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Mua Cave

Referring to the hottest tourist destinations in Ninh Binh. Most people mention the Mua Cave. It’s one of the hottest must visit destination for thousand visitor who are extremely hot on social networking sites. But How Mua Cave is so famous one? Let Origin Vietnam reveal it to you through our latest review.

1. Mua Cave Overview

Ninh Binh is well-known for its beautiful landscapes, just coming here you need to take the time to set foot in each place is also a challenge then. Close your eyes can also mention names like Trang An Eco tourism complex, charming country with Tam Coc Bich Dong, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Cuc Phuong National park or pagoda with the most records in Vietnam – Bai Dinh Pagoda …

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However, in recent years, when mentioning Ninh Binh. Most people will think of the Mua Cave – this place is also known as the “Great Wall” miniature in Ninh Binh. Because when conquering and climbing to the top of Mua Cave you will admire the whole beautiful natural landscape of wild mountains.

Mua Cave is located right at the foot of Mua Mountain Ninh Binh. If looking down from above you will see this place is like an upside-down bell. From the foot of the mountain you can see the stone steps leading to the summit. On the two sides of the stairs are carvings with bold cultural characteristics. This is also the place where the ancient Tran king often came to listen to the beautiful women who sang and danced, hence the name Mua Cave.

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Not only that, this tourist destination is also known as a large cave. It’s located in the middle of Hoa Lu ancient capital. Although Ninh Binh owns many different caves, thanks to its magnificent beauty. This place is always an ideal destination for those who love to explore. The beauty of Mua Cave not only makes local tourists love it. But also foreign tourists would love to visit it once.

2. Where is the Mua Cave & How to go to Mua Cave?

With the advantage of being located less than 100km from Hanoi. Ninh Binh is considered an extremely hot coordinates in the tourist map of Vietnam. It takes just less than 2 hours by car to visit this ancient capital to admire the magnificent landscapes and enjoy the scenery.

Mua Cave is located in Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh.

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Travel by local bus

If you are not confident with your steering wheel, you can also choose to go by passenger car. Currently at My Dinh bus station, Giap Bat bus station has trips to Ninh Binh with prices from 70k and move in about 2 hours. These bus will stop at Ninh Binh bus station, from here you will have to travel by motorbike or taxi to the attractions. Depending on the distance, the price to the points will vary. But usually will range between 50k-100k.

Traveling by motorbike

If you want to go on a trip and explore the Mua Cave in Ninh Binh as well as other attractions. So the motorbike will be a perfect choice. From the center of Hanoi, you move along the old National Highway 1A through Ha Nam then go to route Ninh Binh – Thanh Hoa.

After coming to Ninh Binh city, you will see a signboard to Trang An. Then turn to the left, continue to follow the 491C road. You can reach Khe Dau Ha village, from here you can see the Mua Cave. Especially if you travel on this road you will come across beautiful landscapes. Such as Trang An Ninh Binh and Tam Coc Bich Dong tourist areas, so take advantage of combining these points before coming to Mua Cave!

Travel by train

In addition to traveling by bus or motorbike. You can also choose trains as the main mode of transportation. Currently, there are many trains travel through Ninh Binh only takes about 2 hours. The train will stop at Ninh Binh station and from here you can take taxi or motorbike taxi to reach Mua Cave or other tourist destinations.

3. Entrance fee to visit Mua Cave

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To be able to visit and admire the beautiful scenery here, you will have to buy tickets inside. Ticket price is about 100k / person. Because it is a relic that needs to be preserved and repaired continuously, the ticket price here is somewhat higher than other Ninh Binh tourist destinations. But if you have set foot here, certainly you will not regret it somewhere!

4. Accommodation near Mua Cave

If your first stop is Mua Cave, then choose to spend the night at Mua Cave Ecolodge. This is a resort right at the foot of the Mua Mountain that many visitors choose when visiting here. If you want to spend the night here, take advantage of early reservations. Because this place is often in full book.

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Mua Cave Ecolodge consists of 12 separate bungalows designed with inspiration from the architecture of the Northern village style. Inside the room is fully equipped with facilities and equipment to give visitors comfortable relaxing moments.

However, in addition to the Dance Mea Ecolodge, there are motels and hotels for you to choose in the surrounding areas. Check out a few good quality hotels in Mua Cave below!

+ Homestay Nguyen Shack Ninh Binh: Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Binh. Room price from 500,000 VND / night.

+ Phuong Thao Homestay: Khe Dau Ha, Ninh Xuan and Ninh Binh villages. Room price from 200,000 VND / night.

+ Tam Coc Serene Bungalow: Team 4, Van Lam Village, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province. Room price from 500,000 VND / night.

5. When is the best time to go to Mua Cave?

It is no exaggeration to say that the Mua Cave is beautiful and attracts visitors at any time of the year. However, if you want to avoid the crowded situation, you should not go in the first month of the year. Because this is the time of the festive season.

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In addition, because Mua Cave is located in the east so you should climb the cave in the early morning or late afternoon to be able to enjoy the cool and fresh atmosphere here! Revealing to you, around the afternoon, when the sky is changing color is also one of the very beautiful moments that help you get those super nice photos. If you are photographer so timing is very important to take beautiful photos here.

6. How Mua Cave is Unique?

To be able to explore and admire the scenery at Ninh Binh Mua Cave. You will have to spend your effort to conquer 486 steps. In particular, on the road to climb to the top of the mountain, you will see two sides of the stairs are reliefs with eye-catching shapes. Such as majestic dragon & phoenix.

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On the way to the top of this mountain, you will be zoomed in to see the whole natural mountain scenery. If you’re tired, stop for a while to relax! Everywhere you go is a beautiful setting, don’t forget to capture some moments that you can’t always see.

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As soon as you reach the top of the mountain. You will definitely feel overwhelmed by a vast mountain forest. Whether you visit Ninh Binh Mua Cave at any time of the year, you will see a beautiful natural picture. From this height you can see in the distance is Tam Coc – Bich Dong with lyrical mountains and rivers.

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Adorn that picture are majestic rocky cliffs of various shapes. Perhaps it is also because of such charming natural scenery. That’s why this place quickly becomes a check-in coordinates and attracts many tourists to visit. Although having to go through nearly 500 steps, but when you are watching the whole natural scenery, everyone feels excited and dispels fatigue.

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In particular, revealing to you a place that is considered a “mecca” for producing beautiful fantasy images, which is the skyscraper located at the highest position on the top of Mua Mountain. Looking back from afar, it looks like a scene from ancient movies with towering mountains and immense blue sky. Don’t forget to take some really cool photos here.

7. Notes when traveling to Mua Cave

  • The road to the top of Mua Mountain is quite tricky and many rocks are difficult in the moving parts. So you must pay attention, do not crowded or joking to ensure safety!
  • Should choose sports shoes and comfortable clothes. Because climbing nearly 500 steps will surely make you feel tired. Do not forget to bring a small water bottle to refill when you rest, to avoid losing your body during climbing.
  • If you travel in the summer, you can choose a time to climb around the early in the morning or lately in the afternoon. Because this time the sun is not too intense, and you can watch the sunset on the top of the beautiful Mua Mountain!

Above are the reviews on the trip to explore Mua cave in Ninh Binh. Hope with our suggestions will help you have a complete trip and many interesting experiences.

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