Ninh Binh located in the southern of the Red river delta.It’s about 90km south of Hanoi.Ninh Binh famous for many picturesque sceneries: Tam Coc-Bich Dong,Trang An ,Cuc Phuong National park,….Ninh Binh was called “ Miniature Northern of Vietnam” with three typical types of landscapes of wetlands,coastal delta, hills and moutains.Ninh Binh also has about 1000 historical and cultural rerlics,80 relics among them were recognized as Natural heritage : Hoa Lu ancient capital,Bai Dinh pagoda, Phat Diem stone Cathedral…All of them made the land of charming- Ninh Binh.
Come to Ninh Binh,the people often thinking of Trang An first.Trang An Natural and Cultural Tourism Complex in Ninh Binh is one of the most majestic complex of Viet Nam.It’s also well known in the Southeast Asia and the world. Trang An has an area of 6026 ha with three main area,include : Hoa Lu ancient capital, Trang An- Tam Coc- Bich Dong Tourism area and Hoa Lu Virgin forest.Trang An worthy of World Heritage with unique values of natural,historical and cultural…
One of the view of Trang An Natural and Cultural Tourism Complex
In particular,Tam Coc-Bich Dong were called “ Ha Long Bay on the land” cause its wild beauty.Come here,the visitor can enjoy the mysterious beauty of Bich Dong pagoda-Nam Thien de nhi dong,Thai Vi temple,Sunshine and Birds Valleys, Tien cave,Buddha grotto…
Van Long eco-tourism area
Hoa Lu ancient capital - Stone citadel of Vietnam.Hoa Lu was the first royal citadel of Vietnam under the reign of King Dinh - Le – Ly. Located in the central area of the Trang An tourism complex, Hoa Lu has an area of 13.87 km².In here, there are many work of architectures about history and culture such as : King Dinh Tien Hoang temple,Le Dai Hanh temple,tombs of Kings,Prince Phat Kim temple…Beside this,Hoa Lu also has the wonderful moutains and grottoes…
Hoa Lu ancient capital with impressive out look
Located in Trang An Tourism complex, there is also a spiritual tourist area of Bai Dinh pagoda, a part of the heritage complex. This is a famous works of Buddhist architecture including the ancient Bai Dinh pagoda and the largest population of Bai Dinh pagoda in Southeast Asia.Bai Dinh pagoda converging many Vietnamese records such as : largest bronze bell, largest set of three gilded bronze status of Buddha…Especcilly, Bai Dinh is also the place to hold 6 sarira pearls,precious treasures of Buddha.
The view from above of Bai Dinh pagoda
The next place is Phat Diem stone Cathedral.It’s one of the most beautiful and big cathedral in Viet Nam.This structure was made of wood and stone with the highlight is the heart Church Mother Maria. Phat Diem’ architecture not only famous in vietnam but also famous in the world.
Phat Diem stone Cathedral
Metioning about Ninh Binh,we can’t forget Cuc Phuong National Park.Cuc Phuong is the first national park of Vietnam which about 22000ha of area.The park is home to some 2000 flora, 450 fauna and 262 species of animals,birds,reptiles suchs as : elephants,deer,tigers,flying lizards,…Cuc Phuong is a rendezvous for the love of natural and cultural you can not ignored.
You can ride the bike to discover Cuc Phuong
A peaceful space of Cuc Phuong
Ninh Binh has some famous traditional handicraft villages such as : Van Lam embroidery villages,Sea-grass fine of Kim Son,Ninh Van Stone carving village…Ninh Binh is also space for traditional festival : Truong Yen festival,Thai Vi temple festival,Bai Dinh pagoda festival.All of them carry the color of Vietnamese traditional culture, which is the pride of the people here.
A embroidery craftsman of Van Lam Embroidery village
Lion dance in Bai Dinh festival
Come to Ninh Binh,you can enjoy a lot of special dishes.The first is Com Chay,Com Chay mean Rice Crust,it’s the Asia culinary value.Com Chay made by rice,it take from the bottom of the pot.It often serves with pork,fried beef and vegetables…to make this dish more delicious.
The next dish is Tai De Hoa Lu- Rare goat.Ninh Binh has many goats,so goats were became the food for people.The flavor of Tai De very well with many different side dishes such as: fig’leaf, green banana,star fruit,…
Tai De Hoa Lu
Beside this,Ninh Binh also has Kim Son rice wine ,Gia Vien shrimp sauce, Yen Mac fermented pork roll… And if you miss all of them, you will surely regret.
Yen Mac fermented pork roll
And don't hesitate anymore, pick up your backpack and come to Ninh Binh soon!