trang an landscape complex

Ninh Binh was the first ancient capital city of Vietnam. Nowdays, it attracts a huge number of domestic and foreign tourists. It is very famous for not only the festival of Bai Dinh Pagoda but also other popular beauty spots.

If you do not know What to see in this wonderful land, we would like to suggest some following ideal places for Ninh Binh Things To See.

List of 7 Best Ninh Binh Things To See

Trang An

Trang An Grottoes, a tourist attraction, is located in Ninh Binh province. It is recognized by UNESCO as the world’s natural and cultural heritage. When you visit Trang An, you will have the chance to see imposing mountains of the ancient capital, visit Tam Coc – Bich Dong and go to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the land of sacredness.

Trang An has become the most fairyland land in the world in association with forests, streams, rivers, and marsh. It is harmonious beauty of this land that arises tourists’ interest to come here.

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda belongs to Trang An Ecotourism Complex. It represents spirituality of inhabitants here. With sophisticated, monumental and splendid architecture and many records in  Southeast Asia and Asia which have been set, Trang An is the border of paradise and living life. It is one of a kind in Vietnam and is established on Bai Dinh land where it is regarded as a very sacred and major pagoda of Vietnamese.

The Bai Dinh pagoda has become a sparkling pearl for thousands of years of Vietnam. Not only does it own unique and original architecture but also it has traces of the most respected Kings such as: Thanh Nguyen, Cao Son, etc.

Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh

Tam Coc

Tam Coc – Bich Dong is 150 square kilometers in area. Visiting this place, you are going to pass through 3 routes: Tam Coc – Den Thai Vi – Dong Thien Huong, Bich Dong – Xuyen Thuy Dong, Dong Tien – Linh Coc Pagoda. Currently, although all of these spots have been separated, tourists  vist them at the same time.

Tam Coc has three caves consisting of Ca, Hai and Ba Caves with distinguished beauty but they are all formed by the Ngo Dong river flowing through Bich Dong, a cave has sapphire color.

The fact that Tam Coc – Bich Dong has many caves like Mua, Bich Dong, But, Thien Ha caves, etc has created the most unsual and rare landscape which is called “Ha Long Bay on on land”.

golden rice at Tam Coc

Hang Mua Cave – Mua Cave Ninh Binh

Coming to Hang Mua, you  are going to have an opportunity to test your resistance by climbing up a moutain through 486 stone stairs. From the top of the moutain, we can admire the panoramic beauty of Tam Coc area with dark green paddy fields.

It is named as “the muse of Tam Coc” or “ Great Wall of Vietnam” with spectacular views of mountain tops, ripening rice fields or sparkling towers on the top of mountains.

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Mua Cave Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital was the first capital of Vietnam and Dinh Tien Hoang Kinh ruled in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province where it included all talents for contributing to Vietnam. In 1010, Ly King left the capital to Imperial Citadel Thang Long but Hoa Lu has been considered as a historic site of Vietnam.

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital in Ninh Binh

With the square of 14 square kilometers, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital possesses sophisticated architecture and skillful carvings. When you come here, you will be told historical stories, and there are many magnificent places and vestiges that have been existing for thousands of years  for you to see.

Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park, located in Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh province, is a famous ecotourism destination. Being the center of renowned rare animals like: bears, wild boars, leopards,etc..and plants like parashrea stellata, green trees, pedocarpus fleurgi, all of this creats a diversed ecosystem, Cuc Phuong National Park is also the homeland of hundreds of kinds of birds and butterflies. Early days of the summer is a great time for the youth to take stunning photographs.

Special Animals in Cuc Phuong

The best time for tourists to vist Cuc Phuong National Part is on from December to Aprial annually. Besides visiting vegetation, you will also take part resort, campfire, biking and trekking activities, etc.

Van Long Nature Reserve

Van Long Nature Reserve belongs to Gia Van commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh province. This place was formed from damming a dyke for preventing flood and is known as a waterlogged nature reserve of the north of Vietnam.

Van Long Nature Reserve

When taking a boat on the surface of the lake, you can also see breathtaking views around the lake; this is the reason why it is also called “The Bay without waves”. Except from this, it has two other gardens of storks 2 kilometers far from that.

Thousands of rare creatures and around 30 beautiful caves ( Bong, Rua, Chanh Caves, etc..) are a meeting place of Ninh Binh tourism for tourists. Van Long Nature Reserve also has a system of limestone mountains with diversified shapes such as : raspberry, scratching cat, etc…

Bich Dong Pagoda

Bich Dong Pagoda is located in the complex of Trang An Heritage, dubbed as “Nam Thien second cave – located on Ngu Nhac Son mountain range, in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. The pagoda was built in the style of “three” in Han scripts, consisting of three unconnected buildings, based on the mountain position from low to high forming three separate temples, hidden under the green canopy of ancient trees surrounded by stone.

About 2 km from Tam Coc wharf is the Bich Dong Pagoda destination hidden at the foot of limestone mountains. Bich Dong means “green cave” is considered to be the most attractive tourist attraction in Ninh Binh. This is also one of the beautiful spiritual caves.

The scenery surrounding Bich Dong pagoda is very charming. It can be said that the wonderful landscape is a harmonious combination between the strangely beautiful cave and the rugged rocky mountains, surrounded by swamps along with many typical tree and flower species, which has formed a unity and an impressive nostalgic beauty.

Bich Dong Pagoda in Summer

Thung Nham Bird Garden

It belongs to Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district and is surrounded by tropical forests over limestone mountain chains with a lot of valleys and caves.

Thung Nham has been extensively exploited for tourism purposes because of its diversified landscapes including accomodation , restaurants, recreation and teambuilding areas.

Entering the tourism area, you will see the boat ticket area. You can come to Nham Valley by two ways: going on a boat right from the beginning to Bird valley, rowers will take you through mountain cliffs and caves then But Cave.

Experience of Thung Nham Bird Park, Ninh Binh in 2019 is that if you do not prefer boat trip, you can travel to Thung Nham Bird Valley by road.

Am tien Cave Ninh Binh

Tuyet Tinh Coc – Am Tien Cave

Tuyet Tinh Coc (also known as Am Tiem Cave) has recently emerged as a new tourist attraction in Ninh Binh.

The formal name of this tourist site is Am Tien Cave or Am Tien Pagoda. Because of its charming green landscape, many tourists compare its beauty to ‘’Tuyet Tinh Coc” and give it a new name.

With the unspoiled beauty that is separated from the bustle and hustle life, tourists can enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility here.

Tuyet Tinh Coc is actually a unique “fairyland” that makes tourists feel like getting lost in the dreamy and mysterious scenes in historical movies. Let’s come along with us and explore this destination right now!

What’s your favorite place in Ninh Binh? What are you looking for the most interesting place to see in Ninh Binh Province?

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