Tien Phi Cave, Hoa Binh
Hoa Binh is a mountainous province in the southwest of Hanoi. With the mainly low hill terrain and temperate climate all year round, this land is home to many ethnic minorities such as Kinh, Muong, Thai, H’mong, etc. Coming to Hoa Binh, you will have a chance to visit many beautiful tourists attractions and explore the profound cultural identity of people here, one of that is Phi Tien cave - the gorgeous cave near Hoa Binh city.
Overview of Hoa Binh province
Hoa Binh is a mountainous province in the north of Vietnam away 73 km from the center of Hanoi in the southwest. In the construction plan of Vietnam government, Hoa Binh belongs to Hanoi area.
Hoa Binh is adjacent to the west of Red River delta, the terrain is divided into 2 regions: the high mountainous area in the northwest with an average height of 600 - 700 m, accounting for 44.8% of the area; the low mountainous area is located in the southeast with an area of 262,202 ha, accounting for 55.2% of the whole province area, the terrain consists of low mountain ranges with the average altitude from 100 - 200 m above sea level.
Hoa Binh has a tropical monsoon climate with two main seasons. The average annual temperature is over 23 ° C.
Hoa Binh city
Hoa Binh's tourist attractiveness is because this is a multi-ethnic land, a diverse and rich humanity value of the resident community. Coming to Hoa Binh, visitors will not only have chances to see the beautiful attractions, but also enjoy traditional dishes and specialties of this land such as sticky rice, can wine and watch the performances of gongs, bronze drums of Muong, Thai communities, integrate into the night of the festivals of ethnic groups, buy brocade textiles and precious forest products in the ancient Thai villages, as well as experience in forest, etc.
Phi Tien cave - a must-visit destination in Hoa Binh
Located in the population of the relics of Hoa Binh, Phi Tien cave is an address attracts tourists. The cave situated on Thuc hill with entrance at the northeast. Tien Phi Cave is founded since 1982 and started opening for tourists since 1984. In June 2000, it was recognized cultural heritage by Ministry of culture, sport and tourism. The years of 1986, 1987, there have a plenty of tourists visiting the cave.
Pass over winding road on the Thung Phi hill and climb through hundreds of stone steps, visitors can enjoy natural mountain scenes. Along the way, the forest flowers bloom white smooth. At the top of hill, there are casuarinas, eucalypts standing among the peace of hill. This place retains boulders lying close to the edge hill. It is interesting destination that many tourists enjoy the beauty of city from the distance.
Step into about 10 meters, visitors will encounter high roof. Heart of the cave is rough with numerous stalactites which creates strange shapes. On the ceiling, there has a way to access to the top and natural light enters the cave that make the sparkling beauty of stalactites. This cave looks like a quite castle, just mysterious, just vivid. Called Tien Phi Cave because visitors come to entrance, they will encounter stalactites as a fairy shape. Also, because of its pretty, local people called “Tien Phi” Cave.
Tien Phi cave
Step into about 10 meters, look straight forward left of the wall, tourists will see a block of stone as she is wearing a chiffon panels lying on the hammock. Next, tourists find boulders like Buddha statue that is solemn, gentle, and quiet. On the way to come the cave, it has a lion lying as guarding the gate.
Especially, there have stalactites like the hand of women showing the way, one hand shows outside cave, another shows inside cave. Visitors will be immersed in the thinking about natural beautiful rock of fairyland. All the stalactites are carved by the Creator that creates not only sculpture, palaces but also unique architecture such as: stone bell, stone gong, flying eagle, elephant, dragon… If we go deeper, we can see many strange stalactites like the shape of human, trees, flowers, fruits. The spacious like garden of king. In the end of the cave is cool and fresh well that has semicircular shape with 3 meters width.
Prior to the magnificent and mysterious cave, visitors feel like visiting castle of Lord and the masterpieces of nature make tourist do not want to leave.
Phi Tien cave is such a wonderful cave with the gorgeous beauty inside and wild landscape outside that you should not miss in Mai Chau tribal village tours. We hope that via this post, you will have your own an ideal destination for summer vacation. Thank you!