Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vietnam - Hanoi Trip - Day 2 - Visit to Thien Cung Grotto
PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE YOU RE POST MY PHOTOS ON TO YOUR BLOG. THERE ARE SOME BLOGGERS WHO DID NOT ASK MY PERMISSION AND REPOST MY PHOTOS WITHOUT THE COURTESY OF LINKING BACK TO MY BLOG. THIS IS LIKE STEALING. PEOPLE, I HAVE SPEND MUCH TIME TAKING PHOTOS AND DOING HOMEWORK ON MY TRAVELLING INFORMATION AND KINDLY SHARE THESE INFORMATION TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEM. IF NECESSARY I WILL POST SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR BLOG TO SHOW YOUR BAD MANNERS OF STEALING MY PHOTOS. THE MOST DISGUSTING THING THEY DID WAS TO SCREEN SHOT MY PHOTO AND CORP OFF MY BLOG TITLE FROM MY PHOTO AND REPOST THEM IN THEIR BLOG. After visiting the fishing village, we proceed to visit Thien Cung Grotto, is one of the most beautiful grottos in Halong Bay. You can read the legend of the grotto from source. We alight at the pier to climb up some stairs to the caves but remember your boat number cause after visiting the caves, need to return back to the same boat and all the boats looked alike, but if you have a guide, just look out for him. It's about 100 steps up to the cave, the climb is worth climbing cause inside the cave it was really very beautiful. View of Halong Bay from the top of the caves. Fantastic view. After about four hours of tour around Halong Bay, we finally return to the harbour to take the mini bus back to Hanoi - dread to think another four hours on the road, should have book a hotel room near the harbour of Halong Bay lol. Half way through our journey, there's a toilet break at a souvenir shop. Things over here are more expensive, saw the same souvenirs at the airport selling half the price. Finally we arrived at our hotel doorstep, too tired to look for dinner, so just pop over to the cafe on the ground floor of water puppet theatre which is located infront of Meracus Hotel. We had some baguettes with bacon and ham. Short video of Thien Cung Grotto. Saw many eagles/hawks flying above an island on the way back to Halong Bay Harbour. Wow there's so many boats that looked alike. The whole trip was interesting, fantastic and amazing but do travel safe and take precaution by wearing life jacket especially taking the small shuttle boats.