Dau Go Cave

Dau Go Cave is located on Dau Go Island on Halong Bay, 7km from the shore of Halong City. The cave is over 300m in length and divided into 3 main chambers. The cave is mossy in the outer section due to winds and moisture, but glittering the further you go inside.

 

Dau Go Cave on Halong Bay Vietnam
A rock formation like a peacock at Dau Go Cave

 

The cave of Dau Go was used to conceal wooden stakes by the Vietnamese troops in the war against the Mongols' invasion. Back in the 13th century, Vietnam was invaded by the Mongols for three times. During the last invasion in 1288, the Mongols chased after the Vietnamese King around the area of Quang Ninh, Hai Phong and Hung Yen Provinces. The General Commander in Chief of the Royal Army then was Tran Hung Dao who ordered the troops to cut down timber from Halong City and transported them to Dau Go Cave. At Dau Go, the timbers were made into pointed stakes, then carried to the Bach Dang River in Hai Phong. On the Bach Dang River, the stakes were used to make up a trap to destroy the Mongol boats and brought victory to the Vietnamese. From that time on, the cave in Halong Bay started being known as Wooden Stakes Cave.

 

Dau Go Cave on Halong Bay Vietnam
A stalagmite at Dau Go Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Dau Go Cave on Halong Bay Vietnam
A rock formation looks like a crocodile at Dau Go Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Dau Go Cave on Halong Bay Vietnam
An aggressive-looking stalagmite at Dau Go Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Dau Go Cave on Halong Bay Vietnam
A stalactite pointing downwards at Dau Go