Động Thiên Cung

天宫洞 - Thien Cung Cave - Taing Kong Cave - Heaven Palace - Heavenly Palace Grotto


Useful Information

Location: Ha Long Bay, 4 km from the wharf of Ha Long City. North side of Đầu Gỗ Island. Tuan Chau Port.
(20.9126814, 107.0172114)
Open: All year daily 8:30-17:30.
[2023]
Fee: Adults VND 50,000.
With boat ride: Adults VND 440,000.
[2023]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light
Dimension:
Guided tours: D=4 h including boat ride from Tuan Chau Port.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Động Thiên Cung.
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History


Description

Dong Thien Cung is one of the caves in Ha Long Bay which is closest to the city Halong, only four kilometers from the pier. The cave is a rather young discovery, and so it is more pristine than other, long-known caves. The last chamber of the cave has a small cave river which never dries.

At the cave the Dragon Prince Long Vuong held his wedding for 7 days and 7 nights with his wife Nang Mây. She was the daughter of an ordinary couple in the village. The three ponds at the end of the cave are the place where Mây bathed her 100 children, bringing them up wisely and happily until adolescence. Then she left the cave with 50 of her children, to harvest new lands, while the 50 remaining children stayed with their father to build the native land.