1. Overview about Thung Nham Bird Park in Ninh Binh

  • Address: Hai Nham commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province (about 15 kilometers from Trang An eco-tourism area)
  • Opening hours: 07:30 – 18:00 (summer) and 07:30 – 17:30 (winter)
  • Ticket price: 100,000 VND (adult); 50,000 VND (children, children under 0.8 years old are free); 20,000 VND (bird garden ticket); 20,000 VND (Buddha Cave ticket)

Thung Nham Bird Park in Ninh Binh is well-known not only as a romantic mountain and forest complex with tropical forests, caves, and surrounding rivers, but also as the home of numerous bird species, including storks, teals, starlings, and two priceless birds that are listed in the red book: flamingos and phoenixes. Thung Nham is an essential tourist site for everyone visiting Ninh Binh, offering a plethora of scenic features in addition to lodging options, restaurants, and amusement parks.

2. The best time to visit Thung Nham Bird Park Ninh Binh

You can travel to Thung Nham Ninh Binh at any time of the year. However, around fall, when the weather begins to change and gets colder. This will be a great opportunity for you to admire flocks of birds flying sideways, hovering in the sky looking for food and returning to their nests early.

Thousands of birds can be seen flying at two different periods of the day: early in the morning when they leave their nests to find food, and late in the afternoon when they return.

3. How to move toThung Nham Bird Park in Ninh Binh

3.1. How to get to Thung Nham Bird Park Ninh Binh

To get to Thung Nham, you need to go to Ninh Binh city or Hanoi city. Ninh Binh is only about 100 kilometers from Hanoi, then you follow National Highway 1A to reach Ninh Binh.

After traveling 4 more kilometers from Ninh Binh city center to Vom bridge, you will need to travel 8 more kilometers to Tam Coc. There will be a fork here, close to the pagoda; proceed left, following the direction sign, and head directly to the eco-tourist region of Thung Nham

Let’s take a look at some means of transportation to Ninh Binh in the section below:

  • Travel by motorbike

If you are in Hanoi or nearby provinces in the North. At the same time, if you are a person who enjoys traveling, likes to see beautiful scenery on the way to Thung Nham and wants to be proactive in your time and entertainment spots, you can go by motorbike. 

Motorbike rental price is only from 100,000 VND to 120,000 VND depending on the type of vehicle. Currently in Hanoi, motorbike rental services are very popular. Therefore, it is not difficult to find a reputable motorbike rental house. Some suggested motorbike rental addresses for tourists: MOTOGO (Phone number: 0338 02 3344 – 0966 45 6969); Son Motor (0928 290 000 – 090 545 8386); Bon Bon Motorbike (085 522 2555).

  • Travel by passenger cars

If you are someone who likes safety, speed and savings, then a passenger car is the best choice for you. When you arrive in Hanoi, you can go to Giap Bat and My Dinh bus station to buy tickets for about 70,000 VND – 100,000 VND/ticket/per person and after about 2 hours you will be in Ninh Binh. Here, you can rent a taxi or continue to catch a bus to get to the Thung Nham ecotourism area. Some suggestions for passenger cars from Hanoi to Ninh Binh for tourists: Thuy Duong garage (Phone number: 1900 272 708); An Phu Quy (Phone number: 0964 202 094); Anh Tuan (Phone number: 0978 914 895)

  • Travel by train

The North-South railway axis has many famous landscapes. If you are a person who likes to enjoy natural scenery, the train is an ideal choice for you. Vietnam’s railway system is increasingly modern and developed, so the service on trains is also getting better and better. Travelers have many seat class choices depending on distance, needs and budget. Some ships that tourists can refer to are ships SE7 (Departure at 6am), SE5 (Departure at 9am), SE9 (Departure at 14:30), SE3 (Departure at 19:20), SE19 (Departure at 20:10)


3.2. How to move at Thung Nham bird park Ninh Binh

In Thung Nham, you can travel by two main means: traveling by boat and traveling by motorbike.

  • When traveling by boat, you can buy tickets at the gate of Thung Nham tourist area to go to tourist attractions.
  • Traveling by motorbike is a popular and more convenient way in Thung Nham. Because the road in Thung Nham is quite bumpy, riding a motorbike is more convenient. In Thung Nham, there are quite a few places to rent motorbikes, so it is better to travel by motorbike for convenience in sightseeing and exploring.

