4 HOTTEST NEW TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN NINH BINH
4 HOTTEST NEW TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN NINH BINHAm Tien pagoda and grotto, Hang Mua, Dong Giao pineapple fields, Chau Son monastery are new destinations which have attractted travelers recently.
1. Am Tien pagoda and grottoTuyet Tinh Coc is belong to Hoa Lu ancient capital. It was the place that Dinh Tien Hoang King built to threaten prisoners and Duong Van Nga Queen used the pagoda there to contemplate until she passed away. It is surrounded by mountains and a large green lake. tourists may feel like they had just disappeared from the real world to get lost in such a hidden fairy site.
According to Nguyen Van Nhat professor – The director of History institute, the scenery around Am Tien cave look like a lonely area. Long time ago, it’s the place to hold tigers and panthers to kill prisoners. They feeded Giai which is an huge and furious predator to in Giai lake to threaten prisoners. Le Dai Hanh King also used it to hold Quach Quan Bien, Trieu Phung Huan invaders from China from 981 to 986. There is 205 steps to go to Am Tien cave in the middle of the mountain. The shape of the cave looks like the mouth of dragon so it has another name is Dragon cave. Inside the cave, it has a lot of stalactites with amazing shapes. Duong Van Nga used Am Tien pagoda for comtemplating and it has a poem inside the pagoda to tell about her life.
The direction: There is 2 ways to go to Am Tien. From Hanoi, drive on 1A national route about 85 km to the gate of Hoa Lu ancient capital, keep moving on 38B route about 5.5 km to Am Tien pagoda and grotto. If you also want to visit Trang An, driving on 1A national route about 90 km to Ninh Binh city, then keep moving on Trang An route about 10 km. Am Tien is about 5 km far away from Trang An.
2. Hang Mua ( Dancing cave) Mua Cave Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh was a capital of Vietnam. This land owns various attractions as well as historical places related to the royal palace of Vietnam in the 10th century (Dinh and Early Le Dynasty). Ninh Binh is surrounded by mountains of limestone as strong as a fortress wall. Mua cave is located at the foot of the mountain. Mountain shaped like a bell, is about 800 m2. Road up the mountain was built modeled on the architecture of the Great Wall of China with 486 stone steps. Visiting Mua cave visitors are daydreaming in great style by majestic mountains. If you know Great Wall which is very famous in China, Mua cave is considered as “Great Wall of Vietnam version”.
Road up the mountain was built modeled on the architecture of the Great Wall of China with 486 stone steps. Go hang Dance visitors are daydreaming in great style by majestic mountains.
The direction: Mua cave is far from Ninh Binh city about 6 km, from Tam Coc about 4 km.
3. Dong Giao pineapple fields
Dong Giao Pineapple is a commune of Tam Diep Ninh Binh province, is a mountainous region, but where this is a fertile land with fields stretching across the hillside, it is a fruit farm operators the district’s three messages with pineapple fields were protected by the State’s pineapple farm sites, and is the tourist attraction now gone through the trip by bicycle through a field of blue and green color the bright yellow of ripe pineapple harvest.
4. Chau Son monastery
Chau Son monastery has unique architectural structure that was built entirely by the talented hands and ardent love of its priests.
It is located in Phu Son, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh. It is far away from Phat Diem stone cathedral about 65 km, 35 km from Ninh Binh city and 100 km from Hanoi
According to the abbey’s records, this austere religious cathedral was built in 1939 and completed in 1945 without any modern machinery or means, including the cement pillars.
Striking and imposing, firm yet charming, the structure was designed in the Gothic architectural style, mainly with the material of unplastered red bricks to engender in it a distinct beauty, absolute simplicity, trueness to life and uttermost warmth. The efforts and refined talents of several dozen priests and local artists who baked the bricks and did the construction themselves still remain steadfast before the tribulations of time. The unbaked brick walls that mainly compose the structure are 0.6m thick with pillars 1.2m thick in some places, thus creating sturdiness as well as warmth in winter and coolness in summer.
In normal day, tourists rarely can go inside Chau Son monastery but if you are lucky, you still can come in but you shouldn’t make a noise in a sanctuary.