Bồ Nâu Grotto
2-3 km southeast of
Trống Mái Islet lies Bồ Nâu
Grotto or Pelican Grotto. This vaulted
grotto covers 200 m2. The
floor of the grotto is wide and flat,
but not deep, and its wall features lots
of stalactites and stalagmites.
the entrance are three stones, looking
like three fairies with their heads
close to one another. Two men appear to
be playing chess, with the third serving
as a referee.
Nâu Grotto is one of the beauty grottoes
in Ha Long Bay.
name Bồ Nâu or Bồ Nông is associated
with the fact that pelicans often take
shelter here. If Ðầu Gỗ Grotto lies
completely inside the island, Bồ Nâu
opens its mouth at the side of the
island. Stalactites fall down from the
roof of the grotto in different
clusters. Meanwhile stalagmites grow up
in different shapes and layers. Is this
that the life out there is so noisy that
the three fairies have to choose this
tranquil place to play chess? Turning
southward, Bồ Nâu Grotto enjoys cool
wind. Standing there, one can hear the
murmur of the sea all year round.