Ninh Binh Travel Guide For First-Timers To NINH BINH

Ninh Binh is always beautiful and attracts tourists for many years. Not only poetic mountains, famous landscapes, extremely delicious specialties, but Ninh Binh’s golden fields are also one of the reasons why many tourists “spend their youth” to come here.

The right time to travel to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh, the ancient capital of Vietnam, is famous for many beautiful landscapes of Vietnam. This place not only attracts domestic tourists but also attracts a large number of international tourists to visit. Most tourists coming to Ninh Binh can’t help but marvel at the wonderful beauty of many scenic spots such as Trang An, Ninh Binh Dance Cave, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Van Long lagoon, … Every season Ninh Binh brings with it The unique beauty and extremely different characteristics, creating a highlight that attracts many tourists to visit.

In 1 year, Ninh Binh also has 2 seasons called the golden time for tourists to visit. The time from January to early March of the year, this time the weather is very cool, suitable for you to visit famous places combined with spring travel. And the summer days from April to June is the time for you to see the whole Ninh Binh golden season. According to Ninh Binh travel experience, this is a great time for you to catch all the unique checkin moments.

Means of transportation in Ninh Binh

  • Rent a motorbike: the road is easy to go, so riding a motorbike is quite okay, no problem. Before going, tell the traffic police here or check the administration, you should bring a driver’s license with full papers. Fortunately, I didn’t see the yellow shirt guys for 2 days.
  •  If you take a taxi, you don’t press the clock on New Year’s Day, so you have to bargain first. In Tam Coc, I see there is a list price for a 4-seater taxi a day is 800k, and the price to go to places (but forgot to take pictures)

What’s attractive in Ninh Binh?

  •  As a city very close to Hanoi, it is possible to combine Ninh Binh – Hanoi in the same trip, moving from Hanoi to Ninh Binh about 1h30′
  •  There are too many beautiful scenes, everything is like a picture, too suitable for virtual living purposes.
  •  Easy to move around, suitable for young people who want to travel but are limited in time, exploring Ninh Binh only needs 2 weekends.

When should you travel to Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh in any season has its own beauty. For example, going in January, February, March is the late winter and early spring season. Going to Ninh Binh this season is extremely cool and the trees grow. April, June is the beautiful rice season of Ninh Binh, July, August and September is the time when the climate is cool and pleasant to go to Ninh Binh, and October, 11, and December is the winter when there are no visitors to Ninh Binh. The bottle is extremely comfortable and noiseless.

Hotels in Ninh Binh

When coming to Ninh Binh to play, there will usually be 2 choices: 1 is in the city, 2 is near tourist attractions.

Last time I went to Ninh Binh. I choose according to my feelings in the city and go to all tourist attractions at least 8km from my accommodation (like going on a trip). If I travel, I will choose to stay at a homestay for it to chill and go out more convenient. In the city to have coffee at night, but in reality, there is nothing, so I still recommend staying near tourist areas.

What to eat in Ninh Binh?

     With determination to enjoy Ninh Binh specialties. I asked the homestay owner and was advised to have burnt rice and goat meat. I heard that I was already in love, and right next to my homestay, there is a Thang Long restaurant. With the motto to go where the specialty cup goes, the burnt rice and goat meat dishes cannot be ignored. Admittedly a specialty, it’s already delicious to eat cooked rice in a bag, let alone other things. Here, eat cooked rice with extra sauce to make it indescribably delicious. When I asked, I only knew that the sauce had pork heart and kidney stir-fried with vegetables, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and mushrooms. And the goat meat dish can not be faulted. Maybe it can’t be described in words, if you have the opportunity to visit Ninh Binh, remember to try these 2 specialties.

    Going with her sister decided not to eat goat meat because goat meat stinks. But when I went to the Three-door restaurant to eat goat meat with lemon, I ate all of a plate by myself and complimented it on delicious. So you can come and eat here. The shop is near Trang An area, right. Located in the alley but the food is delicious and reasonably priced. The staff is also quick and friendly. In general, this is a very good place to eat.

