The Most Beautiful Seasons in Ninh Binh
If you visit Ninh Binh during these seasons, you will have the chance to encounter unique things that are not available during other seasons.
Ninh Binh has long been regarded as one of the most enticing tourist destinations in the North due to its abundance of attractions, including the Trang An landscape complex, Bai Dinh pagoda, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Mua Cave, Van Long lagoon, and Thung Nham bird park, which seems hard to fully explore Ninh Binh in once.
There are endless occasions when you can visit Ninh Binh, but let’s take a look at our article. Below is the list of the best times to visit Ninh Binh because there are a lot of exciting and alluring things in Ninh Binh during different times.
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Butterfly season – In Cuc Phuong National Park
In recent years, a lot of young people have decided to visit Cuc Phuong national park during this period of time. You can both take some absolutely stunning photos and observe the butterflies flutter like in a fairy tale, or you can also immerse yourself in the vast and majestic surroundings with countless butterfly wings all about.
In Cuc Phuong, the start of the butterfly season coincides with the arrival of the first summer rains of the year, which falls between the end of April and the beginning of May. The sun comes and a lot of butterflies appear after each shower.
More than 400 distinct species of butterflies may be seen at Cuc Phuong. When in the butterfly season, you can find butterflies in any part of the forest. The further you go after entering Cuc Phuong National Park, the more butterflies you will witness. Although there are less visitors at the beginning and end of the butterfly season, these are the times when butterflies are most plentiful and beautiful (the butterflies become frightened by large crowds of people and flee).
May in Ninh Binh might be considered the exceptional time for observing butterflies because the butterfly season is so short, typically only lasting until the end of May and the beginning of June. If you want to capture these beautiful moments with butterflies, you definitely need to be quick.
Pineapple season – At Dong Giao pineapple farm
Photos taken at Dong Giao pineapple farm (also known as Tam Diep pineapple hill) have caught the attention of many people, especially young people, since the beginning of March.
Instantaneously, everyone started inviting one another to visit so they could take many “check-in” photos. Until the end of May, the planted pineapple is still green and has covered the Dong Giao field.
An expansive green field of pineapples stretches to the horizon, bringing the scene a peaceful and pleasant appeal. Simply taking a leisurely look at the pineapple field is sufficient to make one love it without having to think about the “virtual living” photos.
This pineapple farm is situated in Tam Diep, Ninh Binh. All you have to do is simply go to Dong Giao Street and continue straight to the end of the road, then the pineapple farm will appear in front of you. There is no place to rest to escape the sun in the midst of the field, so if you want to shoot stunning pictures there, go early in the morning or late in the day. You can also buy some pineapples to use as a “tool” for taking pictures at the roadside vendors on the way to the farm.
Lotus season – At Bich Dong, Mua Cave and Van Long Lagoon
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May is also the month when lotus flowers bloom in many parts of Ninh Binh, enhancing the beauty of the surroundings. Huge lotus fields are dotted over the mountainous landscape, and the stretches of rice fields. Massive blue hues sprinkled with pink lotus blooms produce stunning pictures like ink paintings.
This time of year, visitors to Ninh Binh can see lotus flowers all over the place, including in Van Long Lagoon and on both sides of the Bich Dong Pagoda. You can even find them in many homestays. Many visitors to Ninh Binh in this season often choose to take a boat tour exploring the region. In addition to admiring and photographing this kind of flower, you also can try porridge cooked with lotus.
Golden ripe rice field season – At Tam Coc – Bich Dong and Mua Cave
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The season for ripe rice can be found anywhere else in Vietnam but in Ninh Binh it will be something different. The large rice fields here are covered in a golden hue and interspersed among the sweeping mountains, which makes it appear more beautiful than ever. Visiting Ninh Binh at this time of year, you can witness images of ripe golden rice fields everywhere when moving to each attraction.
This is also the best time to visit Tam Coc. There is nothing more relaxing and tranquil than sitting in small boats and rowing alongside the Ngo Dong River, which has two sides of golden rice fields that appear to have been stained by the sun. Additionally, you can pick a spot to sit high up, as in Hang Mua to have a bird’s eye view of the mountains and the golden rice fields and to marvel at how beautiful Ninh Binh is.
December – a flower-filled month in Thung Nham
Thung Nham is a very tranquil place with lots of trees and is surrounded by mountains and caves. It is situated 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh city, in Hai Nham village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province.
In December, Thung Nham is full with lovely blooms including wild sunflowers, chrysanthemums, white chrysanthemums, yellow mustard, buckwheat, and water lilies. You can visit this location in the afternoon to observe bird flocks, storks, and cauldrons flying back to Thung Nham.