Tam Coc, Bich Dong – Thee Caves and Green Cavern

Tam Coc, Bich Dong - Thee Caves and Green CavernLocation: Ninh Binh province. (100km from Hanoi)

Feature: The famous landscape and vestige of Tam Coc Bich Dong are located in Ninh Binh province, in the range of limestone mountain range Truong Yen, near Hoa Lu vestige. Along the small boat on a green water line with the shadow of mountains and cloud, visitors will be crossing the stalactite covered colorful stones. Bich Dong ranks the second after the cavern in Huong Tich pagoda (Hanoi). In the front of carve is the vast paddy field and a branch of Hoang Long river. The river flows toruously which makes the mountains are the shape of lotus. On the mountains, there are luxuriant trees with the appearance of bending roof.

Tam Coc, Bich Dong - Thee Caves and Green CavernThe pagoda in Bich Dong was built in Le dynasty with the big bell inside. In the dynasty of Le Hien Tong(1740-1786), the pagoda is restored with three small pagodas from the upper – middle to higher pagoda spreading from the foot to the peak of the mountain. Mostly these three pagodas was made of stone originated from this very land.

Near Bich Dong is the Tam Coc Cave. Though it’s very near from these two places, people can only come to Tam Coc via boat. The river is small with green pure water. Visitors will be coming through three cool caverns with the natural stalactites.

Due to the secretive terrain, Tam Coc Bich Dong was the base for revolutions before 1945, in the French and American wars. During the wars, many of the caverns here had become the place for station, army medical corps centre, arsenal and store of food.

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