Tam Coc Bich Dong – famous tourist destination Ninh Binh
Tam Coc Bich Dong is one of the beautiful sightseeing tourist destinations in ninh binh vietnam. Among the beautiful tourist destinations near Hanoi, Tam Coc Bich Dong is the most lyrical and romantic place.
Located 110km from the capital of Hanoi, Tam Coc Bich Dong tourist area is a tourist destination that anyone wants to visit even once.
Tam Coc Bich Dong is also known by other names as “Nam Thien De Nhi Dong” (The second beautiful cave in Vietnam) or “Ha Long Bay on land” by caves, limestone mountains and rice paddies here creating a so great and beautiful natural scenery.
With the wild beauty full of romance, Tam Coc Bich Dong attracts a lot of tourists to visit the sightseeing. Every day, hundreds of boats welcome thousands of tourists to visit this famous tourist destination.
Tam Coc means Three caves, which are used to refer to three caves that form Tam Coc, including Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave. All three caves are made by the Ngo Dong River flowing through the mountains
Ca cave is the largest and most beautiful cave. The cave is 127m long, 20m high, inside there are many limestone stalactites forming many beautiful curving shapes. Hang Hai is 60m long, 1km from the Ca cave, and Ba cave is 50m long, near Hai Cave. Hai Cave and Ba Cave all have beautiful stalactites.
Bich Dong means Green Cave, “Bich” means green stone. The name of Bich Dong was given to the cave by the father of the great poet Nguyen Du in 1773. Bich Dong is not a big cave but it is made up of two small caves.
The dry cave is located on the middle of the mountain or also called Bich Dong Pagoda and the water cave pierces through the mountain, called Xuyen Thuy Cave.
Bich Dong Pagoda dates back to the late Le Dynasty, having survived for hundreds of years, although it has been eroded by time, it still retains the ancient character of one of the most beautiful ancient temples in Vietnam. The pagoda is spread over 3 heights, consisting of 3 small pagodas, Ha (Lower) pagoda, Trung (Middle) pagoda and Thuong (Upper) pagoda.
Xuyen Thuy Dong is a water cave running from the East to the West of Bich Dong Mountain. The cave is 350m long, the ceiling and the wall are made by many large rocks, forming many interesting shapes, the largest place is 15m high, the smallest place is from 3 – 6m high.
Visitors on halong bay on land tour who want to visit Tam Coc Bich Dong have only one way, waterways along Ngo Dong river, through rice fields, winding around cliffs and crossing mysterious water caves.
When should we travel to Tam Coc – Bich Dong?
It is no coincidence that the ancients set Tam Coc Bich Dong a beautiful “Nam Thien De Nhi Dong” (The second beautiful cave in Vietnam) or “Ha Long Bay on land” because the landscape is always beautiful at any time.
Joining ninh binh amazing tour to Tam Coc Bich Dong any season of the year, visitors also admire the majestic beauty of the big mountains, charming water caves with fanciful stalactites on the Ngo Dong gentle river, enjoy peaceful moments in cool green natural scenery.
The scenery of mountains and rivers in Tam Coc Bich Dong tourist area does not change much all year round but the rice fields along the Ngo Dong river change with the seasons.
If tourists want to admire the green rice fields that are swaying and winding along the gentle flow of Ngo Dong, the time of Tet from January to February is the most appropriate time. If you want to see the natural scenery of Tam Coc Bich Dong in the golden color of the ripe rice, the period from the end of May to the beginning of June is the best time to enjoy the beauty of Tam Coc Bich Dong.