Floating village off Cat Ba Island links to Cat Ba Island via a floating bridge
Back to Cat Ba Island, Again
The boat sailed back to Cat Ba Island again, this time to pick up passengers who were transfered to hotel yesterday. Today it’s not raining, so we had a better view of Halong Bay.
Bien Mo Junk Cabin
Good Morning Halong Bay
Peaceful Halong Bay at early morning
Sleep ON Halong Bay
After dropped off some passengers in Cat Ba Island, the Bien Mo Junk continued to sail to a relatively quiet and enclosed place in Halong Bay. The junk was anchored here, with the accompany of only another 2 junks.
Dinner ON Halong Bay
We were promised romantic candle light dinner, and again, it’s not fulfilled, candle no where to be seen. Anyway, the environment was pretty romantic on dim light and dark surrounding, and the fact that we’re in the heart of Halong Bay now, surrounding by ‘dragon’, according to legend.
Route to Cat Ba Island
After kayaking, the Bien Mo Junk sailed to Cat Ba Island to unload passengers who opted to stay in the hotel on Cat Ba Island. On the way, more beautiful scenery shown.
Kayaking in Halong Bay, but no life jacket!
After visit to Sung Sot Grotto, the junk sailed to nearby floating village. Here we were asked to transfer to another junk Bien Mo. To me Bien Mo was an inferior junk, although they showed a 3-star rating on the boat. But we met back the original guide that brought us from Hanoi, Ha.
Hang Sung Sot Grotto (Cave of Surprises)
Although our itinerary supposed to be Thien Cung (Celestial Place) and Dau Go Grotto (Cave of the Wooden Stakes), we were brought to Hang Sung Sot Grotto (Cave of the Surprises) instead. It’s one of the 3 most popular caves in Halong Bay, and requires separate ticket from the first 2 caves. It’s discovered by French on 1901, and is on the same Bo Hon island with Trinh Nu Grotto (Virgin Cave), but our guide never brought us there.