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Ninh Binh Tours | Top 5 Ninh Binh Day Trips from Hanoi

As the land of the ancient capital of Vietnam, Ninh Binh is well known for its splendid natural scenery and a ton of relics of three dynasties Dinh-Le-Ly. Witnessing many historical events in the country, Ninh Binh enchants tourists with the ancient beauty of sacred pagodas, temples, shrines, spectacular mountains, and poetic rivers. Visit Ninh Binh, tourists cannot miss Trang An complex which has been named a World Heritage site, as well as Bai Dinh Pagoda - a complex of ancient pagodas and temples with the largest scale in Southeast Asia. Other highlights are Tam Coc, Bich Dong which is often called "Ha Long Bay on land", the stone cathedral of Phat Diem and Cuc Phuong National Park - the first national forest of Vietnam, which is home to many rare animals and plants especially the thousand-year-old tree. Viet Vision Travel guarantees you memorable Ninh Binh tours as well as a perfect Vietnam vacation.

Hoa Lu, situated 100 km south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh and Le Dynasties between 968 and 1009 AD. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the years and can still be seen today. In choosing the location for his new capital, King Dinh Tien Hoang decided to base himself amongst the rugged mountains, fed by a system of water currents, which would surround the capital forming natural barriers, vital for defense as well as agriculture. The area is also one of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long Bay. You will enjoy being rowed along the Boi River in traditional boats, which makes for a truly unforgettable experience, passing between towering limestone peaks.

2-day Cuc Phuong National Park – Tam Coc Cycling tour in Ninh Binh gives you the chance to discover hidden charm of Northern Vietnam. From Hanoi, we pass through pastoral landscapes and sweeping panoramas as local people carry out the business of farming rice paddies. The historic area of Hoa Lu, the imposing karst limestone system of Thung Nang and mysterious Cuc Phuong National Park lead you to idyllic space with peaceful moments. A cycling tour along rural pathways will be an interesting experience in your tour to Ninh Binh. This trip is a great combination of soft cycling, sightseeing, and walking.

Cuc Phuong National Park is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and important protected areas and easily accessible from Hanoi - only a 2,5 hour journey by road. The ancient forest contains almost 2000 species of trees and amongst them lives some amazing and rare animals including the Clouded leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet, Otters and Asian Black Bears!

1-day Trang An and Hoa Lu tour take you to an area of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks and the centuries-old capital of Vietnam. From Hanoi, a leisure boat trip passing towering limestone karsts covered by lush plants along Trang An River will definitely make your tour to Trang An and Hoa Lu a truly memorable experience.

Cuc Phuong National Park is one of the most beautiful and important protected areas in Vietnam. It is very easily accessible from Hanoi - just only a 2 ½ hour journey by road. The ancient forest contains almost 2000 species of trees with amazing and rare animals including the Clouded leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet, Otters and Asian Black Bears.


Top 10 Incredible Attractions in Ninh Binh Tours

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in Vietnam with many records such as the pagoda has the largest bronze Buddha statue in Asia, and the pagoda possesses the largest bronze Maitreya Buddha statue in Asia. The temple is located about 95km south of Hanoi center with a lot of secrets waiting for you to explore.

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Non Nuoc Pagoda

Non Nuoc Pagoda in Ninh Binh is an ancient temple and also a national historical monument. The pagoda is located at the foot of Non Nuoc Mountain, on the bank of the Day River, and at the mouth of the Van River. From the temple view, you can admire the peaceful, tranquil scene of the Vietnam countryside.

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Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang

The Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang is located in Truong Yen, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh, in the center of Hoa Lu - the ancient capital. This is the only place in Vietnam that worshiped King Dinh Tien Hoang, his parents, and his sons and had the altar of the Dinh Dynasty. This temple was ranked "Top 100 famous one-hundred-year-old buildings in Vietnam".

