April with a long holiday the weather is gradually turning into hot summer, also because of that, tourism becomes the perfect choice to help yourself and your family have moments of relaxation after stressful working hours. One of the most popular destinations for this holiday is Ninh Binh, famous for its Trang An – Tam Coc – Bich Dong landscapes.
The land of Ninh Binh Vietnam always conjures visitors the image of “the heavenly place with charming scenery” with the majestic mountain and gentle water, like the painting that someone forgot. Coming to Ninh Binh, visitors cannot miss setting foot on Trang An land – a place recognized by UNESCO as Vietnam’s first mixed World Heritage Site. For those who love exploring, in the journey to find origin in Trang An, do not forget to visit Ancient capital Hoa Lu – the capital of the ancient Dai Co Viet under King Dinh Tien Hoang.
If your trip is started from Hanoi Capital, it does not take the long time for tourists to find the “place to hide the heat of summer” in Trang An. Over 90 km from Giap Bat bus station, about 2 hours, you can set foot on Ninh Binh and make the trip explore this sacred land delights. Visiting Ninh Binh in the Trang An – Bai Dinh pagoda festival, visitors on trang an eco-tourism can also go to pagodas to pray for peace for the family. The festival usually takes place on the 6th day of the Lunar New Year. Looking down from high level, the complex of Trang An is surrounded by many green trees and large mountains shading the harsh sunlight. Therefore, many visitors call here the “Ha Long Bay on land” great for travel to avoid the heat.
Also belonging to the Trang An scenic area is the Khong Temple, near Khong Cave, in the Khong valley. This is the place of worshipping the gods of the Dinh Dynasty, including Dinh Cong. Before the temple is an ancient tree with the altar of the seven loyal mandarins at that time. This tree is more than 1000 years old.
Tam Coc – Bich Dong
The avoiding heat trip cannot lack the pair of Tam Coc – Bich Dong. This place was dubbed the “Nam Thien De Nhi Dong (The second beautiful cave in Vietnam” by King Minh Mang. Every year, Tam Coc – Bich Dong attracts dozens of thousands of tourists to visit and enjoy. You should depart from Bich Dong then from the opposite boat landing to discover Tam Coc, Tam Coc including 3 large caves: Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave. To visit this destination, the only route is the waterway. Therefore, the trip to visit Tam Coc – Bich Dong does not bring you annoying feeling, but on the contrary, being relaxed on the boat and admiring the amazing scenery is great.
Highlights of both the complex Trang An and the Tam Coc – Bich Dong are the vegetation surrounding with the strong and rice growth. Visitors will always be in a state of being in harmony with Mother Nature with the green plants and colorful flowers. Bich Dong has a large space, some open caves form big domes that collect sunlight but are always cool by the surrounding wild bushes. Inside Bich Dong cave is Bich Dong Pagoda, which worships gods and kings having merit to the country.
The best time to visit Tam Coc – Bich Dong is around July – September when the scenic steps in the fall. At this time, the Ngo Dong River is like a huge mirror, the natural landscape is more gentle, the sun is less hot. The most beautiful is the Golden Rice fields which are being harvested, so eye-catching. Going to visit the caves of the Bich Dong cave, visitors on halong bay on land tour will be stunned to see the limestone caves spread along the site. This is the result of Creation thousands of years ago.
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