We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Halong Bay, Vietnam
Description:

Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$125.00*
and up
Full Day Boat Trip from Halong City
More Info
US$106.00*
and up
Halong Bay day cruise to Sung Sot cave - Titop Island
More Info
US$45.00*
and up
Halong Bay Full-Day Guided Tour Including Cruise, Kayaking and Lunch from Hanoi

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 931 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 307
    Excellent
  • 235
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Massive cave

This is a massive cave. There were some unique features not usually found in land limestone caves, e.g. the depressions on the ceiling, that mark it as a sea cave.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
SteppingStones2009
,
Singapore
Add Photo Write a Review

931 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 652: English reviews
Singapore
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a massive cave. There were some unique features not usually found in land limestone caves, e.g. the depressions on the ceiling, that mark it as a sea cave.

Helpful?
Thank SteppingStones2009
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great cruise trip was arranged via HALONG BAY CRUISES NO LIMIT website agent and visit Sung Sot cave was absolutely worth for our trip. The cave was brilliant, colorful and big and could get great views from top. Should try and visit once !

Helpful?
Thank danggatel
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of a 3 day cruise in the bay, we stopped at a few locations but this one was the best. Even though it was quite busy at the start of the walk with all of the tourists, the crowd ended up thinning out a bit. Ended up being an easy walk. Interesting to see.

Helpful?
Thank Skye757
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you come to Halong bay. There are 3 levels to the cave and it got better and better as you go further down hence the name Sung Sot (astonishing, surprise). So glad we were able to visit it.

Helpful?
Thank travjud
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It can get overcrowded by tourists, but worth the visit - we had a guide who told us stories of the discovery of the caves and showed us some of the formations (the highlight was Issac Newton and the phallus rock for us) 700 steps but only a short climb and the rest is downhill.

Helpful?
Thank Bonnie C
Canada
Level Contributor
609 reviews
508 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sung Sot Cave means surprise cave or amazing cave and is one of the popular caves for tourists to visit. The cave has two chambers full of stalactites and stalagmites with high ceilings. It can hold thousands people. The chamber even has a clear water pond making the cave more interesting. The colourful spot light lit up the place. It's... More 

Helpful?
Thank faithandhope2live
Level Contributor
145 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These caves are great to see. Very interesting to learn how they were created as well. Good fun for all ages.

Helpful?
Thank Matty T
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
837 reviews
430 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Are boat stopped at this cave, we got lucky we were on a small boat with only us and our guide so we pretty much had it to ourselves only a few other people. But this cave is really amazing to see terrific photos pretty much everywhere.

Helpful?
Thank JimmyJackk
Epsom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to walk up the steps to gain access. Some amazing views once inside the cave with a good number of Kodak moments! Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Helpful?
Thank woodyepsom
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth a visit if you don't have a problem with steps as there is a lot of them and some are slippery. Nature is an amazing thing. This place has been developing over millions of years. Unfortunately the photographs you may take will not do the place justice.

Helpful?
Thank John R

Travellers who viewed Sung Sot Cave also viewed

Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
 
Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
 

Been to Sung Sot Cave? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sung Sot Cave and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Sung Sot Cave staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?