Chu Viet Bac 

Ha Giang Plateau is renowned for the majestic landscapes formed by its endless rocky peaks. Hidden among these rugged mountains is a primeval cave system waiting to be explored by curious travelers. In this issue, let’s follow in the footsteps of a local photographer and explore these mysterious caves.

May Cave

May (Cloud) Cave in Ta Lung Ward, Dong Van District, is located next to the road connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac districts. Its entrance is shaped like a giant lotus bud. When sunlight meets rising water vapor, an ethereal veil of mist begins to form, giving this cave its name. 

Nam Tan Cave

Located in Duc Xuan Ward, Bac Quang District, Nam Tan Cave has been recognized as a National Heritage site. According to many locals, it is the most beautiful cave in Ha Giang. This cave is often called the “Underwater Palace” thanks to its waterfalls and underground rivers. Nam Tan Cave is home to a lotus-shaped stalactite.

Tham Lin Cave

Tham Lin Cave is an enormous water cave in Ngoc Long Ward, Yen Minh District. The sapphire waters of Ban Ang Stream traverse the cave and sculpt monumental stalagmites. Tourists may travel to the cave’s entrance on a hired raft. 

Bo My Cave

Bo My Cave in Bang Lang ward, Quang Binh District, is also called “Carp Cave” since a species of fish (Bangana lemassoni) dwells inside it. The cave is nearly 2km deep and houses a wide variety of stalactites shaped like the Buddha, the Fairy Godfather, terraced rice fields, etc. At the end of the cave, a waterfall that’s about 5m high weaves between rugged rocks, exuding a strange beauty. 

Qua Na Cave

Qua Na Cave is a dry cave in Tung Vai Ward, Quan Ba District. Since this cave is newly discovered and little known, its primeval beauty remains intact. In the heart of the cave are stalagmite fields shaped like terraced rice fields, as well as numerous stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is about 5km long and 60m high, with its widest point resembling a 300m wide auditorium.