underground river” and “The driest and largest Cave”.
Tour in Phong Nha Cave
Sơn Đòong Cave
It is hard to describe about the beauty of Sơn Đòong Cave by words. The Cave was discovered in 1991 by a local resident. In 2009, the British Caving Association went on an expedition and from that moment, Vietnam was mentioned as the owner of the World biggest natural cave.
Every moment of exploring Sơn Đòong Cave, visitors will go from this surprise to that surprise. No one cannot be shaken by the scenery of the Eden garden in the Cave, giant stalactite walls or the collection of thousands of years old “pearls”. Sơn Đòong Cave is an underground world full of mysteries and wildness that can never be explored entirely.
Stalactites in the Cave
The collection of thousands of years old pearl