Me Cung Cave is known as the maze cave. There isn’t any legends or stories about the cave. Artefacts of humans from the prehistoric age have been discovered to have lived here between 7000-10,000 years ago. Surrounding by some nice outdoor topography, the locals have maintained this part of Halong Bay and kept its natural ruggedness.
It is located close to Ti Top Island and is located about 25m above the sea. Entrance is through a narrow opening which can only fit one person in at a time. The inside stores a selection of stalactites and stalagmites. Some of these are lit up through the powerful rays coming in from the sun booming down outside. Once inside, the sound is euphonious, the feeling peaceful and the experience one that can calm the mind.
Archaeological experts have discovered fossilized seashells and animal skeletons in the cave. It is believed the cave was used by prehistoric humans as a place to be safe. Food sources and relics, such as seashells, are found in parts. Seashell was once considered a currency, so it is highly likely cavemen lived here many years ago. They likely used this cave because it was a protected place against any predators. It is easy to get a bit lost here. Try to find a tour guide to take you round.
Me Cung Lake is at the exit of the cave. It is a picturesque moment. The clear blue lake is covered by vast amounts of greenery and trees around, with mountains and hillsides in the background. This would have been a valuable source of water and materials for old cave dwellers.
There are no day trips to Me Cung Cave. Some cruise tours visited the cave on 2-day or 3-day tours. This is a reason to take a longer cruise. It can be visited all year round. It is an amazing cave to visit.
Me Cung Cave is close to Ti Top Island and is open during daylight hours. Ticket prices are around $3-4. Most cruises will include the ticket fee in their total price.