09:29 | 20/04/2015 Society
Here is a list of the most stunning caves in Vietnam compiled by news website Zing.vn.
1. Huong Tich Cave
Huong Tich Cave is at the center of Chua Huong (Perfume Pagoda), a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains in Hanoi’s My Duc District, around 70 km southwest of the city center.
Inside the cave are many statues, including a large one of Guanyin, an East Asian deity of mercy and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists, made of green stone.
Among the naturally occurring features of the cave are thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.2. Tam Coc - Bich Dong
Tam Coc-Bich Dong in the northern province of Ninh Binh is dubbed “the inland Ha Long Bay”.
Bich Dong is a pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain built in 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order.3. Dau Go Cave
4. Thien Cung Cave
Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) Cave is located on the north of Dau Go Island in Ha Long Bay. It is one of the most beautiful grottoes in Ha Long Bay.
The entrance to the cave is narrow, but visitors will be surprised by the large space inside the cave when they step in.
The cave is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. On the east wall of the grotto is a grand and imposing picture with characters from fairy tales.
Phong Nha is a cave in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO world heritage Site in the central province of Quang Binh.
It is 7,729 meters long and contains 14 grottoes as well as a 13,969-meter underground river. It contains numerous fascinating rock formations.
6. Thach Dong Cave
Thach Dong Cave is in My Duc Commune, Ha Tien town, Kien Giang Province.
The cave is part of Thach Dong Mountain, a giant rock that stands alone, rising to 90 meters.
Thach Dong Cave has two main entrances. Inside the cave is a wooden pagoda named Tien Son built in 1790.
The cave is famous partly because of a fairy tale about Thach Sanh, a hero who saves a princess held in the cave by an ogre.
Son Doong Cave is located in the UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province.
Source VOV News