Located in the Cong Do Island protected area and Bai Tu Long Bay, a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave is a highlight of Halong Bay because of its natural, unique beauty. Smaller than Sung Sot Cave, Thien Canh cave is just as beautiful, but a lot less crowded.
The walking up to Thien Canh Son Cave is described to be like climbing a stairway to heaven: the path of around 60 steps follows the forest canopy along a sandstone cliff with spectacular views of the Bay. If you are visiting in summer, you will find that heat and humidity are replaced with the fresh, cool air.
The cave hides a surreal wonderland — incredible stalactites shaped like lotus flowers, and baby elephant seals hang from the roof of the cave. Visitors will be impressed by the patient creativity of Mother Nature: over millions of years stalactites and stalagmites have formed and taken on different shapes and sizes, turning the cave into a fantasy world: guests with a great imagination can even spot a group of “gnomes” having a meeting. Overhead, the ceiling sparkles with a million hidden gems, given the appearance of a diamond carpet.
Outside Thien Canh Son Cave, Paradise Cruise guests can take advantage of the beautiful beach close by: the white sand and green sea combined together, making a perfect playground for swimming or kayaking before heading back to their vessel.