Vân Đồn, Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay's "Cave of Surprises" houses a popular phallic rock formation

35

Hang Sung Sot, or the "Cave of Surprises" in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, was discovered in 1901 by the French. The cave is located on Bo Hon island.

One of the most popular in the bay with tourists, the cave requires a separate ticket to enter than the Thien Cung Cave ("Celestial Place") and Dau Go Cave ("Cave of the Wooden Stakes").

Hang Sung Sot is filled with unusual rock formations, which are highlighted by colored lights. These formations include a Buddha and a large tortoise, but the most well-known is a massive phallus in the cave's second chamber, which is lit by a pink spotlight.

The penis-shaped rock is known as a fertility symbol to locals.

  • Hours
  • Website
  • Address
    Bo Hon Island, Vân Đồn, Vietnam
  • Cost
See an error? Know more? Edit this place.
Sources
  1. Northern Vietnam Travelogue: Northern Vietnam Travelogue: http://n...
  2. TravelPod: Famous Rock in Hang Sung Sot Cave: TravelPod: Famous Rock in Hang Sung S...
  3. Virtual Tourist: Hang Sung Sot Caves: Virtual Tourist: Hang Sung Sot Caves:...
Share:
Refresh