Mua Cave – The Magical Place That You Should Not Miss

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Besides other beautiful landscapes, Mua Cave is also a tourist destination not to be missed when you have chance to visit Ninh Binh. Thanks to the favors of nature and unique architecture, this place always offers a strange attraction.

Let us learn more about it through the article below. 

Mua Cave from afar

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Overview Of Mua Cave

Best Time To Visit

The ideal time to visit is when Tam Coc – Bich Dong is in the ripe rice season, from mid-May to early June. At that time, the whole area is highlighted by the golden color of the rice paddies and natural scenery – making it looks like a picture of harmonious nuances.

This is also when it has quite nice weather, mild sunshine, cool weather, suitable for climbing, and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Location & Opening time

This place is located inside a tourist area in the Hoa Lu area – about 10 km from Ninh Binh city center and about 100 km from Hanoi.

The three scenic spots, Mua Cave, Trang An, and Tam Coc Bich Dong, are only a few kilometers apart, so you can explore all three places on the same day.

Address: Mua Caves Ecolodge, Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh Province.

Opening hours: From 6:00 to 19:00 every day

Entrance fee: 100,000VND/person

How To Get There

Mua Cave surrounding

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It takes about 110km from Hanoi; you can come here easily by all three means: coach, motorbike, and car.

For places not more than 100km from Ninh Binh, visitors can catch a coach to Ninh Binh bus station or use a Limousine service. Then, take a taxi or rent a motorbike to come here.

You can fly to Noi Bai airport (Hanoi) first and take a coach for remote areas. Otherwise, visitors can also move from the provinces to Ninh Binh by train. Be advised that if you take the train, you might need to stay in Ninh Binh for 1 night as the train arrive quite late in the evening.

Another solution is that taking package tours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. With only from 40USD, you’ll have everything included from transfer, meals, tour guide and entrance tickets. Not only that, besides enjoy the epic scenery from Mua Cave Viewpoint, you also have chances to visit Bai Dinh Pagoda & Bich Dong Pagoda, the symbols of Buddhism of Vietnam.

The Special Things About Hang Mua

Special Architecture

It has the limestone mountains’ typical features of millions of years old. The Mua Mountain, with its majestic natural landscape and unique modeling works, is indeed a great place to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

There is a path leading to the top of the mountain with the architecture of the citadel with 486 steps. Many people liken this path to the “Great Wall” of Vietnam due to this reason. More especially, this place is especially attractive to young people who love to explore and exercise.

Along these craggy stone steps are bas-reliefs with the shapes of mascots such as dragons, phoenixes, Nghes, and eagles, with an extremely majestic and majestic appearance.

These animals also appear on the stone pillars along the way, creating more impression for the path leading to the top of the mountain. Vietnamese folklore, these are sacred animals, often carved in ancient buildings to increase prosperity.

On the top of the mountain, a statue of Bodhisattva Buddha is also looking down at the land. With a peaceful appearance and a panoramic view of the ancient capital, the statue gives you stunning emotions.

In August 2018, this place entered the top 5 destinations in Ninh Binh on TripAdvisor – the number one travel site in the world.

The Beauty From Mua Cave Peak

View from the top of Mua Cave

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This famous place is strongly impressed by the mystery emanating from the beautiful natural scenery, an enchanting beauty to tourists.

After overcoming the difficulties of 500 steps to stand on the top of the mountain, the wonderful scenery here will not let you down. Looking out into the distance, you can see the mountains running long; the blue Ngo Dong river is winding between the vast fields below. Mixing with the yellow rice fields, the whole area would turn into a stunning picture for you to enjoy.

The whole scene of Hoa Lu’s ancient capital also appears right in front of visitors most vividly and wonderfully. Somewhere, the silhouettes of boats appear to paddle along the water amidst the peace of the most beautiful natural heritage site in Vietnam.


Above is information about the unique sights of Ninh Binh: Mua Cave. Not only bringing you beautiful scenery, but this journey of discovery will also surely bring you many unique experiences when you visiting Mua Cave.

Hope you will have great moments here. Thanks for reading.

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