Most of Ninh Binh is a cave complex, so if you want to visit all on a trip, you should go about 3-4 days, otherwise, you will have to visit here many times.
Mentioning to Ninh Binh Vietnam, people immediately think of Trang An which is a combination of heaven and earth. Not only beautiful and poetic, but Trang An is also mysterious with 31 lakes connected by 48 caves, each cave has its own characteristic charm. Besides the cave system, Trang An is also associated with the vestiges of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, the first capital of the Feudal State governing Vietnam in the 10th century and the two famous temples of King Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh.
Bai Dinh, a large pagoda population known for many records in Asia and Vietnam, such as the largest temple in Vietnam, the temple has the largest bronze Buddha statue in Asia, the temple has the longest Arhat corridor in Asia. Besides coming to Bai Dinh, worshipping the ancient Bai Dinh Pagoda, you also have the opportunity to wander in the new temple or explore the Bai Dinh mountain with caves as beautiful as the caves in Ha Long Bay.
“Ha Long Bay on the land” or “The second beautiful cave in Vietnam” is the name that the visitors use to call the scenic area Tam Coc-Bich Dong. In 2 hours on the boat exploring Tam Coc with Halong bay on land tour, you will have a chance to admire many mountains, through three caves (Ca Cave, Hai cave and Ba cave), Ngo Dong river winding and so clear on the endless green or golden of vast rice field, with rustic house hidden in the poetic scenery.
Besides Trang An and Tam Coc, Ninh Binh also has many other large caves as well as landscapes that you have to go back many times or save a few days to discover all. There are many attractions like Thung Nang Cave, Van Dung Cave, Thien Ha Cave, Bich Dong Cave, Ma Tien Cave, Hoa Son Cave, etc. Each cave has different beauty but the most prominent is the Thung Nang.
Coming to Thung Nang, visitors on daily cycling tours in Ninh Binh will be immersed in the vast space of the valley full of sunshine as its name, listen to many legends about Ba Doi mountain, Coc mountain, Mang mountain, Golden mountain … or enjoy the cool feeling in the rock cave and watch the stalactites in many shapes. After visiting Thung Nang, do not forget to visit Voi temple, watch the beautiful stone throne given by a local family in Dam Khe hamlet.
Thung Chim is also the place where you can enjoy the birds singing or feel the hustle and bustle of the picture of thousands of wingspan of storks every morning and afternoon.
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Following Nho Quan River to Cuc Phuong National Park, you will be fascinated by the buffalo tour of the Van Long Nature Reserve and the unique architecture of Chau Son Temple.
Besides the caves, Ninh Binh also satisfies tourists with Dong Chuong Lake, poetic Dong Thai lake; Non Nuoc Mountain, Canh Dieu Mountain, Ky Lan Mountain, Tam Diep pass; the old Phat Diem church; Beautiful Kenh Ga.
In addition, you can visit a series of famous temples, such as Dich Lon Pagoda, which Minh Mang Emperor granted the five words “The third beautiful cave in Vietnam”; Bich Dong Pagoda; or temples such as Nguyen Cong Tru Temple, Truong Han Sieu Temple, Thai Ly Temple worshipping Tran Nhan Tong, Queen Thuan Thien and Tran Thanh Tong.