Ninh Binh- Top 10 most amazing destinations to explore

Like the famous destinations such as: Sapa, Ha Long Bay… Ninh Binh travel is attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world. With the poetic but majestic landscapes, the richness of culture, history, traditions as well as remarkable nature in the region. Ninh Binh is surely the perfect destination for those who are passionate about discovering the beauty of Vietnam. Let’s Amazingthingsinvietnam list top 10 most beautiful places in Ninh Binh!

 

Ninh Binh Travel

 

Ninh Binh is located in the southernmost point of the Red River Delta, far from Ha Noi about 100 km to the south. This place has recently become a famous destination among travelers making trips to Northern and Vietnam. Ninh Binh attracts visitors not only the beautiful natural landscapes but also many national cultural relics. Because of its central location, travelers are able to travel to Ninh Binh quite easily with variety of means.

Visitors can travel to Ninh Binh any season of year, because the attractions in there are always wonderful all year round. However, Spring is the most beautiful time, visitors participate in the temple festival in spring, enjoy the beautiful places in the warm sunshine … And do not forget to enjoy the cuisine in Ninh Binh. There is one of the delicious food attractions!

 

 

Ninh Binh travel-Ninh Bình là cảnh đẹp nổi tiếng của quốc gia thu hút khách du lịch trên toàn thế giới. Ảnh: Trần Bảo Hòa
Ninh Binh travel is attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world. By: Trần Bảo Hòa

1. Trang An Eco-tourism Complex.

 

Trang An Landscape Complex covers an area of 6,172 ha in the districts of Hoa Lu such as : Gia Vien, Nho Quan, Tam Diep Town and Ninh Binh City.

Trang An Eco-tourism Complex is made up of limestone ridges, caves and beautiful valleys. This complex of Trang An is a blend of towering cliff-bounded mountains draped in natural rain forest, surrounded by huge and deeply developed internal basins whose clear and quietly flowing waters are connected through a myriad of underground streams and caverns. In addition, there are merged-river systems , many historical-cultural relics including temples, pagodas, … The setting of Trang An Landscape Complex is so great and perfect.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel -Quần thể danh thắng Tràng An đẹp đến ngạt thở. Ảnh: Trần Bảo Hòa
the breathtaking view of Trang An Eco-tourism Complex. By: Trần Bảo Hòa

 

Ninh Binh travel- The beauty of Kong Skull Island. By @bregtv.
Ninh Binh travel-The beauty of Kong Skull Island. By @bregtv

2. Tam Coc- Bich Dong

 

 

Tam Coc-Bich Dong tourist resort is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, far 7 km from Ninh Binh city.

Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a major tourist destination in Vietnam and a part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage site. It consists of two distinct attractions: Tam Cốc, a flooded cave karst system; and Bich Dong, a series of mountain pagodas.
The magnificent beauty of Vietnam manifests itself in Tam Coc- Bich Dong in the form of sublime greenery, endearing waterways and enchanting limestone cliffs. Tam Coc is a landscape that comprises of lush paddy fields, limestone caves and karstic rock… In addition to its scenic beauty, Tam Coc also has the Bich Dong Pagoda which makes up for an interesting visit.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Tam Cốc - Bích Động được ví như'' Vịnh Hạ Long trên cạn'' nổi tiếng trên toàn thế giới. Ảnh: Ninh Mạnh Thắng
Tam Coc- Bich Dong is named as ” Ha Long Bay on land”. By: Ninh Mạnh Thắng

 

 

It is always great to reach Thuong Pagoda to contemplate the whole view of Bich Dong. Afterward, you should wander around and take wonderful photos..

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Khám phá ngôi chùa cổ Bích Động. Ảnh: @milesofsmiles._
Explore the beauty of Bich Dong ancient pagoda. By: @milesofsmiles._

3. Bai Dinh Pagoda

 

Bai Dinh Pagoda is located in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district. Ninh Binh province. This is the most famous pagoda of Ninh Binh attracting tourists all year round.

