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| Ngu Nhac Son Mountains, Ninh Binh 430000, Vietnam
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All reviews three levels second level stone bridge free entry wear proper shoes hidden valley highest temple surrounding landscape small mountain nice temple steep steps parking fee dark cave worth a visit worth the climb bicycle ride mua caves
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A temple in the mountains on three levels. Requires some steep climbing but the serene atmosphere is refreshing. However the sights pale in comparison to what you have at Mua cave. If you see lot of buses, avoid the place. This temple has some steep...More

Thank nyusual
Reviewed 3 days ago

This monastery built on the side of Bich Dong mountain, has some interesting cave temples in three levels built against the mountain. The views from the top are good - but not as impressive as the views from higher Mua caves. Included in most Ninh...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting and worth a visit for sure but not worth coming to if your on a tight schedule. Tour buses full of people come in the afternoon which disturbs the peace. Nice drive from tam coc. Parking is most definitely 10k, the man...More

1  Thank leashyjelly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temples are not overly exciting but it’s an interesting place and it’s free so worth going if it’s near you. Don’t pay for parking, locals try to get you into their huts just park in big car park on street. Dont forgot to go...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first arrived, the local wanting us to pay for parking quoted 50,000VND. This is ridiculous. Start walking away when he quotes this price and he'll lower it. Or park next to the shop in the bigger lot and don't pay at all, especially...More

Thank jessDoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming cluster of cave temples is a couple of kilometres north of Tam Coc. The Lower Pagoda is located at the base, from which 100 steps lead to the Middle Pagoda, where there's a shorter but steep ascent to the Upper Pagoda. Inside each...More

Thank cash2274
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Pagoda is not a real must see of the city but i recommend you to see if you are in Ninh Binh. the hill, temples and the place are making a nice complex.

Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hanging around the crossroads a short distance away and noticed people walking across the lotus lake. We walked down the road and discovered this old Buddhist temple complex of three pagodas set into the mountainside. The entrance was reached by a long walkway...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The Bich Dong Pagoda is a complex of three pagodas, built into a hillside, with sets of stone steps connecting the pagodas. As one ascents, one is treated to great views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Amazing temples set within caves in beautiful countryside quite near all the other attractions. I’m very Glad I didn’t miss this!

Thank Martha R
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Jean M
September 5, 2017|
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Response from lynn n | Reviewed this property |
You can get a scooter taxi just go to any shop or you'll see them ask if you need one on the roadside once you get off the boat) but of course bargain, hard as it's not that far.
April 24, 2017|
Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
There may be a closing time for visitors like 6pm, I am not sure. There is, what looked like a 4 star hotel on site so access at night may be limited to hotel guests. Sorry cannot be more helpful.