Dau Go Cave
Halong has many beautiful caves, one of the most beautiful caves is Dau Go Cave . It exudes an ancient, wild and tranquil beauty with many stone pillars, small stalactites and stalagmites … The cave has a rich fauna and flora . Due to the opening of the store, the humidity in the cave is high and the effect of sunlight can be seen immediately on the diversified development of the flora, especially moss, fern … This is a distinctive feature compared to many other caves on Halong bay.
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Hang Dau Wood is about 5000 m2 wide, the cave is 17 m wide and 12 m high. Hang Dau is 27 meters above sea level, the same age as the Thien Cung cave – Pleixtocene 2 million years ago. Dau Go cave is liked a concentration of ancient architectural complexes.
Refer to Halong bay tours : Halong tour from Hanoi
The origin of the name Dau Go
The first theory, according to the transmission of local people and elderly people, the Dau Go Cave is also known as Hidden Wood cave (after the name is called into Dau Go Wood) as it is associated with the story of history. During the 13th century resistance war against the Nguyen-Mong invaders, the Tran dynasty hid the wooden poles before dropping them into the Bach Dang River (Yen Hung) to build the battlefield. The pile destroys enemy ships. This story explains the unique Vietnamese name of the cave and reminds people of the events of the outstanding military victory of the Tran Hung Dao against the Nguyen-Mong invaders more than 7 centuries ago. People still handed down the folk song: “Hong Gai is the Poem Mountain / Dau Go Cave with Long Tien Pagoda”.
The second theory explains that the Dau Go arch island chain is formed in front of the Dau Go cave, so that fishermen often gather here during the stormy days, or after a fishing time, they anchor. Living crowded and repaired to close the boat here so there are many wooden beams left. Probably the name of Dau Go was formed from this incident.