DARK AND BRIGHT CAVE
When you visit Ha Long Bay, don’t spen your time only for Amazing cave, there will be another cave worth to discover, especially Dark and Bright cave. Believe me, this is the best choice for bamboo boats as well as swimming or photo hunts
This is area belong to Halong bay, but it’s on the border of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. It’s far from Surprise cave area around 2km and will be take 02 hours more. The system of islets is really imposing. Just at the base of the islands, there is an arched entrance leads to the grotto right at the water level. Passing through the natural entrance, visitor will see a tranquil round lake, surrounded by luxuriant trees and different sized stone walls. There are weeping fig trees shading inside and many orchids hang their sweet-scented flowers. The Dark Cave is the long and dark one, which will require a torch to be handed for visitors beforehand. In contrast, the Bright Cave is short, and you can see the other bright side from this side
Exploring Dark and Bright cave, the best way is doing kayaking and swimming through the tunnel. While the Bright Cave is always available, the Dark Cave can be swallowed by the tide and difficult to pass through. Surely, you will surprise with amazing limestone islets and mountain in this area. Controlling your kayak and explore each corner of Dark and Bright cave by your style
There are Benjamin fig trees shade the landscape and many orchids hang their sweet-scented flowers. In the lake, many species abound: shrimp, fish, crab and cuttle-fish.
Inside the grotto, the lake is surrounded by mountains. On the cliff one still find traces of fossils of fresh-water snails, which prove that men used to live there and this must have been a deep valley then.
The beauty of the Dark and Bright cave is the mingling of a number of factors: the mountain’s size and form, the color of the water and the clouds.