Especially favored by the Creator, Ninh Binh has an extremely magnificent and poetic natural scenery with many attractive ecological and spiritual tourist sites, attracting millions of tourists to visit here every year. As the land of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, this place fully converges the elements of human genius, yin and yang in harmony.
Traveling to Ninh Binh , you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural space at Bai Dinh pagoda, visit Trang An scenic complex, conquer nearly 500 stone steps at the top of Mua cave – the most attractive check-in coordinates. ..
Spring time: From January to March, Ninh Binh will pamper visitors with a cool climate, not too cold, little rain, convenient for sightseeing and sightseeing activities. This time is also ideal for spring travel with spiritual tourism activities such as visiting Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An, Stone church.
Find out information about Ninh Binh weather in all seasons of the year right below!
– January – March: The weather at this time is cold, not as cold as winter, little rain, so it is very convenient to travel to Ninh Binh. Because it is adjacent to the Lunar New Year, many festivals take place during this time: Bai Dinh pagoda festival, La temple festival, Hoa Lu ancient capital traditional festival,…
– April – June: At this time, the festivals are also less so the atmosphere is quite peaceful, no longer crowded. Moreover, the climate is not too hot or cold, if you are a person who does not like noise, then coming to Ninh Binh at this time is also quite suitable. However, June is already summer, so the air is hot and sunny, so remember to fully equip yourself with sun protection measures.
– July – September: Starting from July is the time when lotus flowers and water lilies begin to bloom. The weather at this time often rains and storms, so if you plan to travel to Ninh Binh, you need to pay attention to follow the forecast information before the departure date to have the best preparation.
– October – December: This is the time many tourists choose to come to the ancient capital to live and relax. This is the cold season, so visitors also need to pay attention to their health.
The best time to travel to Ninh Binh is from January to March of the lunar calendar. Visitors can combine visiting destinations with spring travel and temple ceremonies. In addition, coming to Ninh Binh in the ripe rice season (May – June) there are also many romantic destinations for you to check in.
Perhaps many people only know Ninh Binh through some famous tourist attractions such as Trang An, Bai Dinh, Hoa Lu ancient capital or Tam Coc, Bich Dong… But Ninh Binh has many more things for you to discover than that. , specifically:
1. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Hoa Lu ancient capital is a particularly important national relic complex of Vietnam and one of the four core areas of the Trang An world heritage complex recognized by UNESCO. The system of relics in Hoa Lu is related to the careers of historical figures belonging to the three dynasties of Dinh, Tien Le and the beginning of the Ly Dynasty, from Dinh Tien Hoang to Ly Thai Tong in history.
Hoa Lu was the first capital of the centralized feudal state in Vietnam with historical imprints: the reunification of Giang Son, the defeat of the Song and the suppression of Chiem, and the discovery of the process of establishing the capital of Hanoi. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh) to Thang Long (Hanoi), Hoa Lu became the ancient capital.
2. Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang
Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang
is located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh, in the center of the East citadel of the ancient capital Hoa Lu. This is the only place in Vietnam that simultaneously worships King Dinh Tien Hoang, his parents and sons, and has a tablet to worship the generals of the Dinh dynasty. King Dinh Temple together with King Le Temple are ranked “Top 100 famous 100-year-old buildings in Vietnam”.
3. Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bai Dinh is a large temple that holds many records such as the largest gilded bronze Buddha in Asia, the tallest stupa in Southeast Asia, the temple with the longest Arhat corridor in Asia… About 15km, Bai Dinh pagoda has a total area of 1700ha, including two main areas, Bai Dinh ancient pagoda and new pagoda area. At the beginning of the year, tourists come here to visit quite a lot, so it often appears overcrowded and crowded. If you are a person who does not like noise, you can choose another time of year to visit the temple which is also very beautiful.
