Dau Go Cave, Ha Long Bay
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Address: Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, Ha Long Bay
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Dau Go Cave, Ha Long Bay
If you are looking for adventure then visiting the Dau Go Cave is a good idea. The cave is picturesque and stunning in every sense of the word. A good place to visit with the family, the destination gives you an opportunity to explore the great place. So visit the place and be mesmerised by its immense beauty and elegance that is sure to make you come back. Give the place a friendly visit and you will not be disappointed. There are many different types of lights that are used in the cave that gives it a dreamy kind of look and has made it a hot tourist spot.
Dau Go Cave Information
- Walk carefully in the cave.
- Follow the rules given by the authorities.
- Do not litter.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
How To reach Dau Go Cave by Public Transport
- You can rent a boat or ferry to the destination.
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Dau Go Cave, Ha Long Bay Reviews
There are two caves at this very busy port. We decided to go to the Dau Go Cave, (Hang Đầu Gỗ), instead of the much busier Thien Cung Cave, (Động Thiên Cung). I wish we had time to go in both to compare but the Dau Go Cave was quite spectacular and was recommended by our guide. We were the only ones in this cave and it may have been because of the long, steep, climb up stairs to the entrance that it was being shunned by the throngs. If you are in good enough shape to climb the stairs and the boat port is very busy I would highly recommend choosing this cave. Yes, it has been artificially lighted and wooden stairs and rails built in it so the masses can walk through. Purists would say that ruins it, but still, it boggles the mind at how long it must've taken for water to carve out this incredible cave and also to build the massive stalactites, stalagmites, and flow stones present here. If you think about all that it is hard to be disappointed. (See my photos to get an idea of how spectacular this massive cave is.)
Great caves to be able to walk around and explore, it is a large area of different chambers, there is lots of light to be able to see and also lots of formations
The Dau Go cave experience, if you're interested in rock formations or in things different than the ordinary, is great if you happen to be in Vietnam. The story of its discovery and the folklore surrounding the rock formations are interesting to a certain degree, especially if you're into mythical stuff. However, the tour inside the cave gets a bit boring once you notice that the guide is always pointing at some rock formation saying that it's an animal, a person, "Romeo and Juliet", among other things. And they're so many that you kinda feel like the guide, or the whole touring institution for that matter, may just be fabricating stuff for the sake of adding more interest to the seemingly innocent rocks. And by the way, the cave as you may notice if you observe carefully, is not 100% nature-made. Some man-made elements have already been introduced, which adds to the skepticism about some of the rock formations being natural. It even makes you think how much percent of the whole cave is unadulterated. So go ahead and listen to the guide, but take their words with a grain of salt. If you get bored at listening, you can always take pictures but don't expect the place to be 100% natural.
This cave is an ecological disaster: fake fountains all over the place, tiled floors, improper use of ugly coloured warm lights, artificial concrete stair ramps built on top of geological formations, electricity cables dig through limestone walls... Looks like a theme Park rather than a geological site.
Beautiful cave, just too much artificial light
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