Top spring travel destinations in Ninh Binh

Trang An eco-tourism area

Trang An Eco-tourism area provides visitors with oppotunities to enjoy the gradeur of the mountains and discover the masterpieces of nature. With the interupted blend of the limestone mountains, caves and valleys. Trang An deserve to be a national tourism center with the status the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Trang An Gate

Photo: Adrian Anh Tuấn & Sơn Đoàn


Film Studio Kong: Skull Island


Tam Coc- Bich Dong eco-tourism area

Tam Coc- Bich Dong eco-tourism area is a complex of a famous relics and scenic site of Ninh Binh, located in the area of Hoa Lu district and Tam Diep city. It still retains the primitive natural features with many beautiful caves and well-known historic and cultral relics such as: Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Thai Vi temple, Sunshine valley, Tien cave, Buddha cave, Galaxy grotto, etc.



Sunset at Tam Coc

Hoa Lu ancient capital

Hoa Lu ancient capital- Special national relic, was the economic, political and cultural center of Dai Co Viet (Great Viet) – the first centralized feudal state of Viet Nam. With an area of 300 hectares, its located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district that existed 42 years though three dynasties: Dinh – pre Le – Ly (968-1010)
Through the ups and downs of time and the vicissitudes of history, Hoa Lu ancient capital has still preserved the historical evidences: The citadels made by nature and human; the temples worshipping King Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh, etc.

Bai Dinh pagoda

Bai Dinh pagoda is the common name for pagoda area which located on area of 1000 hectares including: Ancient pagoda and New pagoda. It  belongs to Gia Sinh  commune, Gia Vien district.
Bai Dinh pagoda has a combination between the sacredness and pensiveness of Ancient Bai Dinh with the magnificent and imposing of New Bai Dinh – The most monumental Buddhist architecture work in Viet Nam with many Asian and Viet Nam records recognized. Bai Dinh pagoda, where converges the spirit of mountain, river, national spirit and extraordinary people, and it also the sacred place in Vit Nam keeping sĩ sarina pearls, precious treasure of Buddha.



Bai Dinh Pagoda at night


Cuc Phuong national park

Cuc Phuong National Park is one of the most popular nature tourist destinations in Vietnam. Tens of thousands of Vietnamese and a steady stream of foreign tourists visit the park each year. Lodging and restaurant facilities are available at the park's entrance and within the park. A paved road cuts into the park and a number of paths for hiking are maintained. Park rangers patrol Cuc Phuong and provide guided tours for a fee.


Entrance to Cuc Phuong


Cuc Phuong in butterfly season

Mua Cave

Located in Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, the legend is that when the King Tran arrived this land to establish Am Thai Vi, he usually went to the cave under the mountain to see the imperial maids singing and dancing, therefore the people named it as Mua cave.


Bich Dong Pagoda 

Three kilometers to the East of Tam Coc boat pier in Ninh Binh province, Bich Dong pagoda (the pagoda of the Emerald Grotto) located in the Truong Yen range, looks on a valley of fertile rice fields, crossed by the Truong Giang River and leans on Bich Dong Mountain of Ngu Nhac Son Mountains. To access the pagoda, the only way is steep stone steps. However, what is waiting for you after the long way is really worth your climbing.

Chùa Bích Động mùa sen


Một góc chùa Chung

Van Long natural reserve

Van Long Natural Reserve, known as the "Preserved Nature Area" of Ninh Binh, offers wonderful views of landscapes and rural life. Compared to Tam Coc and Trang An which are more popular tourist attractions, Van Long is much more primitive and completely untouched.
Rivers, mountains, grottoes, rice paddies, old houses, friendly locals, tiny-bamboo boat riding... all contribute to make Van Long a must-see for the travelers. Tourists who come to admire the reserve will have the opportunity to view rich flora and fauna, particularly the rarely-seen silver langur, within the most bio-diversified wetland in Vietnam, according to international and national research findings.


Ảnh: Linh Lố


Ảnh: Cao Anh Tuấn


Ảnh: Adrian Anh Tuấn - Sơn Đoàn


Nham valley bird park eco-tourism area
Nham valley bird park eco-tourism area is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, it is one of the tourist attractions gathering elements of culture, spirit, landscape and biodiversty.
Come to Nham valley, visitors have chance to row the boat in thư inundated forests, discover the wild life of birds including two species of rare birds listed in Red Data Book of Viet Nam such as Flamingo and Phoenix; visit the many fascinating attractions: Vai Gioi cave, Buddha cave, Tien Ca cave, moving Banian,  Thuy Cung grotto, etc; immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the tropical fruits in the orchard.

Nham Valley in Sunflower season


Nham Valley bird park