Trang An scenic landscape complex located in Ninh Binh is one of the best places to visit in the north of Vietnam. Visitors will see a stunning landscape, various caves, and incredible limestone formations, and stop by several Buddhist temples.
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Trang An boat trip is located in Truong Yen commune, about 3 km from Hoa Lu ancient capital, 7 km from Ninh Binh city, and 100km from Hanoi capital. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2014 also ranked as a significant national monument by the Vietnamese Government - one of the best places must visit in Ninh Binh.
Trang An with an ecosystem of limestone mountains with a geological age of about 250 million, Through a long time of weathering by the change of the Earth, the climate, the sea advance, the sea recedes has brought in hundreds of valleys, caves, lakes, and lagoons. This scenic spot is a place to preserve and contains many wetlands ecosystems, forests on Limestone Mountains, archaeological sites, and historical and cultural relics.
It is about 100 km from Hanoi capital
With typical weather in Ninh Binh, you can go Boat trip any time of the year.
January to March attract a lot of local people, especially after the lunar calendar. This is springtime, the weather is not too cold or hot, the sky is clear and less rain, so it is very convenient to sit on the boat and enjoy the landscape. This season is also the season with many festivals happening here, which can be combined with visiting the festivals or going to the temple.
If you come on July to September is the ripe rice season in Trang An, and watching the golden rice fields, you cannot miss this time.
June is a bit hot, but the sky is clear, and less rain moreover, this is the time when the lotus season is in full bloom.
Visitors doing the boat tour
From Ninh Binh city:
It's far from Ninh Binh city 15 km. The best way to get to Trang An is to rent by motorbike (about 200.000vnd/day) or go by Grab or reliable Taxi: Mai Linh, Hoa Lu… it's about 15000 vnd/km
From Hanoi city:
There is no public bus from Hanoi directly. You may go on tour.
Many tour companies or travel agents offer a one-day or two-day tour to Ninh Binh from Hanoi city. If you book Trang An full-day tour, it will include transportation in two ways in the service.
Explore Trang An - Mua cave one day
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From January 19th, 2020
The entrance fee is 250.000vnd /person
Children's height is above 1.3m: The same price as adults.
Children's height is from 0.8m to 1.3m: 120.000 VND/person.
Free for children who are below 0.8m in height.
Minimum 3 people /boat – If you are solo or couple, you may share with other tourists
Opening hour: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours.
Trang An boat tour price - Total 250.000vnd/person
You will pass nine caves, temples, and pagodas.
Habour – Trinh Temple – Dark Cave– Bright Cave – Nau Ruou Cave – Tran Temple – Ba Giot Cave – Seo Cave– Son Duong Cave – Khong Palace – Bao Hieu Temple– Khong Cave – Tran Cave – Quy Hau Cave – Habour.
This is a new route, and many visitors choose the perfect combination when visiting caves and other outstanding attractions. You will see three caves, two temples, and a King Kong village.
Habour – Lam Cave – Thanh Cao Son Temple – Vang Cave – Thanh Truot Cave – Suoi Tien Temple – Dai Cave – Hanh Cung Vu Lam Temple.
On route 3, you also visit three caves, including a 1 km long cave, two temples, and the place where the movie takes place is King Kong village.
Habour – Trinh Temple – Dot Cave – May Cave – Suoi Tien Temple – Dia Linh Mountain – Dai Cave – Hanh Cung Vu Lam Temple – Kong: Skull Island Film Set.
All routes are fantastic, you can see the beautiful scenery, virtual living between natures, but there are a few small differences:
Route 1 is the most peaceful, but there are many caves. Route 2 is the perfect combination of attractions, so it is also the most crowded route.
According to the boatman who told with Go Viet Trip, routes 2 and 3 are the most beautiful.
>>> Read more detail: The most beautiful route in Trang An
There are three different routes
Trang An is a rural area with beautiful scenery, many limestone mountains, rice fields. Most accommodations here are bungalows, homestays, or small hotels.
