Ninh Binh Dance Cave is a tourist destination in the core area of ​​Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. Mua Cave is located at the foot of Mua Mountain with the shape of a large upside down bell, about 800m2 wide. This tourist destination belongs to the land of Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. In August 2018, Mua Cave excellently entered the top 5 destinations in Ninh Binh on TripAdvisor – the number one travel site in the world.

Address and directions to move to Ninh Binh Dance Cave

Address of Ninh Binh Dance Cave

Located on the majestic Ngoa Long mountain, Ninh Binh Dance Cave is located in Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. This tourist spot is interwoven with other famous scenic spots such as Trang An, Bai Dinh pagoda, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, etc., creating its own poetic beauty for the land of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

Mua Cave in Ninh Binh is a favorite destination of many domestic and international tourists, about 4km from Trang An tourist destination. The distance from Ninh Binh city to Mua cave is 10 km long. Hanoi is less than 100km away, equivalent to about 2 hours driving. The favorable geographical position is also an advantage for visitors to admire and discover the beauty when they have the opportunity to set foot in the ancient capital.

Legend of Ninh Binh Dance Cave

Mua Cave is a place with a strange name, associated with an ancient legend. Legend has it that, when King Tran Thai Tong returned to Hoa Lu to establish Am Thai Vi, he often went to this cave under the mountain to listen to the concubines and beauties singing, dancing and singing. From then on, folk called this place the name Hang Mua. The English Dance Cave is called Mua Caves Ecolodge. 
Besides, Ninh Binh Dance Cave is also an address associated with the nation’s history. During the resistance wars to defend the country, the foot of Mua mountain was also a “mobile hospital”, a place for treatment and shelter for wounded soldiers participating in the resistance.

Exploring Dancing Cave Architecture 

Coming to Ninh Binh Dance Cave , you can use your endurance through the way up the mountain with a total of 486 stone steps. The two sides of the stairs are elaborately decorated with sharp and beautiful carvings of dragons and phoenixes according to the art of the Tran Dynasty. From the foot of the mountain, you can clearly see the white stone steps leading to the top of the mountain.

The road to the top of Mua mountain was built according to the architecture of the citadel path, so this is also known as the “Great Wall of Vietnam” of Vietnam. This is especially attractive to young people who love to explore and exercise.
On the top of the mountain, there is also a statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara looking down to the land. The statue with a peaceful appearance and a panoramic view of the ancient capital, gives you indescribable emotions.

The Beauty of Ninh Binh Dancing Cave

After nearly 500 steps to the top of the mountain, from here you can admire the whole natural beauty of Tam Coc area. From the top of Trang An Dance Cave, you can see the vast, green rice fields. In particular, traveling in the ripe rice season, you will be completely surprised by the “golden season” scene at the foot of the mountain after passing the steps leading to the top of the mountain.
Besides, standing on the top of the mountain, you will be overwhelmed by the immense mountain space here. Embellishing the surrounding poetic scenery are majestic rocky cliffs that stand in different ways.
Taking pictures at Mua Cave, you cannot ignore the skyscraper tower located at the highest position on the top of Mua Mountain. Your hard journey through nearly 500 steps will be “compensated” by the majestic natural scenery here. Not only bring you beautiful photos in Mua Cave, but the journey also gives you an unforgettable experience.

Discover the poetic beauty of Ninh Binh Dance Cave 

Thanks to possessing favorable natural conditions along with plain terrain alternating with hills and mountains due to the influence of the Earth’s tectonic process, thousands of years ago, this place was chosen by King Dinh Tien Hoang as the protective capital. citadel, against foreign invaders.

According to folk legend, this place was often visited by King Tran to listen to the beautiful ladies of the past singing and dancing when moving the capital to Hoa Lu to establish Am Thai Vi, so since then, folk called it Mua cave. .

Ninh Binh Mua Cave has a poetic, peaceful beauty that is different from other famous landscapes of Ninh Binh that any visitor coming here must admire.

Besides, when you come here, you can also enjoy the special music and dance programs recreating the image of kings and queens watching the palace and women singing and dancing in the past, from which, you can understand more about the beauty of this place. our nation’s culture and history from thousands of years ago.

To reach the top of Mua mountain, you need to climb 486 steps, which is definitely a great activity for those who love outdoor climbing. Climbing to the top can be a bit tiring, but in return, the majestic mountain views observed from the top height will definitely make you feel worth it.  

From the top of the mountain of Mua Cave in Ninh Binh, you will be able to fully admire the charming beauty of Tam Coc – Bich Dong and feel the fresh and cool air. In the distance are mountains of all shapes and sizes, overlapping, intermingling with each other, along with winding water channels like white silk sheets between heaven and earth, glimpses of boats sailing down the oars. 

At the bottom is the image of immense fields with green rice flowers. All create a wonderful picture of nature that makes a strong impression on not only domestic tourists but also international tourists. 

In the process of climbing Mua mountain, you will easily notice the stairs and the upper part of the handrail have majestic and majestic images of dragons and phoenixes which are delicately carved by talented hands of artisans. ancient Ninh Binh. 

Moreover, around the way to climb to the top of the mountain of Ninh Binh Mua Cave are all poetic and lyrical natural scenes, so you can stop anywhere to check in and get beautiful virtual live photos. excellent.

The most suitable time to visit Ninh Binh Dance Cave 

With its breathtaking beauty, you can come to explore and visit Mua Cave in Ninh Binh at any time of the year as long as it suits your interests and schedule. 

5.1. Spring

Spring is the ideal time to admire the beauty of Mua cave if you like the quiet, peaceful atmosphere, don’t like the hustle and bustle, crowded to suffocation and have to be jostled and pushed.   

In addition, spring is also the time when the land of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital takes place many attractive traditional festivals at the beginning of the year. You will both see the majestic beauty of Ninh Binh Dance Cave and experience the exciting activities of the festival. 

If you go in the spring, you should visit Mua Cave in the morning to take advantage of and breathe in the fresh, cool air, ensuring you will feel extremely refreshed and your mood will be up. 


According to the travel experience that Tico Travel has drawn, in the summer or the period from May to June is the most beautiful time that you should visit and explore Mua Cave in Ninh Binh

This is the time when Tam Coc enters the ripe rice season, bringing a shiny, beautiful golden color, highlighting the whole sky, guaranteed to give you an extremely high-quality virtual live background.

Moreover, the transitional weather between May and June in Ninh Binh is quite beautiful, cool, sunny, sunny, not harsh, suitable for conquering the top of the mountain and admiring the poetic beauty of Mua Ninh cave . Binh .    

Especially, if you go at this time, you should go in the afternoon when the sky turns pink and orange with a romantic sunset. The only thing you need to do right now is to prepare yourself a really good camera, a friend to take pictures with heart and create real poses to have beautiful virtual life photos.

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