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About 90km southward from Hanoi, Ninh Binh ( Ha-Long-Bay-on-land ) is known widely by its popular attractions: Ngo Dong river, Tam Coc cave, Bich Dong pagoda, Cuc Phuong Park, Trang An Landscape Complex (a UNESCO site) or Van Long Nature Reserve, the city possess diversified topography with unusual landscape of long limestone mountain ranges.

Prominently, Ninh Binh offers a picturesque view of the rice paddy fields stretching along the poetic rivers where you can enjoy a slow pleasant boat trip, explore numerous historical and cultural points, traditional embroidery villages surroundings or experience numerous routes for biking and buffalo carts.

From the ruins of former palaces and ancient temples dated back to 11th-century to 19th- century to Catholic Church in the form of a Vietnam Communal house or a huge Buddhist Pagoda, in a nutshell, with its rich resources of cultural values and natural beauty, Ninh Binh deserves the praise as the second popular attraction in the Red River Delta.

Food & Drink

In addition to the stunningly breathtaking scenery, the ancient capital city Ninh Binh offers excellent culinary experiences to tourists. The appealing Ninh Binh cuisine definitively will please you with both their appearances and tastes with some below specialties.

Travel Guide

Ninh Binh is covered with untouchable diverse forests, beautiful fauna and flora.The area is famous for its lush green rice fields, hiking paths in the oldest National Park with hundreds of limestone cliffs that create the landscape an enchanted scenery. Follow us and check some of the top advices below before travelling to Ninh Binh.


Our pick: Spend 1 or 2 nights for full discovery; take a rowing bamboo boat through three grottoes-on-river of Tam Coc, biking in the rural area of Bich Dong pagoda and Hoa Lu ancient capital

Rural activities in Ninh Binh

Rural cycling and trying buffalo carts with locals. Boat trips on small rivers with a luck to see wild gibbons and langurs at Van Long Reserve.

Connections in Ninh Binh

Great connection between Ha Long bay and other Northern Vietnam attractions such as Pu Luong, Mai Chau and Son La.

Ecostay in Ninh Binh

2 hours driving from Hanoi to the rural resort and eco lode, or home stay at a typical Northern peasants’ house.

Religious tours in Ninh Binh

Excursion to the first Catholic church of Phat Diem and Bai Dinh with the biggest Buddist statue. 

Recommended Tours

5 days / 4 nights

Drive thought the countryside of Red River Delta to Ninh Binh, start your visit at Cuc Phuong National Park - an ideal peaceful place for jungle trekking, with its unique biodiversity. Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center before heading to Van Long Nature Reserve.

5 days / 4 nights


Delight yourself in Vietnam's two biggest cities with the most rewarding sightseeing and shopping experiences

1 day


Known as Ha Long Bay on land, you will be amazed by the incredible landscape of Ninh Binh. Not only famous for the stunning view, but also an attracted place for who loves history. Starts the journey with a trip full of knowledge to Hoa Lu ancient capital to know about one of the honorable dynasties of Vietnam. Then drops thinking and gets deep in the spectacular landscape of Tam Coc Cave. Feel the peaceful atmosphere of the place, observe amazing achievement of Mother Nature, and know more about magnificent land.

11 days / 10 nights

The Northern mountainous region perhaps offers the most spectacular scenery anywhere in Vietnam. Opportunities to see something of the lives, customs and costumes of many of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities abound. Contemplate the most splendid part of Vietnam, where concentrates magnificent limestone mountain ranges and incredible terraced paddy fields. 11-day adventure of all off-the-beaten mountainous Northern Vietnam with all inviting activities and trekking route.