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Ninh Binh Tour - Ninh Binh Travel Guide Update 2024

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Ninh Binh -Travel Tips

Ninh Binh is around 100 kilometers from Hanoi and is ideal for those who don't have much time but want to enjoy the gorgeous landscape.

Ninh Binh is not only the ancient capital but also one of the most famous scenic places in Vietnam. Coming to the scenic Trang An - Tam Coc, Mua Cave, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Bai Dinh Pagoda... A few of the latest experiences below that Threeland Travel suggests will make your trip more complete and meaningful.

1. When is the ideal time to visit Ninh Binh? 

Ninh Binh lies in the humid subtropical zone, with a tropical monsoon climate and an average temperature of 23.5 degrees Celsius. It has four different seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter, with frigid winters and hot, humid summers. Lap Xuan and early summer are the two most beautiful seasons of the year to visit, according to Threeland Travel's Ninh Binh travel Guide.

Spring: From January to March, Ninh Binh will pamper guests with a mild, not too chilly, wet atmosphere that is ideal for touring and visiting. This time of year is also perfect for spiritual tourist activities such as visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An, and the stone church.

Summer: From April through June, the average temperature is pretty mild and pleasant, neither too chilly nor too hot. Summer is the season for the airy landscape, and the plants develop well, so you will have the opportunity to view the beauty of the ripe golden rice fields in Tam Coc or the diverse ecology of Cuc Phuong woodland with the harmonized sunshine. It is a chance for you to show off your gorgeous images and artwork.

If you're going in the winter, Threeland Travel's Ninh Binh travel experience suggests checking the weather forecast before you arrive. Winter in Ninh Binh is a chilly, cold, and dry climate that will quickly make you feel ill. If necessary, bring warm clothing.

2. How to get to Ninh Binh and go around

Ninh Binh is a province just about 90 km from Hanoi with a convenient transportation advantage and the North-South railway running through. So that you can come here in many different ways.

If you come from the city From Ho Chi Minh City, visitors fly to Hanoi and take a bus to Ninh Binh with the options above. Vietnamese airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Jetstar all operate flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Currently, ticket prices range from 900,000 to 1.3 million VND per way.

Travel By Train

Train station in Ninh Binh, there are Ninh Binh, Cau Yen, Dong Giao and Ghenh stations, whether you start your journey from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or any other province easily accessible to Ninh Binh by train.

If departing from Hanoi or other provinces from the North. You can choose the SE1 (19:30), SE3 (22:00), SE5 (9:00), SE7 (6:00) and SE19 (20:05) trains. Travel time is about 2 hours. But if you start to travel from Ho Chi Minh City, according to Ninh Binh travel experience, you should take SE2 (1:38), SE6 (16:55), SE8 (12:49) time. The transfer will take more than 20 hours.

The website of the Railway Corporation allows customers to book tickets in advance or buy them at the station. The Ninh Binh train station is located right in the center.

Traveling By Passenger Bus:

There are quite a lot of passenger buses moving from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. You can catch cars at My Dinh, Giap Bat, or Yen Nghia stations (Giap Bat station is the best). Ticket prices range from 100,000 to 150,000 VND; travel time is about 2 hours.

Traveling Ninh Binh By Motorbike:

Because it’s not too far from Hanoi, furthermore the road is also very convenient. You can take a Ninh Binh Tour by motorbike to make it more convenient and save a lot of time. The journey direction should be: From the city center, you follow the direction of Liberation to Giap Bat bus station, then turn left to Phap Van – Cau Gie highway. Continue to move in the direction of Phu Ly – Ninh Binh. 

Moving around the city, visitors should rent a motorbike for 100,000 - 150,000 VND/day to take the initiative because the attractions in Ninh Binh are quite far apart. If you go in a large group, you should call a taxi to save money.

3. Where to stay 

Visitors to Ninh Binh who are traveling in pairs, with groups of friends, or alone can stay in homestays near attractions that offer green, tranquil spaces, and polite service. Ninh Binh Friendly Homestay, Hang Mua Ecolodge, Diep's House, Ninh Binh Palm Homestay, and ChezBeo Homestay... are some popular and conveniently placed places. At a nightly cost of around 200,000 VND per person.

Visitors may pick 4-5 star resorts such as Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh, Tam Coc Garden Resort, Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel and Resort, An's Eco Garden Resort, Aravinda Resort Ninh Binh, etc., to enjoy elegant services and additional amenities such as a swimming pool, spa, gym, bar, etc. Accommodation charges range from 1.7 million VND to 6 million VND per night.

4. What to eat in Ninh Binh 

Not only are tourist places well-known. Nonetheless, Ninh Binh attracts travelers with its appealing specialties. If you're not sure what to eat in Ninh Binh, have a look at our recommendations below.

4.1. Ninh Binh Rice Crust

If you're visiting Ninh Binh, you must try the scorched rice. This is also a very appealing Ninh Binh specialty that assures that after you have tasted it. You will feel forever, yet when it comes to old food, the term "excellent wine, scorched rice, goat meat" comes to mind.
Ninh Binh fire rice is produced by hand using a historical recipe. Elderberries come in a variety of varieties. Such as elderberry, dried shrimp, and so forth. You will certainly like this appealing meal together with wonderful goat soup if you visit the delicious eateries in your tour to Ninh Binh.

