About Dark and Light Cave (Sang Toi Cave)

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Dark and Light Cave (Bright Cave) in Lan Ha Bay

Dark and Light Cave is a wonderful stopover on the edge of Halong BayLan Ha Bay. The Mother of Nature has favored this destination with all the characters to become a precious gem of a world heritage. If you have a chance to get to Dark and Light Cave, don’t hesitate to share with us your feelings as well as gorgeous pictures with your friends and family.

Dark and Light Cave Location

Sat at the edge of Halong Bay, Dark & Light Cave can be found in Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha Bay is a few kilometers away from the more frequently visited caves and closer to Cat Ba National Park, so it may take an hour or two to get here from other caves. Once you arrive, a dazzling combination of white limestone karsts, emerald green waters and the dark mystery of the caves create a wonderful atmosphere making this a trip worth taking.

Two caves in one

The cave is named Dark & Light Cave because it’s actually a system made up of two separate caves. Dark Cave is 100 meters long with very little natural or artificial light so you will need a flashlight inside! Light Cave, on the other hand, is considerably shorter and has tonnes of natural light beaming through gaps and holes in the rock making it feel like a church carved by Mother Nature herself. Light Cave is always accessible whereas Dark Cave is sometimes swallowed by the tide.

Passing through the caves you will see a sea valley surrounded by magnificent mountains. Take this opportunity to soak in your surroundings and make your trip an unforgettable one.

Dark & Bright Cave Cat Ba Island Smiletravel
Dark & Bright Cave Cat Ba Island Smiletravel

What to Do in and near Dark and Light Cave (Bright Cave) in Lan Ha Bay?

Witnessing the traces of seawater eroding into the limestone foothill

From the dock, it takes a distance to get to the cave entrance door. On the way, you can witness

firsthand the traces of seawater eroding into the limestone foothills, the color of rugged rocky cliffs close to sea level, beautiful strips of seaweed and coral, and a scene of small fishes swimming up and down the clear blue sea water. All make for an enjoyable, hard-to-find experience.

Contemplating sparkling stalactites in the cave

Coming close to the cave, you will be surprised at the stalactites falling down from the ceiling right above your head. If you are lucky enough to visit the cave at a time when it is not crowded, chances are, you will see the bats flying under the dome. This explains why Sang Toi cave is also known as Hang Doi.

Kayaking to discover the Dark and Light Cave (Bright Cave) in Lan Ha Bay

Kayaking is one of must-do activities in Halong Bay and Dark and Light Cave is in the list of ideal places for kayaking in Halong Bay. The height of the cave does not allow large ships to pass through, so you will need to hire a kayak or a small boat to visit the cave yourself.

Dark and Bridge Cave-Lan Ha Bay 1 Day from Cat Ba Island
Kayak in Dark and Light Cave (Bright Cave)

When the cruise trip stops outside the cave, you can hire a kayak or a boat and row into Dark and Light Cave. A kayak boat is used for only 2 people, while a reed boat can seat up from 6 to 8 people.

Sitting on the boat, sometimes you can see small fish under the crystal-clear water, some bats on the cave ceiling, and even birds and monkeys on the islands nearby. It is such an amusing feeling when you can match yourself with nature to forget the bustle life in the outside world.

Visiting a green valley inside Dark and Light Cave (Bright Cave) in Lan Ha Bay

Passing through Sang Toi cave, a green valley surrounded by majestic limestone mountains will appear in front of your eyes. This brings a feeling of being lost in paradise. Stop kayaking for a while, let yourself float along the water flow to admire the beautiful surroundings, take a deep breath, breathe in the fresh air of the vast ocean and feel the peace in the sea, clouds, mountains. This will definitely be a moment that you are still looking for a long time in the bustle and hustle of life. Here, you will really find yourself coming back to the most pristine nature.

Visiting Cua Van floating village

In the area near Dark and Light Cave (Bright Cave) in Lan Ha Bay, there is a fishing village on the list of 16 most beautiful ancient villages in the world named Cua Van Village. Also located between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, Cua Van Village is one of the must-visit destinations for all tourists coming to Dark and Light Cave.

In Cua Van Village, more than 200 families live in the floating rafts on the sea water. Their income is mainly from catching and growing fish. Not only do the residents in Cua Van Village exploit the natural potential to earn for their livings but they are also aware of protecting the environment. Therefore, when coming to Cua Van Village, you will be impressed by the pristine beauty of a small village nestling within the large bay.

Watching the sunset on the sea

On the way back, you can enjoy the romantic sunset on the sea. A romantic scene with cruises anchored in the middle of the vast ocean, surrounded by waters and mountains. Here, set yourself to not be dazed by the beauty of the afternoon.

How to Get to Dark and Light Cave?

Dark and Light Cave (Bright Cave) in Lan Ha Bay is about 2 kilometers from Sung Sot Cave, a famous cave in Halong Bay. A cruise ship in Halong Bay or Cat Ba Bay is the only way for you to reach Dark and Light Cave.

If you depart from Tuan Chau Wharf in Halong City or Got Wharf in Haiphong City, where you can find some cruise ships to get to the cave. One thing you should note is to contact the travel agency to ensure Dark and Light Cave is on your initial.

A cruise trip to visit Halong Bay often lasts for 4 to 6 hours. If you want to experience more activities, you can go on a night tour in Halong Bay. A lot of interesting things are waiting for you to explore.

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