Travelling in Halong Bay, you are will surely amazed at a vast diversity of the cave system here. This system is formed from stalactites over many years to create the spectacular and fascinating caves. Among them, you should not miss chance to visit Hanh Cave, which is the longest cave of Halong Bay.
Hanh Cave is located at the foot of Quang Hanh Lime-stone Mountain, about 9 kilometers from Cam Pha town to the west and 20 kilometers far from Bai Chay Tourist Wharf. Hanh Cave is not only one of the most beautiful caves but also the longest cave compared to other caves in Halong Bay. It has a length of 1.3 kilometers, running through the Quang Hanh rock mountain to the sea.
Stunning beauty inside Hanh Cave
This is a low cave, so if you want to visit the cave, you have to wait until low tide and then hire a boat. Visiting the cave is only suitable for those who love adventure. Before entering the cave, you must carry torches or flashlight and remember to go out of the cave before the tide rising.
Kayaking is the best way to explore Hanh Cave
Inside the cave, there is a temple which called Tam Co temple (Three Girls temple). The local people of Halong Bay usually tell a story that there were three girls who came to this cave. Because the cave was so beautiful, they forgot the time and got lost inside and then died. They turned into the god of sea, thus local people built this temple in order to comfort their soul.
The blossoms of stalactites look like a bright stone, diamond pillars, the huge raspberry, peony beam, orchid scene
Small boat wriggled through each rock crevice under the flickering torchlight, let each beam of stalactites hang from the ceiling down to create the magic colors, the water is flowing calmly, the space is so tranquil that you just could only here the magic sound of water from the paddle are rowing.
The more deeply you go the more beautiful and pristine the cave is. These blossoms of stalactites look like a bright stone, diamond pillars, the huge raspberry, peony beam, orchid scene, etc. All are in a position to shake them wonky. Somewhere you could hear the sound like drumming festival. Or the sounds of waves are gentle lapping of the cliff created strangely beautiful images. The French used to call the cave as Le tunnel (tunnel). The east entrance is very low thus you must take the small bamboo boat to access deeply inside.
A romantic dinner in Hanh Cave
Hanh Cave is the perfect place for visitors who want to explore something new, something adventurous and daring. Specially, it is only suitable for adventurous tourists who know the water habit to carefully calculate time at high tide otherwise you will be locked tightly in this deep aquarium.