My Unforgettable 170-Mile Cycling Trip to Ninh Binh (Part 2)

Today, we'll explore Mua Cave as part of Part 2 of my incredible 170km bike journey to Ninh Binh.

Part 1 can be found here

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When I visited and rode around Tam Coc in the previous portion, I went straight to Hang Mua, which is more than 5 kilometers away.
I've cycled roughly 80 kilometers to get here.

After seeing Mua Cave, I will return as soon as possible because there are still about 90 kilometers around Nam Dinh city to make a triangle on the map (Nam Dinh city is at the beginning of the province and my birthplace).
I'm at the province's farthest reaches)

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It must be stated that the sun was harsh in the early afternoon at the time, and driving through the roads through the harvested rice fields without the shade of trees made me not stop to snap pictures, despite the wonderful sight.
Tourists flock to Hang Mua as well.
Bringing vehicles inside and parking them outside is not permitted.
Parking near the tourist area will be less expensive than on the main road.

Motorbike tickets cost 30,000 VND (about 1 USD) in 2019, while bicycle tickets cost 20,000 VND (90 Cent).
The cost of a ticket to visit the tourism area is the same: 100 VND (more than 4 USD).

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Check-in and relax among the cool trees and surrounding lakes, gardens, and artificial items. I've discovered that while domestic tourists prefer to go for a walk in a cool spot, foreign tourists who are more tolerant of the sun should try to find their way to the summit of MUA mountain, also known as the "reclining dragon" mountain.

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Because there is a stone statue of a laying Dragon on the mountain, it is linked to the legend of the Dragon sitting atop the mountain among the numerous overlapping rocky mountains.
It's comprehensible when you're so close to Hoa Lu, the historic city that the Dinh and Tien Le dynasties designated as the natural world capital for defense.

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Although no one can match the Swiss Alpes, Asian culture reveres the image of the dragon as a symbol of the King, who lives in the hazardous and vast mountains.
There will be rest pauses along the way since I witness fake steep stairs built of white stone, similar to the citrine patterned after the "Great Wall of China" to reach the peak of the mountain.

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When ascending uphill, many people discover that they need to relax because they are too exhausted or have a headache. There are eagle statues and an eagle sculpture, and the Nghe has a spiritual impression. a circuit that works well Because of the crowded stops jostling, I operate quite a few individuals without halting at all.

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Aside from the busy and boisterous throng, the backdrop is very spectacular, with the rocky mountains in the distance and the cave becoming more and more covered as you climb higher. The millions-of-year-old limestone mountains look to have majesty. The mountain's peak is around 150 meters high, making it an excellent natural observatory with several constructions such as curved roofs, stupas, and dragons.

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We have a truly 360° view from the community house towards the top of the mountain, replete with alternating farms and mountains. In the direction of Tam Coc, the Ngo Dong River bends up like a large serpent gliding over the highlands.

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In fact, if I had been able to go unharvested, the iridescent yellow would have made for much better photographs. The rice fields, on the other hand, are wider than the plains, and there is a large lotus pond at the foot of the tourist area with a bamboo path built in the middle of the lake, producing a lotus flower when viewed from above (On Google Maps, you can see what I'm talking about).

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Unfortunately, the lotus is likewise only at the foot of the tree; but, if the lotus blooms at the correct time, it will make for a stunning sight when viewed from the summit.

I was too sluggish to queue up just standing on the roof of the house to avoid the sun and see it from afar because the symbolic dragon was crowded with people climbing up to snap pictures.

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I looked into the folks who constructed the art, which was comprised of white stone blocks with decorative lines. Although the surroundings is coated with mildew and grime, it also portrays the appearance of glass and the majesty of the mountain top, signifying monarchs' style.

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I only spent a few more minutes looking about and moved down as the number of people going up became increasingly crowded, thanks to a tourist who took a few shots. It's a little region, and I'd like to walk down to the foot of the mountain and explore a little more before returning. It has a terrific and stunning view, in my opinion. The disadvantage is that when the receiving area is small, there is an overabundance of people.

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I re-joined the highway and headed straight for Nam Dinh. Despite my desire to take a road with lots of trees and that was abandoned, it was too circuitous and increased the distance I had to travel while I was exhausted from the heat. Riding an off-road motorcycle on a scorching highway is a bad idea. Because of the high friction between the wheel and the road, each pedal is heavier, and the sun dehydrates and burns the skin. At 5:30 p.m., I arrived in Nam Dinh city. I'm exhausted and need to take a break to recover, as well as purchase some water and snacks.

