Ninh Binh

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  • Location: northern Vietnam
  • Nickname: Halong Bay on land
  • Population: 906,900 people (2011 census)
  • Area: about 1,390 square kilometers
  • Telephone area code: 0229

Ninh Binh is a province in Red river delta. It is far about 90 kilometers from Hanoi with convenient transportation system. Nature blesses this land many fascinating landscape, famous cavessuch as Tam Coc - Bich Dong, Trang An cave, Phat Diem cathedral, Van Long natural reserve, Kim Son...

The province shares border with Hoa Binh province and Nam Dinh province in the north, with Ha Nam province in Northeast, with Thanh Hoa province in the south and west. Ninh Binh also has a very short coastline abutting the Gulf of Tonkin.

Ninh Binh is outside the National Highway 1 A, North-South railway, a system of seaports, river, ocean which is convenient for economic cooperation with other provinces in the country as well as international trade.

Ninh Binh is located in tropical monsoon climate: in the summer: hot and rainy from May to October; in the winter: from November to April next year. The average rainfall: 1700-1800 mm, average temperature 230C.

In terms of orest resources, Ninh Binh has 19033 hectares including 13.633,2 hectares of natural forests, 5.387 hectares of plantations. Besides, Ninh Binh has a coastline about 17 kilometers and limestone resources with an area of 12,000 hectares. This is an important resource for developing the industry of construction materials like cement, bricks, tiles…

Ninh Binh is an important point of intersection from the North to the South. There includes 3 ways to Ninh Binh: by road, railway or waterways. Ninh Binh has much rich potential tourism destinations. Nature blesses this land many fascinating landscape, famous caves. In addition, tourists coming here also have opportunities to travel, and enjoy many other famous places such as Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Phat Diem cathedral, Van Long natural reserve, Kim Son… in which Tam Coc-Bich Dong is praised as "Nam thien de nhi dong" or "Halong on Land" with the destinations such as: Tam Coc, Thai Vi temple, Bich Dong pagoda, Tien pagoda, Linh Coc Pagoda… Especially, Cuc Phuong National Park is an old growth forest with the area of 22.000 hectares, and many species of flora and fauna. Recently, Ninh Binh becomes an attractive tourist resort of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists.

 Moreover, Ninh Binh was once the ancient capital of Dai Co Viet from 968 to 1010. Therefore, this area has many historic relics such as the Hoa Lu ancient capital, Phat Diem cathedral, Non Nuoc pagoda… All relics and scenic spots have become attractive destination for tourists.

According to datas collected in December 31st 2005, the province has 125 relics that have been ranked the national scale. Ninh Binh has been completed dossier to UNESCO to recognize: Historic relic Hoa Lu ancient capital as the world culture heritage and Cuc Phuong natural park, Trang An caves as the world natural heritage. Ecotourism with form of homestay help visitors understand daily life, production of local communities. This is the reason for Ninh Binh to revive the traditional craft villages, cultural heritage to provide tourism. Especially, Ninh Binh has Trang An eco-tourism area in the process of finalizing the dossiers to submit UNESCO for recognizing it as the world natural heritage. Spiritual tourism is one of the strongest of Ninh Binh, the advantages are the capital of three feudal dynasty associated with major shifts in the history of the nation; the convergence many religions especially Buddhism and Christianity and other religious structures- valuable cultural architecture.

The special dishes in Ninh Binh include dishes of goat meat, Kim Son wine, Ninh Binh'eel vermicelli and burned rice. The most famous and unique dishes in Ninh Binh is goat meat. Goat meat is a nutritious and delicious dish since it is served with many precious fine herbs which are very good for people’s health.

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Ninh Binh Tours

3 Days

A short drive away from Hanoi and you will absolutely be blown away by the authentic value and lush green of mountainous area in Mai Chau and Pu Luong. You will have precious chance to capture wonderful photos when...

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8 Days

Recent time has witnessed important, fraught, considerable changes to Vietnam. But North of Vietnam, with both boisterous and natural beauty of the country: Hanoi, Sapa, Trang An, Halong Bay – remains. Appreciated the...

