Highlighted must-see attractions in Ninh Binh

Highlighted must-see attractions in Ninh Binh

You are planning a trip to Ninh Binh and don't know what to see & visit in Ninh Binh?.Have this article of Ninh Binh's top attractions reviewed & planned your Ninh Binh trip of great travel experiences.....

The highlighted attractions or top places to see/ visit in Ninh Binh

Just 2 hours from Hanoi by rail or road, together with her famously natural, historical & religious sites,Ninh Binh has recently become a favourite destination among travellers making trips to Vietnam. “Nicknamed as Halong bay on land” because of the same view of dotted mountains as Halong bay but on land, trips to Ninh Binh promise you amazing travel experiences to admire natural landscapes of limestone pillars, hidden caves & tropical rain forest ; and to visit historical & cultural sites in untouched Ninh Binh with scenic boat rides, interesting biking routes & enjoyable trekking activities. Below are our local share of highlighted must-see attractions in Ninh Binh that you can put on the lists of the places to visit when travelling to Ninh Binh,Vietnam.

Tam Coc rice fields - Ninh Binh

The view of Ninh Binh's mountainscapes & rice fields

1.Trang An Ecotourism Complex – UNESCO’s mixed cultural & natural heritage in Vietnam

Being recently opened to the public,Trang An has attracted an increasing number of tourists yearly.The best way to explore the beauty of Trang An Scenic Landscape is riding on a rowing boat along the river admiring limestone mountain settings, discovering a system of mysteriously hidden caves & stopping in certain areas to visit ancient temples or pagoda & a setting location of latest Kong movie : “Kong: Skull Island”. Trang An is considered as the top attraction in Ninh Binh to select for your trip.Please, read more

Ninh Binh-Trang An

Trang An landscape on Kong: skull island route

2.Mua cave for great view of Ninh Binh’s landscapes

Mua cave is just a small cave in Mua ecoresort, where you could do a hard trek on steps up to the mountain’s peak for a great panorama of Ninh Binh’s scenic mountainscapes.It is good to connect your visit to Trang An or Tam Coc with a trek to Mua cave if you like trekking & having awesome photos.The best time of wonderful photos is between the late May & early June when the rice in Tam Coc turn its green colour to yellow one ! What impressive photos of breathtaking mountain, river & rice field landscapes in Ninh Binh !

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Mua cave in Ninh Binh

The view from Mua cave in the harvest time

3.Tam Coc,Thung Nang & Bich Dong area

As the main tour route to Western tourists visiting Ninh Binh, Tam Coc & Bich Dong area are featured by gorgeous limestone mountain views that you can contemplate from a rowing boat ride or biking trip along Tam Coc & Bich Dong area or on a nice trek to visit Bich Dong pagoda.The boat tour in Tam Coc is to three caves – fewer than Trang An, but gives you chances to view the rice fields or the locals’farming activities. For less touristic boat tour, viewing lotus farms & two caves, let's ride on rowing boat route in Thung Nang area ( between Tam Coc & Bich Dong).Please,read more


>>>>>>>>>> Recommended Ninh Binh day trips from Hanoi city :

 Hoa Lu ancient capital - Thung Nang boat ride day trip.

Mua Cave - Trang An Ecotourism Landscape day trip.

Hoa Lu ancient capital - Tam Coc rice field day trip


Tam Coc-Ninh Binh

Tam Coc in the time of golden rice

4.Hoa Lu ancient capital - the heart of Vietnam in 10th & 11th century

Being chosen as the heart of Vietnam under Dinh & Le dynasties, your trip to Ninh Binh is more interesting to explore Hoa Lu ancient capital with deep understanding of Vietnam’s history in 10th & 11th century and the architectural values of old temples built in 17th century (Dinh & Le temples for two dynasties - the remains of the old royal palaces) - top historical attractions in Ninh Binh.Please, view more

Hoa Lu-Ninh Binh

Gate of Hoa Lu ancient capital

5.Van Long nature reserve - the biggest wetland area in the north of Vietnam

As the biggest wetland area in the north of Vietnam, Van Long nature reserve is characterised by a nice limestone outcrop setting on the swamp – the living places of rare monkeys on Vietnam Red Book – Delacour Langur.It is great on the boat trip along the mountains if you can view them running around on the mountain slopes.Van Long is also the land attracting a lot of migrating birds in the winter time from the North so if you visit this wetland in the winter ( from November to April), you can witness thousand of birds, heron, storks flying around to make a beautiful scene like the one in latest “Kong: Skull island” movie which was set in Van Long.Further detailed in this article


>>>>>>> Recommended Ninh Binh day trips from Hanoi :

 Hoa Lu ancient capital - Van Long nature reserve day trip.

