Mua Cave
Mua Cave

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Mua Cave, located in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam, is an increasingly popular destination for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. Known for its stunning panoramic views and challenging climb, Mua Cave offers a unique combination of natural beauty and physical adventure. It's a must-visit for those who wish to explore the less trodden parts of Vietnam's diverse landscape.

Location and General Overview

Mua Cave is situated at the base of Mua Mountain, which is part of the larger Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. The cave itself is relatively small but serves as the starting point for the real attraction – a steep ascent up 500 stone steps to the top of the mountain. This climb is not for the faint-hearted but rewards the determined traveler with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, characterized by lush rice fields and meandering rivers set against a backdrop of towering limestone mountains.

Highlights of Mua Cave

The Climb to the Top

The journey to the summit of Mua Mountain is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Each step brings a new perspective of the stunning landscape below, culminating in a panoramic vista at the top that rivals any in Vietnam.

The Dragon Statue

Atop the mountain, beside the viewing point, stands a striking dragon statue. This impressive sculpture not only adds a cultural element to the natural beauty of the site but also provides a unique photo opportunity against the scenic backdrop.

Mua Cave

Exploring the Cave

While the cave itself may be overshadowed by the mountain's peak, it is worth exploring. Mua Cave, with its cool interior and intriguing rock formations, offers a welcome respite from the heat and a glimpse into the geological history of the region.

Nearby Attractions

Mua Cave's location in Ninh Binh province places it near other notable attractions such as the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, the serene Tam Coc-Bich Dong area, and the sprawling Bai Dinh Pagoda. This makes it an excellent addition to a broader itinerary exploring the region.

Sustainable Tourism in Mua Cave

As Mua Cave grows in popularity, there is an increasing emphasis on sustainable tourism practices. Visitors are encouraged to respect the natural environment, adhere to designated paths, and minimize their impact on the local ecosystem. Supporting local businesses and eco-friendly tours also contributes to the area's sustainable development.


Mua Cave is a hidden jewel in Vietnam's treasure trove of natural wonders. Its combination of physical challenge and natural beauty makes it an ideal destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. Whether you're ascending the summit for its stunning views or exploring the depths of the cave, Mua Cave promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Vietnam's majestic landscape.

