Most beautiful cave in Dong Van Karst Plateau GeoPark
Update: Apr 11, 2018
Lung Khuy cave in the northernmost province of Ha Giang has become a tourist destination since early 2015. It is considered the most beautiful cave in the Dong Van Karst Plateau GeoPark.  

Lung Khuy Cave

Located in Lung Khuy village, Quan Ba commune, Quan Ba district, Lung Khuy cave is in the middle of a high mountain, where it is cool in summer but not very cold in winter. It is home to a large number of stalactites of strange shapes, which were formed millions of years ago.

After arrival, tourists snake along a nearly 1km trekking path in the mountain gorge to reach the cave’s entrance. On the way to the cave, tourists can see beautiful stilt houses of the people of the H’Mong ethnic minority group built in the mountain side.

With a length of nearly 300m, Lung Khuy cave has different branches and multi-layer cliffs, all creating a miraculous view that makes the cave unique. Particularly, the many stalactites coming out of the cave ceiling stimulate tourists’ imagination, as the further tourists go into the cave, the more wonderful and colorful they become. These stalactites, 1-2m in length, look like teeth of a comb or lithophone (the curious musical instrument comprising stones of various lengths which produce musical notes when struck). These are just some of the imaginings which arise when encountering these caves.

Tourists nowadays find it easy to navigate the cave thanks to the steps connecting the cave’s entrance and exit. Together with the lighting system, and sound from mountain creeks, the beauty inside the cave make tourists feel like they are straying into a fanciful world or a mysterious paradise of stalactites and stones.

Notably, on the way from the cave to the parking area, tourists could buy many local natural specialties, such as honey, wax and fruits preserved in alcohol.

According to Nguyen Tien Hong, Head of the Culture and Information Department of Quan Ba district, Lung Khuy cave yearly welcomes tens of thousands of visitors, including many curious foreigners. In the coming time, the district will consider shortening the walking road to the cave with the aim of attracting more tourists.