Idle Your Day Away In Luon Cave

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.

Luon Cave in Halong Bay

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’s surface. It is a bow-shaped cave leading to a secluded lagoon.

Luon Cave opens view to a large lagoon

The cave is named “Luon” because it is 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 surrounding mountain are home to several plants, birds, animals, and marine species. On the cliffs, there are still plenty of freshwater 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 chance to immerse themselves in the exquisite and picturesque nature.

kayaking in Luon Cave
Kayaking In Luon Cave

The water drops from the roof, making up a poetic scenery. In the middle of the cave, a stalagmite hangs down to the water, 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 bathe 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.

Bamboo boat in Luon Cave
Bamboo boat in Luon Cave

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 led by an experienced local fisherman. Being on the 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, but 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 cruise. The tranquil and peaceful atmosphere here will help to blow all the stress and fatigue of life away.