When mentioning the most stunning caves in Halong Bay, tourists will list many famous caves, including Thien Canh Son cave. As its name suggests, “Thiên Cảnh” is Heaven/Paradise and “Sơn” is Mountain, the cave offers tourists with the impressive beauty like a fairy land.
1. Location of Thien Canh Son Cave
Thien Canh Son Cave is a small cave located on Hon Co Island, located in Cong Do Reserve, which is at the center of Bai Tu Long Bay. The cave is just one among the 59 discovered caves in the Halong Bay area.
The distance between Thien Canh Son Cave and Bai Chay Wharf is about 25 km. Due to the location at the core of the heritage, the nature near Thien Canh Son Cave is protected closely and strictly. There are many plant species living near this cave, so it has another name as Hang Co, which means Grass Cave. Afterwards, due to its beauty, the name Thien Canh Son is used to call this cave.
2. How to get there
Visitors can visit Thien Canh Son Cave while on a tour of Bai Tu Long Bay during the day cruise or overnight cruise on the bay. The boat will park near the Hon Co island location, where a boat will take visitors to the island and start the journey to enter the cave. Climb more than 100 stone steps, visitors will reach the cave entrance and inside to explore the cave. Your guide will help visitors to better understand the natural location, formation process and stories related to this unique cave.
3. Highlights of Thien Canh Son Cave
To reach the entrance of Thien Canh Son Cave, tourists have to get over 400 stone stairs. The narrow path leading to Thien Canh Son Cave nestles under the shadow of the old trees, and among the stairs are green grasses. All the things seem to be in order for thousands of years, and tourists can’t help but praise the magic arrangement of the Creator.
Stepping over the entrance of Thien Canh Son Cave, an absolutely stunning world will appear in front of your eyes. The floor and ceiling of the cave are both decorated by the stalactites and stalagmites. The erosion and deposition of limestones for millions of years contribute to form a magnificent Thien Canh Son Cave that we can see nowadays.
Entering the interior of Thien Canh Son Cave, you might get lost in a world of fairy tales. Some stalagmites on the ground are in the shapes of flowers and animals, while some others are like contemplative statues. The imagination of tourists will be stimulated by the amazing appearance of Thien Canh Son Cave.0