Tam Coc-Bich Dong tourist site is located in a natural area of 350.3 ha, just 2 km from national highway 1A, 7 km from Ninh Binh city, 9 km from Tam Diep city. Tam Coc Bich Dong Tourist Complex includes many boat lines, bicycling and walking trails connecting nearly 20 tourist destinations.
Tam Coc means three Caves, also called Xuyen Thuy Cave, located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh Vietnam. In the past, this area was the sea whose waves flapping all year round, and over the centuries it eroded into the cliffs, creating strange shapes. People also called it by the name ”Ha Long Bay inland”.
In 1773, Nguyen Nghiem (the father of the great poet Nguyen Du) visited the cave. Panoramic view of mountains, caves, rivers, fields, the sky here is covered with a blue color, so he put a name which is very beautiful and dreaming “Bich Dong” (meaning Green Cave). Arriving here, after visiting the pagoda, the small boat will take visitors around the cave in the fanciful mountain. Bich Dong is regarded as the “Nam Thien De Nhi Dong” (the second beautiful cave in Vietnam). – The first beautiful cave in Vietnam is Huong Tich Cave – Perfume Pagoda.
Best time to visit Tam Coc Bich Dong
Tam Coc tour is organizing all year round.
Depending on the individual plan you can choose the time to travel Tam Coc Bich Dong, but there are some timelines as follows you can refer:
April: In this time, the weather is quite dry, there is no longer the hot and humid annoyance of the north but the sunshine is not also too harsh, so sitting on the boat will not annoying. You can see people work on the field – So It is a chance for you to join or learn about Cultivating the wet rice in Vietnam,
From the first to the third lunar month: is the time when the festival of Bai Dinh Pagoda is organized, visitors on Ninh Binh Luxury tours can combine the pilgrimage and discovering Tam Coc Bich Dong on this occasion. If you want to add Hoa Lu in the trip, remember come in 8th to 10th of the third lunar month yearly, because this is the time of the festival Truong Yen.
In late May and early June: is the season of rice in the field Tam Coc Bich Dong, then the image of rice fields mixed with green rice fields and yellow gold will create a picture with beautiful colors.
Dry season: It is cool weather from September to next Apr