Thien Cung Grotto

Location: It is situated on the south-west side of Ha Long bay, 4km from the wharf outside of Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province.
Characteristics: This grotto is recently discovered, one of the most beautiful grottoes in Ha Long Bay.

The way to Thien Cung is a perilous one, covered on both sides by thick forest. After entering a narrow gate, the grotto's 130-meter-long girth opens up.

 

Getting in we are more astonished in front of the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from stalactite. On the east wall of the grotto, there is a grandiose and imposing picture with characters of tales.

 

Going in the Thien Cung Grotto, we have a sensation of just watching a unique, meticulous, interesting fine-art museum which is made by nature, get out of the imagine ability and intellect of man.

Legend has it, that beautiful young lady named May (Cloud), caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed and their wedding lasted seven days and seven nights in the centre of the grotto.



In honour of the wedding, small dragons flew about through the stalactites and stalagmites, elephants danced together happily; snakes twined themselves around trees and two stone lions danced with their manes flowing in the wind. A large elephant, smartly dressed, waited for the bride and the groom. The genies of the south and north stars also came to attend the banquet, and the atmosphere was definitely animated and lively. All these scenes have been seemingly fossilized in the grotto.

In the centre are four large pillars supporting the "roof of heaven." From the base to the top, many strange images seem to live in the stone: birds, fish, flowers and even scenes of human life. On the north wall of the grotto a group of fairies seem to dance and sing in honour of the wedding. Under the immeasurably high roof, stalactites make a natural stone curtain. Somewhere there is the sound of a drum beating, but it is actually just the noise made by the wind blowing through stone.

Arriving at the last partition of the grotto, a natural gushing stream of water babbles throughout the year, here are three small ponds of clear water. Legend has it, that this was where May bathed her 100 children, bringing them up wisely and happily into adolescence. One path meanders out of the grotto; it was the way May, together with 50 of her children, took to harvest new lands. The 50 remaining children, together with their father, were left to build the native land. Left behind by the mother was the natural stream described above.

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WHERE TO STAY
Ha Long Plaza Hotel

Add: 8 Ha Long St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3845 810

Ha Long I Hotel

Add: Ha Long St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 321

Sunrise Hotel

Add: 42 Hau Can St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3844 908

Binh Than Hotel

Add: 4 Doan Thi Diem St., Bach Dang Ward, Halong City

Tel: (84-203) 6216 68

Heritage Ha Long Hotel

Add: 88 Ha Long St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 888

Hong Hai Hotel

Add: 425 Le Thanh Tong St., Hon Gai Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3825 179

Muong Thanh Quang Ninh Hotel

Add: Ha Long St., Bai Chay, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3646 618

Sai Gon - Ha Long Hotel

Add: Ha Long St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3845 845/ 3844 802

Hong Ngoc Hotel

Add: 36A Le Thanh Tong St., Hon Gai Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3826 369

Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort

Add: Reu Island, Bai Chay, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3556 868

Kenny Hotel

Add: 13 Lot 8, Dong Hung Thang, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3646 886

Hotel Eden Ha Long

Add: Hamlet 2, Tam Dao Town, Tam Dao

Grand Ha Long Hotel

Add: 138 Ha Long St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3844 041/ 3844 043

Ha Long Trade Union Hotel

Add: Ha Long St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 780/ 3844 043

Hai Ha Hotel

Add: 83 Vuon Dao St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 590

Hoang Ha Hotel

Add: Hau Can St., Hon Gai Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3844 844

Entity Hotel

Add: 45 Hau Can St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3848 127/ 3640 268

79 Luxury Ha Long Hotel

Add: 152 - 156 Bai Chay St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3848 798

Ha Long Bay Hotel

Add: Ha Long St, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3845 209/ 3845 211

Binh Minh 1 Hotel

Add: 16 Vuon Dao St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 151

WHERE TO EAT
Bien Mo Floating Restaurant

Add: 35 Ben Tau St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3828 951

Nang Tam Vegetarian Restaurant

Add: Yen Tu's telpher station, Uong Bi City

Tel: (84-203) 3661 027

Hong Kong Restaurant

Add: Ha Long St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3847 591

Thien Trang Restaurant

Add: 7 Tran Phu St., Cam Pha City

Tel: (84-203) 3862 467

Tuyet Tuyet Restaurant

Add: Khu 8, Cai Rong Townlet, Van Don Dist.

Tel: (84-203) 3874 256

Quan Hai Lau Restaurant

Add: Bai Chay St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3847 037

Cong Doan Restaurant

Add: Bai Chay Tourist Centre, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 780

Bien Xanh Restaurant

Add: 8 Le Thanh Tong St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3825 112

Anh Duong Restaurant

Add: Group 6, Yet Kieu Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 6293 666

Ha Long Wonder Restaurant

Add: 98 Ben tau Hon Gai St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3811 279

Phu Dong Restaurant

Add: 6A Le Thanh Tong St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3656 339