Ninh Binh is a place not to be missed when traveling in the North. Besides the world-class sights such as Ha Long Bay or the beautiful, poetic Sapa region, Ninh Binh is the combination of river tourism, caves, cultural history, discovery, and relaxation. Let’s take a look at the most popular tourist destinations in our What to See in Ninh Binh article.
Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex
It is the most famous tourist destination of Ninh Binh nowadays. With beautiful pristine natural scenery, Trang An Ninh Binh has been recognized by Unesco as a world natural and cultural heritage (June 23rd, 2014).
The scenery here is made up of winding rivers flowing through limestone mountains, creating countless natural mysterious caves to attract tourists. To explore Trang An, visitors will be sitting on a boat (about 200,000 VND/visitor) to observe the surrounding mountain nature.
As usual, tourists come to Trang An in spring, between January and March of the lunar calendar (from December to February). The weather is extremely convenient for travelling. But worriedly, it also comes with some unpleasant social vices like theft, pickpocket, etc. So each person needs to take precautions to get away from unexpected bad luck.
Tam Cốc – Bích Động
A familiar destination that visitors definitely cannot miss when setting foot in Ninh Binh. It is also known as “Ha Long Bay on land”, a key national tourist area of Vietnam. Visiting Tam Cốc, you will be sitting on a boat, going down along Ngô Đồng river to enjoy the poetic view of the identical mountains and iridescent bright yellow rice fields. The scenery here will surely captivate any visitors. The ferry ticket is 150,000 VND for 4 people.
In addition, tourists can visit Bích Động, including a dry cave on the middle of the mountain and a cave names “Xuyên thủy động” which is a long cave located along the length of Bich Dong mountain, the cave is up to 350 meters long, going in and out takes nearly 50 minutes. On the mountain, there is Bích Động pagoda, an ancient pagoda stretching over 3 floors on the mountain, where visitors from everywhere come to burn pray for luckiness and peace. Tickets price is 120,000 VND / adult, 60,000 VND / child.
Cúc Phương National Park
With a total area of 25,000ha, is a famous tourist destination for ecology and environment that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Visitors will discover the rich flora and fauna, immerse themselves with the beautiful natural landscape, participate in ecotourism, resort, campfire, adventure, research on cultural history.
Going to Cuc Phuong at the beginning of the rainy season from June to July every year, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the butterflies flying throughout the forest.
Entrance ticket 60,000 for adults; 20,000 for students and 10,000 VND for children
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Located 15km from Ninh Binh city, Bai Dinh pagoda is the largest pagoda in Vietnam with many records having been set as the largest general rose in Vietnam; owns the tallest and heaviest bronze Buddha image in Vietnam; is the temple with the largest three-dimensional statue in Vietnam; The pagoda has the largest well in Vietnam as well as the most stone statues in Vietnam.
The scene is like a fairy-tale place of Bai Dinh Pagoda, so anyone who comes here can feel the tranquility and tranquility of the space here. Visiting this temple is an interesting experience to clearly feel the cultural and religious space of Vietnamese people.
Thung Nham bird garden
It is one of the most attractive places in Ninh Binh, a place full of cultural, spiritual as well as biodiversity landscape. Surrounded by rainforest strips on the limestone mountains, with many caves and valleys mingled with nature, grass, and flowers.
Thung Nham ecotourism area is one of the tourist destinations in the core area of Trang An world heritage site. This tourist area is located in Hải Nham valley with the main highlight being the Natural Bird garden and typical cave tourist destinations such as Vái Giời cave, Tiên Cá cave, Thủy Cung cave, Bụt cave, etc.
- Entrance fee 100,000 VND / person
- The bird garden 30,000 VND / person
- Bụt cave 30,000 VND / person
Especially, you will also discover the lives of nearly 40 species of birds with the number up to 50,000. Every sunset, you will see every flock of white storks flying all over the wetland, creating an exotic wild beauty that is hard to get anywhere.
Van Long lagoon
Van Long Lagon is one of the Must-See Places in Ninh Binh. The lagoon has an area of 3,000ha, which is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern Delta. When traveling on the boat on the lagoon, visitors unbelievably will see the water surface as a giant mirror. This wonderful place is also known as “the bay without waves”.
Follow a small leaf boat, around you, is a vast swamp of water, birds, trailers and limestone blocks shaped exactly like the Cat Meo mountain, Book mountain, Mam Xoi Mountain, Co mountain Tiên … The poetic natural scenery here makes anyone captivated.
Hang Múa (Múa cave)
Mua Cave is located at the foot of Mua Mountain, a tourist destination belonging to the tourist complex of Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune and its another must-see places in Ninh Binh. Although not famous as many other landscapes in Ninh Binh, but Múa cave has won much love from visitors because of the beautiful natural scenery as well as space here is not crowded, hustle like the others. With 100,000 VND/ person, you can start your exciting journey.
Coming to Mua Cave, it is a great chance to try your endurance when climbing up the mountain through 486 stone steps, and from the top of the mountain, we can observe the whole beauty of Tam Coc area with endless green rice field, the boats down the paddle glide in the water. From the foot of the mountain, we can clearly see the stairs extending to the top of the mountain like the Great Wall of the miniature.
Hopefully, with the What to See in Ninh Binh article, you will have more choices and interesting experiences when discovering this beautiful land.