Me Cung Cave
Me Cung Cave (Hang Me Cung)
In all the caves of Halong bay, Me Cung cave is a beautiful one. It is located on an island named Lom Bo about 2 km in the southwest of Ti Top beach (Bai Tam Ti Top), Ti Top island (Dao Ti Top), at a height of 25 m above sea level. Looking from a distance, the entrance of the cave like a house roof carve deep into the slopes of the island.
Coming in the cave through a small door, Me Cung cave is openned many rooms, small but very sophisticated, the stones were bearing as the statues, beautiful patterns, colorful stalactites in clusters are drooping from the ceiling, the stone lions, stone bears playing with each other, the stone curtain ran down on the wall… Going deep inside Me Cung Cave, have a light come in the cave that is the path to the another door of Me Cung Cave. Exit through that door of Me Cung Cave, continue few jagged sharp stone steps and look down, visitor can see a lake which is surrounded very round and wide by mountain, the lake is so beautiful with blue and smooth water all year around as a mirror. This lake is the world of many species of clustered organisms such as fish, shrimp, squid, seaweed, algae, corals, crabs… Beside the lake has a land with many trees that peoples often called as the “heavenly garden”, the stunning beautiful.
Walk up over the stone steps on cliff, have a stone roof which dry and airy, a thick stream of Melina snails spread over floor. Formerly this layer of snails were very thick, up to 1.2 m was fossil floor at the outside. Recently discovered a fossil of animal bones, Me Cung Cave (Maze grotto) was identified by the archaeologists as one of the sites of pre Halong culture, early Neolithic from 7,000 to 10,000 years to today.
Go inside the Maze cave (Me Cung Cave), visitors are seemingly entering the palace of a Persian king and the buzz here to make visitors think as it is the voice of Seheharat are told the story a thousand and one nights to her king. On the island have many species of the old tree reflected to the water… This is also the habitat of birds and animals such as monkeys, langurs, chamois, lizards…