Mua mountain ( Mua cave) is the must see attraction, offering the best panoramic view in Ninh Binh. Visiting Mua mountain, tourists can enjoy the peaceful and comfortable relaxation while looking over a majestic world from the top of Mua mountain. It is a reason why Mua cave Ninh Binh is attracting more and more foreigners who are looking for the best short holidays in the North of Vietnam.
- Location: Khe Ha Village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province
Opening time: Daily from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Entrance fee: VND.100,000/person
To save your trip you should start conquering Mua moutain before 4 pm in winter because it gets dark soon. In summer the best time is in the morning or afternoon when the sunshine is weak.
Mua cave is a tourist site located in the core area of Trang An World Heritage Site in Ninh Binh Province. It has the typical geological characteristics of limestone mountains with millions of years of age. From Mua mountain, visitors can easily access to other places in Ninh Binh tourist routes such as Trang An Eco Tourism Complex, Thung Nham, Tam Coc Bich Dong and Van Long lagoon …From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Tam Coc area with the beauty praised by foreign visitors as well as other high-altitude sights in Vietnam such as Ma Pi Leng Pass (Ha Giang), Lam Mong (Yen Bai) or Mai Chau (Hoa Binh).
Legend of Mua mountain
Legend has that when Tran King returned to Hoa Lu to build Am Thai Vi, he often came here to hear the women singing and dancing. Therefore, this place was named Mua moutain. Mua in Vietnamese means ” Dance”.
What to expect
Mua Cave is located at the foot of Mua Mountain. It is shaped like a large bell face upside down, about 800m2 wide. There is a rocky hill dotted with nearly 500 steps leading to the top. A winding road running around the mountain, which is covered in towers, making it look like a miniature Great Wall. Two sides of the road are decorated with sophisticated stone statues of dragons and phoenixes. They were built in the Tran Dynasty’s artistic style (1225-1400).
On the top of the mountain is placed a statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara with eyes down to the ancient capital. With peaceful looks and a panoramic view over a large area of Hoa Lu.
Dance Mountain has been around for a long time but has only been exploited for tourism since 2000. At this time, this place is known for the Dance Cave Observatory – the only natural observatory in Ninh Binh. It is 142m high and 800m2 wide. In the center of the monument is a large, ancient green artificial moss lake. Extremely beautiful space by trees shady.
In addition, there are many mysterious caves deep into the mountain. Going from the entrance gate, you will come across impressive areas with tree houses, water houses in the middle of the lake, terraced flower gardens and rows of motels located close to the foot of the mountain.
Mua mountain itself is not impressive, but panoramic views from the peak above. With absolute greenery on all the sides, visitors can see the rocky hills grouped leading up to the horizon, with the river navigating in between. They will feel so tranquil when they sit on a rock at the top.
Tourists to this place often try to conquer the peak of the mountain from where it could bring them up to the one of the most iconic views in Vietnam – an panoramic view of scenic limestone mountain ranges and paddy fields. In particular, to the west is the Ngo Dong river winding through Tam Coc, the other sides afford a view of lush rice fields. In May and June, when Tam Coc is in the ripe rice season, the picture of “golden season” of ripe rice fields mixed with green water is beautiful. This is also the most beautiful travel time.
Hiking to the highest peak at Mua mountain is one of the best things to do in Ninh Binh! The Mua mountain itself is not that spectacular to look at but rather the incredible 360-degree views at the top of the mountain are what makes a visit to Mua mountain more than worth it!
Activities in Mua Mountain
Mua Mountain has been invested in the construction of an eco-tourism site in combination with climbing sports. In addition, Nui Mua appeared on many media and social networks recently. This destination becomes one of the most beautiful “check-in” places in Ninh Binh. Are you ready to take your best photos here?
Do not miss this Ninh Binh day tour from Hanoi: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
In addition, here on special occasions also have music and dance programs to recreate the scene of the ancient king. This is one of the special highlights to preserve the culture of the nation.
Notes when traveling to Mua Mountain
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’s water 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 is information about the trip to explore Mua Mountain in Ninh Binh. Hope with our suggestions will help you have a complete trip and many interesting experiences.