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Getting the discovery of Son Moc Huong Cave when travelling to Moc Chau

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Vietnam Travel Guide

Son Moc Huong Cave has been compared as an artistic creation created by nature on the Moc Chau plateau, with lovely stalactites and calm water running throughout the year.

Son Moc Huong Cave, located in the heart of Moc Chau Town directly off National Highway 6, has long been a popular tourist site in the nation.

The Moc Chau plateau's cave has been compared as a natural masterpiece, complete with stunning stalactites and year-round cold water flow.

The ethnic Thai people used to refer to this cave as Sai Lai. As there is a sizable subterranean water supply with pure water that never runs out in the center of the cave, it is known as "Water Cave" in the Thai language.

The name "Bat Cave" was also given to this cave, however the bat population has since dispersed to reside in other locations.

The cave may cover up to 6,900 square meters. To get to the cave entrance from the roadway, we had to climb 240 stone stairs.

We entered a "fairytale environment" with the presence of numerous colorful stalactites after climbing these stone steps. The chilly temperature made for a pleasant experience on a hot summer day.

We were astounded to witness a magnificent sight materialize before our eyes as soon as we entered the cave. The roof of the cave was covered in tall stalactites that resembled enormous tree roots penetrating the surface.

Throughout time, several stalactites above the cave wall have been eroded to create various and distinctive designs, including elephants, lions, and deer.

The arch cave, which is elevated, is located in the center of the cave. The "princess chamber" is a somewhat narrow path that connects this area to the cave's entrance. A stalactite block in the shape of a "beautiful girl" can be seen on the cave's left side; the locals believe it to be a princess in a gorgeous palace.

From the arch to the bottom of the cave, the stalactites interconnect one after another. Every time a light beam shines on one of the many stalactites, they glow magically like enormous crystal blocks.

Vietnamese people from antiquity also resided in the cave.

Vietnamese archaeologists and the Son La Provincial Museum collaborated to perform an archaeological study in September 1992. It was completed on level ground with an area of about 1 square meter close to the cave's entrance. They acquired artifacts such as ceramic fragments, sharpened axes, and scraps. According to these artifacts, Son Moc Huong Cave was inhabited by prehistoric Vietnamese people between 3,000 and 3,500 years ago.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism designated the cave as a national historic site that must be conserved and safeguarded on January 24, 1998.

The Son Moc Huong Cave Legend

From ancient times, a dragon is said to have soared above the East Sea. It didn't want to go back to the sea after passing through this area since it observed gorgeous mountains, abundant lands, a fresh and pleasant atmosphere, and serene landscape.

The dragon then went underground, hiding in the mountains. The twisted mountain ranges that surround the valley still have enigmatic hues, changing from white in the morning to blue at midday to pink in the afternoon to purple at dusk. The mountains make up the dragon's body.

The dragon gave thanks to this region by releasing seven diamonds, each of which represented a little mountain at the valley's base. The dragon's head was the entrance to Son Moc Huong Cave today, facing south and gazing down at the seven pearls.

Son Moc Huong Cave is one of the top tourist attractions in Moc Chau, along with Dai Yem Waterfall, the pine forest in Ang Village, Moc Chau Tea Hill, and Na Ka Plum Valley. Contact Threeland Travel to have chance to experiences these places!