Thung Nham Bird Garden is a beautiful ecotourism site as Trang An and Tam Coc but less touristy. Considered as Nam Bo miniature – regional south of Vietnam, its diverse ecosystems and spectacular landscapes appeals much to domestic and foreign tourists.
You can find tons of interesting attractions such as But Cave, Vai Gioi Cave, thousands of year-old trees… Notably, the best thing is bird garden with many wild and rare species. All together are worth a vist!
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- Thung Nham Bird Park entrance fee
- Alluring things to do in Thung Nham Ninh Binh
- The Bird Garden
- But Cave (Buddha Cave)
- Vai Gioi Cave
- Ba Co Cave
- Other highlights
- Best time to visit Thung Nham Bird Garden
- Ultimate tips for visiting Thung Nham Bird Valley
Thung Nham Bird Park entrance fee
Thung Nham Bird Park ticket is divided following:
- Adults: 100.000 VND/visitor (~ 5 USD)
- Children from 0.8 to 1.3 meters: 50.000 VND/visitor (~ 2.5 USD)
- Children below 0.8 meters: free
The park opens 24 hours and after 5:00 pm, you will get a discount of 50% on the ticket price.
Some optional tickets:
- Thung Nham boat tour ticket: 20.000 VND/visitor (~ 1 USD)
- But Cave ticket: 20.000 VND/visitor (~ 1 USD)
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Alluring things to do in Thung Nham Ninh Binh
The Bird Garden
Assuredly, this is the most amazing and foremost destination of Thung Nham. The bird sanctuary is the living space of a lot of bird species such as stork, cauldron, stone flute, especially two rarest birds in the red book Hang Hac and Phuong Hoang.
The limestone mountain range silhouetted against the green water and rolling waves, which harmonizes with flocks of birds paint is a peaceful, idyllic and lively picture.
Thung Nham Bird Garden is an area of over 300 hectares and a hometown of over 35.000 birds as well. When the sun dipped below the horizon, the light starts fading away, it is also time for the birds to return their home. Dropping the soul into the beautiful scenery, you will totally admire the view of mountain cliffs, green forests and the flocks of birds in the sky.
The best way to observe the scene is taking a boat tour as other Ninh Binh boat tour into this wonderful place.
Compared to other places in Ninh Binh province, this site is not so popular to many tourists, but it means less touristy. If you are seeking for an untouched destination, a relaxing and quiet place or a nature-based site, this is the place!
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But Cave (Buddha Cave)
500 meters in length, But Cave is a precious stone cave attracting adventurers conquering a new continent. In the cave, there is a Buddha-shaped stone surrounded by the beautiful underground river. No one can explain this mysterious phenomenon, no one knows how it can be created. May be you should come and find out!
To visit But Cave, you should buy a ticket at the first ticket gate.
Vai Gioi Cave
Vai Gioi Cave is about 5000 meters square and has a lot of stalactites divided into “Earth, Hell, and Paradise”. It is used to pray for favorable rain, wind and good harvests. so visitors to Thung Nham Bird Garden usually come here praying for luck.
After crossing the high slopes, it is satisfactorily compensation to capture the view of Thung Nham Bird Garden with a scene of villages and green rice fields. Seeing the view, every tiredness will be blew up.
To visit the Vai Gioi Cave, follow the main path from the ticket gate (about 500 meters), turn right then passing 439 challenging stone steps, you will reach the cave gate.
Ba Co Cave
Literally, “Ba co” can be translated as “Three girls”, this special name has an origin from a legend:
The legend said that in the past, when King Dinh Tien Hoang was poisoned, all the doctors could not find any remedy to save him. As a result, the whole residents in the country who could find a medicine to save the King will be rewarded.
At this time, there were three sisters dreamed seeing a cave in Thung Nham with precious water that can save the King. After waking up, the girls went to the cave to get the water. Unfortunately, the three girls were captured by a tiger beforing taking the holly water. To honor three girls, the local named it Ba Co Cave.
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Tien Ca Cave: The cave is more than 1500 meters long and has an enchanting stalactite system. Over million years of natural creation, this place also handed down a story about a petrified Mermaid. The stalactites are like the exquisite art paintings of nature.
Thuy Cung cave: Like an underwater palace, this magnificent cave has a length of 700 meters and decorated by beautiful sparkling stalactites.
Fruit gardens: Get lost in fruit gardens of apple, guava, mango, pink, litchi trees and so on.
Thousand-year-old tree: The tree grows on a large rock and is considered one of the most ancient trees in Vietnam.
After the trip to discover Thung Nham Bird Garden, tourists can relax and stay at stilt houses hidden in the green forest, enjoy a variety of rustic Vietnam dishes made by pork, chicken, salmon, goat meat, crunchy rice and the specialty – Hai Nham shrimp in the serene and peaceful landscape of mountains and forests.
From Thung Nham Bird Park visitors can easily travel to other famous nearby places such as Bich Dong Pagoda, Tam Coc and Mua Cave.
Best time to visit Thung Nham Bird Garden
The ideal time to visit Thung Nham Bird Garden is at the end of the summer and in autumn (from August to October) or in February and March as the weather is really nice. And for the best observation, you should take a boat ride at the bird garden after 5:00 pm as it is the time birds back to their nest.
Ultimate tips for visiting Thung Nham Bird Valley
- For the best relaxation, you should spend 2 days 1 night to visit all the above places.
- Things should be carried with: mosquito repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes. Also, bring along umbrella and sunscreen as you will be out door a lot.
- Save the map in your phone or take one at the ticket counter.
- Please check the weather forecast before visiting for the best exploration.
It is not exaggerating to say that Thung Nham Bird Garden is one of the most wonderful places in Ninh Binh. If you have an opportunity to travel to Ninh Binh, don’t miss the chance to witness this natural beauty.
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