Thung Nang of Ninh Binh Province is a flooded area adjacent to Tam Coc and close to Bich Dong. While Tam Coc is flanked by rice fields and has more activities, Thung Nang is a pristine and untouched area. There’s not much human activities here, only a few people fishing in the wild area…To get to Thung Nang, you’ll travel for 1km from Tam Coc on the way to Bich Dong Pagoda.
Thung Nang is a tourist destination in Dam Khe village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. It is a complex of historical relics with beautiful unspoilt landscapes and the heart of tourism resources such as spiritual tourism, eco-tourism, mountain climbing…
In contrast to animation in Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Thung Nang features tranquil unspoiled beauty with vast blue lake and the reflection of imposing mountains on it. “Thung” in local language means a floodplain surrounded by mountains. Exactly as its name implies, Thung Nai is overwhelmed with water and sunlight. The sun shines everywhere, through the foliage, rustic thatched roof, and water surface, creating a blazing peaceful scene.
Thung Nang is divided into 2 small valleys. The outside Thung Nang is 3 ha wide and the inside Thung Nang has a width of more than 5 ha. The valleys are connected by a cave system inside the mountain. The deeper the tourists get inside the cave, the more beautiful the setting is due to various cave systems. Some places are so low that you have to bow your head so as not to touch the stalactites on the ceiling of the cave. There are also the places so high that you need raise your eyes to admire miraculous beauty that nature bestowed on this place.
Thung Nang won over visitors not only by unspoiled nature but also by stillness atmosphere of spiritual destinations. Thung Nang temple is quiet throughout the year leaning against the mountain; ancient stone Voi temple was decorated with elaborately carved worshiping objects. Voi temple was established in Le dynasty worshiping Ly Dong Hai, a mandarin managing mountain and forest. Thung Nang is nearby Thung Nham, primitive forest, But cave, bird garden, Ghe cave, Chau cave…
The rowing boat trip at Thung Nang is about 2hours 15 minutes. Thung Nang or Sunshine Valley is a new tourism route that connects Bich Dong with Voi Dai temple, thung Nang valley, Nang grotto, and trekking trail to Doi Nham Resort. Thung Nang Valley is a complex of historical relics and natural beauty which can organize some types of tourism: Religion tourism, Eco tourism, sightseeing, grottoes discovery, mountain climbing, etc.
Thung Nang welcomes hundreds of visitors everyday, most of them are from Korea, Australia, England, France … The visitors are very interested to contemplate landscapes in this place. Ecosystem still remains wild characteristics as the early formation of this land – which is particularly attractive to tourists. Thung Nang is a harmonious combination between eco-tourism and spiritual destinations. It deserves an ideal weekend tourist destination for those who love nature and want to explore the untouched beauty.
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