The beauty of Thung Nham
Thung Nham bird sanctuary is about 12km east of Ninh Binh city, located in the core area of the complex of Trang An landscapes, next to the famous Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourist resort. From Bich Dong Pagoda, about 4km from the road, tourists can come to Thung Nham – the country of birds.
Thung Nham Birds Ecological Tourism Area (Thung Chim) is located in the southwest of Ninh Binh city, in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District. It is one of the tourist destinations full of cultural and spiritual factors, landscape and biodiversity.
Surrounded by tropical forests on the limestone mountains, many valleys, and caves, blending with grass and flowers, Thung Chim has been given a beautiful natural landscape.
Coming to Thung Chim, visitors of Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour also explore the wildlife of nearly 40 species of birds with about 50 thousand birds. Especially at sunset, each flock of white storks hovers, shelter in a wetland, then visitors will feel the primitive beauty difficult to find.
What to do in Thung Nham?
As an ecological tourist area spreading over 334 hectares, Thung Nham bird park has many beautiful poetic places that you cannot ignore. If you do not have much time, you should go to at least 3 locations as follows.
The cave is a natural rock cave 500m long in Thung Nham bird tourism site. In the cave, there is a Buddha shaped rock on the river which is very beautiful. Buddha Cave is dark and there is no lighting system, so you will have to take the flashlight.
Vai Gioi Cave
Vai Gioi is a cave located on the high mountain, about 5000 m2 wide with 3 floors divided into “World, Hell and Paradise”, containing many stalactites and stalagmites. It is said that this is the place where occurred the sacrifices of the ancient people for the rain, for good weather, and for bumper harvests. Visitors who join in Ninh Binh cycling tour to Thung Nham bird park almost visit this site to wish a pleasant trip.
After going through the gate 500m, you will turn right to the cave. If you have overcome 439 step of challenging stairs, you will reach the door of the cave.
This is definitely the most important destination of Thung Nham bird sanctuary in Ninh Binh Vietnam. Bird garden is a living space of many birds such as stork, heron, mallard, Forktail, etc. Especially, there are also two rare species in the Red Data Book, flamingo, and Phoenix. The monumental limestone mountains reflected on the blue water with the flock of birds which creates a rarely peaceful and poetic scenery.
The best time to visit the bird garden is in the autumn when the weather is cold, about 5 pm when the birds find for food. However, if you cannot arrange the time, you can come to between 5 am and 7amam or between 4pm and 6pm to see birds flying.
If you have more time, you should visit the full list of other places at Thung Nham Bird Park, such as Tien Ca Cave, Garden area, Thuy Cung Cave, Trees moving, Valley of love, etc.
In Thung Nham tourist area there are full of catering and accommodation services including the stilt house (single room, double room closed toilet, full facilities), dining area, conference room, karaoke, swimming pool, huts around the lake to sit and drink. With a beautiful and peaceful scenery suitable for relaxing in the weekend, it is sure that you will have a perfect trip.