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Ninh Binh is also known as the Ha Long Bay on land. The reason is obvious, the scenery here looks like Ha Long Bay but on land instead of water. There are hundreds of limestone monoliths that emerge from the ground, scattered around the city with rivers flowing through them and caves formed in them. In the west and northwest, there’re mountains, and in the east and south, there’re coastal parts.
Ninh Binh is a good choice to take a day trip outside of Hanoi as it’s only 95 kilometers away from Hanoi. You can even get here quite easily from Ha Long Bay. Catching overnight buses from Ninh Binh to other cities is pretty easy too.
It can be said, in the whole country, few places have the advantages of tourism as Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh has 7 main tourist areas:
- Trang An Ecological Complex – Tam Coc Bich Dong – Ancient Hoa Lu
- Tourism center of Ninh Binh city
- Cuc Phuong National Park – Ky Phu National Park – Dong Chuong Lake
- Kenh Ga Hot Spring Water – Van Trinh Nature Reserve – Van Long Reserve – Dich Luong Pagoda – Hoa Lu Cave
- Tourism complex Tam Diep – Bien Son
- Yen Thang lake- Dong Thai lake – Ma Tien cave
- Tourism complex Kim Son
Bai Dinh Pagoda & Phat Diem Cathedral
Besides, there are two famous destinations with spiritual values are Bai Dinh Pagoda and Phat Diem Cathedral. Also, Ninh Binh is proud to have Van Long – the largest wetland ecological reserve in the Northern Delta with more than 30 species of rare animals and plants listed in the Red Book of Vietnam.
Cuc Phuong National Park is known as Vietnam’s first National Park. Cuc Phuong National Park is an impressive botanical garden and zoo with a thousand-year-old Cho trees, Nguoi Xua cave where ancient Vietnamese settled in. Then the Kenh Ga mineral springs, where precious mineral water deposits bring many medical values are being invested and exploited for human health care. Ninh Binh is also on of our famous destination of Day trips from Hanoi.
Bat Trang Ceramics Village
Bat Trang Ceramics Village is located on the left bank of the Red River, in Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District. Bat Trang Village is more than 10km to the south-east of the city center. This is a traditional village famous for its ceramic products.
This village was formed in the Ly dynasty. Over the past 500 years of history with the ups and downs, the name Bat Trang still reamains until now. Bat Trang pottery products have been highly appreciated for their quality and designs. There’re a wide range of products such as household ceramics, worship items, and decorative ceramics.
Bat Trang pottery village is often the destination of many tourists. Coming to this ancient land, visitors will feel extremely interesting when seeing vases, ceramic pots displayed along the alleyways for sell. Visitors will be introduced to the process of making ceramics products. The most interesting thing is probably the experience of learning to make the products that you like.
Duong Lam Ancient Village
Duong Lam Ancient Village locates in Son Tay district, Hanoi, about 44km from the city center. Duong Lam Village is home to Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung King so it is also called “land of two kings”. To this day, Duong Lam village retains the basic features of a village in the North with the village gate, banyan tree,… with 956 traditional houses. In 2006, Duong Lam Ancient Village became the first ancient village in our country to be awarded with the National Cultural History.
Duong Lam Ancient Village has a famous temple named Mia pagoda. Visiting the temple, you will be overwhelmed by hundreds of statues made by the sophisticated hands of the perennial artisans. Other famous monuments in Duong Lam are the Mong Phu communal house – a typical feature of the rural culture of the North. Follow the road on the left side of the village about 1km, you’ll see the Temple of Phung Hung, Ngo Quyen.
Perfume Pagoda or Huong Pagoda in Vietnamese locates in My Duc, about 65 km from Hanoi city center. Together with Yen Tu festival in Quang Ninh, Bai Dinh pagoda festival in Ninh Binh, Perfume Pagoda pagoda festival every year welcomes millions of people to visit and pray for their good luck.
Huong Pagoda is known as a pure land of Buddhism and it has a traquil yet peaceful feeling.
The festival lasts about 3 months. This is also considered as the longest festival of our country. The road to Perfume Pagoda includes three main routes: Huong Tich, Tuyet Son and Long Van. The main route is Huong Tich where Huong Tich pagoda is located on the top of the mountain. After about 2 hours of sitting on the boat you will start trekking to the Tro temple (Thien Tru Pagoda).