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“Surprise is Right!~”
Review of Dau Go Cave

Dau Go Cave
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Full Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi
Ranked #6 of 51 things to do in Halong Bay
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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Surprise is Right!~”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We nearly declined this tour, which was included free with our package. We've experienced numerous caves in a number of continents; and our home state, Western Australia, has many beautiful caverns in its southwest.

We needed some legwork, after three days on a cruise boat, so we decided to just go along with the group and 'see another flamin' cave!' The climb to the top was no great deal. The steps are broad in most places... and it wasn't long before we were all entering a humongous cavern, into which most caves we've experienced could be tucked together, neatly inside!

Those who object to the 'unnatural lighting' or pathways created to permit travellers to safely explore this immense cave should probably visit a few of the less well-known pitch-black tunnels and caverns of WA's southwest. Forget modern devices such as flashlights, cellphones and the like. A box of matches should suffice for you hardy souls! Seriously, the development work undertaken to ensure access and safety to this wonderful attraction is much-appreciated by the many thousands of tourists who explore it daily.

And those who claim this cave is 'small' in comparison to others they've visited should tell us the location(s), so we can all visit... . :)

This cave was _well_ worth our time... and we're glad we didn't pass-up the chance to see it for ourselves... .

Visited April 2014
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Catarman, Philippines
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“Nice, but...”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

The cave is simply amazing, but because of the intention to feel the tourist safe inside the cave they built some structures, life concrete walkway, steps etc...its adulterated...

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Would not do again”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Dau Go Cave was beautiful but small as compared to other caves we have visited. Lighting was bright so you could see where you were going. We did not have a guide and were hurried/pushed along by the huge number of other tourists. There are many, many stairs. This is fine for young people but difficult for persons 60+ although we are in good physical condition. Most caves are cold but this one was damp and warm. We were astonished to see people were allowed to climb anywhere they pleased and touch everything which is a shame. When we got to the exit, it was difficult to see whether there were bathroom facilities or food available for purchase since we were being pushed by the crowd. We were just glad to get out into the fresh air.

Visited February 2014
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Tampa, Fl
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“Glad I did it”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Even though there was a climb to the entrance, the steps were easy to navigate. Once inside the cave, it was like magic with beautiful colors and if you let your imagination go you could see all kinds of beautiful sculpture and design. A definite to do!

Visited February 2014
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Shanghai, China
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“Man made trace”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

too commercial everywhere, the colorful light is a little bit over. the cave itself is amazing actually, but crowded right now.

Visited January 2014
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