IDLE YOUR DAY AWAY IN LUON CAVE
Being one of the most famous Halong Bay destinations, Luon Cave has drawn the huge attention of nature lovers in different parts of the world thanks to its majestic natural settings. Let’s take a Halong Bay cruise to contemplate the beauty of this hard-to-believe land.
About Luon Cave
Luon Cave is located in the northeast of Bo Hon Island, which is around 1 kilometer from Sung Sot Cave. To the right of the cave is the Heaven Gate and in front of it is the Turtle Islet. Here exist the steep cliffs with the calm and blue waters all year round. Luon Cave is right above the water surface. It is a bow-shaped cave leading to a secluded lagoon.
The cave is named “Luon” because it is actually a closed mountain circular arc with a blue lake in the middle, which is connected to the sea by a tunnel created by a submerged cave. Luon Cave is around 60 meters long, and only 2.5 – 4.0 meters high depending on the tides.
Crossing the cave, you will enter a brackish lake which is around 1 square kilometer and surrounded by evergreen mountains in all four directions. The lagoon and the surrounded mountain are home to several plants, birds, animals, and marine species. On the cliffs, there are still plenty of fresh water fossil shells, which prove that human-beings used to inhabit here. It must have been a deep valley.
A place to get away from the bustling life
Luon Cave is only 2.5 to 4.0 meters high, so it is only accessible by kayak and small boat. Especially, kayaking in Luon Cave is listed as one of the top things to do in Halong Bay. Riding the kayak through the cave, visitors will get the chances to immerse yourselves in the exquisite and picturesque nature.
The water drops from the roof, making up a poetic scenery. In the middle of the cave, a stalagmite hangs down to the waters, which looks like a small elephant using his trunk to drink water. Smaller stalagmites are like the tentacles of the octopus which are said to protect the lagoon from being penetrated by ordinary people. The lagoon inside is said to be where the fairies take a bath. When the moon is high on the top of the mountain, the fairies would descend from the sky to bath in this lake. The scenery is so poetic that it seems to be unreal, thus making Luon Cave undeniably one of the top Halong Bay destinations that your cruises should never miss.
For those who are not suitable for kayaking, you can also approach the cave by bamboo boats. Each boat can carry around 6 people and is lead by the experienced local fisherman. Being on Halong Bay bamboo boat, visitors will be able to listen to the life stories of the locals while enjoying the graceful glide on one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Halong Bay.
Not only is Luon Cave a top destination in Halong, it is also a haunted subject of different research fields thanks to its significant geological values.
Without any doubt, Luon Cave is a must-see destination for any Halong Bay cruises. The tranquil and peaceful atmosphere here will help to blow all the stress and fatigue of life away.