With ranges of million – year – old limestone, valleys, caves, swamps, ecosystems,  and mangroves, Trang An  Bai Dinh Tourism Area has attracted a large number of vistors annually. Besides, this place also consists of the complex of  well-known  pagodas and Buddha statues  in Asia with the corridor  of  Arhat statues and the gold – inlaid ones. Because it is not too far from Hanoi city, it is very suitable for travellers to visit within a day. The below experiences of  Trang An Bai Dinh travelling in 2018 would help you obtain the best preparation.

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Experience to Trang An Bai Dinh in Ninh Binh for 1 day 

Trang An , also known as “Ha Long Bay on land”
To obtain the complete travelling experience of Trang An Bai Dinh , you should spend time ascertaining this place. Trang An – Bai Dinh, belonging to Ninh Binh, is a famous ecology tourism area of this province. With the area of over 2000 hectares, Trang An complex is shaped by chains of limestone, caves, valleys and rivers together with many historical heritages to creat illusory atmosphere

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Trang An Eco Tourist complex

What is the best time for visiting Trang An

We should take a trip to Trang An from January to March (lunar calendar) because the weather at this time is not so cold or hot, perfectly appropriate for enjoy the spring, go sightseeing  and go to the pagodas to pray for luckiness.

Nevertheless, there is a key note which is that on the peak seasons, hundreds of people flock to Ninh Binh for sightseeing, which leads the overload and jostling situation at ticket – selling points and boat depots. Therefore, you should  be cautious about robbery and pickpocketing.

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Cruising boat Trip to Trang An Grottoes

Trang An – Bai Dinh  Entrance Ticket

Trang An Ecological Toursim Area

Phone:  0303.620.335 – Mr.Luc : 0973.394.676

Entrance Ticket: 200.000 VND/ a vistor – Children under 56 inch: 100.000 VND/ a child

Ancient Trang An Tourism Area

Phone:  0303.620084 – 0167.3609238

Entrance ticket:  45.000 VND/a visitor

Bai Dinh Pagoda – the Spiritual Area

Address: Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh province

Phone: 030. 3470878

Travelling fee: Electric service: 30.000 VNS/ a visitor/ a turn and Bao tower visit: 50.000 VND/ a visitor/ a turn

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Bai Dinh Pagoda Tourist Map

How to travel to Trang An Bai Dinh from Hanoi

You can easily take a coach at Giap Bat and My Dinh station to Ninh Binh province. In addition, it is advised that you should depart soon, from 6: 00 am; you will be reaching Ninh Binh at around 8:00am. From Ninh Binh, you can also grab a motorbike or a taxi to move to Trang An – Bai Dinh tourism area. It is around 7 kilometers from Ninh Binh province to Trang An and vice versa.

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Giap Bat Bus Station – Image Source: Diachiso

Travelling to Trang An Bai Dinh from Hanoi  by coach

However, if you take a motorbike or a taxi, you should negotiate and bargain price to the driver in advance.  However, taxi brandnames including Mai Linh, Hoa Lu taxi, Xuan Thanh Taxi, you will not be worried about prices because the payment is calculated based on taximeters.

Otherwise, if you make motorbike rental in Ninh, you can read this article “Ninh Binh motorbike rental” to find out Ninh Binh prestigious motorbike addresses with reasonable prices. The price range is usually from 100.000 VND to 150.000 VND, depending on the kind of scooter you choose.

The procedure for scooter rental is very simple because you only need to deposit your visa or a mount of money and pay the rental fee in advance, then you will have a scooter on approval for the discovery of Ninh Binh province within one day.

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Transportation from hanoi to ninh binh

Trang An Bai Dinh visit from Hanoi by your private means

According from what we have studied for Trang An Bai Dinh visits in 2018, motorbikes are a popular choice for the youth in particular.

