Ninh Binh Trip Highlights
– Explore Bai Dinh, one of Vietnam’s largest Buddhist temple complexes
– Experience local life with a cycling trip through rural villages and limestone hills
– Climb up over 486 stone steps and enjoy fabulous panorama of the countryside
– Relax on a row-boat through amazing caves as well as admire stunning beauty of surrounding landscapes
Trip cost depends on travel period and amount of travelers. Please contact us for a quote. The trip is customizable to meet your personal needs.
Morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi for Ninh Binh Trip which will give you a chance to explore most of Ninh Binh attractions. On arrival (after an about 2-hour drive), we will first visit Bai Dinh Pagoda. After spending a couple of hours here, our driver will take us to a local restaurant for lunch. Afternoon, our guide will take you on a cycling tour explore the beauty of countryside, as well as experience local life.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Hang Mua where we will visit Mua cave and clime up over 486 stone steps for a wonderful panorama. Our driver will then drive to Trang An landscape complex recognized as a World Heritage Site. Here we will discover this gorgeous site through several tunnels by row-boat. Have lunch at a local restaurant before traveling to the Ancient Capital of Hoa Lu where will will visit two royal temples. Afterwards, we will return to Hanoi. End of a 2-day trip exploring Ninh Binh attractions.
English speaking guide
Relevant permits and entrance fees
Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Tip and other service not mentioned
Ninh Binh is just about 100 km away from Hanoi Capital. It is a great idea to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the peaceful countryside. History and stunning landscapes make Ninh Binh one of the best destinations to visit in Vietnam. Below are basic information about places you will have the opportunity to visit
→Trang An is a scenic complex with swamps, streams and watery grottos, and limestone mountains. Beside natural aspect, it poccesses many historical relics. The complex is rich of flora and fauna. In 2014, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
→ Bai Dinh, covering an area of over 500 ha, is one of the largest Buddhist temple complex places. Coming here, you can admire the heaviest gilded bronze Gautama Buddha statue in Asia 100 tons, the biggest bronze bell in Vietnam 36 tons and longest corridor (almost 3 km) with 500 Arhat statues (made by monolithic stone) . Therefore, many people call it a pagoda of records
→ Hoa Lu was Vietnam’s capital from 968 to 1010. It is situated in a flat valley surrounded by limestone mountains. Through ups and downs for a thousand years, many royal buildings have been ruined. Fortunately, Ho Lu has retained some significant historic monuments such as two royal temples (built in 11 century) and One Pillar Pagoda (built in 10 century).