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A wayside pub next to a lovely church sells a drink of cold water around the city square on weekends. I had to drink three glasses of water to rehydrate and relieve myself. I departed right after resting for approximately 15 minutes because it was becoming dark and I still had around 40 kilometers to drive home. Even though the remaining road was dark and not as hot as the afternoon, my strength was drained as I ascended the mountain and reached my limit when the longest road I had ever pedaled was just approximately 100 kilometers. I had to stop at least four times along the trip because I was pulling muscle and couldn't pedal as fast.

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Arriving home at 9:12 p.m. in a drowsy state and finding items in the house. My parents were really concerned because I had just stated that they would return by bicycle in the afternoon. I slept for 15 minutes before waking up and dragging myself to supper and then straight to bed because I had been fatigued all day.

So, I embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime and one-of-a-kind voyage, experiencing various levels of emotions, ranging from discomfort to discomfort. From the cold of the foothills to the scorching heat of high speeds, It was a fantastic action show for me, and I'm always delighted when I select a bicycle as my mode of transportation. That's quite good.

Thank you for sticking with me all the way to the end of my Journey. Hope you have a great day.



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Wow, beautiful place, you had a great experience.
Thanks for sharing, have a nice day!

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very cool area, full of greenery of plants, I think your country is the same country as in Indonesia,, thank you for sharing your experience and the scenery is very beautiful and amazing

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Your on top of the world there great scenery once again @crazy-bee 👍

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I wish it was like the way you said it in a funny way😂. thank you

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Nhớ mình đi hồi đầu dịch COVID, không có ai luôn rất tiếc trời xấu mù 😥

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Thiệt không gì cay bằng thời tiết xấu, đợt khác e đi Tràng An mù thuyền phía trước vài chục mét cũng mờ mờ😂

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Mua Cave - 888 stairs 🤣😁

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Ủa sao e tìm thông tin có khoảng 500 a nhỉ, chứ 888 thì cũng hợp lí,leo đuối muốn ớn:))

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Nhớ đúng là 888 đấy, mình đến đây những 2 lần lên tận con rồng, có chạy đếm mà không rõ có mệt quá nên nhầm không :)))

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Hợp lý đó a, núi cao hơn 100m, khoảng 6 đến 8 bậc là nâng độ cao lên 1m.

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có đường sạn đạo mà chen chúc chụp ảnh ghê thiệt, leo lên cái tháp gì đó mà sợ bổ lúc nào không hay hehe. đều chỗ này vui, nhộn nhịp

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E thích quan sát cuộc sống như thế. Nó vui thay cho những điều hài hước khi lên mạng😂

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Ninh BÌnh đẹp quá ak. có dịp chị nhất định sẽ đi đến đây để chiêm ngưỡng cảnh vẻ đẹp của nó. hình đẹp xuất sắc em

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Ngoài Bắc được ưu ái quá nhiều, đáng tiếc mấy ông phá quá trời và gìn giữ môi trường kém. Còn may là những kiến trúc xưa còn được bảo tồn chút ít đó chị

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it's a very amazing place. when we climb the stairs to reach the top must be very tired. but after reaching the top everything paid off beautifully. thank you for sharing. hope we can get there.

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Yeah.if you travel by bicycle a long way to the place and climb those stairs. The perceived reward will be much more worthwhile.
thanks for visiting

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Such beautiful place on Earth. Wish I could travel here one day. By the way, thanks for sharing your part of the story! :)

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If the border is open, we will travel. thanks for visiting

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Công nhận Ninh Bình nhiều chỗ đẹp, chị đi từ 2014 lúc chưa nổi như bây giờ.
Lần sau quay lại sẽ đi chỗ này 😂

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Awesome trip, picturesque place. I like how the mountains are scattered here and there amid flat lands.

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you have a passion for fun, i bet you will enjoy cycling in such mountains. it's low and easy to use MTB

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I'd absolutely love to cycle there! Bicycles are life.

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The places you visited look fantastic, and the photographs convey the grandiosity of the scenery. Great work.

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Thank you for liking it. maybe it's emotional I went through that unique experience that helps you feel and appreciate it. Thank you again

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