Traveler Reviews

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It’s a nice spot but I found it quite expensive for what it is. The cave is not that big but the whole site is nice
The hike to the dragon is 500 big steps, plan accordingly. I wish we had more time here on our tour. But we had enough to get to the top and climb to the dragon. Hiking the last bit to the dragon is tricky Ang getting out all the way to the tail is not advisable if you’re not sure footed. It is not designed for the number of people that visit so be patient.
Wir waren Mitte Januar zum Sonnenaufgang und waren ganz alleine dort. Die Fahrräder haben wir direkt beim Ticket Office für je 5k parkiert. Der Mann vom Ticket Office haben wir um ca. 05:30 geweckt, war kein Problem. Super Erlebnis, Blick auf die Reisfelder ist sehr zu empfehlen.
BEST VIEWPOINT OF VIETNAM NOT JUST A CAVE! LYING DRAGONS
Awesome One time visit
The view from the top was immense! Recommend if you like walking and climbing to the top of things!
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The highlight of our trip so far. Seen many pictures on the ‘gram, but none of them do justice (including mine). This general area is so incredibly beautiful. It feels like you’re in a zen painting and a dragon will burst through the clouds at any moment. Well worth the hike up! If you are riding a scooter, they will try to stop you and pay for parking. Ride to the entrance and there will be parking there.
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Increibles vistas y perfecto lugar para hacer buenas fotoa
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À voir absolument !! Idéalement, tôt le matin ou en fin d'après-midi : l'ascension donne chaud.
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C'est magique !
전망대 꼭 가셔요!
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Entrance fee: 100,000 per person. The climb is located behind the restaurants and behind the resort. Unfortunately, we didn't have good weather and therefore hardly had a view. The ascent in wet weather can be very slippery.
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Worth the steep hike. The view is amazing
Cảnh quan đẹp tuy vậy cần quan tâm đến vệ sinh khu vực trên 2 đỉnh núi tốt hơn!
Enjoy nature. Lime Stone Cave and Lake. Beautiful Mountains with cold breeze.
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Very interesting place and the row boat ride is super cool. The slow ride is so exhilarating but the air quality is no good. So hazy and stuffy with a bit of smell that reminds of China.
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Awesome views from the top.
Sublime
Magnificent views It's worth it.
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Beautiful!
Splendid place
Hang Múa, Ninh Bình - A Breathtaking Natural Wonder Hang Múa in Ninh Bình is a truly mesmerizing destination that captivates both the heart and soul. This natural wonder, often referred to as the "Múa Cave," is a testament to the incredible beauty that Vietnam has to offer. The journey to Hang Múa starts with a trek up a steep staircase, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. As you ascend, the lush greenery unfolds beneath you, creating a sense of anticipation for the enchanting spectacle that awaits at the summit. Upon reaching the top, the breathtaking sight of karst mountains and the winding Ngo Dong River reveals itself. The panoramic view is nothing short of awe-inspiring, making the climb entirely worthwhile. The unique limestone formations and the picturesque Tam Cốc-Bích Động landscape paint a vivid picture of the natural splendor of Ninh Bình. The highlight of Hang Múa is the iconic dragon statue, standing proudly against the backdrop of the stunning landscape. This vantage point provides an ideal spot for capturing unforgettable photos and immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the region. Visiting Hang Múa during sunrise or sunset adds an extra layer of magic to the experience. The changing colors of the sky cast a warm glow on the karst formations, creating a romantic and tranquil ambiance. It's a poetic scene that lingers in your memory long after you descend from the summit. In conclusion, Hang Múa in Ninh Bình is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. The climb may be challenging, but the reward of witnessing the majestic beauty of Vietnam's natural landscape from the top is truly unparalleled. This hidden gem deserves every bit of its acclaim, earning it a well-deserved spot on any traveler's itinerary.
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Gyönyörű hely, lent Lótusz mező, fent kulturális örökség,fenséges panorama. Figyelni az időjárás, mert rossz időben nem éri meg felmenni!!
Mua Cave is a popular destination in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. Situated in the Tam Coc region of Ninh Binh, it is close to the Trang An Cultural Landscape Complex. The cave is located on a hill surrounded by stairs that lead to the summit, offering breathtaking views of Ninh Binh. You can climb the Stairway to Heaven and explore the impressive scenery while experiencing the beauty of the region.
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Superbe expérience. Les 500 marches sont longues car elles sont plutôt grande compter 800-1000 marches française lol. La vue en haut en vaut la peine. Attention aux pierres glissantes si il a plu ! Super endroit
Mirar los horarios para aprovechar la subida, las actuaciones de baile y el arco nocturno
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Eindrucksvolles Gelände mit Höhle und Tempel hoch oben auf dem Berg. Bei strömendem Regen recht rutschig.
Worth the visit to vietnam. Climb the dragon, a bit risky but worth it...the view is worth the climb.
טיפוס מאתגר לפסגת עם פסל הדרקון. שווה את התצפית היפה על שדות האורז והאזור
We really enjoyed climbing Mua Caves! Since we stayed at their eco lodge we had plenty of time that day. So we climbed both routes. The view from the top was good but it was not that extraordinary maybe because there was no lotus or the green paddies around! We were amazed by the gigantic mountain ranges ⛰️⛰️felt how small we are in front of nature
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You have to climb 500+ stairs to look at these views. Going up is easier than going down. Very crowded. Be very careful when going down the mountain.
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Excellent views
육지의 하롱베이 비가 조금 내렸는데 더 좋았어요 정말 아름다운곳입니다 편한신발 편한 옷차림하세요
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Đẹp, mà leo hơi vất
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At sunset is a lovely place
The place is rather interesting. It could use a little safety. People who come here need to be mindful that it is some religious site
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Pieno di turisti ma visuale bellissima

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