Exploited since October 2010, Galaxy grotto in Son Ha commune, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province has contributed to the tourism maps variety and attracted many tourists in Vietnam travel coming there to admire its natural beauty.
Galaxy cave is located in the hillside of the Tuong Mountain rang with the height of nearly 200m. To reach this cave, tourists have to be on bamboo boat to float over a small canal among the paddy fields for 1km before coming to the land and reach the cave. After strolling along the curling rocky path of the foot of Tuong Mountain for 500m, visitors would come to the cave gate.
Being in front of the gate, all the toughness seems to be dissolved. The gate of the cave is about 4m high with various stalactites in different features at the very beginning of it. Going into the cave and looking back, you will see a sparkling light ribbon coming through the gate to reflect the stalactites. All the length of Galaxy cave is about 700m with two areas: 200m dry cave and 500m water cave.
Separating the cave into two areas is a heaven gate which spread the natural light from the top, which opens the eyes of people with the stalactites colors. Under the natural hand, there are many shapes and figures of stalactites which inspire the curiosity of the visitors.
Visiting to the water grotto, travelers would float on the underneath river which is name Galaxy which appears with curling line under thousands of sparkling stalactites which suddenly on the right above curl of the cave ceiling. There are also many stalactites under various shapes, which need to be named. In the peaceful place, visitors would feel the sound of the oar striking clearly, the sound of water drop and thousands of bats inside the grotto.