7 tourist destinations in Ninh Binh as beautiful as the foreground

by Lam Pham

What does Ninh Binh play? Which Ninh Binh tourist destinations have made the attraction for this land that is likened to the “foreground”? Below Karstplateau.com will suggest you famous landscapes in Ninh Binh, not only famous in Vietnam but also internationally famous!

Unique with pristine natural scenery, and charming country, Ninh Binh is currently a famous tourist destination in the Northern region of Vietnam. This is also one of the places with the largest number of tourists.

1. The best time to visit Ninh Binh and how to get around

1.1 The best time to visit Ninh Binh

The best time to visit Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is located in a humid subtropical area with a tropical monsoon climate, with an average temperature of 23.5 degrees Celsius. It has 4 distinct seasons spring, summer, autumn, and winter; with characteristics of cold dry winters hot, humid summers, and heavy rain. According to Karstplateau.com’s Ninh Binh travel experience, the two most beautiful times of the year to visit are spring and early summer.

  • Time in spring: From January to March, Ninh Binh will have a cool climate, not too cold, with little rain, and convenient for sightseeing activities. This time is also ideal for spring travel with spiritual tourism activities such as visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An, and Stone Church.
  • Time in summer: From April to June, Ninh Binh weather is normally quite cool, pleasant, not cold, and not too hot. Summer is the time for open scenery, and plants grow well, so you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of golden ripe rice fields in Tam Coc or the diverse ecosystem of Cuc Phuong forest, the full sunshine will be an opportunity for you to take beautiful and artistic photos.

1.2 How to Get to Ninh Binh

Transportation to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is a major tourist city. Therefore, you can use many means of transportation to visit this beautiful city. You can refer to a few of the following ways that KarstPlateau.com summarizes!

  • Motorbike: If you depart from Hanoi you can move on Phap Van – Cau Gie highway to Ninh Binh in about 2 hours.
  • Passenger car: You can buy tickets at Giap Bat bus station, My Dinh, with many different running times. Ticket prices range from 100,000 – 150,000 VND/person.
  • Plane: This is a suitable vehicle for travelers who are far away. Traveling by plane is not only fast and safe, but traveling by plane will help you feel comfortable, relaxed, and convenient.

Next will be to explore the attractive places that you should not miss in Ninh Binh.

2. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Ninh Binh

Located in the core of 4 attractions of Trang An World Heritage complex. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Ninh Binh is a complex of unique historical and architectural relics, including 3 main areas: a special protection zone, a buffer zone, and other important relics.

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Ninh Binh

With more than 1,000 years of ups and downs, the ancient capital of Hoa Lu still preserves important relics from the Dinh-Le dynasties. When visiting Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, you will admire historical events at King Dinh Temple, King Le Dai Hanh Temple, Co Am Pagoda, and King Dinh – Le Mausoleum. In addition, there are also important historical and cultural relics such as Bai Dinh Pagoda, Hoa Lu Cave, East Gate, South Gate, etc.

If visitors have the opportunity to return to the ancient capital during the journey of discovery in Ninh Binh, you will definitely be amazed at the quiet, nostalgic scenery and the aftertaste of time here.

3. Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Tam Coc – Bich Dong

It’s located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district. Tam Coc–Bich Dong is a familiar destination that tourists certainly cannot ignore when traveling to Ninh Binh. Visiting Tam Coc, you will be seated on a boat, and travel down the Ngo Dong River, dreaming of the same mountains and the golden rice fields. The poetic scene here will surely captivate any visitor.

Trang An – Tam Coc scenic complex is classified as a special national monument and has been classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

  • The ticket price to visit Tam Coc-Bich Dong is 120,000 VND/adult; 60,000 VND/child.

4. Cuc Phuong National Park

This place has a total area of 25,000 hectares. Cuc Phuong National Park is a famous tourist destination for its ecology and environment, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Visitors coming here will be able to explore the rich flora and fauna, admire the beautiful natural landscape, and participate in ecotourism, relaxation, trekking, research, and cultural and historical programs.

Cuc Phuong National Park

In addition, you can visit Cuc Phuong National Park in May. You will have the opportunity to admire the butterflies flying throughout the forest. At this time, time seems to stand still with thousands of colorful butterflies, the old forest like young is again surrounded by magical shimmering scenery. There is nothing more wonderful than witnessing this spectacle and capturing this unique moment with amazing virtual live photos.

5. Trang An Ancient

Trang An Ancient

This is one of the indispensable places in your Ninh Binh trip. Trang An ecological area is a place that attracts millions of tourists every year. Coming to Trang An, visitors will enjoy beautiful scenery created from endless limestone mountains, mixed with natural caves and extremely large-scale pagodas.

Here, visitors will be able to float along the water to explore the scenery no different from the pristine nature of prehistory.

6. Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda

It’s only 15km from Ninh Binh city. Bai Dinh Pagoda is one of the largest pagodas in Vietnam with many records established as the biggest Dai Hong in Vietnam; possesses the tallest and tallest bronze statue in Vietnam; and is the temple with the largest three-way statue in Vietnam. The temple has the largest well in Vietnam as well as the most stone statues in Vietnam.

This is a pilgrimage destination for tourists who have the mind to worship prostrations. The scene is like a fairyland place of Bai Dinh Pagoda. So that anyone who comes here can feel the purity and peace of the space here.

7. Mua Cave

Mua Cave is located at the foot of Mua Mountain. Although not as famous as many other scenic spots in Ninh Binh. But the Mua Cave has won a lot of visitor’s love. Because of the beautiful natural scenery as well as the space here is not crowded like the places.

Ninh Binh Dance Cave – the majestic beauty that nature bestows

From the foot of the mountain. If you come here on a nice day, you will see the stairs extending to the top of the mountain looking like a miniature Great Wall. When you reach the top of Mua Mountain, you will be treated to views of ripe rice fields and rowing boats rowing low on the water.

8. Tuyet Tinh Coc

Tuyet Tinh Coc is a poetic name given by tourists. The original name of this scenic place is An Tiem Cave belonging to the cave complex of Hoa Lu ancient capital, Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province.

Tuyet Tinh Coc

In addition, when tourists step foot in the An Tiem Pagoda area, visitors will feel the tranquil beauty. From above, you will admire the pristine but equally poetic beauty of water paint. Looking out into the distance, you can observe the magnificent Bai Dinh Pagoda. The lake at Tuyet Tinh Coc is jade green all year round, surrounded by towering rocks. 

Hopefully, the most famous Ninh Binh tourist destinations above that Karstplateau.com shared, will help you have more choices and interesting experiences in this beautiful land.


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