Top 5 attractions not to be missed when traveling to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh, the land has been conferred on many majestic attractions, poetic and lyrical scenery by Nature. The place has many scenic spots, sacred Buddhist lands where contains historical vestiges. If you have a chance to visit Ninh Binh, don’t forget to visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, enjoy the magnificent scenery of Trang An eco-tourism areas, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, experience the miniature “Great Wall” – Dance Cave; Or try once to relax on the Ngo Dong river by boat and fall in love with the natural, lyrical scenery.

Hoa Lư – Once a capital

About 100km south of Hanoi capital, located in the limestone mountain system in Ninh Binh province, Hoa Lu ancient capital is the first capital of Dai Co Viet. This is a rich architectural complex including the architecture of citadel, tombs, caves, temples and many other unique architectures. After moving the capital to Thang Long – Hanoi, although Hoa Lu was not the capital of Vietnam the dynasties always cared, repaired and built more works. Up to now, the ancient capital, though ancient but still retains the majesty of ancient feudalism.

Temple of King Le Dai Hanh - attractions in Ninh Binh Temple of King Le Dai Hanh – attractions in Ninh Binh

Bai Dinh Pagoda – A peaceful and sacred land

Bai Dinh Pagoda is a large, sacred temple complex, located on the mountainside, between the vast valleys of lakes and rocky mountains, at the western gateway to Hoa Lu ancient capital. Temple architecture is ancient, massive with the bold national identity of Vietnam. It is glorified by the newspapers as the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia.

Bai Dinh pagoda - Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh Bai Dinh pagoda – Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh, Photo: Pixabay

Trang An – Immersed in the lyrical and romantic landscape

About 8 km from Ninh Binh city, Trang An lies on the border between   Hoa Lu districts and Nho Vien districts, bringing a poetic and mysterious beauty. It is considered as a complex of caves, mountains, valleys, lakes, streams, … Covering all four sides, hiding under each of the mountains, which are caves connected by very dangerous valleys, rocky mountains towering like walls, creating an ancient capital of Hoa Lu with a strong defensive position. Visitors can also relax on the boats, glide on the clear blue water, through large and small caves to enjoy the beauty of stalactites, with interesting and unique shapes that the mother of heaven conferred this place.

Trang An - Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh Trang An – Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh

Fascinating the poetic landscape of Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a harmonious architectural complex made up of majestic mountains, wonderful caves, charming rivers, famous for Tam Coc cave and Bich Dong pagoda. Tam Coc means 3 caves: Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave. The boat follows the Ngo Dong river – this is also the only waterway to the cave, each cave has a unique, mysterious beauty that captivates people.

In the opposite direction with Tam Coc is Bich Dong – the place is called the second beautiful cave in Vietnam. Bich Dong means green cave, where is famous with Bich Dong Pagoda – an ancient temple built in the late Le Dynasty. Bringing ancient architecture, Bich Dong Pagoda is beautiful like a landscape picture of mountains and forests, anciently and poetically.

Tam Coc - Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh Tam Coc – Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh. Photo: Pixabay

Attractive beauty of Hang Mua

Hang Mua means Dance Cave, which is located at the foot of Mua Mountain, with white stone steps that follow each other to the top as the miniature Great Wall. The king usually came here to see the beautiful singing and dancing ladies’ concerts, so it was named Dance Cave Dance Cave, brings a peaceful beauty, simple has occupied the heart of the traveler.

Hang Mua - Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh Hang Mua – Top 5 attractions in Ninh Binh

In addition, there are many places, caves, and pagodas that are beautiful and poetic. With more than 10 years of business in the tourism, A Travelmate is proud to be a reliable companion for travelers on their journey to discover the vast, lyrical scenes and keep the beautiful, unforgettable memories.

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