Situated in Dam Khe ward, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province, Nang Valley (Sunshine Valley) is a complex of historical relics and natural beauty which can exploit some types of tourism: Religious tourism, Eco tourism, sightseeing, grottoes discovery, mountain climbing, etc.
Sunshine valley is a flooded area adjacent to Tam Coc and close to Bich Dong grotto. Unlike Tam Coc, or Bich Dong grotto, Thung Nang is a pristine and untouched area.
There's not much human activities here, only a few local people fishing in the wild area, the vast area spotted with scratted houses. To get to Thung Nang, you'll travel for 1km from Tam Coc on the way to Bich Dong Grotto.
Surrounded by limestone mountain ranges with bushy trees, isolated Sunshine Valley hidden charms need tobe discovered. The only way you can visit Sunshine valley is rowing boat. Small rowing boats float in the quiescent space and clean river that runs through vast green rice field. Two sides of the river decorated with bushy reeds, wild plants. Visitors will free their souls in the peaceful atmosphere and hear legend of Mountains Ba Doi, Coc, Mang, Vang…This is actually an ideal destination after exhausted working days.
Pristine beauty of Sunshine ValleyEntering deep inside cave, visitors will be amazed by the sparkling stalactites and stalagmites with numerous shapes. Dark space are covered by cold, moisture inside the cave plus with water drops from the ceiling of cave. The flicker of light appears at the entrance gate of cave leading visitor to a majestic picture of nature, a lyric, wild and harmonic of river, mountain, rice field, tree, sky, clouds…all are shined by the sun above.
Not only the wild nature but the peacefulness of ancient temples, and mountain attracts visitors as well. Thoong Nang temple lies against mountain cliff in the quiescent space. Stone ancient temple Voi with stone altar, stone incense throne, stone flower vase and stone a tray. All of them are meticulously and sophisticatedly carved, Voi temple dated back from Le court, which worships Ly Dong Hai, a minister under Le court.
Voi TempleSunshine Valley is a harmonic combination of religious, eco tourism. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers.
(Translated by: Nguyễn Thủy)