Should you go to Ninh Binh in winter or summer?

What’s the weather like in Ninh Binh? When is the best time to visit Ninh Binh? Please read the following article for reference!

Weather Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is one of the famous tourist destinations of our country, likened to “Ha Long on land”. This place attracts visitors by beautiful landscapes, historical sites, unique culture and cool weather, fresh climate.

Located in a humid tropical climate, Ninh Binh’s weather is divided into four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Depending on each person’s feelings, if you have the opportunity to visit Ninh Binh many times, try to go at different times to be able to admire the beauty, feel the change in the landscape and environment. here.

  • Spring in Ninh Binh is from January to March of the lunar calendar, the weather is warm and pleasant
  • Summer starts from April to the end of June, the weather is hot and humid but not too hot, with a lot of rain. The highest temperature in Ninh Binh is from 36 – 38 degrees Celsius.
  • Autumn in Ninh Binh lasts from July to October. At this time, the hot sun of summer has been replaced by a clear sky with gentle early autumn winds and sweet early rays of sunshine.
  • The end of October to December is winter, the weather is dry but quite cold, the lowest temperature can be down to 5-7 degrees Celsius.

What will Ninh Binh look like in winter?

In the bitter cold of Hanoi at 7 am, we had to huddle in the car to go to Ninh Binh. The journey that day was filled with laughter and the guide’s mesmerizing introduction about an ancient ancient capital nestled in a peaceful village or a famous scenic spot near and far named Trang An. It was those opening words that made us stand still to explore Ninh Binh more than ever.

Trang An is like a midday dream

After about 100km, the first destination the delegation visited was the famous Trang An tourist area. Different from the stiff cold in the morning in Hanoi, Ninh Binh welcomed us with a very cool and pleasant atmosphere. As soon as we got off the bus, we were overwhelmed with the bustling scene of tourists from all over the world coming to admire this charming landscape. With a ticket price of 250,000 VND/person, we joined the stream of people getting off the blue boats waiting on the Sao Khe river. Right at the marina, the bustling scene of laughter and laughter of both tourists and boatmen resounds in the quiet winter of Trang An.

Maybe you don’t know?

Trang An is an eco-tourism area located in the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Complex recognized by UNESCO in 2014, including 3 adjacent areas: Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Trang An Scenic Area – Tam Coc – Bich Dong and Hoa Lu Special-use primeval forest. With a special position surrounded by many majestic limestone mountains and rich ecosystems, since the 10th century, Trang An was chosen by King Dinh Tien Hoang as the southern citadel to protect the capital Hoa Lu.

The journey we chose that day was route 1, going through 9 caves and 3 spiritual places for 3 hours. Starting from the central marina, the boat turns, gently gliding on the clear water, taking the group to travel through Trinh temple, Dia Linh cave, Dark cave, Sang cave, Nau Ruou cave… Each cave is attached. with engaging stories. I still remember the story that the boatman told about Ba Giot cave. Legend has it that anyone who passes through Ba Giot cave and catches three drops of water from small stalactites into the palm of his hand will be lucky in life and happy in love. Maybe that’s why we were so eager to open our palms to catch the water drops since we first entered the cave. But unfortunately, I only got one drop.

After passing through the caves and Tran temples, the boat arrived at Phu Khong wharf, where the Dinh dynasty’s officials were worshiped. Here, you can light a candle to pay respects to the ancestors of the past and listen to anecdotes containing great historical values. Next to Khong, there is also Bao Hieu pagoda, which is always full of incense. From Phu Khong, our group went to Khong cave, Tran cave and Quy Hau cave to finish the tour.

There is an ancient capital nestled between majestic mountains

Hoa Lu ancient capital is one of the cultural heritages that you should visit when coming to Ninh Binh. With a ticket price of about 20,000 VND/person, you can comfortably visit this 300-hectare relic. According to his guide, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is associated with 3 dynasties Dinh, Tien Le and the beginning of Ly Dynasty, so this place contains many typical architectural features of the above dynasties such as the worshiping architecture system. temples, walls, citadel, and a number of other buildings.

In the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital area, there will be a temple to worship King Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh, the two temples are located about 500m apart, so you can walk to visit. Regarding the temple of King Dinh, according to the Department of Cultural Heritage, the main architecture of the temple includes: Northern gate, foreign ritual, internal ritual, dragon yard, front hall, incense burning, harem, stele house, garden … really impressed with the patterns on the walls, the roof tiles at the temple are carved extremely delicately with themes such as dragons, clouds, flowers. The more I look at it, the more I feel like I’m sinking into a period of several hundred years ago when the old artisans were meticulously carving each of those delicate lines to express their gratitude for their heavenly king.