4. Trang An
Trang An has been recognized by UNESCO as the first dual World Heritage Site in Vietnam with two criteria: culture and nature in 2014. Currently, there are 21 lakes and 48 natural caves being exploited for tourism in Vietnam. this area. Visitors will explore this place by boat for about 2-3 hours. There are 3 routes for you to choose from. Usually, the schedule from 3 to 2 is suggested by many to be the most beautiful, passing through many famous spots.
5. Dance Cave
Mua Cave is located at the foot of Mua mountain, in the territory of Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh. When coming to Mua Cave, you will be able to test your endurance when climbing to the top of the mountain through 486 stone steps, and from the top of the mountain we can admire the whole beauty of Tam Coc area with wings. vast, green rice fields.
6. Tam Coc – Bich Dong
Tam Coc – Bich Dong is one of the three landscapes of Ninh Binh appearing in the movie Kong Skull Island. At the same time, this is also a key tourist area of our country with a system of limestone mountains and many relics related to the Tran dynasty. Compared to “Ha Long Bay on land”, Tam Coc system includes 3 caves: Hang Ca, Hang 2, Hang 3. Bich Dong is an ancient temple, surrounded by majestic mountains. Climbing the highest mountain Bich Dong, you also have the opportunity to see the whole Ninh Binh city.
7. Van Trinh Cave
Van Trinh cave is located in Mo mountain in Thuong Hoa commune, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province. The area of Van Trinh cave is very large, about 4000 m². The dome is at the highest point over 100 m, under the arch is a cascade of iridescent and colorful stalactites hanging down like a shimmering and splendid stone curtain, the floor has many unique flower patterns. Deep into the cave is the Dragon well with water flowing from the bottom up.
In the cave, there are many sparkling stalactites with different shapes and colors. The atmosphere in the cave is relatively cool and comfortable. Around the cave are artistic reliefs of stalactites with all shapes of people, fairies, mothers holding children, plants, animals such as clams, eagles, tigers, turtles, big and small stones. smooth like duck eggs, chicken eggs, marbles, beans…
8. Thung Nham eco-tourism area
Located in the southwest of Ninh Binh city, Thung Nham Bird Park eco-tourism area (Thung Chim) in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, is one of the tourist attractions that fully converges cultural and spiritual factors. spirituality, landscape and biodiversity.
Surrounded by tropical forests on limestone mountains, with many valleys and caves, blending with nature, trees and flowers have been created for Thung Chim, together with heaven and earth, Tam Coc – Trang An a beautiful natural landscape.
5km from Bich Dong Pagoda, along the Hai Nham – Thung Chim tourist route, visitors will be able to visit many attractive tourist attractions such as: Moving Banyan Tree – Thousand-year-old Duoi tree, enjoying the fruits of Miet Garden, Thung Valley of Love, Vai Gioi Cave – Hibiscus Cave – Tien Ca Cave – Thuy Cung Cave – Ba Co Cave – Primeval forest on limestone mountains.
9. Phat Diem Stone Church
As a famous architectural and artistic work, Phat Diem stone church is known as the “Catholic capital of Vietnam”. The church has a rather large and airy location with the architecture combining Catholicism and other religions in Vietnam, which is very harmonious and artistic. The church was built entirely of large blocks of stone.
10. Am Tien Cave
Dubbed the “great love cup” of the ancient capital of Ninh Binh, Am Tien cave is an emerging tourist destination located in the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. The cave is located in a valley, nestled between the mountains, with a stone pagoda on the mountain. To get to the temple in the cave, you can climb over 205 stone steps or go through the mountain tunnel.
Some experiences of traveling to Ninh Binh Visitors should not ignore the following notes when traveling to Ninh Binh : - Ninh Binh is a city with good security, friendly people, but it is difficult to avoid theft. Therefore, when traveling here, you should not bring many valuables, avoid going to empty places or going out late. - When sailing through the caves, remember to wear a life jacket and follow the instructions of the boatman. - If in your schedule there are must-climbing attractions such as Bai Dinh, Mua Cave, Tam Coc... visitors should choose to wear lightweight clothes, sports shoes, and bring drinking water. Go to temples to avoid revealing clothes, making noise in sacred places.