Hua Ma Cave

Located in Quang Khe Commune (Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province), Hua Ma is a great cave with gorgeous karst formations that have been naturally shaped after a long time of geological changes. It is stunningly beautiful and also has a haunting story related to a king who found the solution to free the souls out of the dark cave by sending the horses’ heads downstream and taking them to a temple to recite Buddhist scriptures. For many years this fascinating tale kept many people away, but now, those brave enough to enter the cave will be rewarded with amazing views of many beautiful stalactites with unique shapes like the Guanyin Buddha statue sitting on a lotus throne, terraced fields, stone curtain, stone gate, etc.

Hua Ma Cave

Hua Ma is also named “Dong Treo” meaning hanging cave because it is located in the middle of the mountain which has an altitude of 350 meters above sea level, more than 700 meters in length. The cave has an entrance in the East and an exit in the South so it also looks down on the emerald water of Ba Be Lake and Nang River. From 2003 – 2004, Hua Ma cave has been surveyed and put into tourism since 2007. After that, it has become an ideal destination for tourists. In addition to focusing on the conservation and development of natural landscapes, Bac Kan province has invested in lighting systems inside the cave and dynamic roads leading to the site.

Hua Ma Cave, Ba Be

If you are lucky, besides exploring the cave, you will have a chance to take part in a colorful monthly market to admire young people coming from several local ethnic minorities in their traditional clothes gathering here trading and chatting. Furthermore, you can also taste some local typical specialties, drink home-made wine, and buy unique handmade products as a souvenir for your friends.

From Hanoi, it is easy to reach Ba Be National Park after around 5 hours of driving. Once arrival at the park’s administrative section, you can choose to use a small car, ride a bike, or do light trekking to visit Hua Ma Cave. The flashlight is one of the necessary things that you should bring when going inside the cave to conveniently see stalactites in the darkness. The trip to Hua Ma Cave can be combined with other sites in the area including Ba Be Lake, Pac Ngoi Village, and Puong Cave.

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