A passage to Halong Bay from Thien Cung
A passage to Halong Bay from Thien Cung

Thien Cung Cave, Halong Bay

Thien Cung Cave or the Cave of Heavenly Palace is on the same island with Dau Go Cave. While Dau Go Cave boasts the mossy beauty and glorious history, Thien Cung Cave makes the visitors the impression of being in a heavenly world.

A stalagmite looks like a lion at Thien Cung Cave, Ha Long Bay
A stalagmite looks like a lion at Thien Cung Cave, Ha Long Bay

The opening entrance to Thien Cung Cave is perched in the middle of the mountain which requires the visitors extra efforts in hiking up here. Once entering the cave, you'll find yourself overwhelmed by the unreal beauty of the caves with flows of stalactites and stalagmites which really make your imagination work. Then you'll follow the path to another section of Thien Cung Cave with huge opening to top of the mountain. In rainy season, this section is a bit wet with water dripping down from the ceiling. After that, you'll move onto another section of Thien Cung Cave with amazing stalactites and stalactites which have various shapes ranging from a bald eagle to a lion, a dragon, figures in fairy tales...

A stalagmite looks like an eagle at Thien Cung Cave Halong Bay
A stalagmite looks like an eagle at Thien Cung Cave Halong Bay

To complete a tour of Thien Cung Cave, the visitors are to pass a narrow path with stunning stalactites that look like swaying curtains in a theater. Once coming out of Thien Cung Cave, you'll be charmed by the panoramic view of Halong Bay and Halong City. A tour of Thien Cung takes about 1 hour to complete and there are no facilities to assist those with difficulties in climbing.

Angel wing rock formation at Thien Cung Cave Halong Bay
An angel wing rock formation at Thien Cung Cave Halong Bay