When you come to Quang Binh if only know the “first cave” Phong Nha Cave is not enough: there is Tien Son Cave (also known as Dry Cave), a beautiful landscape as little as Phong Nha. Phong Nha Cave and Tien Son Cave are just two of the 300 large and small caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang Nature Reserve, which is known as the “cave kingdom”. Tien Son Cave is located about 1,000m from Phong Nha Cave, at an altitude of 200m.
Origin of Tien Son Cave:
According to the scientists, Tien Son cave was formed since millions of years ago. Originated by the water flow hollowed out in the limestone mountain, until the tectonic processes occur, this massif has been raised, then formed Tien Son cave at the top, and Phong Nha cave at the bottom with an underground river flows through. Therefore, Tien Son also called dry cave to distinguish with Phong Nha is water cave.
Road to Tien Son Cave:
Along the way up Tien Son Cave, you can stop anywhere and look back at the foot of the mountain are rice fields, maize fields, sugarcane dumps or a view of a the mountainous region countryside. Picture of countryside here is so beautiful. There are landscape and mountain villages, mixed with Chay River, Trooc Rivers, and the water source runs from majestic Truong Son range. Gentle blue water is winding through the countryside and shore to supply water to the sea.
Charming of Tien Son Cave:
Entering in Tien Son cave as entered the stalactite castle, with thousands of stalactites in lots of shapes, shimmering and fanciful colors. The arch of the cave is high, with the unique ridges, drop down the stalactite beams as the giant brush of nature.
Going further into Tien Son cave, also caught the sparkling marble columns with many strange shapes, easy to make visitors seem to enter fairyland. Especially, the rocks here are sound resonant, when tapping them will emit the sound of gongs as echo from the depths of earth.
The legend of Tien Son Cave:
Son River and Phong Nha Cave have a touching story about the great man of the world, Tien Son Cave has a story about love between the brave son of Earth with fairies holding the sword of the gods. The boy risked crossing the high mountain abyss to find the fairies to borrow the sword to eliminate the sea monster is harming the good people. At the time the fairies took off on the bank of the river to bathe, he secretly took the sword, thereby killing the monster, except harm to the people. When returning to the place of the fairies to pay the sacred, saw the girl sitting crying and not dare to fly to Heaven for the loss of sword, the guy has confessed all the love. After listening, the fairy admired that fell in love with him, this calligraphy became a dating place of two people. Heaven knows the story, the Fairy must return to Heaven to punish. Since going to Heaven, The girl withered away because he missed the guy, the guy also the night expecting to meet the girl. Their affection has touched Heaven; The Jade Emperor sent the creatures to the quagmire, which looked like a heavenly heaven and allowed the goddess to go to heaven with her son, carrying both the sword to take care of the lives of the people. So Tien Son beautiful as it is so …
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