Tam Coc Cave – Bich Dong Pagoda – Thai vi Temple
A ’must see’ tour of pure Ninh Binh beauty.
08:00 : Meet our Tour guide at reception and take private car to Tam Coc
Please remember to pack your hats, sunglasses, camera and most of all ‘ your sense of adventure’. Start your adventure at Tam Coc Harbour, local people will welcome you aboard and be amazed as they row their craft using hand and feet ! The boat will take you to 3 spectacular caves with endless limestone cliffs and wildlife on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terraced rice fields in golden colors.
The boat tour will take approx 2 hours. Not only will you see magnificent mountain scenery, rice paddy fields, temples, you will also learn about local culture and daily life.
- 12:00 Upon completion enjoy a fabulous lunch at a nearby local restaurant.
Once lunch has settled, enjoy a bicycle ride through the countryside to Thai Vi Temple.
It is home of worship for the first Kings of the Tran Dynasty, learn about all of the Kings and Generals of bygone times. Here, tourists will have a chance to recall memories of a glorious reign in the nation’s history – Tran Dynasty, admire special features of folklore and unique art in the style of temple architecture. Thai Vi Temple retains unique architectural style unlike other temples in Ninh Binh. The temple was built under the strong influence of the pagoda and temple architecture. The steeple was built in magnificent ironwood. The entire main architecture of the temple is built of stone. Even the altars, worshiping items and incensory are made from monolithic greenstone.
Our next stop is Bich Dong Pagoda, the pagoda was built by two monks Tri Kien and Tri The in early 18th century. It comprises three pagodas having the traditional architecture’s characteristics of wood and stone due to the style at that time when Le Dynasty was coming to the end and the period of Nguyen Dynasty began. They were named after their positions on Bich Dong Mountain. Ha Pagoda (Lower Pagoda) is situated at the foot of the mountain. Trung Pagoda (Middle Pagoda) is placed on the mountainside while Thuong Pagoda (Upper Pagoda) is located on the top. The unique of Bich Dong Pagoda is the perfect combination of ancient pagodas with cross-covered roofs, natural caves and majestic mountains, and so on, hidden in the green of tropical forests. All of them create the panoramic view of wonder called “Bich son bat canh”.
After the driver pick up come back to Bai Dinh Garden Resort & Spa.
VND 1850,000/guest ( minimum 02 guests )
VND 1520,000/ guest ( minimum 04 guests )
Included: Private car, Tour guide, Lunch, Boat trip, Entrance fees.