• Thung Nham Bird Gardens - Ninh Binh Travel Guide
  • Thung Nham Bird Gardens - Ninh Binh Travel Guide

  • on Feb 16, 2019       By: LucyH
  • Being a beautiful ecotourism site in Trang An Landscape Complex, Thung Nham Bird Garden or Thung Nham tourist area is the place to visit at least once in your life. Here is the detailed experience when traveling to Thung Nham that Authentik Travel has synthesized for your What to do in Ninh Binh list.

    Where is the Thung Nham Bird Garden?
              How to get to Thung Nham Bird Garden?
    Ticket prices to Thung Nham
    What does it have in Thung Nham?
             But Cave
             Vai Gioi Cave
             Bird garden
    Notices when visiting Thung Nham

    Where is the Thung Nham Bird Garden?


    Thung Nham Bird Garden - Beautiful landscapes in Ninh Binh (Photo: Internet)

    Thung Nham bird garden (also known as Thung Chim) belongs to Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. It is located in the core of the Trang An Complex which is very close to Tam Coc Bich Dong.

    Way to get to Thung Nham

    From Hanoi, follow the direction of National Highway 1A and go in the direction to Tam Coc tourist area, ride straight through Tam Coc area, toward Bich Dong Pagoda (near the temple) there will be a fork, take the left-handed track and look at the signpost) From here, drive straight to Thung Nham.
    At Thung Nham ticketgateway, you can buy a boat ticket from the first section to go to But cave or choose to go straight to Thung Nham.

    Ticket prices to Thung Nham

    Listed fare: 100,000 VND (4.3$) / adult
    - Children from 80 cm to 130 cm: 50% discount. Children under 80 cm: free.
    - After 17:00, tourists can visit Thung Nham Bird Garden with a 50% discount on ticket price.

    What does it have in Thung Nham Bird Garden?

    As an eco-tourism area spread over 334 hectares, Thung Nham Bird Garden has many beautiful poetic landscapes that you can not ignore. If you don't have much time, you should go to at least these 3 locations:

    But Cave ( Buddha Cave)

    But Cave is a natural stone cave 500 meters  long belonging to Thung Nham bird garden. In the cave, there is a Buddha-shaped stone, sitting by the beautiful underground river. The cave is dark and there is no lighting system, you will take a flashlight to visit.
    As it was mentioned on the way to Thung Nham Ninh Binh, you should buy a ticket at the boat right at the first ticket gate to visit But cave.

    The Buddha Cave in Thung Nham Bird Garden - "Go to the cave to meet Buddha" (Photo: Internet)

    Vai Gioi Cave (Heaven Worshiping)

    Notices when visiting Thung Nham
    Vai Gioi Cave - Thung Nham (Photo: Internet)

    Vai Gioi Cave is a high mountain cave, about 5000 m2 with 3 dynamic layers, containing a lot of stalactites, divided into "Earth, Hell and Paradise". It is also known that this is the place where the herd of the Heaven's sacrifice was established, praying for rain and good harvests.
    To visit the Vai Gioi Cave, after going through the ticket gate 500m, you turn right to head up the cave. After passing the challenge of 439 stone steps, you will reach the cave door.

    Bird garden


    Thung Nham bird garden is home to thousands of birds (Photo: Internet)

    This is undoubtedly the most important destination of the Thung Nham Ninh Binh bird sanctuary. The bird garden is the living space of many birds such as stork, cauldron, garganey, especially two rare species in the red book are the constant and phoenix. The limestone mountain range that is silhouetted against the blue water and the birds flock to the branches makes for a peaceful and idyllic setting rarely found.
    The best time to visit Thung Nham bird garden is autumn, the weather is cold, about 17 degree celsius when the birds go . However, if you do not arrange the time, you can come at 5am - 7am or 6pm - 6pm to watch the birds fly, or 14:00 - 15:00 to catch up to Hanoi during the day.
    If you have more time, you should fully visit other places at Thung Nham Bird Garden, for example: Tien Dong Cave, Garden Land, Dong Thuy Cung, Multi Tree Movement, Valley of Love.

    Thung Nham bird garden is home to thousands of birds (Photo: Internet)

    Banyan tree moves 300 years a step in the Chew bird garden (Photo: Internet)

    Notices when visiting Thung Nham

    - Travel time: The most reasonable is 2 days 1 night. Please check the weather forecast beforehand to visit the most beautiful scenes.
    - Vehicles: You can choose motorbike or car to Thung Nham. Go to the ticket gate, you must park your car at the parking lot in the Thung Nham bird garden area, then walk and visit the places.
    - What to bring: personal hygiene items, essential medicines (cold medicine, digestive medicine, mosquito repellent), changing clothes, small boxes, sports shoes, ...
    - Price: In Thung Nham tourist area, the price is quite high, so you can arrange meals in Tam Coc area and go to Thung Nham to play, or bring picnic food to save some money.
    Hope this article is useful to you. Wish you a happy trip with many wonderful experiences in Thung Nham Bird Garden!


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