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Address: Halong Bay, Vietnam
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$505.00*
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Halong Bay Flight from Hanoi and L'Azalee Private Day Cruise
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$59.00*
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Full-Day Halong Tour including Bamboo Boat Ride from Hanoi
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$49.00*
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Full-Day Halong Tour including Kayaking from Hanoi

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We took a local boat tour and we're glad they took us to Thien Cung Cave. This cave is covered with thick forest and was recently discovered. The cave is impressive outside and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a local boat tour and we're glad they took us to Thien Cung Cave. This cave is covered with thick forest and was recently discovered. The cave is impressive outside and inside. From outside you can see the beautiful view of the bay and inside with columns and columns of stalactites and stalagmites brightly lit up. It was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a popular (hence crowded island). Many boats dock here for tourists. One needs to hike up on to the island and there's lots of plants and rocks along the way. Once up and after visiting the caves, it is a beautiful sight to watch the Bay and the other islands. There are souvenir shops and drinks and fruits... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With all its columns, stalactites and stalagmites (never sure which is which), all beautifully if artificially illuminated, the grotto is wonderful. For anyone with claustrophobia, the place is massive and well lit. Remember that once you're off the boat there's only one way to go, and that's through the cave. So if you think you'd have a problem, stay on... More 

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Bournemouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Halong Bay. Moderate climbing involved but nothing too bad. Amazing caves only discovered in 1993. Very large caves where you can walk around with ease.

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Thank AndyH37
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closed in shoes is a must due to the amount of walking and climbing up and down stairs. Also take your money with you as there are locals in row boats selling lovely cold drinks and trinkets.

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Thank Crinty
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

It does involve some step climbing. Apparently there are 600 steps in all. But this can be accomplished in your own time. The caves are amazing and subtly lit to show the interiors. Very worthwhile.

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Ankeborg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Beautifull! A walk through the mountain with all these formations. A lot of stairs, so this may not be suitable for everyone because you have to walk through the whole mountain as the boat moves to the other side to pick up passengers again. But if you feel you are able to walk in lot of stairs, then I can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Please don't miss this. This Cave is really huge and in side it various Limestone structure You have to purchase the ticket if not included. 50,000 VND,

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Get into the dark and explore the wonderful landscape of the cave. The name of this cave means a royal palace in heaven, it is so right.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Had two options, walk to the top of the hill (20 minutes, then back down again), see the view and get 1/2 hour on the beach, or not walk to the top of the hill and spend 1 and 1/2 hours on beach. Took the second option, and enjoyed relaxing on the beach and in the swimming area.

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