Ninh Binh is a place you can visit many times of the year. However, you should come here in spring (January - March) when the weather is cool because there are many festivals and in summer (May - August) to see the golden rice fields or the fragrant lotus ponds.
Thung Nham eco-tourism area is the first attraction in the journey. This place is located in the valley of Hai Nham (referred to as Thung Nham) with an interesting highlight being the natural bird garden. Standing in the middle of the mountains and forests with thousands of birds flying in the sky, we are sure that all your fatigue and stress will disappear.
After lunch, you can move to Tam Coc - Bich Dong, a famous place for its picturesque beauty. The panorama of mountains, caves, rivers, fields, and sky here is covered with an overwhelming blue color.
Van Long Lagoon
On the morning of the 2nd day in Ninh Binh, Van Long Lagoon is a must-visit place. This lagoon is as beautiful as a painting with wild and fresh scenery. The famous movie Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.
After a tiring walk, you have a chance to reward yourself with attractive specialties only in Van Long Lagoon such as banana fish, mountain snails, mountain goats, and tomato soup.
At noon, you continue to go to Bai Dinh Pagoda, one of the largest pagodas in Vietnam and the first spiritual scenic spot in Ninh Binh with many records already established.
Then, leaving the temple, you move to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and visit the historical sites associated with the nation's history through three dynasties: Dinh, Tien Le, and Ly.
When the sun falls in the afternoon, the An Tiem Cave is an amazing place to experience. Around the lakeside, there are small boats to help visitors get shimmering photos.
With a trip to Ninh Binh for 2 days and 1 night, the estimated cost will range from 1,800,000 to 2,000,000 VND / person (around $85); depending where we are going including (car rental, taxi, sightseeing boat,...), meal, sightseeing tickets, and some personal expenses.
Ninh Binh is home to many famous specialties with unique and very own flavors. If you plan to travel to Ninh Binh, get ready a list of must-try dishes such as Ninh Binh mountain goat, Tong Truong perch, and eel vermicelli... You will not be able to find this unique flavor anywhere else.
To make your trip to Ninh Binh more complete, you need to prepare in your luggage some of the following items:
Personal items (identity card, passport if you are foreigner)
Sun cream, umbrella, hat,...