Bai Dinh pagoda has two buildings within its confines- the old complex and the new shrine. This temple is a revered center of Buddhist learning and pilgrimage. The first impression when visiting this Pagoda , visitors will overwhelmed by the grandeur of this Buddhist work.Visitors are also immersed in holy contemplation of Bai Dinh ancient, along the magnificent and monumental buildings of the most massive Buddhist in Viet Nam…

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Chùa Bái Đính xinh đẹp gữa một trời hoa. Ảnh: @tusharmaheshwari
The beautiful sighseeing of Bai Dinh pagoda. By: @tusharmaheshwari

 

Bai Dinh Pagoda is famous for its Vietnamese, Southeast Asian and ASEAN records such as: the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold – plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Quần thể tượng phật bên trong chùa theo kiến trúc độc đáo. Ảnh: @thegoldenbun
the Buddha statues inside the temple are designed with unique architecture. By: @thegoldenbun

4. Mua Cave

 

Mua Cave is located in the foot of Mieu mountain in Khe Ha Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. Mua cave is one of must-see attractions that visitors should visit when doing trips to Ninh Binh

This place is also called “Great Wall of Vietnam”. Mua Mountain has shape like a bell looking very unique. Conquering the Mua Mountain is quite interesting by zig zag road with 486 odd stairs which are embellished with a sculpture of an authentic red dragon.

Standing on the top of Mua Mount, visitors will admire breathtaking landscapes: The winding rivers, the poetic rice fields and extremely beautiful, the majestic mountains away…The peak also has a small temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy Quin Am and the backdrop of Tam Coc make it so amazing!

 

 

Ninh Binh travel-Chinh phục đỉnh núi Múa khá thú vị với cung đường zig zắc với 486 bậc thang. Ảnh: @mena_shootz!
Conquering the Mua Mountain is quite interesting by zig zag road with 500 odd stairs. By: @mena_shootz!

 

Ninh Binh Travel- Khám phá Hang Múa từ mọi góc nhìn là trải nghiệm vô cùng tuyệt vời. Ảnh: Sưu tầm
Explore Mua Cave in different view is a wonderful experience . By: Collection

 

5. Am Tien Cave

 

Am Tien Cave is located in the ancient ruins of Hoa Lu, located in Yen Thanh village, Truong Yen commune, Ninh Binh.

Am Tien Cave is surrounded by majestic mountains, the geographical position is quite rugged. From above, visitors will see the vast expanse of the majestic landscape, Am Tien Pagoda with high mountains and spacious fresh lake. With unspoiled natural scenery and unique terrain, Am Tien Cave is a separate world which is hidden in colorful history.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Động Am Tiên được bao vây bốn bề núi non hùng vĩ như ở một thế giới thần tiên. Ảnh: Bùi Đức Tuấn
Am Tien Cave is surrounded by majestic mountains like a paradise. By: Bùi Đức Tuấn

 

Ninh Binh travel- Động Am Tiên còn có tên là Tuyệt tình cốc bởi vẻ đẹp thoát tục của nơi này. Ảnh: Hòa Huy Ngô 4
Am Tien Cave is a separate world which is hidden in colorful history. By: Hòa Huy Ngô

6. Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park is located in Ninh Binh Province, far Ninh Binh City about 45 km to the northwest. Cuc Phuong has an area of 25,000 ha and is the first Vietnam National Park with diverse ecosystem. Cuc Phuong National Park  is a large nature picture with some trees dated back to more than a thousand years ago. Moreover, this place is home of some rarest species. Coming to Cuc Phuong National Park, visitors will admire the ancient trees, rare animals, many charming waterfalls, streams… and explore the rich flora.

 

 

Ninh Binh Travel- Con đường xuyên rừng dẫn đến vườn quốc gia Cúc Phương. Ảnh: Sưu tầm
The beautiful road to Cuc Phuong National Park. By: Collection

 

Especially, traveling Cuc Phuong from late April to May, visitors will be surprised by the butterfly season begins. Colorful butterflies fly over the sky making the forest become more beautiful, more splendid than ever.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel-Mùa bướm nở ở vườn quốc gia Cúc Phương thật đẹp. Ảnh: @lensflair
Colorful butterflies fly over the sky making the forest become more beautiful. By: @lensflair

 

Ninh Binh travel- Phong cảnh hữu tình nơi đây chiếm trọn tình cảm du khách. Ảnh: Sưu tầm
The beautiful stream inside Cuc Phuong National Park. By: Collection

 

7. Phat Diem Cathedral

 

Phat Diem Cathedral is located in Phat Diem town, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh provice. It is far about 28km from Ninh Binh city to Southeast.

