Ho Dong Tien Cave is also known by the mystical name of “Fairy Lake Cave” because, according to local legend, it is the place where fairies go to bathe and rest. Located in the center of Halong Bay, Ho Dong Tien (Fairy Lake Cave) is one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. It is famous for its beauty, its geological and historical values. It is an ideal destination for many researchers.
The cave is made up of two main chambers connected by narrow passages. The first chamber is characterized by its pairs of glistening stalagmites and stalactites. The entrance to this first cave is at sea level and can only be entered by kayak or boat. In the second chamber, there is a shallow pond surrounded by glistening limestone stalactites and two narrow doors that lead to the famous Lake of the Fairies.
Fairy Lake Cave is surrounded by impressive limestone mountains. The lake is calm and peaceful due to its isolation and a kind of magical hum fills the atmosphere. Ho Dong Tien Caves are teeming with wildlife; in the shade, you can see crabs, crickets, and bats. The locals say that these animals are the pets of the resident fairies.
Tourists can admire the limestone lofts hanging from the wall, which are relics of the geological history of Halong Bay and have been formed over thousands of years. You may even be surprised by the small animals that live inside the cave where there is no sun and how they can survive.
The best way to visit Fairy Lake Cave is by kayak or sitting in a small boat from the locals, as this cave is quite dark and humid. Thanks not only to the scientific value of geology and geomorphology, biodiversity but also unique beauty, Fairy Lake Cave attracts the curiosity of visitors who want to experience the magical beauty of the creator.0