Not far from King Dinh temple is the temple of King Le Dai Hanh, in my opinion, the temple of King Le is smaller than that of King Dinh, but not so that there is a lack of any works. The temple still has three buildings: Bai Duong, Burning incense and Main Palace. A special feature is that here people have found the ruins of the old palace and some ancient ceramics and these precious artifacts are kept in the museum room on the left side of the temple.

A different Ninh Binh in the summer

Returning to Ninh Binh for the second time brought many indescribable emotions. From the capital, following the instructions of Google Map, I followed the peaceful dyke road of the suburbs of Hanoi to Ninh Binh on a sunny day in June. This was the first time I felt the burning sun. North meat. During 100km, I was shocked by the blazing heat emanating from the road surface as if it wanted to melt the motorbike’s wheels, and there were not many trees around. At that time, I just wished to run as fast as possible to the homestay to escape this unpleasant sun. And after about 4 hours, I also arrived at the homestay with a super bargain price on Traveloka. After taking a lunch break and waiting for the sun to cool down, I started my journey to discover Ninh Binh in 24 hours with a series of old and new places.

Bewildered by the beauty of Am Tien Cave – A place of fairyland

About 10km from the city, Am Tien Cave has poetic beauty and charming scenery. After buying an entrance ticket of 20,000 VND/person (not including parking fee), you will go through a super long tunnel to visit. This scenic spot is a valley with a clear blue lake lying peacefully between four sides of craggy cliffs and trees. Legend has it that this place used to be a law school to punish criminals in the Dinh Dynasty.

The first destination I visited was Am Tien Pagoda, which worships Buddha and Queen Duong Van Nga. I was really overwhelmed by the majesty of this space. Although it is just a small temple surrounded by steep cliffs, the mysterious beauty of this place seems to be swept up in a fairyland. Standing in front of the temple yard, I zoomed in to see an eye-catching green color of trees growing densely on the limestone mountains. At that time, I felt so peaceful and peaceful.

Following the smooth concrete road around Ao Giai, I walked to the place known as “great love cup”. The first thing that caught my eye was a solid gate like in historical movies, standing firmly between the surrounding rocky mountains. From the balustrade of the city wall, you can zoom in to admire the breathtaking beauty of the great love cup from above.

Mua Cave in the most beautiful season

If Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is the second time I visit, then Hang Mua is a brand new place I have never visited. Legend has it that, in the past, Mua Cave was the place where King Tran Thai Tong used to visit to see the singing and dancing performances of the old court. Therefore, this place is called Hang Mua. Located about 5km from Trang An, when you reach the foot of the mountain, you can park your car nearby and buy an entrance ticket of 100,000VND/person.

With just a few minutes of walking, I came across a beautiful lotus pond radiating fragrance among the mountains. If you want to take beautiful pictures at Mua Cave, you should come here in May-July when the lotus color covers the whole swamp. And early in the morning, when the first rays of sunlight awaken the lovely beauty of the pink lotus, it is the ideal time for us to freely take pictures without fear of crowds or intense sunlight.

Besides the brilliant lotus lagoon, coming to Mua Cave, you will have the opportunity to try to measure the toughness of your feet when you have to go through the journey to conquer nearly 500 stone steps to reach the top of Mua Cave. This is considered the perfect place to see the impressive beauty of Tam Coc Bich Dong and the surrounding countryside. Although the climb is very difficult, but I believe that the beautiful scenery from the top will make you not disappointed.

Tam Coc – Bich Dong and the rustic beauty of Ninh Binh people

After buying a ticket at the marina (scenic ticket: 120,000VND/person, ferry ticket: 150,000VND), I started my journey to discover the famous landmarks appearing in textbooks that I always wished to see in the past. look. Different from the busy look of Trang An, Tam Coc – Bich Dong is somewhat more idyllic. I was very lucky to have met a very enthusiastic ferryman who, although he was in his forties, looked very healthy. During the 1-hour trip, he introduced me to all the anecdotes about this land as well as the difficult life of ferrymen like him without tourists. I was really touched when I heard from him that he had to wait for about a hundred other households (usually 1-2 weeks) to bring visitors.

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