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The majestic beauty of Mua cave, formed by layers of

The majestic beauty of Mua cave, formed by layers of


Mua Cave in particular and Mua Cave ecological complex in general are natural masterpieces bestowed on the land of Ninh Binh. 10km from Ninh Binh city with about 15 minutes of travel, you can easily come and visit this place.

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The majestic beauty of Mua cave

The Majestic Beauty Of Mua Cave
The Majestic Beauty Of Mua Cave

Mua Cave – one of the enchanting destinations with its majestic and magical beauty. Mua Cave is made up of large layers of limestone, creating a wonderful and impressive natural picture.

The beauty of Mua Cave is not only the majesty of the limestone mountains but also the beautiful and romantic surrounding landscape. At the foot of Mua Cave, green rice fields stretch endlessly, creating an extremely charming and poetic scene. Besides, the Ngo Dong river winds below, adding charm to this land.

With the harmonious beauty between the cave and the surrounding natural landscape, Mua Cave is an ideal destination for those who want to find magic and peace in the heart of nature.

Stratigraphy in the Mua cave area

Stratigraphy In The Mua Cave Area
Stratigraphy In The Mua Cave Area

Mua Cave is a land with many forms and vegetation, but the majority of it and also the point where Mua Cave is formed is limestone mountain formation.

  • Limestone: The main type of rock in the Mua cave area is limestone of the Tam Diep (Triassic) formation, dating from 252 to 201 million years ago. The limestone here is gray, white, or brown, often weathered and cracked, forming many caves, valleys, and undulating rock patches.
  • Shale: Interspersed between the limestone layers are thin layers of shale, black or gray in color. Shale is easily weathered and often forms slopes.
  • Land: The soil layer in the Mua cave area is quite thin, usually only 10 to 30 cm thick. The soil type is mainly feralit soil, red or yellow-brown in color, and has good drainage.

Besides, Mua Cave ecological area is also home to very rich and primitive vegetation, bringing a new and majestic feeling when setting foot on this land:

  • Rainforest: The Mua cave area is covered by tropical jungle with many rare types of wood trees such as ironwood, syria, au, and cho. The tropical jungle has dense foliage, which helps shield the Mua cave area from the sun and creates a cool, humid living environment.
  • Shrubs and vines: Under the canopy of the tropical jungle are dense shrubs and vines. These plants help protect the soil from erosion and provide food for many animals.
  • Plants: On slopes and open areas, many types of plants grow. These plants help hold the soil and prevent flooding.
Stratigraphy In The Mua Cave Area 2
Stratigraphy In The Mua Cave Area 2

From these things, unique geological and ecological characteristics have been formed for the Mua cave area:

  • Topographic: The terrain in Mua Cave area is quite rugged with many high mountain slopes and caves. This creates a majestic and magnificent natural landscape.
  • Climate: The climate in the Mua cave area is hot and humid all year round with an average temperature of 25 to 27 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall is about 2,000 mm.
  • Ecological value: The Mua Cave area has high ecological value because it is home to many rare flora and fauna species.

History of formation of Mua Cave ecological area

The unique natural beauty, part of Vietnam’s precious cultural and natural heritage, of Mua Cave also comes from the long history of formation of this scenic spot.

History Of Formation Of Mua Cave Ecological Area
History Of Formation Of Mua Cave Ecological Area

History of formation of Mua Cave

Mua Cave was formed millions of years ago due to the erosion of water and limestone. After being discovered, the Mua cave area was used as a shelter for people during the war.

Factors influencing the formation of Mua Mountain and Mua Cave:

  • Mua Cave was formed by the erosion of water and limestone.
  • Water flowing through cracks in the limestone gradually eroded and formed Mua Cave.
  • Vietnam’s hot and humid climate contributed to the erosion of limestone and formed Mua Mountain and Mua Cave.
  • Tree roots growing on Mua Mountain and Mua Cave have contributed to eroding limestone and forming caves and valleys.

In addition to the beauty created by nature, Mua Cave tourist area is also a place of historical value because of the masterpieces created and formed by Vietnamese people such as:

  • Mua Cave was expanded by humans for use as shelter and storage.
  • Creation and construction of pagodas on Mua Mountain
  • Construction, construction and renovation486 stairs to the top of Mua Mountain

The steps unfold as one embarks on the Mua Cave Hike

The Steps Unfold As One Embarks On The Mua Cave Hike
The Steps Unfold As One Embarks On The Mua Cave Hike
  • According to legend, Mua Mountain was named “Mo Da Son” (Da Mo mountain) by King Dinh Tien Hoang because it has many caves and is the burial place of Dinh Dynasty soldiers. Then, during the reign of King Tran Thai Tong, he often went to the cave at the foot of the mountain to listen to the concubines and beautiful women playing, singing and dancing. From then on, the mountain was named “Dance”.
  • The road leading to the top of Mua Mountain was built around the 13th century, during the reign of King Tran. Initially, the road was just rudimentary stone steps, used by local people to go up the mountain to collect firewood and cut trees. At the beginning of the 21st century, the road was restored and expanded into the current 486 stone steps.

Many tourists think of the road to the top of Mua Mountain as a miniature version of the Great Wall. Conquering the rocky steps of Mua Mountain during the Mua Cave Hike may be challenging, but when you reach the top of the mountain, you will be rewarded by the majestic and magnificent natural scenery of the Tam CocBich Dong ecological area.

Along the road, visitors can admire lush green trees, steep cliffs and mysterious caves.

In spring, the road is decorated with blooming peach blossoms, creating an extremely romantic scene.

In the fall, the road takes on a brilliant yellow coat of foliage.

“Hidden” details about the stairs

  • Built of monolithic limestone, highly durable and anti-slip.
  • Designed with a moderate slope, suitable for visitors of all ages.
  • Equipped with a safety railing system, helping visitors feel secure when moving.
  • Illuminated at night, allowing visitors to visit in the evening.

With these unique characteristics, the Mua Mountain stairs have become one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ninh Binh.

Do you want to experience for yourself the beauty and mysteries of Mua Cave tourist area? Join the package tour now: Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave – 1 Day Trip By Limousine


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