Top 10 most famous tourist destinations in Ninh Binh that cannot be missed

24-Jun-2019

Referring to Ninh Binh, many people will immediately think of famous tourist destinations such as Trang An, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc Bich Dong ... Now through the following article, let's join Jtatours.com to discover everything about these hot spots of the ancient capital.

1. Trang An landscape

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Trang An is no doubt the most famous tourist destination of Ninh Binh today. With breathtaking unspoiled natural scenery, Trang An - Ninh Binh has been recognized by UNESCO as a Natural and World Cultural Heritage site.

The scene here is made up of winding rivers flowing through limestone mountains, creating countless fanciful, mystical natural caves that capture tourists’ attention. As the best way to explore Trang An, visitors can sit on a boat while watching the surrounding beautiful nature.

2. Tam Coc - Bich Dong

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Located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Tam Coc - Bich Dong is a familiar destination that tourists certainly should not ignore when traveling to Ninh Binh. Visiting Tam Coc, you can sit on a boat to travel down the Ngo Dong River while watching countless ranges of mountains and the golden rice fields. The poetic scene here will surely captivate any visitor’s heart. The rental price is 150,000 VND/ each boat of 4 people.

In addition, visitors can visit Bich Dong, which includes a dry cave in the middle of the mountain and an underwater cave. On the mountain is Bich Dong Pagoda, an ancient pagoda stretching over 3 mountain floors, which welcomes tourists around the world to come to burn incense sticks and pray. The ticket price is 120,000 VND/ adult and 60,000 VND/ child.

3. Hoa Lu ancient capital

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Hoa Lu ancient capital is located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district. It is a particularly important national monument of Vietnam. This relic includes King Dinh and King Le temple and many other works. Hoa Lu ancient capital is now a favorite destination of many tourists, especially for those who want to learn about Vietnamese history and pray for good luck.

4. Mua Cave

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Located at the foot of Mua Mountain, Mua Cave is a tourist site belonging to the tourist complex of Khe Dau Ha commune, Ninh Xuan village. Although not as famous as many other scenic spots in Ninh Binh, Mua Cave has won a lot of visitors' hearts, thanks to its beautiful natural scenery as well as the peaceful atmosphere compared to other well-known places.

From the foot of the mountain, you will be able to see the steps that extend to the top of the mountain, looking exactly like a miniature of the Great Wall. When you make it to the top of Mua Mountain, you can now see the whole view of the ripening rice fields and the boats rowing slowly on the water.

5. Bai Dinh Pagoda

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Only 15km away from Ninh Binh city, Bai Dinh Pagoda is one of the largest pagodas in Vietnam with many records established, such as being recognized as a pagoda with the biggest Dai Hong Chung, the tallest and heaviest bronze Buddha statue, the largest three-way statues, the largest well as well as the largest number of Arhat stone statues in Vietnam.

This is a pilgrimage destination for tourists who have the mind to worship prostrations. The fairyland-like scenery of Bai Dinh pagoda gives anyone who comes here the feeling of purity and peace.

6. Am Tien Cave – “Tuyet Tinh Coc in Ninh Bình”

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As a national monument located within the Hoa Lu national monument complex, Am Tien cave is a destination that tourists should not ignore if they want to enjoy the peaceful and poetic natural scenery. Because the wild beauty here is separate from the outside world, the youth often calls Am Tien Cave as another beautiful name - “Tuyet Tinh Coc”.

Everything here is a bit sad, tinged with time and beautiful scenery like a fairyland that will give visitors different feelings compared to other places in Ninh Binh. Ticket to Am Tien cave is 20,000 VND/ person.

7. Thung Nham Bird Garden

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Thung Nham Bird Garden is one of the most attractive places in Ninh Binh, a place that is full of cultural and spiritual elements as well as biodiversity, surrounded by strips of rainforest on limestone mountains, with many caves and valleys mingling with nature and trees.

In particular, you will discover the lives of nearly 40 species of birds with the number up to 50,000 individuals. When the sunset falls, you will see a flock of white storks flying around the wetland, creating a rarely amazing wild beauty.

8. Van Long lagoon

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Van Long lagoon is a charming eco-tourism area with poetic sky and clouds that is as famous as Tam Coc – Bich Dong. The lagoon covers an area of ​​3000ha and is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern delta of Vietnam.

When traveling by boat on the lagoon, tourists will see the water as flat as a giant mirror. For that, this place is also known as "the bay without waves". Sitting on the small boat, you are surrounded by a vast swamp of water, birds, turtles and limestone massifs with the names that exactly match its shapes, such as Meo Cao mountain, Mam Xoi mountain, Hom Sach mountain, Co Tien mountain, etc. The poetic natural scenery here can easily make everyone fall in love with it.

9. Cuc Phuong National Park

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Cuc Phuong National Park has a total area of ​​25,000ha. It is a famous tourist destination for ecology and environment, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Visitors here will discover rich flora and fauna, admire the beautiful natural landscape, participate in eco-tourism, convalescence, trekking, research and historical culture programs.

You can visit Cuc Phuong National Park during the day, or if you want to experience and explore more, you can do a 2-to-3-day trip. According to tourists that already traveled to Ninh Binh, visiting Cuc Phuong in the early rainy season of June - July every year will give you the opportunity to admire numerous butterflies flying through the forest.

10. Phat Diem Church

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Phat Diem cathedral (often called as Phat Diem stone church) is a  Catholic church complex covering about 22-hectare, located in Phat Diem town, Kim Son commune, Ninh Binh province. Phat Diem Stone Church is one of the most beautiful churches and is considered the "Catholic capital" of Vietnam.

Phat Diem cathedral was built entirely of stone and wood. The construction started in 1875 and completed in 1898. Although it is a Catholic church, it is modeled after the architectural features of traditional Vietnamese temple which creates special features that no other church has.

Hopefully with the information about the most famous Ninh Binh tourist destinations above will give you more choices and interesting experiences in this beautiful land.

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