Tam Coc Bich Dong, also named “Nam Thien De Dong”, or the Three Caves, is a wonderful tourist attraction of Vietnam. The area is bestowed with a system of limestone caves, and historical relics related to Vu Lam’s supply of the Tran dynasty located mainly in Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu and Ninh Binh communes.
Tam Coc is ranked by the Prime Minister of Vietnam as a special national monument and has been classified as a world heritage by UNESCO.
Tam Coc, which means “three caves”, including Ca cave, Hai cave, and Ba cave, is created by the Ngo Dong River which pierces the mountain. The Ca cave is 127 m long, passing through a large mountain, the cave is over 20 m wide. The temperature in the cave is quite cool, there are many stalactites and stalactites with various forms. Hang Hai, nearly 1 km away from Ca cave, 60 m long, the ceiling of the cave has many strange stalactites. Cave Ba near Hang Hai, is 50 meters long, ceiling is like a stone arch, lower than the other two caves.
Want to visit Tam Coc visitors get off the boat from the central station. The boat takes visitors on the Ngo Dong river , the surrounding landscape is a cliff. Time goes and returns about 2 hours. Especially on Ngo Dong river the view can change according to the season of rice (green rice, yellow rice or silver color of water in the field).
Bich Dong padago is located 2 km from Tam Coc, meaning “green cave”, the name given to the grandchild of Nguyen Nghiem, the father of the great poet Nguyen Du, in 1773. This is one of the landmarks in the group. the ancient people called “the first heavenly man”, specifically Bich Dong was named the second most beautiful “temple in the sky” in South Vietnam.
Behind the Huong Tich cave (first heavenly cave) in Huong Son and stand in front of Dich Long Cave (Third Heavenly Cave) in Kem Trong. Bich Dong consists of a dry cave lying on the middle of the mountain (making Bich Dong pagoda) and a cave of water piercing through the mountain (called Xuyen Thuy Dong). In front of the cave is a branch of Ngo Dong river winding on the mountain side, across the river.