When is the best time to visit Ninh Binh?
Ninh Binh boasts its variety of majestic and natural landscapes symbolizing the hidden beauty of the northern rural areas of the S-shaped country. In general, tourists can travel to Ninh Binh Province at any time of the year. However, there are some best times in which you can explore the most magnificent charm of this land.
Below is the best time to visit Ninh Binh, which is based on my personal knowledge and experience as a real local.
1. Ninh Binh by Season – When to visit Ninh Binh
Generally, the weather of Ninh Binh is relatively akin to that of Hanoi city with the humid subtropical climax, except the northern mountains such as Nho Quan, Gia Vien, Hoa Lu. The weather of this wonderful land fluctuates depending on each individual season.
Ninh Binh has four seasons including winter (also known as the dry season), summer (raining season), April and October considered as two transition periods like spring and autumn
You can visit Cuc Phuong National Park in any one of four seasons during the year
Dry season (From November to March)
The weather of Ninh Binh in the dry season seems to be cool and wet, even sometimes foggy. The average temperature in this season is relatively low, ranging from 19°C to 26°C.
Raining season (From April to October)
The raining season of Ninh Binh is hot, humid with lots of heavy rainfall. In September, this region is often devastated by typhoons so when traveling to Ninh Binh, you can avoid this month to protect yourselves.
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2. Best time to visit Ninh Binh for each individual landscape
For charming ripe rice fields and boat ride in Tam Coc – Bich Dong
There are two perfect times to observe the magnificent beauty of ripening rice fields. They are from late May to early July, when Ninh Binh local residents harvest summer rice and the other is the harvest time of wet rice ranging from September to October.
According to almost all local inhabitants, it is the best time to visit Ninh Binh, also to enjoy the whole charm of Tam Coc – Bich Dong complex.
Riding a boat exploring Tam Coc Bich Dong Complex offers a perfect spot to take some photos
One special thing you would be keen on is floating along the natural streams of Tam Coc – Bich Dong, also known as “A terrestrial Ha Long Bay”. It sounds great to sitting boats in the cool streams surrounded by a host of ripe rice fields and taking some beautiful photographs on your unforgettable trip.
The pristine natural beauty of Tam Coc Grotto combining with simple but beautiful landmarks and a scared spiritual life of locals is a harmonious match, which contributes a lot to alluring thousand flocks of foreign tourists from all regions of the world.
For attractive views of thousands of lotus flowers
Besides enjoying the view full of the yellow color of ripe rice fields in Tam Coc Bich Dong Complex, tourists can also seek a chance to watch the fabulous forest of lotus in here. It can be said that lotus and waterlily are omnipresent in every part of Ninh Binh, especially in Tam Coc Grotto. Floating along the stream to Tam Coc Grotto, tourists seem to turn back the significant history of Le Dynasty.
The spectacular sightseeing of in Trang An Grotto – Can be visited is all year round for those who miss the ripe rice and lotus season
Best time to visit Ninh Binh and Tam Coc – Bich Dong to watch lotus is June, in which the perfume of lotus flowers pervades the surrounding air. For lovers of flower, it’s the best time to enjoy the flavor of lotus and involve in the natural beauty of this mountainous regions.
For Trang An Landscape and Pagodas
Ninh Binh is known as a spiritual land with various scared pagodas and temples such as Bai Dinh Pagoda and Bich Dong Pagoda. It also owns Trang An Landscape Complex with limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys. It is of great significance thanks to the role as a remarkable humid tropical tower-karst landmark.
Trang An Complex, one can’t miss place of interest when traveling to Ninh Binh
The best time to visit Ninh Binh, especially the beauty of nature in Trang An or the solemn atmosphere of the pagoda is after Lunar New Year Festival (Tet holiday), starting from February to March. On this time, many thousands of pilgrims from all over the country gather in Ninh Binh to burn the incenses a wish a new year full of happiness, luck, and prosperity for family and relatives.
There is also an important event taking place on March 6th, 7th, and 8th called Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Traditional Festival in recognition of noble heroes building the Hoa Lu Kingdom and Dai Co Viet State.
The mysterious beauty of Bai Dinh Pagoda on the above
Other natural landscapes such as Cuc Phuong Natural Park, Van Long Nature Reserve, and Thung Nham, travelers can visit at any season in the year.
This is some recommendations for you about the best time to visit Ninh Binh. If you want to receive further information, don’t hesitate to contact AZ Local Trip for an unforgettable trip.