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Address: Halong Bay, Vietnam
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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.

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A grand cave

I've visited several caves around Asia and this is one of the better ones. It's a big cave to explore, so you won't feel claustrophobic. It's well lit, both natural and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited several caves around Asia and this is one of the better ones. It's a big cave to explore, so you won't feel claustrophobic. It's well lit, both natural and artificial, so you won't be stumbling. It's a little tight in some areas, so it might be hard for some people to get thru some of the smaller openings.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cave is very cool and a nice experience. However there are some areas of it that look like they were man-made or manipulated. This was probably done to reduce any risks or danger to tourists. But it does take away from the mystique of it a bit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our great cruise was booked via HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent was great and we visited Sung Sot cave as a great part of our two days/ one night trip. Definitely worth it

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By far the biggest cave I have visited. It looks a lot better than on the photos. It was a really good visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not believe the size till you landed. So many good spots to view and easily took hundreds of pixs. The shape & sizes of the stones will amazed you. Seeing the photos is only half as good as been on the location .... highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The stone structures were definitely extraordinary. If really they were 100% natural (because they looked waayyyy tooooo much detailed -not meaning anything,just being open to the options ), then , this is one of the most amazing places on earth. I got talking with the tour guide escort, so i got extra folklore explanations. Beautiful nonetheless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting the cave was part of our overnight cruise tour - would be the highlight of the cruise activities - entrance of the cave requires an initial stair climb but the vista at the top is worth the hike. the caves are popular so there are reasonable crowds - the first cave is smaller and more confined but the second... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pretty ordinary cave. Constant stream of tour groups going through. Excellent views from top but every photo has 20+ tourists in it. Once is enough. Thanks to our Aprhrodite guide for trying his hardest to make this interesting. I admire his stamina.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave has been leveled out and steps have been added to make it very easy to navigate. It's not difficult for young children to navigate their way around this cave at all. There's been various colored lights added around the caves to give different colorful glows. The view at the end is a nice treat as you're in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave was nice. Because too mamy people visited it the same time so it was very busy. Anyway it was worth for visiting.

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