Giant stalactites in Fairy Cave

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Giant stalactites in Fairy Cave
Giant stalactites in Fairy Cave

The 3km-long Tien (Fairy) Cave is one of the largest in the Tu Lan cave system, located in Cao Quang commune, Tuyen Hoa district of Quang Binh province, in central Vietnam.

Giant stalactites in Fairy Cave
Giant stalactites in Fairy Cave

Hidden away in the woods and giant limestone mountains of ‘the land of caves’ in Quang Binh, Tien Cave is an almost ‘anonymous’ destination that has yet to be featured on tourist maps.

With wild and magnificent beauty, the underground work of nature is a priceless treasure that Mother Nature has bestowed on Cao Quang. Locals often refer to it as ‘the second Heaven’.

The cave is about 70km to the northwest of well-known Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with the famous Son Doong and En Caves. Tien Cave has been examined by experts of the British Caving Association and is recognised as one of the largest caves in the Tu Lan cave system.

The name ‘the Cave of Fairies’ is tinged with mystery. Legend has it that the cave was named after a myth: fairies from heaven descended to this land, and were so busy sightseeing they forgot their way back to heaven. Local people discovered this place hundreds of years ago and consider it a sacred place to carry out important rituals in their spiritual life, including praying for rain and for peace. The sacred and mysterious factors retain this scenic beauty’s ancient and wild characteristics.

This natural wonder will open for tourists from November this year through August next year. The tour is not available in September and October because of rising water.