Updated: 18 Sep 2020

Where is Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is an amazing tourist destination where apart from an inspiring scenery, you have easy access to the most rural and authentic countryside of Vietnam.
It is easy to get to Ninh Binh from Hanoi by train, buses and cars, Motorbike. Some tourist places in Ninh Binh are within 12 km from city center, so bicycle or motorbike area also to get around between destinations. YOU CAN FIND THE INFORMATION FROM OUR POST “ HOW TO TRAVEL TO NINH BINH?

Ninh Binh Province
Ninh Binh Province


Besides the stunning scenery, Ninh Binh is a great place peek into the rural way of local living. It is all very laid-back and serene, just how the Vietnam authentic experience should be.
Ninh Binh province is located in the northern Vietnam, around 100km south of Hanoi, with a stunning landscape of lush green paddy fields and striking limestone outcrops with main tourist sites. The cycling activities are a best way to really appreciate the striking scenery along the roads. Here is some suggestion for you:

Places to visit in Ninh Binh

Trang An Boat Tour is one of the top tour to Ninh Binh. The tour is probably the most touristic activity in Ninh Binh Province. People from all around the globe come here to admire the caves and temples while enjoying a peaceful boat ride. The Limestone Mountains popping out of the water create incredible scenery and it’s no wonder so many people fall in love with this place. It takes around 2-3 hours to on boat trip to Trang An,
•    Entrance Fee Ticket + Boat Ticket: 250.000VND/Pax ( Updated price)
•    Free for children who are below 0.8m in height. – Children’s height is from 0.8m to 1.3m: 100.000 VND/person. – Children’s height is above 1.3m: Same price as adult.

Trang An Boat Tour
Trang An Boat Tour


Hoa Lu Ancient Capital: Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It's located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam.
•    Entrance fee: 20.000 VND/adult. 10.000 VND/children
 Bai Dinh Pagoda: It is Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist complex. It consists of several temples and over 500 intricately carved statues of Buddha, including one that’s made of bronze and is 10 metres in height. Set within the Gia Sinh Commune, it attracts a huge crowd of local devotees and travellers looking to pay their respects and have their fortunes told by the resident monks.
•    Ticket Price: Electrical car: 30.000 VND/person for 1 way ticket
•    Visiting Bao Thap: 50.000 VND/person

Mua Cave: Mua Cave is worth being visited in Ninh Binh, believe me! The cave brings you one of the best panoramic views of one of the nicest sceneries in Viet Nam)
•    Entrance fee: 100.000 VND/person

Mua Cave
Mua Cave

Tam Coc Boat Trip: It is nature place just 30 minutes from Ninh Binh Town and 2 hours from Hanoi. Take boat trip on the river you will feel amazing countryside around.
•    Entrance fee: Sightseeing ticket + Boat Ticket (4 Vietnamese person or 2 foreigners ): 195.000 VND/person. With children’s height is below 140cm: 100.000 VND/person. Free for children who are under 3 years old.

Tam Coc Boat Trip
Tam Coc Boat Trip


Thung Nham Bird Park: Travel to Thung Nham bird valley, you will be immersed in the wild and nature, enjoy fresh atmosphere and quietly listen to thousands birds are singing.
•    Address: Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh
•    Entrance fee: 100.000 VND/adult. – Free for children who are below 0.8m in height. – Children’s height is from 0.8m to 1.3m: 50.000 VND/person. – Children’s height is above 1.3m: Same price as adult.
•    Boat ticket to visit bird field: 20.000 VND/person
•    Entrance ticket for visiting But cave: 20.000 VND/person

Cuc Phuong National Park: Cuc Phuong is Vietnam’s first National Park and one of the country’s largest nature reserve. This forest spans parts of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa province. The diversity of its fauna and flora, the beauty of its nature and its many cultural and historical features make the area an attractive destination for tourists.

