TOP 5 PLACES YOU CAN’T MISS WHEN GOING TO NINH BINH

With its charming scenery and pristine nature, Ninh Binh is considered a scenic spot that captivates people’s hearts. Once you travel to Ninh Binh, you definitely should not miss the opportunity to explore the following interesting places.

1. Trang An Eco-tourism Area

Trang An is a renowned eco-tourism destination in Ninh Binh province, often referred to as “Ha Long Bay on land”. It features numerous caves, mountains, diverse forests, and historical relics scattered throughout.

Trang An Eco-tourism Area was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage site in June 2014.

Panorama of Trang An festival
Panorama of Trang An festival

You will be mesmerized by the system of nearly 50 water-filled caves connecting 31 flooded valleys, resembling a bagua lake that is both magical and unpredictable. The charm of Trang An is further enhanced by its natural stalactite formations and cool water flowing along the cave walls, creating winding streams within the caves.

Visitors to Trang An can explore unique cultural and historical relics such as Trinh Temple, which honors two generals of the Dinh Dynasty believed to have protected the area, and Dinh Temple with its monolithic green stone ceiling adorned with intricate carvings, dedicated to Tran Quy Minh—a general who defended Son Nam Pass during the reign of the 18th Hung King—and Phu Khong—a site honoring seven loyal mandarins of the Dinh Dynasty, steeped in legend since the passing of King Dinh Tien Hoang.

Furthermore, Trang An boasts an incredibly diverse system of limestone mountains and natural caves, offering moments of tranquility and spiritual enrichment amidst its cultural heritage.

2. Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Situated in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a must-visit destination for tourists arriving in Ninh Binh.

Take a Tam Coc boat ride
Take a Tam Coc boat ride

Visiting Tam Coc, you will sit on a boat and go down the romantic Ngo Dong River, admiring the rolling mountains and shimmering golden rice fields. The poetic scenery here will surely captivate any visitor. In addition, visitors can also visit Bich Dong, which includes a dry cave halfway up the mountain and a water cave.

On the mountain is Bich Dong Pagoda, an ancient temple spanning three mountain levels, welcoming tourists from all over to burn incense and pray.

3. Mua Cave

Mua Cave is located at the foot of Mua Mountain, shaped like a large upside-down bell and covering about 800 square meters. From the bottom of the mountain, you can clearly see the white stone steps leading to the top, connecting like a miniature Great Wall.

The sides of the stairs are ornately carved with sharp and beautiful images of dragons and phoenixes. Standing on the top of the mountain, you can admire the entire beautiful scenery of the Tam Coc area, a famous landscape in Ninh Binh. Hang Mua has also been developed into an eco-tourism destination combined with climbing sports.

At the top of Mua Cave Ninh Binh
At the top of Mua cave, Ninh Binh Bike Tour

4. Cuc Phuong National Park

This is the first national park and also the first nature conservation unit in Vietnam. Many species of plants and animals at high risk of extinction have been discovered and preserved here. The special feature of Cuc Phuong National Park is its tropical rainforest, which remains green all year round and boasts an extremely rich and diverse flora.

In addition, you can also visit research projects and achievements of conservation initiatives that have been and are being implemented in Cuc Phuong National Park.

Cuc Phuong National Park Ninh Binh
Butterfly season in Cuc Phuong National Park Ninh Binh

5. Thung Nham Bird Garden

Thung Nham Bird Garden is one of the most attractive places in Ninh Binh, offering a blend of cultural and spiritual elements along with a biodiverse landscape. It is surrounded by tropical forests on limestone mountains, featuring many caves and valleys that harmonize with nature, plants, and flowers.

In particular, you will discover the lives of nearly 40 bird species, totaling up to 50,000 birds. At sunset, you can witness flocks of white storks flying across the entire wetland, creating a stunning wild beauty that is hard to find anywhere else.

Ninh Binh bird valley
Ninh Binh bird valley

If you love unique tourist destinations and enjoy the natural atmosphere in Ninh Binh, don’t miss the opportunity to book a trip with Ninh Binh Bike Tour!

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