Tam Coc Rice Field - Van Long nature reserve day trip.


Van Long nature reserve

Van Long wetland

6.Kenh Ga wetland or Chicken Canal - nice experience of local life on the wetland

Kenh Ga is said as the place where was founded  with many wild chickens living there so local people called Kenh Ga or Chicken Canal.It is quite near & similar to Van Long nature reserve, Kenh Ga is year-round covered with flooded water – the wetland surrounded with outstanding limestone outcrops.Due to the water condition, farmers here can only have one rice harvest in a year and they live on fishing in the rest of the year.Travel to Kenh Ga,you will take an engine boat tour along the river, viewing the local villages, churches, scenic limestone formations & local farming or fishing activities.Kenh Ga is also the place famous for its hot springs which are very good for heath.If you have time, you can have a mineral bath on those hot springs for good health.

Kenh Ga - Ninh Binh

Kenh Ga landscapes

7.Cuc Phuong national park - the oldest national park in Vietnam

As the biggest & well-protected national park in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong is rich in fauna & flora.You can experience many giant trees & endangered primates in a day trip to Cuc Phuong national park.You can choose to do long or short trekking routes, biking option or homestaying with local Muong ethnics in the core areas of the park.It is also the place to see the rare birds for bird watching lovers.

Cuc Phuong-ninhbinh

Endangered rescue primate center in Cuc Phuong national park

8.Bai Dinh pagoda - the largest Buddhist Temple in the South East Asia

Break many records of Vietnam & South East Asia : the biggest pagoda in ASIAN, the longest corridor of stone Arahat statues, the biggest bronze Buddha statue….., Bai Dinh pagoda is a special attraction among religious & achitectural lovers.Trip to Bai Dinh Pagoda is one of the top thing to do in Ninh Binh. More details about this pagoda


>>>>>>>>> Recommended Ninh Binh day trips from Hanoi.

Bai Dinh pagoda - Trang An Ecotourism Complex day trip.

Cuc Phuong national park day trip.


Baidinh pagoda-Ninh Binh

The entrance of Bai Dinh Pagoda

9.Phat Diem cathedral - the massive stone construction in 19th century

Ninh Binh is the land of biggest Cathelic followers in the north of Vietnam.That is why you can view many churches on your journey to Ninh Binh, especially in Kim Son district.But famous & massive one is Phat Diem stone cathedral which was built of stones in 24 years by priest Tran Luc & local followers.The cathedral is a very beautiful mixture of eastern & western architecture .The whole construction constitutes an original set which Western Gothic architecture blends perfectly with that of traditional Vietnamese pagodas – an interesting spot that can’t be missed in your trip to Ninh Binh

Phat Diem-Ninh Binh

Phat Diem Cathedral

10.Thung Nham Ecotourism Complex

Thung Nham is famous for not only many kinds of birds living but also the caves on the water surface or mountains.Here are top attractions in Thung Nham that tourists can’t ignore: But Cave (having plaster stone fairy man statue, no light), Vai Gioi Cave (having 3 cave floors with many fanciful stalactites), Bird Sanctuary which you can visit by boat ride or walking nearby to view hundreds of birds, storks & herons flying around, especially in the late afternoon.This ecotourism resort is newly opened with accomodations, restaurants & fun activities you can take part in a day or overnight trip to Ninh Binh. You can nicely connect your biking trip to visit Tam Coc, Bich Dong & Thung Nham area.

Thung Nham-Ninh Binh

Birds Sanctuay in Thung Nham-Ninh Binh

11. Thien Ha ( Galaxy) cave - the real paradise on earth : less touristic & pristinely natural landscapes

Be recently explored & exploited in Ninh Binh travel industry, Thien Ha ( Galaxy) cave get very good reviews on tripadvisors for its great natural landscapes and less touristic travel site in Ninh Binh.For me, it is the mixed beauty connection of  all "Trang An, Tam Coc & Van Long" that you can find on Thien Ha (Galaxy) cave boat ride.You can find here the rice field scenery & mountain settings of Tam Coc, mysteriously beautiful grottoes of Trang An; and natural habitats of birds & wild natures of Van Long. You can connect & extend your trip to Thien Ha grotto exploration to Thung Nham bird sunctuary as well.Have more information about Thien Ha cave on this article.

>>>>>>>>> Recommended Ninh Binh day trips from Hanoi.

 Mua cave - Thien Ha grotto day trip

Mua cave - Tam Coc rice field - Hoa Lu ancient capital day trip.


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