Places to see in Ninh Binh


Belong to Red River delta, Ninh Binh province is situated at the boundary of three areas: North- West, Red River delta and Northern Center. The province owns many priceless destinations that attract a lot of tourists every year.

Historical region

Because of lying at the boundary of three areas, Ninh Binh has diversified cultures, but still based on the foundation of Red River Delta’s civilization. Ninh Binh was the capital of tenth century related to six Kings of three Dynasties: Dinh, Le and Ly. The province witnessed many historical events of Vietnam and the historical traces and stories have been preserved in pagodas, temples, mountain, river here. .

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Wonderful attractions

Ninh Binh includes various charming natural destinations. One of them is Tam Coc- Bich Dong complex with many mysterious caves such as: Tien cave, Bich Dong grotto, But cave, etc. The stalactites here were made due to the transformation of geology, seawater and rainwater naturally. Therefore, many people came here and considered Tam Coc as the terrestrial Ha Long Bay. Besides, you can visit Cuc Phuong National Park to admire imposing nature and explore diversified species of animals and plants.

In addition, tourists have chance to discover ancient architecture of Hoa Lu, which was the old capital of Vietnam, and the historical stories behind; understand deeply a part of worship of local people in Phat Diem church.

Famous attractions in Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu ancient capital

Hoa Lu,capital of Vietnam from 968 until 1010, which was located in Ninh Binh District from Hanoi 98km and is a beautiful spot and preserves many tangible and intangible historical treasures. Coming to Hoa Lu, you can explore the old capital of Vietnam lively.

Standing on Ma Yen Son Mountain, where King Dinh tomb was set, visitors can be treated by the panorama of the ancient capital. Hoa Lu accounts for 300 hectares and includes many historical spots and natural beauties.

Many huge limestone mountains, Hoang Long river flows through yellow rice- fields divided as many small colorful chessboards; those create an imposing natural picture. In addition, visitors can be easy to involve themselves in a historical and mysterious world of an ancient capital. There are two temples of King Dinh and King Le, which were built in the 17th. Those two temples were built by the main material, stone and had the similar architecture. Exploring the temples, you can recognize easily the decorations of incredible sculptures on wood and stones meticulously. Besides, tourists can visit some other old pagodas, which were established in Dinh Dynasty, such as Thap Pagoda, Dia Pagoda and Ba Ngo Pagoda.
Get out from Hoa Lu areas, all the ancient scenes of temples and pagodas seem to be green in the visitor’s mind lively.

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Tam Coc

Tam Coc is one of the famous tourist attractions located in Ninh Binh. Tam Coc means “Three caves”. These caves were made due to the transformation of geology, seawater and rainwater naturally. Therefore, many people came here and referred Tam Coc as the terrestrial Halong Bay.

Explore Tam Coc by boat slowly; you can see the green rice fields mixed with gold and imposing lime stone mountains on both sides. Those scenes create a pristine beauty and incredibly poetic picture. Boating through those caves, tourists can be treated by the spectacular limestone karsts along the serene and smoothly flowing river. This is the main reason why people described Tam Coc as a land version of Halong Bay.

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