6 Best Things to do in Ninh Binh – You Should not Miss
Best places should visit in NinhBinh
1. “Ha Long Bay On Land”, Tam Coc – Bich Dong where you can enjoy the beauty of nature in Ninh Binh
It’s about 7km from Ninh Binh city, Tam Coc – Bich Dong is the second popular destination in Ninh Binh after only Trang An. These name such as “Ha Long Bay on Land” or “the second best cave of the South”, Tam Coc – Bich Dong was named by visitors. And three grottoes (Tam Coc Grottoes),Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave are made up by running through the mountain of Ngo Dong river.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TAM COC- BICH DONG is from the end of May to early June. By this time, rice fields at the foot of the mountain on both sides of Ngo Dong river are plump and ripe for harvesting,this scene is very beautiful, you can take a boat, feel the harmony of color in nature: sky, river, mountains and Tam Coc Rice Field
Just like Trang An, you will take a boat to Tam Coc Bich Dong. It is surrounded by backwater and chain of mountains with many shapes. (Entrance fee Ticket for Tam Coc Boat is 200.000VND / person. This price includes a 1.5 hour visit on Sampan bamboo boat) on the river and visit three caves in Tam Coc. A travel experience for you is that if you only go for 1 day and do not have much time you should choose between Trang An and Tam Coc – Bich Dong
2. Enjoy a boat tour around Trang An at Ninh Binh
The TrangAn Scenic Landscape Complex is the most famous destination in Ninh Binh. It is recognized by UNESCO as a natural and cultural heritage. Tourists will step into this majestic and poetic heaven on earth. when they come to Trang An. Trang An Grottoes cave is mysterious caves named after controlling for the observable characteristics of caves such as Light cave,Dark cave, Nau Ruou (Distilling Wine) Cave, Dia Linh cave.
The best time to visit Trang An is in the autumn, by this time, giant water lily will bloom brightly on the water, when you sail on the river you will feelthat you are passing in a beautiful heaven. And you should avoid the first months of the year from January to April every year. Because this time is festival season, it will be very crowded, it is so difficult to buy tickets to visit Trang An Boat Tour
It takes about 3 hours to visit all of caves and scenery in Trang An
Price is 200.000 / ticket / person. Boat man and souvenir sellers are very friendly and enthusiastic. That’s why you do not have to worry about fraud situation as in other places. However, when you want to buy souvenirs, you also should bargain with sellers to avoid unexpected circumstances occur in your journey.
3. The largest pagoda in Southeast Asia – Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bai Dinh Pagoda which has a total area of over 700ha and is the most famous man-made pagoda in the world, such as Southeast Asia’s largest pagoda, the largest bell tower in the world.
Nowadays, this pagoda welcomes thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to visit. This can be considered as one of the most visited destinations when traveling to Ninh Binh
Besides BaiDinh Pagoda, you can also take a moment to visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. It’s about 10km from center of Ninh Binh city. This is one of the first capitals of feudalVietnam. It is highly appreciated for its long and ancient architecture. You also hear about the history of forming and sustaining construction of the capital of King Dinh – who gave birth to the old country DAI VIET
4, Discovering Van Long Nature Reserve
This is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern delta, located in the northeastern part of GiaVien district.It’s about 30 km from central Ninh Binh. Because NinhBinh is surrounded by water, you still have to go by boat like the two places above, boat fare is 100.000VNĐ / person.
However, sense of discovery Van Long is completely different from Trang An or Tam Coc, because you not only see mountains with strange shapes,but also you admire some freshwater aquatic species and rare birds. If you are lucky, you may also see some white Vooc bird watching you from above.
In addition, Van Long Dam is a spiritual tourist destination with a diospyrosdecandra – 600-year-old, Chi Le pagoda, Mai Trung pagoda, DinhTien Hoang temple, Thanh Mau temple and Thanh Son Tu pagoda.
5, Exploring Cuc Phuong National Park
What to do in Ninh Binh? Cuc Phuong which is the first national forest of Vietnam is great choice for you., When coming to Cuc Phuong National Park you not only exploring the wild and mysterious nature of primeval forest with old trees that exists for thousands of years, caves was soaked in history such as Trang Khuyet cave, Chua cave, Thuy Tien cave, Nguoi Xua cave … But also experiencing The sensual feel of a warm bath with many attractive services such as sightseeing, eco-tourism, trekking, …
Normally, when traveling to Cuc Phuong National Park, you will have to stay here one night, after having breakfast in the morning , you will start exploring tropical forest. The room cost in Cuc Phuong is 300.000VND / room with 4 beds, house on stilts for 30 – 40 people is 3.000.000VNĐ. Entrance fee is 40.000VND / person. Price of bird watching tour is 600.000VNĐ /time
6.ThungNham Bird Park – New destination in Ninh Binh
It’s worth seeing this place when traveling to Ninh Binh. Because it is full of ecotourism, spirituality, culture and landscapes. In particular, ThungNham Bird Park is a shelter for 40 rare bird species … Thung Nham Bird Park is the most beautiful when the sunset comes, at that time, you will see a rare sight that is the egret rookery spread of their wings fly back to their nest in Dam
Entrance ticket inThung Nham Bird Park is 150.000VND / person (package). After 17h price ticket is 50.000VNĐ / guest, children under 1.3 meters tall will discount 50%.
In addition to the bird garden, if you have time you can visit other tourist attractions within the framework of the bird park such as: Vai Gioi cave, But Cave, primeval forest, a large ancient banyan tree, streblusasper tree for thousands of years, The Valley of Love, and some other caves…..
Following what was said above about the most attractive destination in Ninh Binh , you will have the best answer to all question about Ninh Binh tourism. Don’t let the grass grow under your feet, let’s take your backpack and go now. If you have any questions about Ninh Binh tourism such as eating, sleeping, resting and playing … Please let us know, send your questions for us by email or comment in this article. We are always ready to answer.
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