After Halong Bay and Sapa, Ninh Binh is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the North. Just less than 100km from Hanoi, Ninh Binh tourism with many beautiful landscapes and historic cultural buildings will bring you a pleasant experience.
Located in the north of Gia Vien district, not only a nature reserve, Van Long is also an attractive place. Van Long is known as “no wave bay” because when going on a boat on the lagoon, visitors will see the quiet water surface as a giant mirror. This watercolor painting reflects clearly the monumental limestone mountains such as Meo Bar, Mam Xoi, Hom Sach, Da Ban, Nghien, Mo Coi, Co Tien…
In addition to admiring the mountains have strange shapes, you can also admire some freshwater aquatic species or take the boat to the special cave, especially Fish Cave. In particular, if you are lucky you can also meet a few white langurs watching you from above.
Besides, Van Long lagoon is a spiritual tourist destination with 600-year-old trees, Chi Le pagoda, Mai Trung pagoda, Dinh Tien Hoang Temple, Thanh Mau Temple and Thanh Son Pagoda.
Thung Nham bird garden
Thuy Nham Garden is located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District is one of the most attractive tourist destinations. In addition to the fun while sitting on the boat, admiring the lagoon, visitors also explore the wildlife of nearly 40 species of birds with about 50 thousand.
This is a Ninh Binh tourist destination that you should not ignore because this place converges enough elements of ecological tourism, landscape, culture, and spirituality. Thung Nham bird sanctuary is home to 40 species of birds such as stork, cauldron and two rare birds listed in the red book as Phoenix and flamingoes.
The most beautiful Thung Nham bird park at sunset, by this time you will be admired a rare sight that is the flock of white storks wide wings to fly their nest in the lagoon.
Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park is a famous tourist destination for ecology and environment. This is the first national forest of Vietnam, where it is also a primeval forest known for its complex terrain and abundant flora and fauna. Many rare species are still preserved here. Visitors come here to explore the rich fauna and flora, admire the beautiful natural landscape, participate in ecotourism programs, resort, campfire, adventure, research about cultural history. Center garden located in Cuc Phuong, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh.
In the forest, there are some tourist destinations: Nguoi Xua Cave, Con Moong Cave, Khong Trang Cave, Son Cung Cave, Pho Ma Cave, Thuy Tien Cave, Silver Cloud Peak, Yen Quang Lake, Pho Ma Cave.
When coming to Cuc Phuong ecotourism, you are not only exploring the wild and mysterious forest of primitive forest with old trees thousands of years old, caves bearing historical marks such as the Crescent Moon Cave, God Cave, Thuy Tien Cave, Ancient People Cave… but also experience hot springs and attractive services to visit, trekking, etc.
Tam Coc – Bich Dong
Tam Coc – Bich Dong is located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, which is also known as “Ha Long Bay on land” or “second Nam Thien Cave”. Tam Coc, meaning “three caves”, including Ca cave, Hai cave, and Ba cave. All three caves are formed by the Ngo Dong River pierced through the mountains.
Like Trang An, to go sightseeing Tam Coc, tourists of Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour have to go by boat, down the romantic river Ngo Dong, to admire three caves. The scenery of Tam Coc is characterized by the harmonious combination of rock and water. The mountains here carry varied shapes.
Trang An is one of the most popular resorts in Ninh Binh today. Beautiful scenery of beautiful Trang An has been recognized by UNESCO as a natural and cultural heritage of the world. The scenery here is made up of rivers flowing through the limestone mountains, forming numerous natural fanciful mysterious caves.
Go to Trang An, you will be sitting on a boat gliding through the mountains, watching the crystal clear water there, explore the caves with special names of specific meanings such as Sang (Light)cave, Toi (Dark) cave, Nau Ruou (Make Wine) Cave, Dia Linh cave …
The best time for a Trang An 1 day tour is in the autumn because this is the time to blossom lily on the water. When you sail around the river, there are thousands of lily flowers blossoming making you feel that you are lost in the fairyland.
Non Nuoc Mountain
Also called Duc Thuy Mountain in the North East of Ninh Binh City, about 70m high, the mountains are relatively flat. The mountain is located in the confluence of Day River and Van Song River, creating the beauty of Ninh Thuan Province. There are more than 40 poems of famous historical figures on cliffs.