Phat Diem Cathedral is the common name for the most beautiful church area in Vietnam. When visiting this destination, you will quickly notice a church with the Vietnamese pagoda roof. This is a complex of structures were built by wood and stone. Although it was the Catholic Church but reproduced by the architecture of traditional temples and pagodas in Vietnam. Phat Diem Cathedral is considered as a special stone architecture only in Vietnam and also rare in the world.

 

 

Ninh Binh TRAVEL- The structure of the Catholic temple is unique and outstanding. By: @the.bananago- Cấu trúc đền thờ Công Giáo độc đáo và nổi bật. Ảnh: @the.bananago
The structure of the Catholic temple is unique and outstanding. By: @the.bananago

 

Ninh Binh travel- Cảnh quan thiên nhiên tươi đẹp, hấp dẫn khách du lịch. Ảnh: @michaelfulsche
This is a complex of structures were built by wood and stone. By: @michaelfulsche

Ninh Binh travel- The complex Phat Diem is a unique combination between the Oriental architecture and Western architecture. By: @michaelfulsche
The complex Phat Diem Cathedral is a unique combination between the Oriental architecture and Western architecture. By: @michaelfulsche

8.  Thung Nham Bird Garden

 

Thung Nham bird gadren is far about 12 km from Ninh Binh city to the east.

Thung Nham Park is located in the valley which belong to the complex of Trang An . It is home of thousands of beautiful and rare birds. Located between majestic mountains, the road to the Thung Nham bird garden is bit difficult to go. However, visitors will be surprised by the magnificent scene of karts tower and limestone mountains. Visitors can both see the bird garden and remarkable surroundings in Thung Nham. Otherwise, traveling by boat will allow visitors to view the bird up-close.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Đón bình minh tại vườn chim Thung Nham. Ảnh: @cambosmith
Sunrise on Thung Nham birth garden. By: @cambosmit

 

Ninh Binh travel- Vườn chim Thung Nham là xứ sở của hàng nghìn loài chim sinh sống. Ảnh: Sưu tầm
Thung Nham birth garden is home of thousands of beautiful and rare birds. By: Collection

Ninh Binh travel- The beauty of Thung Nham ecotourism destinations. By: Collection
The beauty of Thung Nham ecotourism destinations. By: Collection.

 

 

9.  Van Long nature reserve

 

Van Long Nature Reserve is located in the northeast of Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province, which is the largest wetland reserve in the Red River Delta.

Van Long has a rich and unique ecosystem with many rare flora and fauna. Especially, Van Long Lake is well- known for Delacour’s langur. This nature reserve not only has magnificent landscape with limestone mountains, caves are surrounded by vast flat swamps but also various animal and plant species which makes Van Long an ideal destination to explore Vietnam ecosystem.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel: Ninh Binh  sở hữu những bức tranh phong cảnh thủy mặc đẹp tuyệt vời. Ảnh: Trần Bảo Hòa
Peace life with the cultural values typical of the Northern countryside. By: Trần Bảo Hòa

 

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Nổi tiếng với phim trường '' Kong Island'' thu hút đông đỏa giới trẻ. Ảnh: @marischkaprue
Amazing setting of the filming location of movie blast Kong Skull IslandBy: @marischkaprue

10. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

 

Hoa Lu was the first capital of Dai Co Viet, the capital of the dynasties of King Dinh, Le and Ly.
This is an architectural complex of pagodas, lamas, communal houses, tombs, … Each architecture has own a unique beauty, all show the ancient and heroic beauty of ancient history. There are a lot of pagodas in this region, which based on the ancient pagoda style in the past. Some pagodas were built inside, outside the limestone mountains and many other architectural works have high historical and cultural value.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Kinh thành Hoa Lư đang là địa điểm văn hóa- lịch sử nổi bật của du lịch Ninh Bình. Ảnh: katteacharyakiran
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is the historical and cultural destination. By: katteacharyakiran

 

 

With many special festivals, Hoa Lu ancient capital is an attractive cultural destination, promising to bring more emotions for visitors.

 

 

Ninh Binh travel- Lễ hội Hoa Lư diễn ra vào tháng 3 âm lịch hằng năm . Ảnh: Sưu tầm
Ninh Binh travel- Hoa Lu Festival is held every March. By: Collection