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
Bai Chay Villa Hotel

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

Tel: (84-203) 3847 781

Ha Noi - Ha Long Hotel

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

Tel: (84-203) 3846 445

Golden Hotel

Add: Dong Hung Thang St., Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3511 098

Kim Cuong Hotel

Add: 46 - 48 Anh Dao St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 808

Hai Ha Hotel

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

Tel: (84-203) 3846 590

Quoc Cuong Hotel

Add: 48 Vuon Dao St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 743

Binh Minh 1 Hotel

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

Tel: (84-203) 3846 151

Thuong Trang Hotel

Add: Group 12- Zone 4B, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 137

Ha Long 3 Hotel

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

Tel: (84-203) 3846 316

Novotel Ha Long Bay

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

Tel: (84-203) 3848 108

Doan Trang Hotel

Add: Group 12- Zone 4B, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 953

The Ky Moi Hotel

Add: 27 Vuon Dao St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3848 688

Binh Minh 2 Hotel

Add: 117 Vuon Dao St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3844 315

Hong Hanh Hotel

Add: Group 12- Zone 4B, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3844 488

Hoang Lan Hotel

Add: 15 - 17 Vuon Dao St., Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 504

Hoang Gia Hotel

Add: 1A Anh Dao, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 451

Linh Dan Hotel

Add: Group 12- Zone 4, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3846 025

Vuon Dao Hotel

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

Tel: (84-203) 3846 427

Muong Thanh Ha Long Hotel

Add: 7 Block 20 Dong Hung Thang Zone, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City

Tel: (84-203) 3812 468

Ha Long Palace Hotel

Add: 1 Block 20 Dong Hung Thang Zone, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City

Tel: (84-203) 3619 819

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