With the semi-covered Caucasian terrain, Cuc Phuong forest also has many beautiful and mysterious caves such as: Son Cung cave, Pho Ma Giang cave… In particular, there are some caves that still retain traces of prehistoric people. From 7,500 to 12,000 years ago, it was Dang cave (ancient people’s cave), Moong cave. Notably, Con Moong Cave has just been recognized as a special National Archaeological Site. With a length of about 40m, open at both ends, the ceiling is 10m high in some places, Con Moong cave stands out with the strengths of a unique and mysterious archaeological site in the buffer zone of Cuc Phuong National Park near Tam Coc Ninh Binh.
Con Moong Cave has quite thick cultural strata, with a succession of clay, mollusk shells and streaks of coal ash. From here, following a trail in the old forest, visitors will encounter a thousand-year-old tree, 45m high, 5m in diameter, with a circumference of 20 people embracing it. The giant vines with a base diameter of 0.5m, running about 1km long across the forest and the “strangler banyan” species will cause visitors surprise and admiration: banyan seeds germinate in other tree holes, when Their roots are attached to the soil, they grow very quickly, choking the host plant to death.
Visitors can also admire bamboo trees up to 70m high
Visitors can also admire bamboo trees up to 70m high, with straight, round trunks. The Muong village is about 16km from Cuc Phuong National Park. The road to the village is quite long and has to go through many steep hills. Visiting the village will be an interesting trip. On the banks of the Buoi River, stilt houses and terraced fields are like wonderful highlights amidst a wild, romantic mountain and forest landscape… Muong ethnic people are gentle, cheerful, and hospitable.
Along the banks of the Buoi River, the water is white and foaming, flowing downstream. Tourists are stunned when they hear the clear singing of Muong girls. If you like, visitors go through the old forest with many rocky slopes, climb to the 648m high May Hac peak, about 3km from the center of the national park to conquer the highest peak of Cuc Phuong forest near Tam Coc Ninh Binh. When you reach the top of the mountain, your fatigue will disappear.
You breathe fresh and leisurely air
You breathe fresh and leisurely air, leisurely admiring the poetic, picturesque beauty of the mountainous region. By chance, in the woods, if you come across cast steles, don’t be afraid. These are steles that acknowledge the indigenous Muong people who have kept the forest and lived with it in the past. Currently, there is a Muong village living in the deep forest of Cuc Phuong.
In the future, these human “resources” will contribute to Cuc Phuong tourism if they know how to utilize and exploit them professionally. Recently, many travel companies have had logos associated with Cuc Phuong on their field tour itineraries. Coming to Cuc Phuong forest on a winter day evokes a feeling of mystery and wildness in the middle of the jungle. Even though this is just a “horseback riding to see flowers” trip. But to feel the depths of time in a moment, you can only come to Cuc Phuong near Tam Coc Ninh Binh.
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