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NGU DONG SON

From Ha Noi, go to Phu Ly (50 km), and continue for 8 km until reaching Ngu Dong Son in Kim Bang. Ngu Dong Son comprises five grottoes (the widest one can shelter approximately 1,000 persons), situated in Cam Mountains, which have been a common them in Vietnamese poetry and music.

Coming to Ngu Dong Son, visitors can contemplate the various forms of stalactiles and stalagmites and listen to the symphonies created by the wind blowing through the stones.

 

TAM COC - BICH DONG

Bich Dong pagoda is located 11 km from Ninh Binh Province and can be reached either by boat or car. The pagoda, built on Ngu Nhac Mountain, is divided into three levels: ha (lower), trung (middle) and Thuong (upper). On the mountain peaks stands a statue of a mandarin looking to the horizon.

From the upper pagoda, one has the most magnificent view of Bich Dong, which is romatically charming in terms of both architecture and history. The location for the pagoda was chosen in 1428 after twon monks saw the view of the river and the mountains. Later, Emperor Le Canh Hung wrote a poem in honour of the beautiful pagoda and landscape. The Tam Coc Caves are located approximately 2 km from the pagoda.

 

PHUONG THIEN CAVE

Located 7 km south of the town of Ha Giang, this area features beautiful landscapes and charming natural caves and grottoes such as Doi, Lang Lo and Phuong Thien.

There are many flowers and fruits, with special products of the area including plums, pears, oranges and apples. Tuyet Son tea also grows at an elevation of 900m.

 

TAM THANH GROTTOES

Situated near the city of Lang Son, the three Tam Thanh Grottoes include. Nhat Thanh, Nhi Thanh and Tam Thanh. The most famous is Tam Thanh Grotto itself, lying west of Ky Lua Street. Its entrance is approximately 8m high, opening to a corridor with 30 stone steps carved into the mountain.

There are dense groves hiding the grotto from the sun Poet Ngo Thi Si (1726 – 1780) carved one of his texts on the cave’s wall while he was a mandarin in Lang Son. The poem praises the magnificent natural beauty of the area, more specifically the sound of a stream of water falling on hundreds of rocks. Vong Phu Mountain, meaning “waiting for a husbands”, is also nearby.

 

THIEN CUNG GROTTO

Thien Cung is perhaps the most beautiful grotto in all of Ha Long Bay. Multiform stalactites and stalagmites have attracted thousands of tourists. With some investment – this could develop into a special sight for Ha Long Bay tourism.

 

 

BO NAU GROTTO

The view from Bo Nau Grotto offers a large expanse of sea and remote islands.
Previously this site used to be home to countless numbers of pigeons. Later, as more and more people settled, fewer and fewer came, until finally they quit the breeding ground altogether. Bo Nau is Vietnamese for pigeon.

 


TRINH NU GROTTO

Trinh Nu Grotto is situated on Bo Hon islet, 15 km South of Bai Chay Beach. It runs winding through the heart of the island it occupies for more than 2 km. Here are many chambers, each offering its own beautiful feature such as almost life-like stalactites and stalagmites.

 

 

THAM TET TONG CAVE

Two kilometers from the center of Son La Town is Tham Tet Tong, a cave more than 150m long. Above it are mountains and vast forests, while inside there, flows a stream with many white waterfalls. Along the walls of the cave are numerous stalactites and stalagmites that sparkle in the morning sunshine.

 

PHONG NHA CAVE

Phong Nha Caves, also called the troc Caves, lie in the limestone cliffs of Ke bang in Quang Ninh Province, 50 km north – west of Dong Hoi. Like most of the caves in the area, they were shaped by the Chai River.

The 14 caves that have been discovered feature the longest underground river in the world.
The farther one gets inside Phong Nha, the more amazing the stalactites and stalagmites appears as bright light is shone on them.

More importantly, all of the primitive stone caves have been preserved in their natural form.

 

PAC BO

Pac Bo is a small mountainous village in the Ha Quang District of Cao Bang Province, 350 km north of Ha Noi.

It is known nationwide as an ole revolutionary base. The famous Coc Bo Cave is where President Ho Chi Minh, after returning from 30 years abroad, established his residence and worked on Vietnam’s revolutionary course.

The main historical relics in this area consists of Coc Bo Cave, Lenin Stream, Cacmac Mountain, Bo Bam Cave, Co Rac Grounds and Khuoi Nam – where Ho Chi Minh directly trained men and held tactical meetings.

He returned to Pac Bo in February 1961, 20 years after his first stay.

 

 
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