Van Long Nature Reserve: It is not considered as a nature reserve, Van Long wetland is but also a place with attractive views and landscapes. It is called “bay without waves” because when you go on a boat on the lake, you can realize still water surface , which is the same as a giant mirror. As if Van long was a painting, it refected every angle of limestone moutains named Meo Cao, Mam Xoi, Hom Sach, Da Ban, Nghien, Mo Coi, Co Tien, etc..
Kenh Ga Hot Spring: It is located in Kenh Ga Hamlet, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province. The stream is about 1 km far from Van Trinh cave. From Gia Vien, about 10 km away, visitors will come to Kenh Ga hot spring. The water flowing from the mountain has never stopped to exist naturally for a long time until the 1940s when the French knew and started studying this area, named it the Kenh Ga hot spring.
Until now, Kenh Ga Ninh Binh has become more and more famous. Many tourists come here and enjoy a hot spring bath. The hot spring originates from Hang Ca Mountain. Kenh Ga Hot Spring is a natural hot spring with great value on natural resources and tourism in Ninh Binh. Coming to Kenh Ga hot spring resort, boating on Hoang Long River, surrounding mountains, rivers, and peaceful landscapes brings relaxing peace. Kenh Ga Hot Spring is an ideal destination, so you cannot miss it when traveling to Ninh Binh.
Visit Phat Diem Stone Cathedral: The church, usually called Phat Diem Stone Church, is a religious Catholic complex with the area of 22 hectares; it is located in Phat Diem town, Kim Son Commune, Ninh Binh province. It is assessed to be one of the most wonderful churches in Vietnam by the press, considered to be the “religious city” of Vietnam

•    Address: Phat Diem Town, Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province
•    Entrance Fee Ticket: Free
•    Opening Time: 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
•    Dress Code: Polite apparel is required

Van Long Nature Reserve
Van Long Nature Reserve


Bich Dong Pagoda: Bich Dong Pagoda ,which is 2 kilometers from Tam Coc depot, means “ the emerald cave”.
It is named in 1773 by chancellor Nguyen Nghiem. In front of the cave is a branch of the Ngo Dong river winding around the moutain slope. There is a field opposite the cave.

Non Nuoc Mountain: Non Nuoc Moutain is also called Duc Thuy Mountain, located in Northern West of Ninh Binh province, which is 70 meters in height and has a relatively flat top.
Because of the location right between the confluence of the Day river and Van Sang river, the moutain gives extremely charming moutain – river beauty for Ninh Binh. On the cliffs of the moutain, over 40 poems were carved by historical, well-known man.

Am Tiem – “Tuyet Tinh Coc” Ninh Binh: Am Tien Cave is located near Hoa Lu Ancient Capital in Truong Yen Thuong Hamlet, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province. This is a new site built and embellished to attract tourists. To get to Am Tiem, you have to buy a ticket and go through a tunnel through the Limestone Mountains. Inside Am Tiem is a large lake, a concrete path surrounding the lake along with two temple structures with a symmetrical position at the beginning and the end of the lake.
Because Am Tiem has only one entrance, surrounded by limestone mountains, tourists come here often call this place the name of Tuyet Tinh Coc Ninh Binh, especially the young people who come here very often. Picnic taking souvenir photos.

Thai Vi Temple: Thai Vi Temple is located in Van Lam Hamlet, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District. It is on the right of the Ngo Giang river and on the left of Coi Linh mountain, which brings the perfect harmony for thousands of years and creates Tam Coc as today, which is also known as “shallow Ha Long  Bay”.
Visiting here, we not only can feel poetic beauty of mountains and rivers, but also admire the fine architectural works which are typical of attractive, original identity and made by ancient people.

Here is the top lists the places to visit in Ninh Binh. With our information, we believe that you will love to visit Ninh Binh. If you are still doubt if you should visit Ninh Binh or not, my answer is YES. DEFINITELY YES. It is always my first suggestion for anyone who is going to Vietnam.