What to see in Ninh Binh?
- on Jun 11, 2019       By: Hoàng
Ninh Binh is a tourist destination in the northern Vietnam. 150 km south of Hanoi capital. This is a beautiful place surrounded by mountains, rivers, rice fields, spiritual places, rich culture and traditional villages. We would like to list "what to see in Ninh Binh" for travelers to plan for the wonderful holiday.
Trang An Eco Tourism
If you watch the movies Kong - Island skull, then there are some scenes filmed in Trang An Eco Tourism area. Trang An is ranked by Vietnamese government as an important natural relic. This area is a combination of limestone forest ecosystems, wetland and the system of rivers, valleys and caves create great landscapes.
Boat pier in Trang An
King Dinh and Le temples
King Dinh and Le temples are the important relics which belong to the heritage of Hoa Lu ancient capital.
The location of 2 temples dedicate 2 kings in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh which is very beautiful as it is surrounded by limestones and river system. Moreover, the temples are also has beautiful ancient architecture with elaborate and skillful carvings. A place to enjoy the scenery, also a great place to learn the history of Vietnamese culture and architecture
King Dinh Temple in Ninh Binh
Tam Coc is a famous tourist destination in Ninh Binh. Tam Coc means 3 caves, this is the river which is in the among of limestone mountain range, clear blue water, next is the charming rice fields, in the harmony with the beautiful scenery of the area. Tam Coc is the tourism center in Ninh Binh with hotels, restaurants, shops...
Boat trip in Tam coc
Thung Nham Bird garden
Thung Nham is a very beautiful ecotourism area. Visiting Thung Nham, you not only admire the birds but also explore the caves. There are some mysterious cave in this bird sanctuary garden. Thung Nham is an unmissable place in your list of "what to see in Ninh Binh"
Thung Nham bird sanctury in Ninh Binh
Thung Nang means the Valley of Sun. The name shows its beauty. It is similar as Trang An and Tam Coc. Thung nang location is in the Trang An relics complex and not far from Tam Coc. The scenery in Thung Nang is very very gorgeous. It is quiet and less touristy, bring to travelers a peaceful beauty.
Thung Nang in Ninh Binh
Thien Ha Cave
Thien Ha cave means Paradise cave. Located in the middle of mountain, travelers will walk up a few hundred meters to the Thien Ha Cave. Inside, you will discover the cave by boat and walking with total length of 700m. There are many magical beautiful special shapes created by stalactites.
Inside Thien Ha galaxy Cave
Mua cave or also known as Dancing cave. It is in the foot of Mua Mountain. After visiting the cave, the next point is conquering the top of Mua Mountain with hundred steps. Once on the top, you will enjoy a wonderful view of the mountain range in your eye vision and at the foot of mountain is surrounded by charming rice field. Further, there are villages and Ninh Binh city.
Climb up to the top of Mua Cave mountain
Bich Dong Pagoda
Bich Dong Pagoda means Green cave. A pagoda is located in the cave of in the middle of a mountain. It has a charming beautiful scenery. Passing the stone bridge to the Lower Pagoda. Then climb up to the middle Pagoda, the one is in the cave and walk through the cave to the highest pagoda to enjoy the great view from here.
Gate and stone bridge in Bich Dong Pagoda
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bai Dinh Pagoda is a spiritual tourism destination. In the past, Bai Dinh pagoda was a small pagoda located behind the mountain. Later, it was built and became the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records such as the pagoda with biggest gold-plated bronze statue in Asia, the longest corridor of Arhat statues in Asia and many other records. Probably, this is an impressive destination in Ninh Binh.
Great view of Bai Dinh Pagoda
Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve
Van Long is a flooded lagoon in Ninh Binh, it is still very unspoiled. Few tourists know this area so it still has wild and pure beauty. You will discover this nature reserve by a rowing boat trip. Kind of birds, limestone mountain, water grass in clear water all make a gorgeous picture which will allure anyone who loves the nature.
Van Long nature reserve
Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong national park is a choice in the list what to see in Ninh Binh. It has a rich flora and fauna system that is suitable for those who love the nature and trekking activity. Cuc Phuong became a famous and attractive ecotourism destination in Ninh Binh province.
Morning in Cuc Phuong National Park
So, you have some plans for what to see in Ninh Binh. Each destination will take a half or 1 day to visit and discover. If time permits, you should stay more time in Ninh Binh to have more interesting experience and enjoy the wonderful landscapes as well as explore the culture, history and architecture of Vietnam.