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  • · Chance to explore the ancient capital of Vietnam in Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 1009, Hoa Lu.
  • · Discover Tam Coc, Halong Bay on Land.
  • · Learning about Vietnam's history by visiting the ancient Hoa Lu capital, King Dinh and King Le Temple.
  • · Getting to know more about the religious in Vietnam with a visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral and Bai Dinh pagoda.
  • · Enjoying the beauty nature and locals life.
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  • · Four days visit the highlights in the North of Vietnam, Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh.
  • · Chance to learn more about the culture and the history of Vietnam.
  • · Enjoying with local daily life.
  • · Have fascinating cruising tour around the World Heritage, Halong Bay and an exciting boat trip visit the "Halong Bay-on-land", Tam Coc.
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  • · Relaxing in the capital city of Vietnam blending with a bustling city and a peaceful one and feeling the romance, poetry on the river banks and parks at night.
  • · Exploring Tam Coc - Hoa Lu area with many awesome scenes and enigmatic caves before understand more about the history of Vietnam.
  • · Halong Bay offers many best cave scenes with varying activities blending with fresh air, cool water and blue sky.
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  • · Explore the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi and Ninh Binh with a number of historic sites as Mosque, One Pillar Pagoda, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, Hoan Kiem lake, Hoa Lu, etc
  • · Experience pristine natural beauty of Halong Bay with famous rocks and islands
  • · Enjoy a peaceful cruise into well-known Tam Coc, Bich Dong
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  • · Enjoy traditional Water Puppet Show telling intereting stories about the countryside of Vietnam with nice puppets, talented troupe of musicians and puppet masters
  • · Loads of fun when joining the busy traffic of Hanoi by cyclo trip
  • · Go trekking to the mountainous area: Mu Cang Chai, Che Cu Nha, Sapa, etc
  • · Witness in person the magnificent of untouched nature
  • · Amazing open space of terrace fields
  • · A long and interesting tour that give the visitors the whole view of North Vietnam
  • · Hanoi, the capital city, is a modern but classical city.
  • · Sapa, a typical remote area in Vietnam, gives the visitors varying feeling when visiting each parts of it, from the colorful local markets to peaceful life of Sapa.
  • · Ninh Binh, a historical place - the Ancient Citadel of Hoa Lu blending with a tourist hub - the Tam Coc grottoes.
  • · Mai Chau - a place for refreshment with green of the hill and terraced fields and the friendliness of the locals.
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Things To See In Ninh Binh

Tam Coc Bich Dong Tam Coc Bich Dong
Tam Grotto - Bich Cave is a famous ancient spot, belonging to Ninh Hai commune,...
Van Long Natural Reserve Van Long Natural Reserve
Van Long natural reserve is located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province....
Phat Diem Cathedral Phat Diem Cathedral
Phat Diem Cathedral is located in Kim Son District of Ninh Binh Province. It...
Trang An Eco Tourism Complex Trang An Eco Tourism Complex
Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex is a complex beauty - landscapes called as an...
Kenh Ga Hot Spring Kenh Ga Hot Spring
Kenh Ga hot spring belongs to Kenh Ga Village, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh...
Van Trinh Cave Van Trinh Cave
Van Trinh Cave has nearly 4000 square meter, is one of the biggest and most...
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Things To Eat In Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Goat Meat Ninh Binh Goat Meat
Ninh Binh is famous for not only Hoa Lu ancient capital, Tam Coc, Bich Dong,...
Ninh Binh Burned rice Ninh Binh Burned rice
Burned rice is one of the special dishes of Ninh Binh. This dish is made from...
Ninh Binh Eel Vermicelli Ninh Binh Eel Vermicelli
If you have a chance to visit Ninh Binh and experience the ell vermicelli, you...
Wine sticky Kim Son Wine sticky Kim Son
Material from the seeds is the sticky yellow flowers in the area of rule in the...
Cung Dinh and Co Lau Restaurant	Cung Dinh and Co Lau Restaurant
Located on Gia Van, Gia Vien, Ninh Binh Province. The restaurant was built in...
Duc Thanh Restaurant Duc Thanh Restaurant
Address: 03 Bich Dong, Ninh Binh province. Duc Thanh Restaurant is one of the...
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Things To Do In Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu Ancient Festival Hoa Lu Ancient Festival
The Hoa Lu ancient traditional festivals known as Truong yen, Co Lau festival...
Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival
Bai Dinh pagoda festival takes place on the 1st Tet holiday, inaugurated on 6th...
Nguyen Cong Tru Temple Festival Nguyen Cong Tru Temple Festival
Nguyen Cong Tru Temple is located along Highway 10, 2km Phat Diem town, Quang...
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