4.2. Goat Dishes Specialty

Goat meat is perhaps one of the most often cited delicacies when visiting Ninh Binh. Goat meat is used in a variety of cuisines. Goats cooked with lemon, goat soup served with flaming rice, fried goat... It will not be difficult to discover a superb goat meat restaurant in Ninh Binh, particularly around popular tourist attractions.

5. Ninh Binh Tourist Attractions

5.1 Trang An Landscape Complex

This destination draws visitors with its spectacular mountain vistas, flowing tiny rivers, and pristine valleys. The entrance fee to Trang An is 250,000 VND for adults and 100,000 VND for children under 1.4 meters. The tour guide will cost 300,000 VND per person.

When you arrive, you may pick one of three boat trips to see the caverns. The first route takes tourists through nine caverns, Trinh Temple, Tran Temple, and Khong Palace. Route 2 takes you through four caverns as well as the Cao Son holy shrine, Vu Lam palace, and Tran Suoi Tien temple. Road 3 takes you to three caves: Trinh Temple, Tran Suoi Tien Temple, and Vu Lam Palace. Each trip takes about 2–3 hours to complete. 

5.2. Tam Coc - Bich Dong 

Tourists that come here frequently first visit Bich Dong Pagoda (also called as "Nam Thien De Nhi Dong") to get a bird's-eye view of the entire area. Visitors can then take a boat down the Ngo Dong River to explore Tam Coc. Tam Coc is an abbreviation for three caves: Ca Cave, Hai Cave, and Ba Cave. Tam Coc, with its towering limestone mountains, fascinating formations in caverns, and lush golden rice fields on both sides, is shockingly lovely in the eyes of tourists. The entrance charge is 120,000 VND per person, while the Tam Coc boat excursion fee is 150,000 VND for each trip. 

5.3. Mua Cave (Hang Mua)

Mua Cave tourism area is about a 15-minute drive from Trang An and is positioned directly at the foot of the mountain. The entrance cost for adults is 100,000 VND. When visiting Ninh Binh, travelers frequently check in at this location. Visitors must climb around 500 stone stairs to reach the summit of Hang Mua; it is rather hot, so carry water. On the summit of Hang Mua, you will get a stunning panoramic view of Ninh Binh, complete with flowing rivers, paddy fields, and gorgeous mountains. Tourists can spend around 2-3 hours seeing and photographing in the tourist area. 

5.4. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital 

Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam from 968 to 1010, passing through three dynasties: the Dinh, Early Le, and Early Ly. This is one of UNESCO's four main sections of the Trang An World Heritage Complex. Visitors may see the temples of King Dinh (Dinh Tien Hoang), King Le (Le Dai Hanh), and the museum that houses relics. These two temples were constructed in the 17th century and are flanked by numerous trees. To properly comprehend the historical significance of this location, visitors need to register to listen to explanations throughout the tour. The cost of admission is 20,000 VND per person.


5.6. Am Tien Cave

Am Tien Cave, part of the Hoa Lu ancient national relic complex, is located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, more than 10 kilometers from Ninh Binh city center. A steep limestone mountain, resembling a fortress, surrounds the region, with a cold blue lake in the center. Tourists frequently comment on the lyrical beauty of this location, yet it is also melancholy and mysterious. Because the only way to get here used to be to climb the mountain, Am Tien was once known as Tuyet Tinh Coc. Visitors may now go by a tunnel through the mountain, then ascend the mountain to view the pagoda and give incense, as well as gaze into the cave with magnificent stalactites. The entrance fee is 20,000 VND per individual. 

5.6. Van Long Lagoon

Known as "the bay without waves," tourists sailing on the lagoon will see the flat water with no ripples. The water is clear and not as green as the sea, displaying each layer of moss beneath. This is also the location that earned two Vietnam Record Book Center marks in 2010 for having the most white-breed langurs and the largest natural picture. The entrance cost is 20,000 VND per person, and the boat ticket is 60,000 VND for two persons.

Thung Nham Bird Park ecological region is about 12 kilometers from Ninh Binh city and is home to various bird species, including 40 kinds and around 50,000 birds. Around 5 p.m. is the ideal time to view flocks of birds heading home. The entrance fee is 100,000 VND/person, and a boat ticket to visit Bird Valley is 20,000 VND per person.

5.7. Cuc Phuong National Park

With an area of around 22,000 hectares, this is Vietnam's first national forest, drawing a huge number of people with varied sorts of tourism, ranging from ecotourism to research to adventure... Tourists When you visit Cuc Phuong, you may explore primeval woods, caverns with unusual forms, and caves with long-standing cultural and historical relics, including Crescent Moon Cave, Chua Cave, Thuy Tien Cave, and Nguoi Xua Cave. Cuc Phuong National Park also has hot springs, diverse flora, and fauna, thousands-year-old trees such as the chica tree, and an animal reserve…

The following are some of the unique highlights of the Ninh Binh trip. The distinctive features of the Ninh Binh travel guide 2023 are included here to assist you to have the most general knowledge before going to visit this area. Threeland Travel wishes you a nice tour to Vietnam.