  • For motorbikes: If you depart from Hanoi city, you go towards Van  Dien – Thuong Tin and continue following highway 1 A to reach Ninh Binh province. The way is not very complicated, so it will take you from 2 to 3 hours to arrive Ninh Binh. However, travelling by scooters means that you should hardly concentrate on and observe the road to avoid risks during your visit since there are several road sections are hard for observation and high steepness.
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Motorbike from Hanoi To Ninh Binh
  • For private cars: From Hanoi cty, you move towards Phap Van – Cau Gie, which also leads you to highway 1A and reach Ninh Binh province. You can also hire a private car priced at 90 USD to 120 USD for a day from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, depending on your preference for the type of car through Hanoi Travel Agency
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Private Car from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Means for Trang An  Bai Dinh visit in 2019

Trang An is a tourism complex embracing a chain of mountains, caves, stream; therefore, you are going to buy tickets and hire a boat for travelling in this area. The price will be changed from season to season in a year. For economization, you can visit Trang An – Bai Dinh on normal days to avoid the situation of crowded tourists

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Trang an boat ride

Another way of saving money is that you could hire an electric car for travelling, whose price are usually fixed so that you can be not worried about expenses. Otherwise, walking is another good option for visiting temples, Buddha statues in Bai Binh area.

Where to stay in Trang An Bai Dinh

If you are planning to stay right in Trang An – Bai Dinh, this will be not too difficult. Nevertheless, most of hotels are located in the city center of Ninh Binh province, and you would not find it too hard to seek for an approprivate one. According our experince, you should book in advance to avoid being ripped off.

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Chez Loan Hotel in Ninh Binh

Some good online websites for you to book rooms are Agoda.com, Booking.com, etc…for reference of information and selection of a suitable place. Or see more : 9 Best Place To Stay In Ninh Binh

The following are severals hotels relatively low-priced in Ninh Binh for your Trang An – Binh Dinh visit

Queen Mini Hotel Ninh Binh

Address: 21 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Thanh Binh District, City center of Ninh Binh

Price:  200.000 VNĐ – 250.000 VNĐ/ a night

AIQ Hotel

Address: 21 Hoang Hoa Tham  Street, Thanh Binh District, City center of Ninh Binh

Giá phòng mỗi đêm: 300.000 VNĐ – 400.000 VNĐ.

Price: 300.000 VND-400.000VND/a night

Viet Nghia Hotel

Address: Gia Sinh – Bai Dinh, Gia Vien distrcit, Ninh Binh

Price: 250.000 VND-600.000 VND, depending on guests’ requirement and room type.

Tourist attractions you should not miss

Caves in Trang An: 12 caves including Hang Sang, Hang Toi, Hang Dia Linh, Nau Ruou, Hang Sinh, Hang Si, Hang Ba Giot, Hang Khong  are always available for guests to visit downstream.

The temples including: Den Trinh, Den Tran, Phu Khong

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Nightlife in Ninh Binh

Bai Dinh complex, built and rehabilitated to become a spiritual complex with many copper statues and a corridor of 500 arhant  ones. Tourists can have the chance to be indulged in the spiritual and Buddhism atmosphere.

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Statue of Bodhisattva at Bai Dinh Pagoda

Taking a trip to Trang An – Bai Dinh will also give travellers  the chance to try good foods or buy them as souvenirs  in Binh Binh province including: goat meat, scorched rice with pork floss

What to eat in Trang An Bai Dinh 

What kinds of food should you should try in Trang An – Bai Dinh? The following foods are good suggestions for you:

  • Scorched Rice
  • Pisodonophis boro spring roll
  • Mountain snails
  • Hoa Lu goat meat
  • Yen Lac spring roll
  • Tilapia soup
  • Eel cellophane noodles
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What to eat in Trang An Bai Dinh Ninh Binh

Notes for travelling to Trang An – Ninh Binh

You should find out the price before the decision to purchase souvenirs or use any service in Trang An. For visiting any tourist attraction, you should also ask the price in advance to avoid being ripped off.

If you want to travel to Ninh Binh for 2 days and one night, you should book a room in advance before 3 days to 6 days you start your trip so that you can be active in managing your schedule and you will also be offered a favorable price compared to booking a room on the day very near your beginning day of your trip.

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About luggage, you should bring sandles with soft sole or sports shoes for hiking mountains and pagodas. Apart from this, you should also carry your indentification, some kinds of medicine consisting of : cough, headache, stomachache in case you are sick.

 

Travelling Experience to Trang An Bai Dinh in Ninh Binh 2019
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