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Ninh Binh

Travel to Ninh Binh

Nature and history blend to create a magical place. Ninh Binh, known as “Halong Bay on land,” is stunning and peaceful.

Breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage

Prepare to be captivated as you embark on a journey through breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage that defines this hidden gem.

Tam Coc is known as “Halong Bay on Land.” Take a traditional sampan along the Ngo Dong River, amid towering karsts and lush rice terraces. The setting is like a fairy tale, with stunning views around every corner.

Imagine sailing through the Tam Coc or Trang An River’s limestone karsts. You’ll be surrounded by lush flora, old caverns, and secret grottoes as you travel these calm streams.

Mua Cave’s top offers a stunning view of Ninh Binh. From the summit, visitors may see a breathtaking view of rice fields, flowing rivers, and beautiful limestone structures.

Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s oldest national park, offers outdoor activities. Explore thick rainforests with diverse flora and wildlife. This natural paradise is home to elusive langurs, gorgeous butterflies, and rare birds.

Cycling Rural Villages: Tour Ninh Binh’s scenic landscape by bike, passing lovely towns, rice fields, and tranquil pagodas on quiet roads. Engage with friendly people, see traditional rural life, and experience Ninh Binh’s true charm.

Enjoy the peacefulness of Van Long Nature Reserve, the northern delta’s biggest wetland reserve. Take a relaxing boat trip among emerald-green rice fields, lotus ponds, and limestone peaks. This reserve is home to unique birds, primates, and other animals.

However, Ninh Binh provides more than stunning scenery. Ancient temples and pagodas in the area are evidence of its cultural significance.

The majestic Bai Dinh Pagoda, one of Southeast Asia’s greatest Buddhist structures, greets you. Marvel at the elaborate architectural features, explore the tranquil courtyards, and take in this hallowed place’s soothing ambiance.

Visit Hoa Lu, the old capital, to experience a bygone period. Walk around the ancient temples and regal palaces and experience the city’s former glory. You’re transported to a period of monarchs and stories by the echoes of dynasties past.

Explore Vietnam’s former political and cultural hub, Hoa Lu. Walk amid ancient remains, see Dinh and Le dynasty temples, and envision the grandeur of this former capital city.

Southeast Asia’s biggest Buddhist complex is Bai Dinh Pagoda. With elaborate carvings, beautiful temples, and towering sculptures, this great spiritual refuge is a marvel of architecture. Explore the huge complex, take in the peaceful environment, and marvel at this revered site’s size.

Ninh Binh is renowned for its delectable cuisine

Sapa’s genuine tastes and charm excite the taste senses. Sapa’s cuisine blends traditional ingredients, brilliant colors, and time-honored methods into a delicious symphony.

Meat: Goat. Goat meat dishes are renowned in Ninh Binh. Whether grilled, stewed, or served in hot pots, the flavors are deep and delicious with fragrant herbs and spices. Meat lovers will adore this local speciality.

Com Chay (Burned Rice): This distinctive delicacy is created with leftover rice that is burned till golden and crispy. It tastes well with dried shrimp, shredded chicken, or pork floss. Don’t miss this crunchy, fragrant treat.

Ninh Binh’s Yen Mac Fermented Pork Roll is sweet, sour, and spicy. The pig is combined with rice, garlic, chile, and other ingredients and covered in banana leaves to ferment. Tangy and delicate, it’s a favorite snack.

Mountain Snails (Oc Mountain): Ninh Binh’s hilly terrain provides a variety of snails prepared in various ways. Mountain snails, whether stir-fried with lemongrass and pepper or stewed in a delicious broth, are a local delicacy.

Bun Muc: Eel Rice Vermicelli Bun Muc, rice vermicelli noodles with fried or grilled eel, fresh herbs, cucumber, and fish sauce, is delicious. A beautiful balance of delicate eel, chewy noodles, and spicy spices

Ninh Binh Rolled Rice Pancake (Banh Cuon Ninh Binh): Ground pork, mushrooms, and shallots fill this delicate rice crepe. These fluffy pancakes with a tangy dipping sauce are a favorite breakfast or snack.

Ninh Binh Shellfish (Ngan Ninh Binh): Ninh Binh has plenty of clams and oysters. Stir-fry with tamarind sauce or grill with spring onions and peanuts to enjoy these fresh, plump shellfish. The sea’s saline tastes are seductive.

Tips to go

Visit Ninh Binh during the dry season, from November to April. The weather is moderate and dry. Visit during the rainy season from May to October to experience lush foliage and vivid rice fields.

Visit Ninh Binh for at least 2–3 days to see all its attractions. This will allow you to see the sights, enjoy boat cruises, and experience the natural and cultural treasures.
Dress modestly while visiting religious places in Ninh Binh. In holy areas, cover your shoulders and knees and remove your shoes.

Local Etiquette: To respect locals, learn local traditions and manners. Ask permission before taking photos, especially of people, and smile and nod. Remove your hat and shoes before entering a residence.

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