Top 10 most beautiful destinations to explore in Trang An Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh travel is attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world. With the poetic but majestic landscapes, the richness of culture, history, traditions as well as remarkable nature in the region. Like the famous destinations such as Sapa, Ha Long Bay… Ninh Binh is surely the perfect destination for those who are passionate about discovering the beauty of Vietnam. Let’s Focus Asia Travel list top 10 most beautiful places in Ninh Binh!
Ninh Binh Travel and Tours
Ninh Binh is located in the southernmost point of the Red River Delta, far from Ha Noi about 100 km to the south. This place has recently become a famous destination among travelers making trips to Northern and Vietnam. Ninh Binh attracts visitors not only the beautiful natural landscapes but also many national cultural relics. Because of its central location, travelers are able to travel to Ninh Binh quite easily with variety of means.
Visitors can travel to Ninh Binh any season of the year, because the attractions in there are always wonderful all year round. However, Spring is the most beautiful time, visitors participate in the temple festival in spring, enjoy the beautiful places in the warm sunshine … And do not forget to enjoy the cuisine in Ninh Binh. There is one of the delicious food attractions!
1. Trang An Eco-tourism Complex.
Trang An Landscape Complex covers an area of 6,172 ha in the districts of Hoa Lu such as Gia Vien, Nho Quan, Tam Diep Town, and Ninh Binh City.
Trang An Eco-tourism Complex is made up of limestone ridges, caves, and beautiful valleys. This complex of Trang An is a blend of towering cliff-bounded mountains draped in a natural rain forest, surrounded by huge and deeply developed internal basins whose clear and quietly flowing waters are connected through a myriad of underground streams and caverns. In addition, there are merged-river systems, many historical-cultural relics including temples, pagodas, … The setting of Trang An Landscape Complex is so great and perfect.
2. Tam Coc – Bich Dong
Tam Coc-Bich Dong tourist resort is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, far 7 km from Ninh Binh city.
Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a major tourist destination in Vietnam and a part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage site. It consists of two distinct attractions: Tam Cốc, a flooded cave karst system; and Bich Dong, a series of mountain pagodas.
The magnificent beauty of Vietnam manifests itself in Tam Coc- Bich Dong in the form of sublime greenery, endearing waterways and enchanting limestone cliffs. Tam Coc is a landscape that comprises of lush paddy fields, limestone caves and karstic rock… In addition to its scenic beauty, Tam Coc also has the Bich Dong Pagoda which makes up for an interesting visit.
It is always great to reach Thuong Pagoda to contemplate the whole view of Bich Dong. Afterward, you should wander around and take wonderful photos…
3. Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bai Dinh Pagoda is located in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district. Ninh Binh province. This is the most famous pagoda of Ninh Binh attracting tourists all year round.
Bai Dinh pagoda has two buildings within its confines- the old complex and the new shrine. This temple is a revered center of Buddhist learning and pilgrimage. The first impression when visiting this Pagoda, visitors will overwhelmed by the grandeur of this Buddhist work. Visitors are also immersed in holy contemplation of Bai Dinh ancient, along the magnificent and monumental buildings of the most massive Buddhist in Viet Nam…
Bai Dinh Pagoda is famous for its Vietnamese, Southeast Asian and ASEAN records such as the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold – plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia.
4. Mua Cave
Mua Cave is located in the foot of Mieu mountain in Khe Ha Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. Mua cave is one of the must-see attractions that visitors should visit when doing trips to Ninh Binh
This place is also called “Great Wall of Vietnam”. Mua Mountain has the shape like a bell looking very unique. Conquering the Mua Mountain is quite interesting by zigzag road with 486 odd stairs which are embellished with a sculpture of an authentic red dragon.
Standing on the top of Mua Mount, visitors will admire breathtaking landscapes: The winding rivers, the poetic rice fields and extremely beautiful, the majestic mountains away…The peak also has a small temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy Quin Am and the backdrop of Tam Coc make it so amazing!
5. Am Tien Cave
Am Tien Cave is located in the ancient ruins of Hoa Lu, located in Yen Thanh village, Truong Yen commune, Ninh Binh.
Am Tien Cave is surrounded by majestic mountains, the geographical position is quite rugged. From above, visitors will see the vast expanse of the majestic landscape, Am Tien Pagoda with high mountains and spacious fresh lake. With unspoiled natural scenery and unique terrain, Am Tien Cave is a separate world which is hidden in colorful history.
6. Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park is located in Ninh Binh Province, far Ninh Binh City about 45 km to the northwest. Cuc Phuong has an area of 25,000 ha and is the first Vietnam National Park with a diverse ecosystem. Cuc Phuong National Park is a large nature picture with some trees dated back to more than a thousand years ago. Moreover, this place is home of some rarest species. Coming to Cuc Phuong National Park, visitors will admire the ancient trees, rare animals, many charming waterfalls, streams… and explore the rich flora.
Especially, traveling Cuc Phuong from late April to May, visitors will be surprised by the butterfly season begins. Colorful butterflies fly over the sky making the forest become more beautiful, more splendid than ever.
7. Phat Diem Cathedral
Phat Diem Cathedral is located in Phat Diem town, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province. It is far about 28km from Ninh Binh city to Southeast.
Phat Diem Cathedral is the common name for the most beautiful church area in Vietnam. When visiting this destination, you will quickly notice a church with the Vietnamese pagoda roof. This is a complex of structures were built by wood and stone. Although it was the Catholic Church but reproduced by the architecture of traditional temples and pagodas in Vietnam. Phat Diem Cathedral is considered as a special stone architecture only in Vietnam and also rare in the world.
8. Thung Nham Bird Garden
Thung Nham bird gadren is far about 12 km from Ninh Binh city to the east.
Thung Nham Park is located in the valley which belong to the complex of Trang An . It is home of thousands of beautiful and rare birds. Located between majestic mountains, the road to the Thung Nham bird garden is bit difficult to go. However, visitors will be surprised by the magnificent scene of karts tower and limestone mountains. Visitors can both see the bird garden and remarkable surroundings in Thung Nham. Otherwise, traveling by boat will allow visitors to view the bird up-close.
9. Van Long nature reserve
Van Long Nature Reserve is located in the northeast of Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province, which is the largest wetland reserve in the Red River Delta.
Van Long has a rich and unique ecosystem with many rare flora and fauna. Especially, Van Long Lake is well- known for Delacour’s langur. This nature reserve not only has magnificent landscape with limestone mountains, caves are surrounded by vast flat swamps but also various animal and plant species which makes Van Long an ideal destination to explore Vietnam ecosystem.
10. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Hoa Lu was the first capital of Dai Co Viet, the capital of the dynasties of King Dinh, Le and Ly.
This is an architectural complex of pagodas, lamas, communal houses, tombs, … Each architecture has own a unique beauty, all show the ancient and heroic beauty of ancient history. There are a lot of pagodas in this region, which based on the ancient pagoda style in the past. Some pagodas were built inside, outside the limestone mountains and many other architectural works have high historical and cultural value.
With many special festivals, Hoa Lu ancient capital is an attractive cultural destination, promising to bring more emotions for visitors.
This trip provides a fantastic combination of the majestic splendour of Hanoi, the lush rice terraces and the ethnic diversity of Hanoi, the sublime beauty of Red River Delta and Halong Bay. This is an adventure to remember!!