4. Some famous tourist destinations in Ninh Binh bird park valley

4.1. Thung Nham Bird Park

Thung Nham Ninh Binh Bird Garden is also known by many people as Thung Chim. Thung Chim is famous for hundreds of different bird species. This is the home of many rare species such as: Starlings, Firebirds, Earth Phoenix, Hang Hac,…

This location has been remodeled in an integrated ecological architecture style that incorporates mountain climbing, caverns, flooded woods, main forests, gardens for wild birds, and fishing.

4.2. Buddha Cave – Thung Nham

Buddha Cave is a wonderful natural cave, created by nature from stalactites that look like the Buddha sitting, looking very beautiful. Maybe that’s why people call it the Buddha Cave.

4.3. Vai Gioi Cave – Thung Nham

Vai Gioi Cave is located high on the cliff. So to get to the cave you need to climb more than 400 stone steps. The cave is about 5,000 square meters wide with 3 floors.

“Earth, hell, and heaven” are the metaphors used to describe the glistening, enigmatic stalactites found within. There’s a local tale that says here was the spot to build an altar and pray for good harvests and weather in the past.

4.4. Mermaid Cave

Tien Ca Cave is a wind-tight cave with wild and alluring beauty that stretches for around 1,200 meters as it winds around the limestone mountain. When visiting Tien Ca Cave, guests will experience a surreal atmosphere akin to being trapped in a fantasy land, as numerous bizarrely shaped stalactites pique the curiosity of all. The stalactites are so big in certain places that visitors must squirm or lean to pass through. Stalactites show up in a variety of forms and hues under the dark lights, adding to Mermaid Cave’s eerie atmosphere and sense of mystery.

4.5. Ba Co Cave

An old tradition states that after King Dinh Tien Hoang was poisoned, medical professionals were unable to save him. Three Hoa Lu girls dreamed at the time of magical water that cleansed. They then proceeded straight to Thung Nham to obtain water in order to save the king. But tigers managed to catch three people. Due to remembrance of the three women’s virtues, a tomb known as Ba Co cave was constructed.

4.6. Aquarium Cave

The aquarium cave has a length of up to 700 meters with a system of stalactites like a shimmering underwater palace. Here visitors will enjoy the magnificent beauty of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu.

5. What to do at Thung Nham Bird Park in Ninh Binh

5.1. Rowing

Coming to Thung Nham and not rowing a boat is a pity. Saluting the boat is one of the ways for you to admire the entire beauty of Thung Nham and enjoy the peace and tranquility here. In addition, when you hear the gurgling sound of water, your soul is immersed in nature.

5.2. Camping and organizing outdoor activities

In Thung Nham, there are many empty lots with green, spacious grass, very suitable for organizing camping, team building activities, etc. The cool, fresh air here will help visitors have wonderful moments with friends, relatives and family.

5.3. Go fishing

Fishing is a game that requires perseverance, it helps you enjoy moments of peace and quiet in Thung Nham. While fishing, you can feel peace and simplicity.

6. Cuisine at Thung Nham Bird Park 

Ninh Binh is one of the places with many types of naturally raised meat such as mountain goats or hill chickens. The dishes here are prepared very delicious and fragrant, extremely diverse and attractive. In addition, you should also try rocky mountain snails or Thung Nham lake fish!

Thung Nham culinary restaurant is chosen by many tourists because it has a clean space. Ninh Binh’s specialties are beautifully prepared, delicious and reasonably priced. Let’s take a look at the 5 dining rooms at Thung Nham restaurant with Metta Voyage

  • Co Nhan” is the dining room with the most beautiful and unique location because from a distance the restaurant looks like it is floating on the surface of a clear blue lake.
  • The two dining rooms “Hang Hac” and “Stone Crane” have views overlooking the rockery with the sound of a gurgling waterfall and goldfish swimming in the stream.
  • The “Anh Vu” dining room brings a cozy and relaxing feeling suitable for group and family meetings.
  • The buffet restaurant “Phuong Hoang” is situated in the most scenic and highest spot. Diners may take in the expansive view of the stunning green valley below from this open design, which features three glass sides. The largest dining room, “Phoenix,” can accommodate about 500 guests and is furnished with all the conveniences of the present era. As a result, both big and small events are best held here.

7. Conclusion

Above is the entire experience of traveling to Thung Nham Bird Park in Ninh Binh that Metta Voyage suggests to tourists. Hopefully with the above detailed sharing, visitors will have a safe and complete trip. To update more attractive travel information, please contact Metta Voyage immediately!

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