Phone: (0206) - 3854 211
Time to visit a place: 120 phút
Open Time: 7:00 AM -
Close Time: 6:00 PM
Address: Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang Xã Đàm Thuỷ, Huyện Trùng Khánh, Tỉnh Cao Bằng
Located in Gun village, Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, and commonly described as the most beautiful cave in Vietnam, Nguom Ngao cave (Tiger cave in Tay language) was discovered in 1921 and developed for tourism in 1996. It is recognized as a national scenic spot pursuant to Decision No.95/QD-BVHTTDL of January 24th 1998 of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Nguom Ngao cave is developed inside a limestone massif that was formed in an ancient sea about 400 million years ago, containing many Coral and Crinoid fossils. The surrounding karst terrain is peak cluster-depression located on a planation surface at an altitude of 400-600m asl, with many hanging valleys and sinkholes. The cave has several branches trending generally in a NW-SE direction. Within the cave are various chambers, floors, steps and lobbies of many sizes. Speoleothems of various forms are abundant, imitating corals, ships, gold and silver cascades, upturned lotus flowers, individual rock pillars and terraced rice fields. An underground stream with gravel deposits several meters thick flows to the Quay Son river. Its echoing sounds, like the roar of tiger, give the cave its name - Nguom
Ngao. The cave section, which was surveyed by the British Speleological Association ... View more