Last night's story upon arriving at Royal Hotel was just dinner and sleeping. The story for the next morning was "eat all you want" buffet breakfast and off to the harbour. Freezing and shivering waiting in line among the many who not only arrived at the same time but slyly trying to cut the queue to board the boat. We didn't have to worry. One boat for the 25 of us with ample space to sit comfortably while sailing the mind, heart and soul in the tranquil and scenic world heritage site to arrive at Dau Go Cave.
Helped out from the boat, we carefully walked on the muddy and slippery path to enter the cave. Dau Go Cave – the biggest and also the most beautiful grotto on Halong Bay, also known as Cave of Wonders, featuring the magnificent rock formation as the stalactites and stalagmites illuminated by a kaleidoscope of colour. Presented in various shapes and sizes, the formation is the result of karst process in a long period. The colourful lights no doubt brightened the cave but sort of so artificial as a put off to nature. About an hour in the cave before the great view from the exit and easy walk down to where the boats were tied up.
Up next: Lunch while cruising back to the harbor.
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