When it turns to the early fall, the sky is blue and imposing. The gentle sunshine pours into branches, leaves and the peaceful canal sparklingly. Autumn comes and the atmosphere is full of fresh cool air. It is a good idea to float on a small canal of Ben Dàn river system and watch the scenery deliberately as a poet experiencing and exploring an amazing destination – Thien Ha Cave.
Thien Ha cave is a landscape located in Son Ha Ward, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province and in the core area of world cultural and natural heritage – Trang An scenery complex. Thien Ha is hidden in the Tuong Mountain in Trang An Mountain Range. Tuong Mountain is regarded as a protective wall of Hoa Lu capital in time of Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh King.
To reach Thien Ha Cave, tourists start from Muong Tho Ha village in Son Ha Ward to Ben Dang port and take a boat towards a 1-kilometer-long small canal. The boat is floating and surfing smoothly on the flat water. On both sides, the grass grows green; the white reeds flutter in the wind, and sometimes there is the sound of birds and the scent of wild flowers. When the boat comes ashore, visitors continue the journey on the rocky 500-meter-long path along the foot of the Tuong Mountain to reach the door cave. Charming scenery is filled with a light shade of blue. A peaceful blue covers the space. Budding trees and bamboo leaves flutter and the wind rustles. Natural gentle green path enters the hearts of many people.
Passing the moss stone steps, visitors experience the journey of discovering the sparkling beauty of Thien Ha Cave. Its door is about 3 or 4m high; therefore, it is easy for the movement. Entering the cave, a cool airflow dispels the tiredness of the mountain climbing. The space here is wide, airy and very pleasant. Tourists can walk freely to admire the scenery. Thien Ha Cave including dry and water cave with diverse stalactite system is still in the process of development.
Although it is only 200m long, the dry cave can make visitors overwhelmed by the beauty like a gold plated palace. The beauty of the cave is formed by a huge space like a skylight helping natural light get into the bottom and make the space open widely. On sunny days, the light reflects on the shimmering stone blocks and spreads out the eye-catching shade of violet or yellow. The dry cave has a door towards the southern side of the mountain. It is 2.5 - 3m wide, about 3-6m high and has beautiful stalactites in different shapes and magically sparkling colors. Due to this door, the air in the cave is cool, which makes it different from other deep and dark caves.
Immerging in the dim space, visitors will have the opportunity to imagine countless shapes of rock freely. This is a fox eating, the other are elephants, tigers preying, monkeys climbing trees, Buddha image and Duong Tang intoning. They are all mysterious and lively creating an unreal space like a fairy land.
Through dry cave, visitors continue to come to wet cave which is about 500m long. Separating 2 areas is a gate with natural light from above, which makes tourists open their eyes wider to contemplate shiny stalactites. The nature creates a diversity of stalactites with countless shapes and colors.
Getting in the water cave, the small boat surfs gently on the river which is called the Milky Way. It curves softly with numerous beautiful stalactites glittering, including some stalactites named as Hoa Tien, Bau sua me or Ca hoa long. Stalactites layer reflects the sunlight. The water which looks like sparkling stars at night makes tourists feel like they are gliding on a glittering galaxy.
In the silent space, people are engrossed in the sound of the wind from the door cave like the sound from a flute harmonizing with the sound of the paddle flapping the water softly, the sound of water drop and the sound of waves touching the boats gently. Sometimes, this silence is broken by the sound of the bats flapping their wings. There are many bats which gather on the ceiling of the cave. When the light comes, they fly disorderly making the huge space chaotic.
Traveling to Thien Ha Cave, tourists are lost into a fairy land and leave the real world temporarily. The miraculous Thien Ha welcomes visitors to an endless space to imagine the diverse stalactites freely, be immerged themselves in the sound of the nature and feel the beautiful singing and poem reciting of the boatman. All these things make Thien Ha impressive and attractive. In the autumn, exploring Thien Ha Cave is an interesting experience.
Here is the classical route tour for Thien Ha Cave Exploring. It is operated from the best local travel agency in Vietnam. You should contact to them via hotline (+84) 917 620 980 for more advice and getting early bird voucher.