Trinh Nu Grotto

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At Virgin Cave, tourists will be attracted not only by breathtaking scenery but also admire a stone statue of a lying-girl with her long hair hanging down looking to the sea in a vain hope and situated opposite to Virgin Cave is Male Grotto who was her lover, his face is turned towards her.

This is a special legend. Once there was a beautiful fisherman's daughter whose parents was so poor that they were in the service of the rich administrator of the fishing zone. They forced her family to give him the daughter as a concubine. But she already had a lover and refused this. The administrator exiled her to a wild island in which she lived in hunger and exhaustion. The girl lied in a grotto, looking to the sea and got petrified after the last call. On one frightening night, in terrible rain and winds she turned to stone and it is Virgin Cave today.

And it was also the night when her lover knew of her danger and rowed his boat to find her. On this terrible night, his boat was destroyed, thus he floated to one of the islands. In a lighting flash he saw his lover in the distance but due to the wind, his calls were driven away. In his final exhaustion, he used a stone block to hammer down on the mountain cliffs to announce to her that he was nearby. He struck until blood flowed from his hands and turned to stone. Today it is Male Grotto.

People say that they still hear his vain scream in tune with the wind blowing into the cliff somewhere.


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