About Ninh Binh
Ninh Bình province is about 100 kilometers south of Hanoi and home of great travel destinations: ancient capital Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Trang An Eco-Complex, Bai Dinh pagoda, Cuc Phuong national park, Phat Diem church, Ke Ga hot spring. Ninh Binh now is a popular travel spot many tourist because of short distance from Hanoi, breathtaking sceneries and historical relics.
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital was chosen as the first capital of Vietnam feudal centralism regime and the Dai Co Viet's political, economic and cultural centre with the name of Kings Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Dai Hanh and Ly Thai To in 10th century. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long (Hanoi now), opening a new era for Vietnamese people.
Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in June 2014 was recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit this eco-complex, you will enjoy 2 hour ride on river for breathtaking mountain scenery, dicover 12 tunnel caves on locals' sampan and visit peaceful temples on the river's bank.
Tam Coc offers pretty similar 02 hour boat ride like Trang An but the scenery is definitely different with its own stunning beauty. Come to Tam Coc, tourist have a chance to climb to the top of mountain for a breathtaking view of limestone mountain, river and rice fields below.
If you want to have a glimpse of the beauty of Ninh Binh then 1 day tour should be enough. If you have more time then Cuc Phuong National Park should be added to the list.
When to go?
The best time to visit Ninh Binh is February, March, April, May, Jun, September, November and December. In the other months, you can visit Ninh Binh however it might be rainy or cold.
How to get there?
Located about 100km from Hanoi city, you and get Ninh Binh city by bus or train. From Ninh Binh city to tourist attractions is about 07-15 Km. Follow a tour or renting car is the most convenient way to visit Ninh Binh. You can contact Mercury Travel to arrange tour to Ninh Binh.
If you go by train, from Ninh Binh train station, you can follow public bus, taxi or rent motorbike for your own tour.