Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Bai Dinh pagoda, Van Long Nature Reserve, Kenh Ga, Thung Nham, Phat Diem Church, Cuc Phuong national park and so on. Moreover you can try many special food and drinks here such as Ninh Binh goat meat, Ninh Binh burned rice, Kim Son rice wine, etc. Travel in the North of Vietnam, visitors should not miss Ninh Binh. Travelers dream of a wonderful vacation. Don’t be hesitate, contact us now and we will work together to make it become a reality.
1. Admiring the Terrestrial Halong Bay : Tam Coc Tour
When driving along the National Route 1A, after passing Ninh Binh City, you will encounter one of the most spectacular sights in Vietnam – Tam Coc (means Three Grottos). Hiring a boat and it will take your through an extensive network of waterways between imposing limestone cliffs erecting from the flat rice paddies. Although the scene still cannot match Halong Bay in terms of size and the number of limestone mountains, Tam Coc is more accessible and less touristy. As the name might suggest, you will undergo three low and dark caves, another reminiscence to Halong Bay. During the trip, you can also have the chance to visit Bich Dong Temple (free entrance) which provides incredible views of the surroundings.
2.Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
As Vietnam’s capital city, Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh is the predecessor of Thang Long (the former name of Hanoi). The royal city is a short bike ride from Ninh Binh City. It is surrounded by high limestone mountains which is believed to protect Hoa Lu from invasion. Inside the complex, there is an iconic archway in the entrance and several temples including the temple of Dinh Tien Hoang, who liberated the country from the Southern Han in the 10th century.
3.Cuc Phuong National Park
It will take you more than one hour drive to get to Cuc Phuong National Park from Tam Coc. Cuc Phuong is generally a well-preserved rainforest. There is an Endangered Primates Rescue Center near the entrance that you should pay a visit with a guide. This is house of about 150 primates being prepared to be released back to the wild. There are many ways to explore Cuc Phuong via the densely rainforested road, but biking is the best choice to slowly stroll through the jungle, the prehistoric trees and the caves. The park is also the home to many faunas, most notably butterflies and birds. The best way to watch the animals here is at night, but be sure to have a guide accompanied with you.
4. Van Long Nature Reserve
Not far away from Cuc Phuong National park is Van Long Nature Reserve. Although the scene is somewhat similar to that in Tam Coc, taking a one hour boat trip in Van Long is a great way to relax and discover numerous species of exotic birds in their natural habitat. You could also witness the endangered monkey living here. Watching the sunset while meandering along the river at Van Long is a great way to end an exciting day in Ninh Binh.
5. Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex
Located in Ninh Binh Province, in the south of Red River Delta, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex includes the Trang An Eco-tourist Site, Tam Coc- Bich Dong Landscape and Special National Relic, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. With the area of 10,000ha, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was recognized as the world cultural and natural heritage under the standards about the cultural, aesthetic and geological values. For this reason, Trang An has become the first mixed world heritage in Vietnam.
Trang An Eco-tourist Site
Located in the east of Ninh Binh Province, with the area of approximately 2000 ha, Trang An Eco-tourist Site consists of 5 main areas as follows: Hoa Lu Special Reserve, central area, cave area, tourism service area, and Bai Dinh Pagoda. There are 47 historical relics with many caves in the limestone mountains, valleys and underground rivers in Trang An Eco-tourist Site. All those things that the Nature gave Ninh Binh create the romantic and peaceful scenery
6. Bai Dinh Pagoda
Located about 15km to the northwest of Ninh Binh City, Bai Dinh Pagoda has been built since 2003 with the largest scale in Vietnam. The highlight of this pagoda is the imposing architecture in combination with the traditional features of the ancient Vietnamese architecture. As a result, this famous pagoda has become a place of pilgrimage of many domestic and international tourists. They gather here to cultivate virtues and morals, ask for the good things in life and burn the incense sticks. Bai Dinh Pagoda is the largest pagoda in the Southeast Asia with many records such as: the biggest bell in Vietnam, the highest and heaviest copper Buddhist statue in Vietnam, the largest well in Vietnam, etc. All the above things make this pagoda become more and more majestic in the eyes of people all over the world.
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