Mountain in Tam Coc Area
Hang Mua Mua Cave Attraction
PriceEntrance fee of 100000VND per person Multiple parking operators will try to stop you to park with them for 15000 VND per bicycle (vs free parking after the ticket office)
Ninh Xuân, Ninh Bình, Vietnam
This is not a cave, but a small hill with stone dragon at the top.
A beautiful hike up the hill to see long stone dragon and a good view of the surrounding area. There are two peaks, the one without the dragon offer a great view without the crowd. Entrance ticket is 100,000VND per person. There are 3-4 illegal parking collectors en route to the ticket entrance, so you need quite some determination to avoid then all (and park for free after ticket entrance) as they try very hard to stop you. I assume these operations are run by nearby villagers, collecting 10,000VND per bicycle.
By my count, there were 459 steps to reach the top. Yes, I counted. That’s some serious exercise, and another reason to show up early, before the sun is too strong. The stairs are uneven and steep, but the reward is worth every bit of pain. Once at the summit, you’ll want to take your time, both to recover and to contemplate the view. If you haven’t been to Ha Long Bay, it’s safe to say you’ve never seen anything like it.