Me Cung Cave
Overview Me Cung Cave
Me Cung Cave is located on Lom Bo Island, about 2 kilometers southwest of Titov Island, another popular Halong Bay location. Me Cung Cave is perched on a steep slope about 25 meters above sea level. According to the explanation of many archaeologists, Me Cung Cave is identified as one of the cultural archaeological digs of Halong Bay in early time by the archaeologists (from 10,000-7000 years ago). Due to its intricate inner structure with multiple barriers and restricted space, the locals refer to it as Me Cung Cave. When tourists enter the cave, they may feel as if they are getting lost in a magnificent maze, so it was given the name "Me Cung," which means "maze."
It is belonged to Lan Ha Bay- a part of Heritage - The World Wonder of Ha Long Bay with a very complex structure: multiple compartments, multiple levels, large niches within the scale of the stone roof and a more than 100 meters long corridor. As its name implies, Me Cung Cave is one of many famous attractions in Halong Bay created by the hands of the Mother Nature.
Me Cung Cave
After visitng Maze Cave’s gate, tourists can see a small discreet cave system behind. While walking inside, visitors may get the feeling as if they are entering a great palace of a Persian King. The combination of the light shining from the outer, sparkling stalactites in diverse shapes and sizes drooping like multi-colored curtains make Me Cung Cave shimmering and fanciful like in paradise.
Going out of the grotto and climbing up several rugged stone stairs then looking down, you see a large round lake surrounded by the mountain. It is home to many kinds of fish, shrimps, octopuses, algae, seaweed, and coral. Near the lake is an area of old trees that is well known as an alluring “royal garden”.
Me Cung Cave
Me Cung Cave is around 8 kilometers from Halong City's mainland. To go to this cave, you can board a cruise ship from Bai Chay or Tuan Chau or book a tour of Halong Bay Cruise Deals. We are not only take you to explore Me Cung Cave in the most thorough way but also discover many highlight destinations in Halong Bay (depend on the type of tour) such as Sung Sot Cave, Viet Hai Village, Cat Ba Island, etc. From the tourism wharf, it will take you nearly 2 hours on the ship to reach Lom Bo Island and Me Cung Cave.
Nowadays, thanks to the staff of Park and Cave Conservation Center (Ha Long Bay Management Board) interest, protect so Maze Lake ecosystem is increasingly better. With an interesting story that is related to the archeology and historical sediments, Maze Cave is a promised an attractive eco-tourism destination in the future.