Thung Nham Bird Garden Day Tour



  1. Natural Marvels: Explore mystical caves and lush landscapes in Thung Nham, home to diverse flora and fauna.
  2. Birdwatcher’s Paradise: Encounter over 50,000 birds of 46 species, including rare ones like the Sarus Crane and the Phoenix.
  3. Cultural Treasures: Visit ancient temples, hear intriguing legends, and witness the unique moving banyan tree.
  4. Adventurous Activities: Enjoy bamboo rafting in Fairy Fish Cave and indulge in local delicacies amidst scenic beauty.
  5. Family-Friendly Excursion: Join a hassle-free day trip from Hanoi with professional guides and modern amenities for an enriching experience.

Thung Nham Bird Garden is located approximately 120 km from the capital city of Hanoi and about 4km from the Tam Coc tourist area. It is a tourist destination in the core area of the Trang An UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in Hai Nham village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. In recent years, it has become a popular destination for tourists due to its pristine and fascinating landscape. Especially in the evenings, flocks of white storks fill the sky, with thousands of birds of various species gathering here to roost in the midst of a flooded forest.

Thung Nham Bird Garden

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With its characteristic natural ecosystem of flooded forests, including a primary forest covering 19 hectares, Thung Nham Bird Garden is home to over 50 bird species, 109 plant species, and 150 extremely rare animal species, including endangered species such as the small emperor bamboo partridge, sarus crane, and phoenix.

Thung Nham Bird Garden

Points of interest in the Thung Nham Ecotourism Area:

Vai Gioi Cave: Located on a high mountain in Thung Nham, with an altitude of 88 meters, this cave has a total area of about 5000 square meters divided into 3 levels, each containing numerous sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. The three levels of the cave are likened to three realms: hell with formations resembling a cooking pot, the world of humans with bustling market scenes, and heaven with beautiful stalactite formations resembling bodhisattvas, buddhas, or master-disciple pairs.

Vai Gioi Cave

But Cave: A famous attraction in Thung Nham, this natural limestone cave is 500 meters long and features formations that resemble a sitting deity by the river, creating a surreal and beautiful sight. Visitors explore this water cave by boat, as it is flooded. Guides use flashlights to illuminate any features inside the cave since it can be quite dark.

But Cave

Fairy Fish Cave: This water cave stretches nearly 1000 meters and offers visitors the chance to explore a system of sparkling stalactites and an underground stream about 2 meters deep, visible throughout the year. Unlike other cave tours in Ninh Binh, visitors here experience the exploration by sitting on bamboo rafts, providing a unique and safe adventure.

Fairy Fish Cave

Thousand-year-old Moving Banyan Tree: This tree has existed in Thung Nham’s forest for thousands of years and is located next to an ancient temple. The moving banyan tree’s growth has caused the ancient temple to constantly change position.

Thousand-year-old Moving Banyan Tree
Thousand-year-old Moving Banyan Tree

Thousand-year-old Ficus Tree: Associated with a story about King Dinh Tien Hoang planting a tree on a large rock, this ancient banyan tree has been sculpted into unique and beautiful shapes, making it a fascinating sight in Vietnam.

Thousand-year-old Ficus Tree
Thousand-year-old Ficus Tree

Bird Valley is home to over 50,000 birds of nearly 50 species, including herons, egrets, kingfishers, and fire-backed woodpeckers, among others. Many of these bird species are rare and are listed in the red book of endangered species. Visitors often visit Bird Valley in the late afternoon (around 5-6 pm) when the evening falls.

Thung Nham Bird Garden

If tourists want to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and immerse themselves in the pristine natural environment, breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, and fascinating attractions, they can choose Thung Nham as a new destination for their journey.


1-day Thung Nham Bird Garden Tour

7:30 AM: Daiichi Travel’s vehicle and tour guide will pick up guests at the designated meeting point for the Ninh Binh tour (approximately 100km from Hanoi). Stop for a 25-minute break at a rest stop in Ha Nam province.

Daiichi Bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

9:30 AM: Begin the tour of Vai Gioi Cave – located on a high mountain, the cave covers an area of approximately 5000 square meters with 3 hidden levels containing numerous glittering stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is said to represent “Earth, Hell, and Heaven,” where ancient people used to worship the gods to pray for favorable weather and abundant harvests.

10:30 AM: Visit But Cave – a natural limestone cave 500 meters long, where visitors explore the underground water cave by boat, passing through a mesmerizing landscape of sparkling stalactites and stalagmites.

11:00 AM: Explore Fairy Fish Cave – a water cave nearly 1000 meters long, where visitors experience the exploration by sitting on bamboo rafts, allowing for a unique adventure.

11:30 AM: Enjoy lunch at the dining area: guests can savor the local specialties of Thung Nham, including fried rice with goat meat, mountainous pork, hillside chicken, Thung Nham Lake fish, and mountain goat meat, all sourced from the local eco-tourism area, ensuring food safety and hygiene. Combined with the spacious, uniquely designed architecture harmonizing with nature, the dining area is suitable for hosting various events such as parties, birthdays, and gatherings.

1:30 PM: Free exploration and rest in the eco-tourism area.

2:30 PM: Continue to visit Miệt Vườn (Fruit Garden): guests can hand-pick fruits in the garden and enjoy them, providing a delightful experience during the Thung Nham tour. Various tropical fruits are available according to the seasons, such as oranges, pomelos, passion fruits, honeysuckle, gac fruit, soursop, and multicolored cockscomb flowers. Visitors can also admire the romantic Lover’s Banyan Tree, a designated photo spot for couples and an informative point about the banyan tree with interesting and attractive introductions by the tour guide.

Fruit Garden
Fruit Garden
Fruit Garden

4:00 PM: Stop at the Moving Banyan Tree, the Spirit Temple, and the Great Pillow Temple – a spiritual area with many legends associated with the reigns of Kings Dinh and Le. Capture beautiful photos with family and friends and wish for health, prosperity, and happiness.

4:30 PM: Board the boat to visit Thung Nham Bird Garden – the heart of the heritage. The bird garden is home to a diverse range of species, with around 40,000 birds and 5,000 nests of various bird species, including 46 bird species such as herons, egrets, kingfishers, swallows, sparrows, fire-backed woodpeckers, and phoenixes. One of the special features of the bird garden is the presence of two extremely rare bird species listed in the red book: the Sarus Crane and the Phoenix, which are part of the Four Holy Beasts in Vietnamese mythology: Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, and Phoenix.


5:30 PM: Return to Hanoi. See you again next time! Drop-off at the meeting point. End of the tour!



  • Modern and professional vehicles from Daiichi Travel with capacities ranging from 16 to 45 seats, driven by friendly and enthusiastic drivers.
  • One lunch at Thung Nham restaurant, valued at 250,000 VND per serving.
  • Entrance tickets to Thung Nham tourist area.
  • Boat tickets for But Cave and Bird Valley tours.
  • Attentive and professional tour guides accompanying the group.
  • One 500ml bottle of mineral water per person per day.


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