Seven must-visiting tourist destinations featuring Vietnamese identity in Ninh Binh

Seven must-visiting tourist destinations featuring Vietnamese identity in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh 12.08.2020

In recent years, Ninh Binh has emerged as a place that attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists because of its unique natural landscapes with a diverse system of mountains, rivers and caves. So today, let's discover the top 7 outstanding tourist destinations in Ninh Binh with to have the best photos in your upcoming trip.

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Written by tinhnt

Trang An

Trang An is one of the most famous tourist areas of Ninh Binh today. The beauty of Trang An is harmonized by rocky mountains, rivers, forests and sky. Formed by limestone mountains with countless valleys, mysterious natural caves, Trang An is recognized as a world natural and cultural heritage by UNESCO.




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Located in an area of about 3 kilometers from Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and about 7 kilometers from the city of Ninh Binh to the West, there are countless interesting and surprising scenes in Trang An eco-tourism for you to explore. Coming to Trang An, you will experience an extremely calming boat ride to have a closer look at all the beauty of this tourist area. There are 31 lakes and swamps connected to 48 caves of all kinds in the sightseeing system of this area. Countless vast caves will definitely be an ideal destination for those who love to explore and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh is a large pagoda complex located in an extremely large campus on Bai Dinh mountain in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district, 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh city, including the Ancient (27 hectares) and New (80 hectares) Area.


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Bai Dinh Pagoda is also the largest pagoda and owns the most records in Vietnam. Besides, this pagoda also has many works that have achieved many records of Asia and Southeast Asia such as the largest gold-plated bronze Buddha and the longest Arhat corridor in Asia and the Largest bronze Maitreya statue in Southeast Asia.

Bai Dinh Pagoda is located on the mountainside, between immense valleys of lakes and rocky mountains. Despite the massive and monumental architecture, it holds the deep traditional values in accordance with the psychology of modern Vietnamese. The pagoda has main attractions such as Triple Gate, Bell Tower, Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Temples, Dharma Master, Trikaya.

Van Long Lagoon

When it comes to the famous tourist destinations of Ninh Binh, it is impossible not to mention Van Long Lagoon - the largest wetland nature reserve of the Northern Delta.


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Located in Gia Van commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, Van Long Lagoon is compared to a charming shan shui painting with beautiful wild scenery captivating visitors. In the midst of the vast sky, its beauty is regarded as an exquisite glitter jewel. You can immerse yourself in the extremely wonderful atmosphere in a quiet countryside with a peaceful setting when coming to Van Long. You can leave the hardships of life behind by sitting on a bamboo boat, gliding through the clear, flat water and leisurely enjoying the towering mountains, grasses and egeria densa in the middle of immense water.

Am Tien Cave

Am Tien Cave is a famous landscape belonging to  Hoa Lu ancient capital, which is the national monument, in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province.



The scenery there is majestic, poetic but quite mysterious because the majority of the cave is flooded valleys, surrounded by cliffs and quiet space. From afar, the cave is shaped like a dragon's mouth, so it is also known as the Dragon Cave. In the cave, many stalactites take the shape of nature such as paddy trees, money trees, Buddha's fruit and lotus buds hanging down.



Cuc Phuong National Park

Located in Cuc Phuong commune, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province, Cuc Phuong National Park covers an area of 25,000 hectares and is also the first national park of Vietnam.

Cuc Phuong is characterized by tropical rainforest green all year round with an extremely rich and diverse flora and fauna system. There are many animals listed in the Red Book that need to be preserved living in this park. Coming to Cuc Phuong National Park, not only can you explore the rich flora and fauna and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, but also participate in activities in ecotourism, relaxation, research, culture and history.





The best time to visit Cuc Phuong National Park is during the dry season when the weather in the forest is very cool. Many visitors choose to come here in May because it is the time with the highest number of butterflies, which can be up to millions, making this place a fairyland.

Thung Nham Bird Park

Thung Nham Bird Park is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, which belongs to Trang An Landscape Complex. Not only is it known as a poetic travel destination with tropical forests, vast caves and rivers, but also famous for being home of many bird species, including the two  rarest ones which are hornbills and a kind of stork called “Hang Hac".



Visitors are attracted to Thung Nham Bird Park in all four seasons, but the best time to explore the garden is in the fall with the cool weather, because the birds hunting for food will often fly back around that time, and you can enjoy observing them.

Thien Ha Cave

Belonging to Trang An Landscape Complex, Thien Ha Cave is often regarded as the small Thien Duong Cave (in Phong Nha - Ke Bang) because it has a dry and water cave, sky well and underground river. Visitors coming here will have a feeling of being lost in the fairyland because of the fantasy realm of stalactite.



To explore Thien Ha cave, visitors have to depart from Muong Tho Ha village, Son Ha commune, to follow a small canal with a length of about 1 kilometer of the Ben Dang river system. After that, walk another 500 meters on the long rocky path along the foot of the mountain to reach the cave entrance.


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Hopefully, with the super attractive tourist destinations in Ninh Binh that has just shared above, you will have a few more interesting spots to discover when visiting Ninh Binh. We hope you have many interesting experiences in this charming and poetic land!