Bich Dong was a small temple on a hill divided into various levels.

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Landscape of Bich Dong Cave was dubbed “The Nam Thien II” (the second beautiful cave in Vietnam).

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Bich Dong Cave is a famous ancient spot, belonging to Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh province.

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Bich Dong Cave is one of the most famous scenic spots of Ninh Binh.

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Thach Dong in Bich Dong Cave.

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Bich Dong Cave means “Green Grotto” or “Pearl Grotto”, which reveals its magnificient natural beauties.

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Bich Dong Cave is situated in Van Lam hamlet, Ninh Hai Community, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province. Bich Dong is one of the most famous and beautiful caves in Vietnam. Visiting Ninh Binh you should not miss this case, normally the route for tourist explore full day trip to Ninh Binh is Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong. This travel route is very popular to visit in the northern Vietnam, among Tam Coc is still called “Halong Bay on land”, it is very beautiful and specially. From Tam Coc, it takes around 2km to transfer to Bich Dong Cave where is still called “Nam Thien De Nhat Dong” it means the second beautiful cave in Vietnam.

Attractions in Bich Dong Cave

Exploring Bich Dong Cave, firstly you should visit Bich Dong Pagoda because this pagoda is located in Bich Dong Mountain where has Bich Dong Cave. Bich Dong Pagoda was built since 1428 under King Le Thai To and this place is also considered as the most famous site of Ninh Binh at that time. Bich Dong Pagoda was included three parts (three pagodas), it is located on the mountain side and called Ha Pagoda, Trung Pagoda and Thuong Pagoda. Bich Dong mean the green cave, this name is named by prime minister Nguyen Nghiem, he is the father of a great poet Nguyen Du, the name of Bich Dong was named since 1773. 

After praying in Bich Dong Pagoda, the tourist climb up twenty one steps is Toi Cave (Dark Cave), this cave is included a lot of the different and beautiful images such as the fairies, dragons, tortoises, elephants, tigers….To go up Thuong Pagoda, the tourist also walk around forty steps long to the mountain side, this pagoda is located at the highest place nearby Bich Dong mountain top. The courtyard of Thuong Pagoda is the most ideal place to see overview of Bich Dong, there are ranges of mountains and branches of river to be mixed together to make a wonderful picture for this area.

Exploring Tam Coc and Bich Dong Cave you are experienced by a boat trip along a small river, this is a special kind of boat, it is a small wooden boat, a local will row this boat and sometimes you could try to row it by yourself, it is very fun and interested. With a mighty landscape inside Bich Dong Cave as well as a fresh, cool and clear water at here, you will have a memorial trip. There are also another beautiful caves in Vietnam such as Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh, Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave) and Thien Cung as well as well Dau Go Cave in Halong Bay….but Bich Dong Cave is different with its own beauty and architecture.

How go to Bich Dong Cave?

It takes around 150km to catch the bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, there are a lot of the local buses from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, from Ninh Binh it is easy for you to rent a car or motorbike to move to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Binh Dong to take full sights in this area. If you are a real adventurer, then riding a motorbike to this site is also a very fun experience. If you are a small group, then take a private tour is the best choice. But if you travel solo, then join a group tour is the cheapest and most convenient way for you. Visiting Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong is you will mix to explore the history of Vietnam, take a boat trip and discover about one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam. This mixed trip will make you feel never forget and it will be one of your most memorial and worthwhile trip to the northern Vietnam.

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