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Mua Cave Ninh Binh | Entrance Fee and Detailed Guide to the Fairydom

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Mua Cave is becoming a more well-known tourist attraction for both Vietnamese and international travelers after it appeared in some scenes of the famous film called King Kong.

This place will give you an amazing experience when you climb up all of the steps and reach the peak of Mua Cave, where you can get a panoramic view of Tam Coc Valley with majestic mountain systems and rice fields.

Mua Cave Tour

Spectacular Mua Cave with impressive landscape

If you are looking for more detailed information about this wonderful cave, let’s find out together!

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Introduction about Mua Cave Ninh Binh

Mua Cave, also known as Hang Mua in Vietnamese, is named for its unique winding shape like dancing. Situated in Khe Ha Village, Ninh Xuan Commune, Hoa Lu District of Ninh Binh, it just takes about 15 minutes to go to Mua Cave from the city center. This cave is extremely stunning and pristine with huge karst mountains spreading and winding around.

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Giant karst mountains around Mua Cave

Mua Cave is located in the foot of Mua mountain in the shape of a bell which is 800 square meters wide. Beside the staircase can tourists see the august dragon and phoenix shapes carved in stone, making the scenery more impressive. This way will lead you to the peak of Mua Cave where you can see the whole marvelous landscapes of Ninh Binh and bring you fascinating feeling.

If you want to climb up to Mua Cave peak and have a stunning view of Tam Coc from high altitude, you have to pass through 500 steps of stone to get altar of the Goddess of Mercy, also known as Quan Am for local people.

>>> Have a look at the Private Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave tour from Original Hoa Lu – Tam Coc

Godess of Merci ninh binh mua cave

The altar of Quan Am (the Goddess of Mercy) located on the mountain top

Interesting legend about Mua Cave Vietnam

It is said that when King Tran arrived in Ninh Binh and built Thai Vi Temple, Mua Cave was usually a special place to hold the performance of flexible dance by beautiful women for the king to enjoy. Therefore, the cave was named as Hang Mua since “Mua” in Vietnamese also means “dance”.

Mua Cave entrance fee and opening time

Mua Cave is opened for tourists from 7:00 to 18:00 every day.

It only costs you 100.000 VND (equal to over 4 US$) to get into and begin your amazing adventure here.

What experience should try in Mua Cave?

Witness Mua Cave viewpoint by reaching its wonderful peak 

Trekking to the legendary top of Mua Cave. From here, you can enjoy the overwhelming view of Tam Coc Valley and observe the long mountain system, which is compared to the Great Wall of China. Especially, there is a long and giant dragon made from stone put on the top of the mountains, creating an impressive and majestic scenery.

>>> Witness it on your own with Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua Cave trip or Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave trip. Both’re the most-rated tour in Ninh Binh!

Every tourist visiting the cave also takes lots of beautiful pictures with the natural landscape and unique features here. Let’s see some of the pictures taken by travelers.

Mua Cave Girl

Mua Cave in the sunset will be more splendid

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View to the gorgeous Tam Coc valley

Mua Cave Dragon

The stone dragon on the top of Mua Cave

Joining cycling routine through the peaceful rice fields and villages

If you have a chance to come to any village of Vietnam, cycling will be a must-join activity that you have to try at least once.

Comparing to scooter, bicycle is a more optimal choice if you want to enjoy the fresh air and go to lots of interesting places that a scooter cannot get access to. On your bike, you can get through a variety of small streets, alleyways, farm tracks or back roads, seeing local people and learning more about their lifestyle and daily routine. Especially, the road here is quite flat so that you can find it easy to go cycling without any worry.

Tam Coc Cycling

Cycling around villages is the best way to get local experience!

To hire a bicycle, it costs you about 100.000 VND per day and you can get one from your homestay, hotel or some providers around there and it is not difficult to find one.

>>> The easiest way is joining in Tam Coc – Mua Cave Tour. After visiting the places, you can cycle around the villages with no extra cost!

Here is the recommendation for a typical trail known as Ninh Binh Valley Homestay loop track where you can find the typical road in the countryside of Vietnam. Also, you can see the stunning scenery of the beautiful rice fields along the road and giant mountains around. Sometimes, you can see a family of ducks, buffalos or mountain goats on your road!

ninh binh mountain goat

If you see these guys on the road, don’t panic. They won’t hurt you!

Relax in some homestays in Ninh Binh

Staying in homestays in Ninh Binh must be an exciting experience that you should try. Almost all of the homestays here have a traditional architecture of Vietnamese with the main material of bamboo and special space customized with nature. Therefore, you can best relax your holiday and immerse yourself in the fresh atmosphere of Vietnamese nature.

If you are looking for a good homestay, you can get a reference from some of the suggestions below.

  • Chezbeo Homestay

Address: Kha Luong Village, Ninh Thang Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh.

Price: from 200.000 VND/day

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/chebeovalleybungalows/

  • Ninh Binh Valley Homestay

Address: Dong Cung, Khe Ha Village, Ninh Xuan Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh.

Price: From 500.000 VND/day

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/ninhbinhvalleyhomestay/

  • Ninh Bình Panorama Homestay

Address: Khe Dau Thuong Village, Ninh Xuan Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh.

Price: From 400.000 VND/day

Contact: https://ninh-binh-panorama-vn.book.direct/en-us

Find them on Booking or Agoda for the best price!

Enjoy delicious cuisine of Ninh Binh

If you come to any place of Vietnam, you must try cuisine of that place to get interesting experience as well as know more about culture and local lifestyle. And Ninh Binh is the same. From there, you can enjoy lots of tasty specialties that are not less delicious than those of Hanoi.

The following is a list of Ninh Binh cuisine that you should try.

  • Scorched Rice

Rice crust is also known as Com Chay, which is a top famous and typical cuisine that can’t miss when you come to Ninh Binh. This dish is cooked simply but really yummy and appealing. Its main ingredients include rice and ham together with some other vegetables such as tomato, carrot, mushroom, chili, onion and salt.

It’s not burned! It’s srorched!

  • Raw goat meat with lemon

It is called De Tai Chanh by local people. This is an amazing dish made from goat meat. The raw goat meat after being sliced is put into the hot water for 1 hour, then mixed with lemon essence and other ingredients such as garlic, ginger, chili and lemon leaves. De Tai Chanh is served with green banana and special sauce as “tuong ban” in the traditional way of Vietnamese.

Goat Meat HLTC Original

Raw goat meat with lemon, also known as De Tai Chanh

  • Raw Nhech fish salad

This is a special dish in Ninh Binh which is extremely delicious and has an impressive taste. Moreover, this salad also consists of lots energy and nutrition, especially protein.

Mua Cave is considered as a typical symbol of Ninh Binh and actually worth visiting. Therefore, if you have any chance to come to this land of history and culture, don’t miss the destination of Mua Cave!

To get further information and advice on a trip to Mua Cave, please contact the Original Hoa Lu – Tam Coc. It’s our pleasure to help you get the best experience while in Ninh Binh!

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