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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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Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the trip to see these, particularly if you haven't seen stalactites or stalagmites before, it is another facet of a beautiful country. I hope this is looked after and respected for many future generations to come.

Thank Kitch67
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the cave a component of our Halong Bay excursion. It's wonderful to find out just very touristy. We arrived by eight am within a queue of other visitors. A climb of approximately hundred stairs and we then joined the cave and spent around...More

Thank mabel a
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This cave is probably among the largest cave devices in the world, and is vastly popular with the numerous visitors that adopt junk cruises out directly into Halong Bay. We watched this as an excellent chance to take a lengthy walk outside the relative boundaries...More

Thank Sang G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

wow this cave is amazing. it look like a dinosaur or dragon nets .haha. i think film hollywood director shoul come here to have new idea.

Thank duc quyen n
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Sung Sot Caves late within the evening and had been extremely crowded with visitors from all of the Halong Bay cruise boats. A really steep climb up stairs on the entry. Several of the actions were slippery and there was a never-ending series...More

Thank Alison G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here during our cruise through Halong Bay. It was recommended and i can agree why. We alighted from our cruise boat via a tender boat at the terminal and your first task is to negotiate a number of stairs to the entrance to...More

Thank KPR1955
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an extremely amazing cave, but seeing it following thousands of individuals on a small course is getting all the' adventurous' and also the' exploring' at bay. The colored lights produce you believe you're in a theme park. Many formations are harmed by folks touching...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those having noticed caves this's nothing outstanding. Stunning scenery on the bay via the entrance to the cave. Fish vendors from boats are an appeal,.. But one thing and get your bath room ready it for you.

Thank Leon P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a few stairs up to the Cave and out. About 200-300 stairs in, through and out. Hand rails to hang on to are provided and paved steps provide even footing. No wheel chair access, if you take your time no problem. Well worth the...More

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very hot and humid day where everyone goes to! Over populated with tourists but the cave is pretty impressive

Thank Kirst F
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Hyunseon P
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I went there as part of a tour so I have no idea regarding cost etc. Sorry
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