Me Cung Cave (also known by some as ‘Maze Cave or ‘Bewitching’ Cave) sits 2km to the southeast of Ti Top (Titov) Island. Lom Bo Island, which is the home of Me Cung Cave, is located in the southern region of Halong Bay. The area, although quite remote in comparison to what is widely considered to be the ‘center’ of Halong Bay, still receives plenty of visitors who are usually coming to admire the famous grotto.
The entrance for Me Cung Cave is 25 meters above sea level. The interior of the cave has been weathered away over the years to form a number of small caverns adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. In some places, the cavern closes off to form all but a sliver of space, so narrow that only allows one person to pass through at a time. The entire corridor is about 100 meters long, at the end of which is a small stone staircase, which you can climb up to exit the cave.
The end of the cave marks the beginning of another view entirely, this one of the lake below. The round lake, surrounded by mountains, maintains an impossibly blue colour all year round thanks to the specific type of algae in its waters, along with coral, fish, crustaceans, and even octopus.
Expert archaeologists put Me Cung Cave in Halong Bay’s preliminary culture (sometimes known within these circles as the “New Stone Age”) about 7000-10,000 years ago. This estimation was made based, in part, on a number of fossils discovered in its walls, mainly Melania shells- a type of river periwinkle. The ground of the cave itself is formed on a 1.2 meter thick layer of fossilised shells, making it a valuable natural relic and an important indicator of Halong’s marine history.
Cruises Visiting Me Cung Cave