The name Dau Go came from the story of Commander Tran Hung Dao triumphing against the Mongol invasion in the 13th century on Bach Dang River. He deployed booby traps of giant steel-tipped wooden stakes beneath the surface of the water, luring the enemies in and sinking their huge warships when the tide withdrew. In later days, some of those very wooden stakes were discovered inside the cave, probably by the ocean flows. Hence, the cave was named to remember the event.
Visitors come to Dau Go Cave must pass 90 stone staircases to reach cave’s entrance. Once inside, you’ll be amazed by a marvelous architecture of a whole world under the ground carved by the hands of nature.
The cave is divided into three main parts. The first chamber, exposed to natural light, many forms can be seen in the rock according to the imagination of the observer. The second welcomes you through a narrow door, naturally formed through erosion, adorned by the mysterious colorful lights. The third chamber is the kingdom of animals-shaped rocks – elephants, horses, man with bristly sword and spear.
Dau Go Cave is 40 minutes from Bai Chay Wharf.