Many tourists like to stay here cause stunning landscape. Visitors can immerse themselves in nature and explore the daily life of local people.
There are many types of rooms, from dormitories (from 9USD/night) to private rooms. The rooms are large, clean, and include breakfast. Some bungalows also have swimming pool.
Many options from homestay, bungalow, hotel
Address: Ninh Hoa, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
Phone: 096 873 94 42
Trang An Village, Truong Yen, Hoa Lu
Phone: 0898 743 863
Xuan Ang Noi, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
Phone: 094 485 06 86
Phone: 0867 699 981
Bình Khe, Ninh Nhat communal, Ninh Binh
Alley 10 Trang An, Tan Thanh, Ninh Binh
Phone: 0229 6333 336
Trang An boat ride not too far from Hanoi, and you can combine to visit some famous places in Ninh Binh as below:
Option # 1: Trang An Boat Tour + Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – about 3 km from Trang An( Hoa Lu in 10th century from (968 – 1010). Visitors can visit Dinh and Le temple).
Option # 2: Trang An Boat Tour + Bai Dinh Pagoda is one of the largest Buddhist complexes in South East Asia with many records in Vietnam and Asia for this pagoda, such as
Option # 3: Trang An Boat Tour + Mua Cave. This cave means Dancing cave. Visitors can climb up 500 stone steps to get to the top. From here, you can get the best views of Ninh Binh.
Option # 4: Trang An Boat Tour + Bai Dinh Pagoda + Mua Cave.
Option # 5: Trang An Boat Tour + Hoa Lu Ancient Capital + Mua Cave.
Option # 6: Trang An Boat Tour + Tam Coc Boat Trip (If you want to compare which one is better, you can choose to visit both places).
Option # 7: Trang An Boat Tour + Thung Nham Bird (Located in Hai Nham communal, Hoa Lu district, this is one of the largest birds in Vietnam, visitors can be immersed in the wild and nature).
Option # 8: Trang An Boat Tour + Cuc Phuong National Park (This is the first national park in Vietnam, like a giant natural museum, home to many fauna and flora. Coming here, visitors can admire the ancient trees of thousands of years.
Option # 9: Trang An Boat Tour + Van Long natural reserver (one of the best natural reserves in Vietnam)
Here is our suggestion full day combine to visit - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Mua Cave:
7h30-8h00: Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or at the confirmed meeting point in Hanoi Old Quarter.
10h30: We will arrive at Bai Dinh Pagoda - the first destination of the tour. Coming here, tourists can admire much unique and majestic Buddhist architecture and many records from Vietnam and Asia, such as 500 La Han statues, the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.
12h10: You can get on the bus, go to the local restaurant, and enjoy a buffet lunch with plenty of traditional foods such as spring rolls, goat meat, burned rice, etc.
13:20 – 13:25: After lunch, we keep going to the harbor and take a boat trip to visit Trang An complex with many beautiful limestone mountains. They have a lot of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites of different colors.
15:30 – 15h40: After that, you will bike around the village and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break.
16:00: Continues visit Mua cave
17h00 - 17h10: Come back to the bus and returning Hanoi.
19h20 - 19h30: Arrive Ha Noi, drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter - Finish the tour
Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Old Quarter
Transportation: Private car with A/C
Entrance fees as itinerary.
English speaking tour guide.
Buffet lunch at a local restaurant – Vietnamese cuisine
Drink, personal expense
Tip for tour guide and driver.
Other things are not mentioned in our program.
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YES. After a long period of temporary closure due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, starting from February 2, 2022, Trang An eco-tourism area began to reopen to welcome tourists to visit.
Ticket sales time: From 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week.
Visitors must strictly implement epidemic prevention Covid, the recommendations of the Ministry of Health such as the 5k message.
Khẩu Trang (Wearning mask) – Khử khuẩn (Disinfection) – Khoảng cách (Keep distance) – Không tụ tập(No gather) – Khai báo y tế (Medical declaration)
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Author Hoan Nguyen
He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.