Tien Cave has been a famous tourist destination in Sapa for a long time. This place is the so-called Halong Bay in Sapa with the charming scenery formed by Chay River and high cliffs surrounding. With the natural beauty accompanied with the mysterious stories, Tien Cave attracts a lot of tourists to visit all year round. If you have an opportunity to visit Sapa, you should do a sightseeing to Tien Cave. Certainly, it will be an interesting experience in your Sapa tours.
The way to Tien Cave
Going upstream Chay River about 6 kilometers, from the center of Bao Nhai Commune (Bac Ha District), the boat will take you through Trung Do Ancient Citadel where has a lot of myths in Sapa. At that place, Chay River creates a deep stream. It gently needles through two bristly walls. The two sides are a wide range of primitive forests, making the whole landscape fresh and cool. Next, in your Sapa Vietnam tours, you will see some small streams and a large number of stalactites with various shapes above. All of them form a beautiful natural bath called Tien Stream. Going through Tien Stream about 200 meters, you will arrive in a large cave which can accommodate up to hundreds of people. This is Tien Cave.
The legend in Tien Cave
Tien Cave is usually associated with the legend of three fairies. The story tells that there were three fairies living in the heaven. One day, their father allowed them to visit the world. Because of the beautifully charming sceneries here, the three fairies did not want to return, which made their father get angry and had thunder genie punish them. The three fairies anxiously hid in the cave higher than the water surface about 200 meters. Hopelessly, they knew that they could not escape the punishment from their father so they jumped into the river to kill themselves. After that, the three corpses drifted downstream to the center of Bao Nai Commune. The local people here picked these up and built a shrine named Ba Co to worship the three fairies.
The magnificent beauty of Tien Cave
From the moment of entering Tien Cave, you will feel like stepping into a magnificent natural maze. From the distance of about 500 meters, you will hear the sound of water dripping to form stalactites with different sizes and diverse styles. Thanks to this characteristic, Tien Cave owns a mysterious beauty which is very distinct from other caves in Sapa. Sometimes, you have to hang yourself on rocks or stick to the roots to discover the whole beauty of Tien Cave. Despite the danger, it will be absolutely an enjoyable experience in your Sapa tours.
Continuing going upstream about 500 meters, you can admire the stalactites as the ancient towers created by the flow of water above. Not only do you get here to contemplate the imposing scenery or bath in Tien Stream but you can also wish to be blessed with beauty, health and wealth in this fairy scene. A lot of people believe that Tien Cave is a miraculous place to make your wish come true.
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