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Exploring Mua Mountain in Ninh Binh

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Hang Mua, situated within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Trang An Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh Province, beckons travelers from different parts of the world. Located just over 90 kilometers from Hanoi, this picturesque destination boasts a rich history and natural beauty that make it a must-visit location for tourists.

Legend has it that King Tran Thai Tong was captivated by the mesmerizing dance and song performances of the local beauties, which prompted the name “Hang Mua.” In Vietnamese, “Mua” means dance.

Hang Mua is home to ancient limestone karsts, some dating back millions of years. The highlight of this tourist spot is Mua Mountain, which offers a unique experience for visitors. Along the journey to the summit of Mua Mountain, travelers will encounter beautifully sculpted stone statues, featuring intricate designs like dragons and phoenixes.

Upon ascending the mountain, which involves climbing 486 steps, visitors are rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire complex. This includes expansive, vibrant green rice fields, majestic mountains, and tranquil river scenes with boats gently sailing along the water. The sense of serenity and natural beauty that envelops Mua Mountain makes it a cherished destination for those seeking to connect with Vietnam’s rich cultural and natural heritage.

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