Located about 95 kilometers- about 2.5 hours- South from the capital Hanoi is the beautiful province of Ninh Binh. Is known as one of the most three destinations in the North of Vietnam including Sapa and Ha Long Bay. Coming to Ninh Binh, you will get extremely amazed at the majestic and magnificent beauty here. There are a lot of tourist attractions to go here, many interesting experiences that you need to know. And here are: all things to know about Ninh Binh, Vietnam.
Attractive destinations in Ninh Binh
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital in Ninh Binh
The first capital of Vietnam feudal centralism regime and the Dai Co Viet’s political, economic and cultural centre Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is undoubtedly the most attractive site where tourists may find thousands of vestiges of palaces, temples, pagodas and tombs related to the three dynasties of Dinh, Le and Ly.
Tam Coc Karst Formations
The cliffs of the Tam Coc area are some of the most impressive in Vietnam, and the winding river valleys flanked by the steep cliffs are very dramatic and make for a great area of the country to explore.
You can explore in this area by bicycle, where the roads are present, or by boat, with local rowers available for hire to take you to some of the most attractive areas along the river.
Bich Dong Pagoda
A short distance north of Tam Coc, the cave temples of Bich Dong are famous for the ornate entrances to the cave, and the beautiful formations inside the caves themselves. The stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave help to provide plenty of atmosphere, while there are three separate caves that can be explored in the pagoda complex.
Trang An Scenic Landscape
Located on the southern banks of the Red River Delta, the Trang An Grottoes are a series of caves that include some of the oldest areas occupied by humans in the country, with some caves showing signs of activity as far back as thirty thousand years ago. Many of these caves are submerged and can be explored by boat.
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bai Dinh Pagoda is a complex of both ancient and new pagodas. The site is the Buddhist Center of Vietnam and also the largest pagoda in the South East Asia has recently been listed as top attraction in Vietnam and the region.
Phat Diem Cathedral
One more remarkable attraction of Ninh Binh is Phat Diem Church – the most beautiful church in Vietnam which was built of stone and wood in all 24 year. The most interesting part of Phat Diem Church is such a center of a religion originated from Western country, is built in Vietnamese architecture with big size
Cuc Phuong National Park
Specially, this lovely area of rainforest is one of the most pristine and untouched parts of Vietnam, and it is famous for the wide range of different animals that can be spotted by those exploring the park. In here visitors can see some of the 150 different species of primate that live in the park, that are either too injured to be reintroduced into the park, or those in the process of rehabilitation.
Would you like to get panoramic view of Tam Coc- Halong bay on land? Mua cave is a great place with trekking activitie to conquer Mua mountains.You will have an impressive overview and beautiful photos of limestone mountains,Ngo Giang river & rice fields in Tam Coc & Trang An in Ninh Binh….
Thung Nham Bird garden
For those who love the nature and adventurous bird watching trip, Thung Nham (Birds valley) in Ninh Binh is somewhat best place for your experience. Besides watching birds, you can also explore the caves on the water and in the mountains as well as visit orchard of tropical fruits, including star fruit, mangoes, guavas and lychees.
Van Long Natural Reserve
Van Long is not only a natural reserve of wetlands but also the cultural relics. Van Long is a legendary land, a beautiful area and the largest natural reserve of wetlands. Here, guests will be seated on the boat to visit Van Long. A large space with spectacular mountain ranges creates a natural wall surrounded a vast expanse of water.
So, The best time to get to Ninh Binh ?
You can travel to Ninh Binh at any time in the year but from November to April there is practically negligible rainfall thus you can enjoy the dry spell of nature with the natural beauties and sceneries as well. Specially, if you want to discover Ninh Binh with the festivals, please come in after Tet Holiday in Vietnam. At this time, many people from a lot of regions in Vietnam and even foreign tourists come here to visit, burn the incenses and pray the best lucks for their parents, relatives or friends in the New Year. Moreover, there are some other special occasions to get to Ninh Binh.
And it’s so amazing when you float along the poetic stream of Tam Coc Bich Dong – Hoa Lu and Trang An Tourism Area, you are surrounded by yellow rice fields as beautiful as in the picture in May – June.
So, now make a plan and enjoy a lot with family and friends !
Ninh Binh’s specialties
Mentioning about Ninh Binh people would immediately think about delicious dishes made from goat, Kim Son wine, eel vermicelli and Cơm Cháy (dried rice). So, don’t forget try them when comming to here. Otherwise you will have to regret it.
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