At this restaurant, I read a review on Facebook so I went to try it. Because around Trang An area, I only see goats and goats, but I am afraid of chopping and not being delicious, so I still choose to eat according to the review. Luckily it’s delicious.

Discover the famous Ninh Binh tourist destination

Trang An

  • Address: Trang An Street, Dong Thanh, Ninh Binh
  • Reference ticket price:
    + Entrance fee: 200,000 VND / person (children under 1m: 100,000 VND / child)
    + Guide price: 300,000 VND / tour (if required)

Trang An Ninh Binh is only about 7km from Ninh Binh city. Located on the southern edge of the Red River Delta, it covers an area of ​​6,226 hectares, mostly wetlands and rice paddies. Being likened to “Ha Long Bay on land”, visiting Trang An scenic area, visitors are not only immersed in the enchanting natural picture by the beautiful limestone mountain system and caves, but also the heart of the city. exceptional purity.

You will experience the feeling of sitting on a boat and floating on the clear blue water, going through 12 caves (Light cave, Dark cave, Dia Linh cave, Nau Ruou cave, …), and 3 spiritual points ( Trinh temple). , Tran temple and Phu Khong). The only means of transportation in Trang An is a boat, you will buy a ticket to visit at the entrance, the ticket price includes boating and there are three different routes for you to choose from.

Mua Cave – Ninh Binh tourist destination is loved by many people

  • Address: Khe Dau Ha village, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
  • Reference ticket price: 100,000 VND / person / ticket

Ninh Binh Dance Cave is located at the foot of Mua Mountain, a large cave located in the middle of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Looking down from above, you will see this place looks like an upside down bell. One of the most interesting experiences at Mua Cave is conquering 486 stone steps leading to the top of the mountain. From the top of the mountain, you can admire the whole beauty of Tam Coc area with vast and green rice fields.

Not only that, on both sides of the stairs of Mua Cave are carved figures bearing cultural characteristics. This is also the place where King Tran in the past used to visit to listen to the beautiful ladies singing and dancing, so it was called Mua Cave. The beauty of Mua Cave not only makes domestic tourists love but even foreign tourists want to visit even just once!

Van Long Lagoon

  • Address : Gia Van, Gia Vien, Ninh Binh
  • Reference price:
    + Scenic ticket price: 20,000 VND / person
    + Boat ticket price: 60,000 VND / boat / 2 people

Van Long lagoon is one of the famous eco-tourism areas in Ninh Binh. This place still retains the pristine character that attracts many tourists and is home to many flora and fauna. With attractive scenery, Van Long Lagoon is known as “a bay without waves” because when the boat is on the lagoon, visitors will see the water surface as flat as a giant mirror. However, the water surface of Van Long does not have the blue color of the sea, but is clear, clearly showing the extremely beautiful layers of moss on the bottom.

An extremely interesting discovery, not to be missed that Van Long Lagoon brings to visitors is a system of up to 1000 beautiful caves, many large caves like a charming watercolor painting. It can be mentioned that Ca cave is a very beautiful cave, the highlight is the 250m long, 8m high, 10m wide piercing cave. This cave is also a gathering and breeding place for catfish, perch, and banana fish.

Am Tiem Cave (Tuyet Tinh Coc)

  • Address: Truong Yen, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
  • Sightseeing ticket price: 20,000 VND/person/ticket

Am Tien cave is located inside Tuyet Tinh Coc, located about 10km from Ninh Binh city center, located in the historical relic of Hoa Lu ancient capital in Yen Thanh village, Truong Yen commune. The highlight of Am Tien Cave still retains its wild and natural beauty, so that visitors are captivated and enchanted. You can freely take photos at Tuyet Tinh Coc Ninh Binh in the area outside the cave. As for the interior, most of the cave area is a flooded valley surrounded by rocky cliffs.

Around the lakeside of the cave there is a smooth paved path, it only takes you about 15 minutes to walk to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere around the lake. To get to Am Tien cave, you have to climb 205 steps, along the stairs are covered trees, shade only a few rays of sunlight crept down the road!

