Hang Ma

Ghost Cave

Useful Information

Location: Coc Village, Nam Xuan Commune, Quan Hoa District, Thanh Hoa Province. At the Luong River, between the karst towers Pha Phung and Pha Hang.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave. SubterraneaHöhlenkirche
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Address: Hang Ma.
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2008 approval as an eco-tourism site.


Hang Ma (Ghost Cave) is a 500 m long cave which was used as a hideout during the Vietnam war. Located in a rough terrain with only one access it was ideal for combat. The elderly people of the nearby village tell, the cave was named Ghost Cave because of the large number of soldiers who died there. The local government decided to build a temple in the cave entrance to pay tribute to the unknown soldiers who gave their lives for their country.

The cave has a long history. It was used in the Lam Son Revolt during China's Minh Dynasty, and a number of soldiers from this time are said to be buried here. Between 1946 and 1947 it was a hidout in the conflict with the French.

The cave was lately opened to the public for eco-tourism tours, which actually means cave trekking tours.