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King Le Dai Hanh Temple

King Le Dai Hanh Temple is a national historical and cultural relic of Hoa Lu. King Le Dai Hanh, Empress Dowager Duong Van Nga, Le Long Dinh, Princess Le Thi Phat Ngan, and General Pham Cu Luong. The temple is located 300 meters from the Temple of Dinh Tien Hoang, in the old imperial city of Hoa Lu, now the ancient village of Yen Thanh, Truong Yen, Ninh Binh. The temple of King Le is smaller than King Dinh Temple so the space in the temple is quite close and fanciful.

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Tam Coc

Tam Coc (three caves) includes Ca cave, Hai cave, and Ba cave. The three caves are formed by the Ngo Dong River pier through the mountain. Tam Coc has located about 90km from the center of Hanoi, this place is like Ha Long on land with wonderful natural beauty.

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In particular, this place appeared in the blockbuster movie "Kong: Skull Island" in 2017 attracting more and more domestic and international tourists coming to this beautiful land.

Bich Dong Cave

After the end of the trip to visit Tam Coc, you can visit Bich Dong Pagoda, an ancient temple with an impressive Asian style. This pagoda is about 2 km from Tam Coc wharf. In the past, the pagoda and the cave had the same name as Bich Son (Green Mountain).

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It can be said that the scenery of the most scenic area of Ninh Binh province is a harmonious combination of the beautiful landscape of the cave, the rugged mountains, the poetic river, the romantic streams, and the talent of the people.

Dong Chuong Lake

Dong Chuong is a natural freshwater lake between Phu Loc and Phu Long communes. The lake is about 45 hectares, bending around the pine hills. This lake is a romantic place for couples among the spectacular mountains and forests. Visit Dong Chuong lake, do not forget to admire Ba Tua waterfall, Chin Suoi stream, and Troi pond - a pond on high hills with blue water but never dry.

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Thien Ton Cave

Thien Ton is a historical and cultural relic located in Thien Ton Town, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. While the mountain temple Bai Dinh worships Cao Son-the mountain goddess, Trang An cave worships Quy Minh-the god of water, the Thien Ton cave worships Thien Ton, a legendary god in the capital of Hoa Lu in the 10th century. There is a legend about this cave, it goes like that before bringing troops to fight 12 warlords, Dinh Bo Linh went to this cave to pray about defeating other warlords. After entering the throne, Dinh Tien Hoang paid a visit to Hoa Lu, where he built the Tien Te and the Thien Dai Temple to welcome foreign envoys before they entered the capital.

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Cuc Phuong National Park

Located about 100 km south of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park is a famous tourist destination for ecology and the environment. This is home to many animals, birds, fish, and insects, including some rare kinds featured in the Red List of the world. Visitors come here to explore the rich fauna and flora as well as admire the beautiful natural landscape. Bird-watching is a popular activity in this park. Moreover, travelers can take part in ecotourism programs, campfires, and walk or bike the trail. From December to April is the best time to visit Cuc Phuong National Park when the trails are less slippery. Staying in the stilt house also is a memorable experience in your journey.

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Van Long Nature Reserve

Located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, Van Long Nature Reserve is an attractive place to explore. Van Long is known as "the bay with no wave" because when you go on a boat on the lagoon, you will see the water's surface as a giant mirror. Especially, the water here is so clear that you can the layers of moss on the bottom.

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If you are fond of watching birds, Van Long is the best choice for you because this reedy wetland also is home to a variety of birds as well as rare animals such as the black-faced spoonbill, and cotton pygmy goose, White-browed Crake, and so on. Moreover, you absolutely will be mesmerized by the spectacular beauty of the mountains there like Meo Cao, Mam Xoi, Hom Sach, Da Ban, Nghien, Mo Coi, or Co Tien, etc.

Feel free to contact us if you are preparing for your Ninh Binh tours. We offer various types of Vietnam day trips and are willing to tailor unique Ninh Binh tour packages that meet your demand.