Mua cave - Must conquer in Ninh Binh 2022 (Updated)

Mua cave located at Ninh Xuan communal – Hoa Lu district – Ninh Binh. According to legend, When King Tran Thai Tong returned to Hoa Lu to establish a Thai Vi temple, he often listened to the beautiful women sing and dance. That's why local people call Mua (Dance)


1. What do you do in Mua Cave

1.1. Taking photos at "virtual tower."

If you are a photographer or a fan of social media (Instagram, Facebook…), BELIEVE me, you must be here.

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Virtual tower - an excellent place for check-in

To reach the peak, visitors will climb up near 500 stones step. In the middle of the way up, there are two paths:

  • The right one leading to one of the pagodas and virtual tower

  • The left one leading to the stone statue of Quan Am (The Goddess of Mercy) and the lying dragon statue. So, turn left to get the most breathtaking masterpieces of the whole area. Or visit both places if you can.

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View from the left side


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View from the peak

1.2. Mua caves hike to the peak and see the panoramic view on Dragon Peak

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Dragon peak

2. Mua cave entrance and opening hours

  • Entrance fee: 100.000vnd/person (about 4$ USD)

  • Time working: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm every day

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Mua cave entrance fee 

3. Best time to visit Mua Cave

Ninh Binh has typical weather. So you can go any time during the year. However, if you want to get the best photos, you should choose when Tam Coc is in the most beautiful ripe rice season. It is also the time of transition between May and June.

If you go in the summer, it is recommended to start the trip in the early morning or later afternoon to avoid hot and intense sunlight. Meanwhile, in the winter, the best time will be before 4 pm. So the tourist can get back before dark.


3.1. Also place taking photos for special occasions.

On the way to the top of the mountain, you may see many couples taking photos preparing for their wedding, unique at the wedding season like autumn or spring.

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A couple taking photos for wedding

3.2. Mua cave parking fee

On the way to the Mua cave destination, there are lots of people waving to you for parking with the price of 10,000 VND or more. But maybe you don't know if there is an available and free parking lot insider, and you don't need to walk a kilometer from there to place buy tickets. Please don't waste any money on our Ninh Binh trip!

3.3. Tips for a beautiful trip in Mua cave tour

The road to the peak of the mountain is quite tricky, and many rocks are rugged in the moving parts, so you must be attentive to make safety!
Should wear sports shoes and comfortable clothes with nearly 500 steps you may feel tired. Do not forget to bring a small water /beer or snack when you rest.

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4. Nearby Attraction and activities

Mua Cave is one of the most popular attractions that you can visit. Besides many other attractions nearby as below:

4.1. Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Just a few km Mua cave go through small road in the village you will reach Tam Coc wharf – where you can take bamboo boat visit "Halong Bay on the land" or hire bicycle or motorbike visit Bich Dong pagoda – with unique architecture and has a longtime history.

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Taking a sampan boat on Tam Coc - Must do in Ninh Binh.

4.2. Bai Dinh pagoda

Bai Dinh pagoda is the biggest pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records on Vietnam and Asia waiting for you to explore. Let's find out more with Go Viet Trip

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Overview of Bai Dinh Pagoda

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Author Hoan Nguyen

Hoan Nguyen has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.


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My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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