People assume that Ninh Binh is actually aHidden Gem of Viet Nam” with many terrific attractions. During the time Ninh Binh has been more and more increased in the number of tourists to improve it’s wonderful beauty to everyone

Far from Ha Noi city about 90 km, just take only 2 hours you can reach at Ninh Binh province. Most of you will decide to spend 1 day in Ninh Binh when landing in Ha Noi. But you may not sure about what to do in Ninh Binh in the short time ?

This article gives you the most effective ways as well as recommendations to visit Ninh Binh in just 1 day in order to take use of your valuable time.

Ninh Binh is a beautiful land of Vietnam

Based on the tourist map and knowledge about Ninh Binh, I strongly suggest you 2 main ways to visit Ninh Binh for 1 day, there will be other useful information in detail so you can still get your own experience to plan the trip 

1.  One day in Ninh Binh with Tam Coc landscape


Tam Coc included with Bich Dong  pagoda is far away 7 km from Ninh Binh city. It’s mainly located on Ninh Hai commune (Hoa Lu). Here you can admire lots of terrific mountains and mysterious karst caves, listening to historical relics of Viet Nam.

Incredible Tam Coc with golden rice fields

Tam Coc - Bich Dong tourist site has a combination of many boat tours, bicycling and walking routes within 20 tourist destinations. Some populartourist routes are :

Boat tours: Van Lam wharf - Ngo Dong river - Tam Coc, Thach Bich - Thung Nang, Garden, Thung Nham bird’s garden, Buddha Cave - Thien Ha cave…

Destinations for hiking, biking and climbing such as  Bich Dong Pagoda, Mua Caves,  Co Vien Lau ancient house, Thai Vi temple…

Here below are some details :

    1.1 Tam Coc Boat Tour- Bich Dong Pagoda - Thai Vi Temple


Tam Coc boat tour bringing you 2 brilliant hours on one of the nicest river of  Viet Nam is known as "Halong bay on land" ( Ha Long bay is a UNESCO world heritage site in northeast Viet Nam)

Tam Coc, means "three grottos", including  Hang Ca  ( the first cave) , Hang Hai( the second cave ) and Hang Ba ( the third cave) . There is a Ngo river streaming down from the mountains  piercing inside three caves that creates a harmony for Tam Coc.

Boating at Tam Coc River


To visit Tam Coc, you need to be at Tam Coc harbor and buy ticket at a ticket box nearby. Time for touring on the river lasts 2 hours or more. Especially on both two sides of Tam Cocriver a picture of beautiful golden rice fields will appear in the summer when ripe rice paddies are coming  

Easier to enjoy Tam Coc boat tour with our group Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 Day Tour

Bich Dong pagoda is one of the most famous attractions for it’s unique topographic that you shouldn’t miss. The unique of Bich Dong Pagoda is the complement of mountains, caves and pagodas under trees which creates a perfect integration with nature

Bich Dong Pagoda

To reach the top of Bich Dong pagoda you have towalk 40 steps . Then you’ll see a temple located at the highest point of Bich Dong

Thai Vi Temple : Thai Vi temple worship Vietnamese Emperor who were very excellent in the past. You can combine to visit Thai Vi Temple while touring on Tam Coc river or walk from Tam Coc wharf to the temple with a distance of 2 km. 

Thai Vi temple

 
  1. 2 Hoa Lu ancient capital :
Hoa Lu ancient capital

Although Hoa Lu just played a role as the capital of  Viet Nam in a short time (only 42 years), this historical complex witnessed many important events relating to the Vietnamese destiny happening during a period of  Dinh-  Tien Le - Ly Dynasty. Come to Hoa Lu you’ll have chance to learn more about Vietnamese history 

   1.3 Mua Cave tour 


Mua caves is an artificial site and very suited for mountaineering and relaxing with taking a strollor biking among the majestic panoramic views of Tam Coc area

Mua caves, at the top of mountain looking beyond the countryside. See More : 
MUA CAVES NINH BINH - SHOULDN'T MISS THIS BEAUTY PLACE

View from Peak of Mua Caves

Mua caves tour is normally combined with Tam Cocriver and Hoa Lu citadel in 1 day. This tour gives you one of the best memorable experiences in Ninh Binh.

That’s why Mua Cave - Tam Coc- Bich Dong are 3 famous destinations for many visitors. If you decide to take 1 day in Ninh Binh from Ha Noi you can see this special tour : Mua Caves Tam Coc Tour

Nearby attractions besides Tam Coc Mua Cave tour 

Thach Bich- Thung Nang: 

It is about 500 m from Tam Coc to Thach Bich harbor for exploring Thung Nang. To enter Thung Nang you have to move through ecological area 3 km by boat. You’ll feel really relaxed and comfortable in a quiet and pure space especially when your boat enters the cave

Thung Nang

Vietnamese ancient village – Co Vien Lau : Co Vien is an ancient house including other different houses saved mainly in Ninh Binh. The houses express the unique culture and characteristics of traditional Vietnamese architecture. It is located  near Tam Coc wharf and Thai Vi Temple ( 1- 2km) 

Co Vien Lau Ninh Binh

Thung Nham bird garden:

Surrounded by tropical forests on the limestone mountains, many valleys and caves blending with grass and flowers, Thung Nham bird garden has been given a beautiful natural landscape.

Thung Nham bird pard

From Bich Dong Pagoda, about 3 km from the road, tourists can come to Thung Nham – the country of birds… 

Above is the recommendation for what to see Ninh Binh in 
1 Day . Don’t miss your chance for visiting Ninh Binh in 1 Day at a fabulous Tam Coc tour to discover rural life and admire the beautiful site. 

Trang An Scenic landscape in 1 day Ninh Binh


Trangh An Landscape Ninh Binh

Trang An scenic area in Ninh Binh province was certified by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage. Visiting Trang An you are guided with attractive ecotourism, spirituality and historical sites by enthusiastic, caring, friendly tour guides and local people.

Let’s discovering Trang An with :

Trang An boat tour 

A tour on Trang An river combines with climbing

Though this route, your will be sailing with locals on their boat passing 12 caves and 3 spiritual destinations. 

Watching King Kong’s land: Trang An was chosen for the famous film Kong- Skull Island shot in 2017

Bai Dinh Temple 

Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh

Bai Dinh Pagoda is located in the Trang An sectacular complex, away 15 km from NinhBinh City. Bai Dinh is considered as the largest temple in Vietnam and well-known with many records such as the biggest Buddha bronze statue in Southeast Asia, the biggest numbers of bronze bells in Southeast Asia, the corridor with many Buddha statues…

This is also a great tour for your trip spending one day in Ninh Binh with majestic Trang An and unique Bai Dinh temple

In fact Tam Coc, Mua Caves, Hoa Lu, Bai Dinh, Trang An are off-the-beaten-track destinations in Viet Nam and in high demand for international tourists.
If you customize your 1 day in Ninh Binh depending on your interest, you actually can choose Tam Coc - Mua Cave - Hoa Lu in 1 pack,  Hoa Lu -Tam Coc or  Hoa Lu - Trang An - Mua cave .... In case of having further concerns or questions, please contact us - Viet Nam Eco Travel - your all problem will be solved immediately