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‘Hạ Long Bay - Sung Sot Cave’


Last in my mini-series on Hạ Long Bay are some pictures taken in the largest cave on the rock islands:
the Sung Sot Cave.
It is located on Bo Hon Island.

The cave was discovered by the French in 1901 and given the name ‘Grotte des Surprises’.
It covers about 10.000 square meters, is about 30 meters high and sports a 500-meter long passage.
Today a visit belongs to just about every cruise activity in the bay.

On a cruise ship you seem to have a lot of space around the boat and you don’t immediately feel that it’s super busy in the famous bay.
However, that feeling immediately changes as soon as you start climbing the 100 or so steps to the entrance of the cave and also during your exploration of it. This along a fixed circuit and not with unlimited time.

I think Malgo also visited this cave and showed pictures of it but I am not sure because she has listed her pictures under ‘Red River Delta’. So maybe this here is another cave.
Malgo wrote that the colourful illuminations in her cave made it look a bit kitschy. I think the same about the Sung Sot Cave.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6099 W: 22 N: 14519] (57741)
  • Genre: Τοποθεσίες
  • Medium: Έγχρωμο
  • Date Taken: 2017-04-01
  • Έκθεση: 30 δευτερόλεπτα
  • Έκδοση φωτογραφίας: Πρωτότυπη έκδοση, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-24 9:54
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