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10 best places to visit in Ninh Binh ,Vietnam
Located near the southern margin of the Red River Deltar . Trang An eco – tourism complex is a mazing and spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleays and beautiful waterscape in here .and so now Hanoi Photography Tour would like to introduce to you The 10 the most beautiful tourism destinations in Trang An complex in Ninh Binh Viet Nam , you can think in advance before coming to Vietnam and will decide travel to here by yourself or you can book touristic tour or the special Photography Tour with Windy :

1 trang An Boat Ride :

Address : Tràng An, Ninh Xuân, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình 431995

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 5 pm

Boat fee : 200.000 vnd ( vietnam dong )  one boat for 4 paxs

There are 3 boat tour for you to choose :

Route 1 oldest boat tour in here with distance about 15-18km long and 09 tunnel caves ( without King Kong skull island ) .but you can visit some ancient pagoda and temple .

Route 2 King Kong boat tour with 4 water caves  : distance about 12-15 km and walking and taking pictures about a half of an hour for King Kong skull island film set .and discover 4 water lagoon ,you also have a chance to visit some beautiful temple and pagoda .( high recommended )

Route 3 King Kong boat tour with 3 water caves :

Distance for this route about 15 km with only 3 beautiful caves but you can visit the longest cave in Trang An with 1km long , and you also have a chance to take photos of the Tribes people on the King kong island .

Time for each route is quite similar about from 2h30’ to 3 hours .

2 Hoa Lu ( The Reed ) Ancient Capital :

Address : Trường Yên, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 5 pm

entrance fee : 20.000 VND

you take you about 45’ to 1 hour to visit 2 temples : Dinh and Le temple and museum .

you can know more about Vietnamese history .

3 Mua Cave and Lying Dragon Peak

Ad ; Khe Dau Ha hamlet , Ninh Xuan communce , Hoa Lu district , Ninh Binh province

Entrance fee : 100.000 VND

Time to visit : about 1h30 – 2hours

Here you can have time to take photos of fishes , waterfalls , the beautiful Mua ( dancing ) cave ,and  the most beautiful , spectaccular view for you on the top of the Mountain , you can finish hiking up the mountain with 1000 steps up and down .


4 Tuyet Tinh Coc or Am Tiem Cave and Pagoda

Address : Trường Yên, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 5 pm

entrance fee : 20.000 VND

you take you about 45’ to 1 hour to visit  beautiful lake ( crocodile lake ) , and step up with nearly 400 steps up and down to get great view from pagoda cave , the pagoda cave is also very worth for you to visit the cave ( tiger cave ) .

5 Tam Coc ( 3 caves ) Boat Ride

Ad : Ninh Hai communce , Hoa Lu district , Ninh Binh ,

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 5 pm

Entrance fee : 195.000 VND per pax ( 2 foreigner per boat  ,4 Vietnamese per boat can be cheaper a little bit )

Time for boat : about 1h30 – 2 hours round trip .

Ricefield season from march to june 10th -15th , if you travel to here right time you can book bus from Hanoi to here  or book normal tour or the special Photography Tour with Windy .

Why you shoul join with Windy ? tour designed for taking the special pictures from the special places and angles and time . here not only boat trip , you also can climb to some mountains to get the great river view to take selfie or panoramic pictures .

6 Bich Dong ( Blue Cave ) Pagoda

Ad : Ninh Hai communce , Hoalu district , Ninh Binh province

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 5 pm

Entrance fee : Free

Built : 15 century

You can have great experince when you visit this pagoda ,it is very old and quite place ( should visit this pagoda in ealy morning or late afternoon , because time from 9h – 11h30 am there are so many chinese tourist come here , they are nice but so big group . )

If you want quite place , should obey my suggest .


7 Thung Nham boat and Birds Park

Ad : Hai Nham hamlet , Ninh Hai , Hoalu , Ninh Binh .

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 18;00 pm

Entrance fee : 100.000 VND

Boat fee to see more birds and better view : 30 .000 vnd per person

Or you can walk or cycle to the viewpiont but quite far away from the birds .

You should come here in the late afternoon to see more birds , they are coming back to their nests ( time suggested : from 17;00 pm )


8 Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve 

Ad ; Gia Vien district , Ninh Binh province

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 5 pm

Entrance fee : 20.000 VND / pax

Boat fee 60.000 VND / 2 pax

Time for boat ride : about 1,5 hour

Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve covers more than 3,000 hectares in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. This is a beautiful site that holds two national records for having the most Delacour's langurs and for being the largest unspoiled landscape in Vietnam. Van Long Nature Reserve is a popular eco-tourism destination.

Van Long is the largest wetland nature reserve in northern Vietnam. On small bamboo boats, tourists travel through high reeds along small streams at the foot of the mountains to admire the reserve’s magnificent landscape. Van Long is the most beautiful in the summer when the lotus flowers blossom. Under the water, algae and other aquatic plants sway along with the rhythm of the oars.

Galaxy cave in Ninh Binh


9 Bai Dinh Pagoda


Ad ; Gia Sinh , Gia Vien , Ninh Binh

Opening Hour : from 7h am to 18;00 pm

Entrance fee : free of charge

Electric Car : 30.000 VND / one way

Stupa tower fee : 50.000 VND

Walking way quite far away fom the behind pagoda about 3km – 5km to the Entrance Gate .

You can visit 2 pagodas ( the new Bai Dinh pagoda and The old Bai Dinh pagoda ) ,and The Stupa Tower ( the tower keep the ash of Shakyamuni  Buddha )

10 Thai Vy Temple Thien Huong Cave ( Heavenly perfume Cave )

Ad : Ninh Hai , Hoalu , Ninh Binh .

Open hour : from 8 ;00 am to 17 : 00 pm

Entrance fee : free of charge

Temple built 13 century , landscape around pagoda is so amazing and quiet ,it is so hard to see any motobike or car , bus here , very green limestone mountain , nicce riverview …..

It is worth to be there with your friend or family ….

Thank you so much for reading my experiences about 10 the most beautiful Tourist destinations in Trang An Complex  in Ninh Binh ,Vietnam , I hope that you will have a great experience in ninh binh to avoid any trouble which nobody want . Enjoy Your Stay in Vietnam .


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