Located on Bo Hon Island, which is known as in the center of Halong Bay, the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, Sung Sot Cave is one of the widest and most striking ones with the area of around 10,000 square meters and the length of more than 200 meters. The widest area inside the cave is about 80 meters. Sung Sot Cave is firstly explored by a group of French tourists. Being surprised by the magnificent beauty of the cave, these French tourists named the cave as “Grotte des surprises” – the cave of surprise. From that time, Sung Sot Cave is known as Surprise Cave or Amazing Cave.
The road visiting Sung Sot Cave is under a canopy of leaves. Walking through steep stone steps, tourists may have the feeling of climbing on mountains and experience the excitement as if they are stepping to the sky. Sung Sot Cave is divided into two main areas. The first one is like an immerse theater. The ceiling of this area is covered by stalactites and stalagmites, which looks like a silky “velvet carpet” with beautiful motifs or a myriad of glistering and aglow chandeliers. It has been said that you are like in an illusory world when sightseeing in this area.
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Going deeply inside Sung Sot Cave, there are many surprising sceneries waiting for tourists to explore such as stalactites having different and special shapes, an old banyan tree having luxuriant foliage, dinosaurs, seabear, etc. Reaching the highest peak of the cave, tourists have a great chance to admire the beautiful landscapes of royal garden, clear water lakes, some types of trees and birds living here. In addition, the cave is often disturbed by monkeys coming here to find fruits and foods, which make tourists feel eager and excited with the lively landscapes of Sung Sot Cave.