Mua Caves
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  • Madiyya
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi
    This hidden gem offers stunning views of the limestone mountains and rice fields, as well as a chance to explore the mysterious caves that lie beneath. You'll need to climb 500 steps to reach the top of the mountain, but trust me, it's worth it. The view from the peak is breathtaking, especially at sunset. You'll feel like you're in a fairy tale.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 20 April 2023
  • Allison G
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful viewpoint worth the stairs
    Great view point worth the stairs. Very hot so bring water. There’s a scam with a man and woman with a whistle who will try to get you to park your scooter or bike and pay for parking (do not do this). Go straight to the ticket counter!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 April 2023
  • must_travel_soon_10
    Mississauga, Canada1,713 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic views are worth climbing the steps
    There are approx. 500 steps and they lead to beautiful vistas of the surrounding areas with limestone peaks. We went mid afternoon and didn't encounter excessive crowds. The base area is also very scenic and beautiful. One of three must sees in Ninh Binh
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Jaroslav Nečas
    Brno, Czech Republic1,420 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular views
    To see fantastic views you need to walk up several hundreds steep stairs but it's definitely worth it. There are 2 peaks, higher is more crowded lesser not so much. You probably would need to wait some time to get position for good photo.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 5 May 2023
  • mabellan
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views
    Great views. I couldn’t see a good sunset as there was a bit misty but it was totally worth it. The mountain opposite was less crowded and had a few less steps but we decided to do Mua anyway. Best in mind that you need to get a ticket and it’s cash only
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a view
    We had a guide drop us here, so did not have to battle with the parking touts, which made our life easier. Take your time hear and wear comfy shoes as the stairs are very steep and slippery in places. Some steps are very high for little legs. Its not a race to the top, stop and look around and enjoy the views, they are stunning. May not be worth doing on a really overcast day as you wont see a great deal. My family enjoyed this and you come to a fork in the path - left to the dragon and view of rowers in Tam Coc and we decided to do both. There is a place to get a cold drink half way up which is really nice, they have a seat with a fan set up for the hot sticky days. There is also places to get cold drinks and ice-cream at the bottom. Be very careful with young children as not a lot of safety rails, but common sense applies. Well worth the trip to the top, the views are stunning.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 12 May 2023
  • ArvindSharma2014
    New Delhi, India104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice climb to.dragon mountain
    This ia nice activity if you like walking and hiking. Views from dragon mountain are awesome, however, you need to climb 1000+ steps, please wear walking shoes and hydrate yourself. It is very humid. Also, lot of youngsters comes for photoshot and they take hours to get clicked in various poses. You have to ask to get one or two selfie. Dont wait ..
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2023
  • swexplorers2018
    Heywood, Australia74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the climb
    An outstanding experience even for 59+ age group. Be prepared to take it slowly, drink lots of water, have a hat, and enjoy the view as it's worth the climb to the top. Out guide encouraged us to rest along the way. View beautiful. A little trickier coming down but again, take your time.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2023
  • campfamily50
    Irvine, California385 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views reward those who climb 1,000 steps
    Fantastic views, 1,000 steps but worth the climb. We went at sunset and it was so beautiful, breathtaking. In the summer, even going at sunset it was a hot, sweaty, strenuous climb up those steps so I don’t recommend doing this in the heat of the day. But definitely go, you won’t regret it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 June 2023
  • B K
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Views, Strenuous Climb
    Hang Mua We started climbing the mountain around 6.30 am as we were staying right there. Other tourists started climbing soon after, around 7 am. The stairs make for a tough climb. If the weather is hot as we had in our case, earliest possible time is highly recommended to avoid scorching sun as much possible. The stairs get rougher and tougher as we reach higher. Honestly we were so bogged down that we didn’t actually go the highest point. But we had stunning views from the higher landings. Fitness levels, good knees and legs are a prime requirement.Keep yourself stocked with water & a hand towel. On the way, we saw a closed shop offering drinks, water and ice creams with a few empty chairs, would probably open later.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
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Chris H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lovely experience. I think route 3 is the best because it goes through the long cave. Busy but that's expected. Cave was low but lights throughout.
Written 3 April 2024
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Meg H
Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
5 starts BUT do not go if you have ANY health issues: mobility/weight/heart, this is a strenuous climb up, also do not try to climb onto Dragon at top, precarious at best!!! Awesome views. Go very first thing in morning or 2.30pm, less crowds. Do NOT park outside of gates, locals will literally stand in front of you to intimidate you to park elsewhere, say No! firmly.
Written 13 March 2024
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Neil Mos
London, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
As the other reviews have stated, watch out for all those charging to park. You don't need to park early so can drive right up to the entrance. Entry price was reasonable, we didn't visit the cave but the viewpoint was really amazing. Luckily wasn't too busy and is definitely worth a visit.
Written 8 March 2024
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romain b
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Aggressive locals will pressure you heavily to get you to park at their place... we asked the park officials and they told us we needed to pay. The place itself wasn't great, we didn't think it was worth the price. I would recommend avoiding this place, there are much better things to do around
Written 4 March 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This complex has a rice paddy boardwalk, the cave which has a Buddha in it, another small cave with a tiger statue in it and then a 500 step climb up the side of the mountain. There are two different paths you can chose about three quarters up. The one on the left takes you highest. The steps at the very top are mainly just rocks. It is a beautiful view. We took our time and rested as needed but lots of young people were going up fairly quickly.
Written 21 February 2024
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Angie H
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It's deceiving to call this place Mua Caves as the highlight is the hike up the 500 steps to the viewpoints. Worth the visit for the views ... Make sure to wear proper footwear!
Written 18 February 2024
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serene l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Magnificient view on Mua Cave overlooking the padi field and mountain view.
We stayed in Hang Mua Village homestay in Ninh Binh with best location to all sightseeing point by bicycle.
Written 3 February 2024
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Gigi C
Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
SO COOL! The scenery is very magnificent, although I can't reach the top because of its long stairs. All in all, it's amazing!
Written 2 February 2024
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LaNyonsaise
West Midlands, UK930 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Added a visit here as we had spare time and we were passing close by. Five hundred steps sounds a lot but in cool weather and plenty of time it didn’t take too long. The steps are steep in places which made coming down worse than going up. We decided to stop at the viewing platform and didn’t climb the rest of the way because it was a grey and murky day so the views were very muted, not worth going higher to see nothing more.
Written 29 January 2024
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Shannon
Suva, Fiji1,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The cave itself is great but not the main attraction here, the viewpoints are. Climbing difficulty is medium to hard as it's quite steep with narrow step runs. However the amount of littering is shocking, and I blame the tour organisers as they tend to recommend giving lots of water bottles to tourists. And due to exhaustion, tourists tend to throw bottles down the cliffside instead of the nearest bins. Recommend coming in spring as the lotus field below would look exceptional as during winter the fields are all bare. Remember not to litter when visiting!
Written 24 January 2024
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