Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises) is the largest cave in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Located at the Bo Hon Island, the cave got its name (grotte des surprises) from a French admiral who was surprised at the size of the cave when he discovered it.

Photos from my July 2008 visit, including an aerial view of the iconic Bo Hon Bay which often features on travel magazines and postcards…

Sung Sot Cave in Halong Bay, Vietnam

The limestone cave is now heavily developed for tourism, with granite pavements and coloured-lighting beautification. The natural elements seems pretty well preserved though, hopefully the in-flock of tourists won’t cause too much harm.

Hang Sung Sot limestone cave in Halong Bay

Stalactites and stalagmites at Sung Sot Cave in Halong Bay

Grotte des Surprises in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Aerial view of Bo Hon Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  1. Lovely limestone cave… hopefully one day I can step my foot there. :)

  2. so pretty!! i want to visit vietnam some day! :)

  3. Jenny Chee says:

    Yeh the photos is so beautiful. I went there and halong Bay last March. I enjoy the trip and the food very much.

  4. great photos!

  5. This pictures are nice and it attracts me on going to Vietnam this year during December.I am so glad to see allthis wonderous places!

  6. One of the best caves in the world in simply the best bays in the world. A must visit.

  7. Been to this impressive cave. The trip to Vietnam was exciting. Like looking at a piece of history.
    And there is another even bigger and complex cave, Hang Son Dong.

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