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Luon Cave: A natural wonder in the heart of Ha Long Bay

16/04/2024 29.067

Luon Cave, nestled within the enchanting landscape of Ha Long Bay, is renowned for its tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking scenery. It offers a truly unforgettable experience that no visitor should miss out on.

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Luon Cave is a must-see natural wonder amidst the stunning Ha Long Bay. In this guide, we will guide you through the enchanting journey to explore Luon Cave's striking geological features, sparkling limestone, and calm waters. Don't overlook the opportunity to immerse yourself in its awe-inspiring beauty and find your inner peace.

1. ​​Where is Luon Cave in Vietnam?

Luon Cave is a beautiful cave within the extensive system of caves in Ha Long Bay, located in the southern part of Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province. The cave is situated on the northeast side of Bo Hon Island, more than 1 kilometer away from Sung Sot Cave. Its name comes from its circular shape, enclosing a serene, flat, turquoise lake. It is connected to the sea by a tunnel with a water-flooding bottom.

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2. The outstanding features of Luon Cave in Ha Long Bay

Luon Cave Ha Long Bay boasts unique geological features. To enter the cave, visitors will paddle through a stunning 100-meter-long limestone arch. Passing through the arch, visitors will immerse themselves in a round lake stretching about 1 kilometer wide, surrounded by towering cliffs and lush vegetation. Visitors can observe shell fossils on the cliffs, which indicate past human habitation. Here, visitors can also discover a diverse ecosystem that is still well-preserved.

Luon Cave

3. Things to do during your expedition to Luon Cave

3.1. Take a boat tour for sightseeing

Visitors to Luon Cave often embark on a boat tour to explore the cave and admire the beautiful natural scenery. As the boat gently glides on the blue water surface, visitors can marvel at the beautiful limestone stalactites formed millions of years ago, and admire the limestone cliffs submerged in the clear lake. The atmosphere in the area is incredibly fresh and cool, and the serene natural surroundings will undoubtedly provide moments of great relaxation.

3.2. Kayak to explore the cave

Kayaking in Ha Long Bay to explore caves and islets is a favorite activity. At Luon Cave, visitors can also participate in this activity to freely explore the natural scenery and diverse ecosystem. Kayaking allows visitors to leisurely stop as they please to admire the scenery, or get closer to the limestone cliffs. At these cliffs, wild monkeys have fun, orchids and ferns thrive, and shell fossils from millions of years old can be found.

Luon Cave

3.3. Interact and take photos with monkeys

Besides the beautiful natural scenery, visitors to Luon Cave will also get to see herds of playful monkeys running and jumping on the cliffs. Due to being protected by the management board of the tourist area, the monkeys are quite friendly to tourists, so you can feed them or take photos with them to preserve beautiful memories during this journey.

3.4. Stop by Sung Sot Cave - an attraction nearby

Just 1 kilometer away from Luon Cave is Sung Sot Cave - among the largest and most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay with an area of nearly 12,200 square meters. After visitors climb through a series of stone steps, the cave will amaze them with its glittering stalactites, which resemble countless unique shapes like elephants, flowers, or the sword of Saint Giong - a legend of Vietnam.

Luon Cave

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4. Useful information for tourists to Luon Cave Ha Long Bay

4.1. Best time to visit 

The best time to visit Luon Cave in particular and Ha Long Bay in general is from April to June. This is the start of the summer season, with warm Ha Long weather and calm seas.

4.2. How to get there

In order to reach Luon Cave, you will first need to get to Bai Chay Tourist Wharf. From the city center of Ha Long, travel along National Road 18 to the wharf, which takes about 10 minutes. Then, you can embark on a boat tour to Luon Cave. If you want to enjoy all-inclusive convenience, you can join a tour to explore Ha Long Bay (Route 2), which includes a stop near Luon Cave.

Luon Cave

4.3. How much does it cost to visit Luon Cave?

The ticket price for the above-mentioned Route 2 (which will go to Luon Cave, Soi Sim Beach, Ti Top Island, Sung Sot Cave, etc.) is 290,000 VND. Note that this tour only stops near the cave. To proceed, you will need an additional fee of 30,000 VND to rent a kayak and paddle to the cave.

*This information is for reference purposes only and may be subject to change over time.

4.4. Where to stay for the best experience?

To conveniently explore Luon Cave and have a wonderful vacation at Ha Long Bay, it is recommended to stay at Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long. This resort offers a perfect beachfront retreat with various facilities and services. They include three private beaches, outdoor and indoor pools, a gym with tennis courts, a luxurious spa, restaurants, bars, and conference rooms.

Luon Cave

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4.5. Important notes for your tour

  • Check the weather forecast closely to choose the best day to travel.
  • Protect the local environment. Don’t litter.
  • Book tickets in advance to secure your spot, especially during peak tourist seasons.
  • Choose lightweight clothing
  • Always wear a life vest on a boat or kayak.
  • Prepare necessary personal items such as sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, etc.
  • Always inquire about the prices of services before making a purchase or rental.

Luon Cave stands as a captivating gem within the breathtaking landscapes of Ha Long Bay. With its serene waters, stunning limestone formations, and tranquil atmosphere, it offers visitors a truly unforgettable experience. Whether paddling through its majestic arches or simply admiring the beauty from a boat, it will be a journey filled with awe and wonder.

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