Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh
Tam Coc - Bich Dong (Three Caves - Green Peal Cave) is a famous ancient spot, belonging to Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh province, Vietnam; it is far about 100 kilometers from the South. It retains the natural creation with many cave, caves, and historic relic such as: Thai Vi Temple, Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Tien Cave, Linh Coc pagoda…
Located on the Ngu Nhac Son Mountain, belongs to Dam Khe village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh Province, the zone is featured with a tropical climate, with 2 seasons: The cold and rainy season lasts from May to October, and the dry and hot season from Novermber to April. Its annual average temperature is 23.5oC. As situated at the base side of the Red River Delta Triangle, it is a half-mountain half-plain area, with a coastline of 18 kilometers.
Tam Coc means three caves: Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave. When the boat comes into three caves, tourists will feel cool. Stalactites from the ceiling like iridescent pearls. This cave is adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colours that sparkle like gemstones. Now when drifting along the gentle Ngo Dong River under the cave, you can feel the deeply pure atmosphere with special smell of fresh rivers water and cool air from karst mountains when reaching each of the 3 caves in turns.
Tourists visit Tam Coc by only single path on the water and take about 2 hours. The small boats will take visitors to discover Ca cave-the biggest cave in three caves with 127 meters length. It is under a big mountain which across the Ngo Dong river. Tourists will feel fresh and cool air. Continuing the journey, visitors can sight Hai cave and Ba cave. Two caves are shorter than Ca cave.
Landscape of Bich Dong was dubbed “The Nam Thien De Nhi Dong” (the second beautiful cave in Vietnam). In 1773, Mr. Nguyen Nghiem (the father of a celebrated Vietnamese poet-Nguyen Du) visited the cave. Sighting view of mountains, rivers, water, rice fields…with blue color so that he named the cave with a beautiful and poetic name “Bich Dong”. Here, visitors can visit the temple; a small boat will take visitors to explore the magical cave. Bich Dong is one of the most famous scenic spots of Ninh Binh, located in Ngu Nhac Son Mountains, belonging to Dam Khe village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district. Bich Dong means “Green cave” or “Pearl cave”, which reveals its magnificient natural beauties. Colors, shapes, and sounds of the shining stalactites converges in such a captivating miracle that no one could refuse to touch, knock and contemplate them in deed.
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