Ninh Binh Tour And Things To Do

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100 kilometers away from Hanoi, Ninh Binh is emerging as one of the most exciting destinations during your Vietnam tour. For a long time, it is known as a choice of short getaway from Hanoi. If you’ve seen the most recent rendition of Kong – Skull Island – you’ll have glimpsed some of the epic landscapes around this area. In real life it is just as beautiful, minus any oversized angry creatures.
There are so many places to explore and things to do in Ninh Binh that you could spend a week here and not do it all. Especially, as you’ll also want plenty of time to simply relax and take in the scenery. So, let us take you through some things that Ninh Binh has to offer so you can create your perfect itinerary.

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1. Explore the pagoda with Buddha statue in gold inlaid in Asia

Bai Dinh Pagoda - buddha statue in gold inlaid in Asia, a large temple complex, is known for many Asian and Vietnamese records established such as Asian temple having the longest Arhat gallery, Asian temple having the biggest bronze, gold-inlaid statue of Buddha; Southeastern temple having the biggest bronze statue of Maitreya, … Tourism Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh, tourists will have the opportunity to visit the Sang cave, Toi cavern, the shrine of Saint Nguyen, God Cao Son temple, and Ngoc well.

2. Enjoy the spectacular natural scenery by boat

There are two boat tours lead to different areas to take a boat trip. Tam Coc is often chosen by international tourists, but I highly recommend visiting Trang An Ecotourism Complex instead. One small tip is that you could avoid the crowd and enjoy the serenity visiting in the early morning or late afternoon.

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Surrounded by endless paddy fields and by the karsts towering above, a row down this river is such a peaceful, serene experience. As the local women row the boats smoothly, you would be captivated by the natural beauty of the area at a gentle pace. An interesting fact is most rowers can lead the boat with both their arms and legs, using the extra power of their legs for the hour-and-a-half boat journey.

Known as the Ha Long Bay on land with towers of limestone just out above the waterways, but here in Trang An, the experience is just unique, somehow more personal.

Boarding a sampan, a small wooden rowboat, is also a more intimate way to experience your surroundings and yourself. With the water spreading just beneath you, cruise through darkened caves with low-hanging limestone ceilings. Watch the lesser whistling ducks patterned in black and white swimming in small flocks. Emerge from glimmers in the darkness to secret water valleys surrounded by lush rice fields and colorful flowers.

3. Live in peaceful rural space

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After an amazing boat trip to discover the waterways of Ninh Binh, why don’t you get a bicycle and enjoy peaceful rural space? While in Ninh Binh there is an easy cycling route through the semi-urban villages, past scenes of the endless rice fields. You could easily spot limestone hills, graveyards, houses and a French-colonial cathedral just off the main street.

As soon as you get out of the “town”, you can see many tiny paths on the small dam between the ponds. Goats, buffalos, cows, as well as quacking ducks are literally everywhere. You can stop for a while and use your chances to take a deep breath and capture photos of the friendly locals and their cattle. Ninh Binh is truly a cycling paradise.

4. Enjoy the cuisine featuring different dishes

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Feeling hungry and craving for delicious food after cycling to discover Ninh Binh? The area around Ninh Binh is best known for its rare goat meat, crispy rice crackers (com chay), and eel vermicelli.

It's the most famous dish in Ninh Binh, unlike the goats in other regions, Ninh Binh goats are grown on rocky mountains. Thus, the goat meat here is much more nutritious and delicious than goats raised on hills in other provinces. Moreover, Ninh Binh folks have their own secret recipe to cook goat meat into many special dishes.

5. Explore Cuc Phuong National Park in the butterfly season

April to late May not only start the rice season in Ninh Binh but also the butterfly season with about 400 species in Cuc Phuong National Park. Visitors here will be in harmony with the green nature, fun with colorful butterflies. Note sunny days are more likely to meet and take a picture of butterflies.

If you would like to have unforgettable moments, Ninh Binh amazing tour is the best choice. In the travel Tam Coc or Trang An, Bai Dinh … visitors should not miss the unique and attractive products to make their trip is complete and meaningful.

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