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Travel tips in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is one of the most beautiful in the North of Vietnam. Ninh Binh landscape is harmonious between river and mountain, with historical stories in Dinh King and Le King dynasty

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Travel tips in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is one of the most beautiful in the North of Vietnam. Ninh Binh landscape is harmonious between river and mountain, with historical stories in Dinh King, Le King.  When travelling to Ninh Binh, you can’t miss impressive landscapes like Trang An, Tam Coc, Bai Binh pagoda, Phat Diem rock church, Bich Dong pagoda, Hang Mua, Cuc Phuong National Park, Vuon Chim Thung Nham, etc.

The best time to travel to Ninh Binh

Your trip to Trang An, Tam Coc- Bich Dong will be wonderful in the summer, in weekend or a short holiday. Cultural festivals in Ninh Binh are organized in the spring with 74 traditional festivals and 145 village scale festival.

Transportation

Ninh Binh is 93 kilometres far from Ha Noi in the South

If you go to Ninh binh by your mean like motorbike or car, need to ensure safety and full papers

By bus

There are many high quality coaches in My Dinh bus station, Giap Bat bus station to Ninh Binh. You will spend 2 hours from Hanoi to Ninh Bình with the price of 80,000VND- 100,000VND

By railway

Thong Nhat railway from Hanoi to Saigon passing through Ninh Binh station. The time from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is 2 hours with the price of 30,000VND- 50,000VND

Hostel and Hotel in Ninh Binh

 Ninh Binh has many hotels from popular hotel to luxury hotel. The price of hotel is from 300,000VND to 2,500,000VND

Some prestigious hotels in Ninh Binh are Hoang Son Peace hotel, Thuy Anh hotel, Thanh Binh hotel, Trang An hotel, Queen Hotel, Emeralda Hotel- Resort and Spa

In Cuc Phuong: Cuc Phuong resort, Hoang Son Hoa Binh hotel, Cuc Phuong hotel, Square Hotel

In Tam Coc- Bich Dong: Chau Son hotel, The Long hotel, Tam Coc Garden hotel

Landscapes in Ninh Binh which can’t be missed

Hoa Lu ancient capital

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Hoa Lu, the capital of Dai Co Viet (an old name of Vietnam) under the Dinh and Le dynasties bears with it a legend. Being the capital of the first fundamental Government of Vietnam, Hoa Lu witnessed many important historical events: the union of Vietnam after “12 Lords Rebellion”, the war with the Song dynasty, the defence against the ancient Cambodian, and the formation of Hanoi nowadays. With the total size of 13.87 square kilometres, Hoa Lu old capital is an attractive place that history lovers should not miss out.

Bai Dinh pagoda

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Bai Dinh pagoda is a large population known as many records such as: the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold - plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia. The pagoda is located at the western of the ancient capital Hoa Lu, belonging to Gia Sinh commune, Ninh Binh. It is far about 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh province and 95 kilometers from Hanoi. Bai Dinh Pagoda population has the area of 539 hectares including 27 hectares of ancient Bai Dinh pagoda, 80 hectares of new Bai Dinh area.

Bich Dong pagoda

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This charming cluster of cave temples is a couple of kilometres north of Tam Coc. The Lower Pagoda is located at the foot of the outcrop, from which it’s a climb of about 100 steps to the Middle Pagoda, then a shorter but still steep ascent to the Upper Pagoda. Inside each cave temple, looming statues and the smoke of burning incense create an otherworldly atmosphere. Outside, there are some incredible views of the countryside.

Non Nuoc Mountain

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The Non Nuoc mountain is located to the northeast of Ninh Bình province, covers an area of around 2000m2. It is known as tourism symbol of northern province of Ninh Binh.

Trang An ecological tourism site

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Covering an area of 1,961 hectares, Trang An ecotourism complex has five function zones: Hoa Lu ancient capital - particularly restricted area; the reception center; the grottoes area; the tourist service area; Bai Dinh pagoda spiritually cultural area. The whole complex has 47 historical relics and nearly 100 grottoes stretching around 20km South – North.

Cuc Phuong National Park

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Cuc Phuong National Park (Vườn quốc gia Cúc Phương) is in Ninh Binh Province of Vietnam. It is Vietnam’s largest national park and one of the most important biodiversity sites in the country. It is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. 120 km southwest of Hanoi on 22,200 hectares of rainforest, Cuc Phuong National Park is the centrepiece of Vietnam’s conservation efforts and one of the most accessible parks in the country. Vietnam’s first and largest national park, Cuc Phuong's beauty and a few of its thousands of species of plants and animals can be seen with the help of a park ranger

Phat Diem Catherdral

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Phat Diem Cathedral is one of Vietnamese architectural masterpieces, covering over two hectares (five acres) and consisting of a lake, a grand Cathedral with five separate side chapels, three artificial grottoes, and a majestic bell tower named Phuong Ðinh.

Of special interest for the visitor to this particular Catholic Church, is its unique style of architecture, which resembles a budhist temple or pagoda, characterized by several tiers of overhanging curved roofs.

Special dishes in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is a rich province in nature including: mountains and sea. This is not only a beautiful place but also have a lot of interesting special dishes in Ninh Binh. Now Ninh Binh is attracted in many tourists from all over the world.

Ninh Binh Goat Meat

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Ninh Binh’s goat meat taste better than other regions because two reasons: many lime stone mountains which are suitable for raising goats; in order to have a good rare goat meat dish, local people have to perform many steps from the processing procedure to the mixture procedure. Specially, dishes do very well re-goats, fresh meat and crispy, served with herbs such as ginger, chilly, lemon, seasoning powder, and citronella; all these ingredients and spices are well-mixed with goat meat. Rare goat meat is a nutritious and delicious dish since it is served with many precious fine herbs which are very good for people’s health.

Ninh Binh Burned rice

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Burned rice is one of the special dishes of Ninh Binh. This dish is made from cooked rice sliced into round shapes. After cooled down, the round slices are soaked into hot oil pan until they turn yellow. Beef and pig’s heart and kidney are crushed into thin slices and mixed with spices and ingredients like tomato, carrot, onion and mushroom. Then the mixture is well-fried and put into the burned rice bowl.

Ninh Binh eel vermicelli

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Eels are washed carefully with vinegar, removed the inside, mixed with spices like red chili, onion pepper, “nuoc mam” and then fried in hot oil until fragrant and yellow. Banana flower is cut into thin threads and soaked in salt water for 5-7 minutes and then fried with mashed onion. Eel vermicelli noodles is often eaten with ginger, “la lot” and sourness of lemon juice converge on the eel vermicelli bowl that make a try worth a thousand words.

Wine sticky Kim Son, Ninh Binh

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Material from the seeds is the sticky yellow flowers in the area of rule in the Red River, under the hand of the dexterity of the people, combined with water, especially coastal areas and men folk in their 32 to medication rare north, where people have put on display next special liquor, during, sui character, colour, pleasant sleeping and the consumption of the market today.

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