Tam Coc – Bich Dong

  • Address: Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
  • Price to visit Tam Coc:
    + Scenic ticket price: 120,000vnd/person/way (children under 1m4: 60,000vnd/person/way)
    + Boat ticket price: 150,000vnd/boat/way (4 Vietnamese guests or 2 guests) foreign). Children under 3 years old are free of charge

Tam Coc Bich Dong tourist area in Ninh Binh includes many attractions such as Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Thung Nham, etc. Visitors can travel to Tam Coc in all seasons all year round, but the most beautiful season is the 2 seasons around from January – March of the lunar calendar and the end of May – the beginning of June of the lunar calendar.

Just like Trang An scenic spot, to visit Tam Coc, visitors will go by boat and admire the beauty of the caves here in turn. The scenery of Tam Coc is distinguished by the harmonious combination of rock and water. The mountains here take on diverse shapes, one after another, one after another.

And Bich Dong – Xuyen Thuy Dong, which means “green cave”, is located 2 km from Tam Coc wharf. Bich Dong consists of a dry cave located halfway up the mountain (as Bich Dong pagoda) and a water cave that pierces the mountain bed called Xuyen Thuy Dong. In front of the cave is a branch of Ngo Dong river winding on the side of the mountain, across the river is the rice field of the ancient people.

Thung Nang – Beautiful place in Ninh Binh

  • Address: Dam Khe Hamlet, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh

If you have visited Bich Dong, Halo recommends you to conveniently visit Thung Nang because this place is only about 5 minutes from Tam Coc Bich Dong by motorbike. This is an attractive tourist destination as a highlight of a self-sufficient Ninh Binh tour with ripe rice fields or jade-green rivers.

Thung Nang is not noisy but full of silence, the space here is covered by a large lake with majestic high rocky mountains. To fully feel the scenery here, rent yourself a boat and then weave in the small water leading to the caves. On sunny days, the sun shines down on the water surface, making you see that Thung Nang is really different and perfect.

 Bai Dinh Pagoda

  • Address: Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien, Ninh Binh
  • Ticket price:
    + Ticket price to visit the stupa is 50,000 VND / person
    + Ticket price for tram is 30,000 VND / person / way

Ninh Binh Bai Dinh Pagoda is an ancient temple located in the Bai Dinh – Trang An eco-tourism complex. The temple has a history of more than 1000 years of establishment and development, associated with the dynasties from Dinh to Ly dynasties. This is also the largest temple and owns the most records in Vietnam.

The temple complex includes an ancient pagoda area and a new pagoda area built in 2003. The new pagoda has a monumental and massive architecture but bears a strong traditional identity. Especially, Bai Dinh pagoda area is honored by the press as the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia.

Bai Dinh Pagoda annually welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world to pray for peace and luck for themselves and those around them. Therefore, when traveling to Bai Dinh pagoda, you need to pay attention to protect your personal property!

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – A famous tourist destination in Ninh Binh

  • Address: Truong Yen, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu Ancient Cap

Cuc Phuong National Park

  • Address: Cuc Phuong Commune, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh

If you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful ancient capital, do not forget to take the time to visit Cuc Phuong National Park . This place has a green tropical rain forest all year round, bringing wild and mysterious beauty.

Cuc Phuong each season has its own beauty. In winter, the mist covers the forest canopy, creating a beautiful landscape. And this is also the time of the dry season from December to April, Cuc Phuong National Park is the most beautiful, when the intense forest rains have passed. You just need to pay attention to the weather to avoid going on rainy days because the air in the forest is humid, lots of mosquitoes and squeezes. Many times, they cling to your limbs, stinging blood without you even knowing it!

ital Ninh Binh is a famous destination of the North, where the valuable relics are kept for thousands of years. Currently, all the relics of Hoa Lu ancient capital Ninh Binh include 3 areas: special protection zone, buffer zone and other important relics. In particular, the special protection zone is the area of ​​historical relics through the dynasties that need to be protected and preserved.

Above are the Ninh Binh travel experiences that Bike Plus shares so that you can experience them more easily. Wishing you a very happy and meaningful trip!

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