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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...more
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The name apparently means surprise and it's a very fitting name too. When you enter the main body of the cave you are surpeised by it's sheer size. A really nice attraction.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PoolieHuddersfield
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very impressive the size of the cave! Very well organized the visit from the cruise and the installation is also quite good!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pachiprieto
Reviewed 3 days ago

Large limestone caves with stalactites and stalagmites. But when we visited in summer it was very very crowded. Huge serpentine queue going into the caves, so we couldn't really stop and admire the formations. Also it was quite hot. But the caves do open out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank worldtripper15
Reviewed 3 days ago

During my overnight Halong Bay Cruise, following morning we visited Sung Sot Caves and it was really an out of the world experience. The caves are so long and deep that they rise inside the mountain and descend to almost subterranean levels. The caves with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank troy2904
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place. A bit crowded at peak hours. But definitely worth visiting. Limestone stalactite and stalagmites filled caves

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank drmannambeth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A trip to Halong bay is not complete without the obligatory cave visit. The caves are beautiful but sadly the tourist impact is now being seen, with damage and the stopping of any new growth in the caves. Worth the visit, still beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Asa0500
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited caves in China, Barbados and Bermuda this cave is very ordinary. While it has huge caverns the use of white lights makes it ordinary. Colored lighting might have given it a different feel. You get to the caves via a Halong Bay tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barheat
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning on doing a Ha Long Bay cruise then you'll likely be visiting here whether you want to or not! It was a beautiful large cave but there was no information about it anywhere and our guide from our boat (Lavender Cruises)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hannahdaisyreviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to explore these caves during our cruise of Halong Bay. The guide we were paired up did a wonderful job of explaining the caves history and showcase the different rock/mineral types in the cave. The walk ways are lit up very well so...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sharkgrl86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the great and biggest cave in Halong Bay but it was extremely crowded during our visit, we got idea of tour guide that could not avoid the crowd since December is the peak season but the cave definitely worth for a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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hyunseonp
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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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