With rich tourism resources, many historical sites, scenic spots and valuable natural ecological environment, this place is always a destination that attracts a large number of tourists from near and far. In particular, Tam Coc Ninh Binh is one of the most impressive places here.
About Tam Coc Ninh Binh
Tam Coc Bich Dong is a cave complex, a national key tourist area of Vietnam. This place is also known with beautiful names such as “Ha Long Bay on land” or “Nam Thien De Nhi Dong”. The whole area is surrounded by a system of limestone caves and many valuable historical sites.
Along with many other places in the complex of Trang An scenic spots, Tam Coc Ninh Binh is ranked as a special national monument by the Prime Minister of Vietnam and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The impressive beauty of Tam Coc Bich Dong promises to bring many wonderful experiences to visitors when coming to the ancient capital.
When is the best time to visit Tam Coc Bich Dong?
According to MIA.vn’s self-sufficient travel experience to Ninh Binh, the best time to go to Tam Coc Bich Dong is from January to March of the lunar calendar. At this time, the climate in Ninh Binh is relatively pleasant, cool and less rainy, suitable for you to fully enjoy the journey to discover Tam Coc Bich Dong.
In addition, in the first days of the new year, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in general and Tam Coc Bich Dong in particular also have extremely interesting spring festivals, such as the Bai Dinh pagoda festival. If you explore Ninh Binh during this time, you will be able to immerse yourself in the bustling festival atmosphere but still retain the inherent solemnity.
More specifically, if you have the opportunity to come to Tam Coc Bich Dong in the last days of May and early June, you will surely be overwhelmed by the brilliant scenery of the rice fields in full bloom throughout the journey. At this time, the rice fields on both sides of the river are a harmonious combination between the green of young seedling and the bright yellow of ripe rice. This is a perfect picture of a river scene that makes everyone nervous and excited.
Explore Tam Coc Bich Dong Ninh Binh
Three caves scenic complex
The First Cave
The name Tam Coc originates from the system of 3 caves here. In which, Hang Ca has the largest and longest area. The height of the cave is up to 20m, the length of the cave is more than 127m. According to legend, this used to be the place where a white-haired fairy like a cloud sat fishing.
Until now, when looking from afar, you can still recognize Ca Cave as wearing the appearance of a relaxed fairy. The climate in the cave is very cool, suitable to escape the sweltering heat of the northern summer.
In particular, the stalactites of all shapes and sizes hang down, making visitors admire endlessly.
Tam Coc Ninh Binh – Hang Hai
After Hang Ca about 1km is Hang Hai. Although it is only about 60 meters in length, the experience of sailing through the cave and watching the sparkling stalactites is also extremely interesting. The scenery and climate in the cave are not too different from Hang Ca.
This cave is quite different from the previous two caves, the ceiling is much lower than Hang Ca and Hang Hai. After the boat passes through Ba cave, you will admire the picturesque natural scenery of Tam Coc Ninh Binh.
Tam Coc Ninh Binh – Xuyen Thuy Dong
This is a flooded dark cave, shaped like a semicircular pipe, about 350m long, about 6m wide. The ceiling and walls of the cave are quite flat, with a very unique arch shape.
The entrance to Xuyen Thuy Dong is opposite Bich Dong Pagoda at the back of the mountain. Visitors passing through here can combine with climbing activities to reach the temple!
Bich Dong Pagoda
Going to Tam Coc Bich Dong Ninh Binh without exploring this temple is really a pity. The pagoda was built in the Asian style, from the Later Le Dynasty.
Prominent in the temple is a large bell and a tower of monks who have contributed to the construction of the temple. The entrance to the temple has thousands of water lilies on both sides, creating a surreal scene.
When you come here, you will discover a system of 3 separate pagodas and have the opportunity to learn about the history of the temple in particular and the history of this land in general.
Ha Pagoda: Ha Pagoda was built on a high platform at the foot of the mountain, including 5 compartments in the style of Dinh. The stone columns are all solid stone, more than 4m high. The trusses, crossbars, vertical beams are all made from ironwood. The roof of the pagoda has two delicately curved floors. If you have the opportunity to visit Tam Coc Ninh Binh, do not forget to spend time exploring this place.
Trung Pagoda: About 120 steps from Ha Pagoda is Trung Pagoda, halfway up the Ngu Nhac mountain range. You will surely be surprised by the unique architecture of the pagoda: half open-air and half attached to a cave. Right in front is an ancient bronze bell, carved with very fine lines. Outside is the Giai Oan bridge. Visitors here often “request” three bells for peace of mind and serenity at the Buddha’s door.
Upper Pagoda: The Upper Pagoda worships Quan Am Bodhisattva, also known as the Eastern Pagoda. This is the temple closest to Bich Dong peak, can see 5 independent mountains like 5 lotus petals adoring Bich Dong mountain. These five mountains are named Tam Sang, Gia Dinh, Pig, Dau Cau and Hang Based, also known as Ngu Nhac Son.
It can be said that Bich Dong pagoda in Tam Coc Ninh Binh tourist area is a unique pagoda in Vietnam with the world, the mountain world, nowhere else can be found. This place promises to bring a surreal vision that makes visitors overwhelmed and unique cultural and historical values.
Tam Coc Bich Dong with its limestone cave system and worshiping works has always been one of the favorite destinations for many people. In the journey to discover Ninh Binh, do you want to be once immersed in the charming natural scenery of this place?