Thien Canh Son Cave is a small cave located on Hon Co Island, Cong Do area in Bai Tu Long Bay. To reach the cave, you will need to climb the island with about 100 stone steps. The cave has the old name of Hang Co, now the cave has been embellished so that tourists can easily go inside to explore the beauty of this natural cave.
Image of Princess Junk & Dragon Pearl Junk – Photo by Ruby
Top things to do in Thien Canh Son Cave
At the highest position of Thien Canh Son cave, you can enjoy the vast, panoramic view of Bai Tu Long Bay. On Ha Long Bay, there is a place where visitors can also enjoy a panoramic view of the bay, that is from the top of Titop. This is an experience when visitors can see the rocky islands, the brown sails of the ships, the blue sea and the white sand just below their feet.
Inside Thien Canh Son cave, it is a wonderful natural world. The cave is divided into two compartments, connected by a small path when entering, visitors will have to pay attention not to touch their head. Stone cave with many stalagmites and natural stalactites has been formed over millions of years. Up to now, some stalactites are still in the process of forming. Visitors will spend about 30-45 minutes exploring. In the past, there was a dinner activity in the cave, visitors have an extremely special space to enjoy dinner, but unfortunately, this activity has stopped.
Out of the cave, you take the time to capture the majestic, poetic and peaceful scenery of the bay from above. And here, visitors not only can visit, explore caves but also have the opportunity to swim or kayak. Because below Thien Canh Son Cave is a smooth, long white sand beach. The flora at the foot of the cave is also extremely diverse, green, covering from the base to the top of the rocky islands, suitable for those who love to learn and study plants. The wilderness, serenity, as well as the fresh air here, give visitors a sense of comfort and peace between nature, heaven, sea and mountains.
This is wonderful view after visitor go through the cave (Photo by Ruby)
How to get there?
Visitors can visit Thien Canh Son cave while on a tour of Bai Tu Long Bay during the day or overnight on the bay. The boat will park near the Hon Co island location, where a boat will take visitors to the island and start the journey to enter the cave. Climb more than 100 stone steps, visitors will reach the cave entrance and inside to explore the cave. Your guide will help visitors to better understand the natural location, formation process and stories related to this unique cave.
A sandy beach near by (Photo by Ruby)
Some Cruises have a journey to visit Thien Canh Son cave:
- Indochina Junk
- Starlight cruise
- Huong Hai Sealife
- Swan cruise
- Athena cruise
View panorama of Bai Tu Long Bay from Tien Canh Son (Photo by Ruby)
When is the best time to visit Thien Canh Son Cave?
Hang Co – Thien Canh Son attracts visitors to Ha Long tours all year round, not only in the summer but also in the cold winter. Because they possess a very favourable terrain, visitors will not have much trouble coming here to visit.
Nowadays, to better serve tourists. Ha Long Bay Management Board has built a system of paths in caves and sightseeing routes. From there, they help you easily navigate to discover all the mysteries of this wonder. Another interesting thing is, it is very close to many other beautiful places such as Cong Do Island, Duong Dong ecological area, Vung Vieng fishing village, … You can combine your Ha Long tour perfectly when coming here.
A perfect and interesting cruise tour of Ha Long Bay, combining 2 in 1, visiting caves and participating in activities on the beach is nothing like. Experience now so you do not miss this land like a fairy tale!
Such an interesting destination, combining 2 in 1, both visiting caves and participating in activities on the beach. It will not disappoint you on your trip to Ha Long.
Inside the cave (Photo by Ruby)
Tourists on Ha Long Bay Tours can reach the cave by choosing a variety of cruise lines. In these yachts, you can also sleep overnight on a boat in the bay. The yachts you should refer to are: Signature Cruise, Calypso Cruise, Paloma Cruise, Viola Cruise, Cristina Cruise, Athena Cruise, or Indochina Junk ships, … Depending on the class of ship 3 star, 4 stars or 5 stars, there will be prices as well as quality varies.