Things to do in Ninh Binh Vietnam

Ninh Binh is a province to the south of the Red River Delta. Ninh Binh was the site of the capital city of Vietnam in the 10th century. Ninh Binh is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An. Ninh Binh can be done on a day trip from Hanoi and you can extend your tour to 3-5 days. Let’s find out more about what to see and things to do in Ninh Binh:

 - Taking a historical tour visiting the site of the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century – Hoa Lu. A good tour should assist you with the historical context of Vietnam back in time, the natural defense system of Hoa Lu and information related to the two Royal Families of the time. A part from the 2 temples, do not miss the opportunity to climb Mount Ma Yen for panoramic views of the heavenly surrounding landscape.Rowing boats amid amazing mountains at Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

- Visiting Trang An: The name was another name for the site after the capital city was relocated to Hanoi. In broader context, Trang An is the name of the whole region. But now it may refer to a scenic landscape including a system of karstic mountains, primeval forests, rivers… To visit Trang An, you’ll get on a rowing boat trip for 3 hours.

- Tam Coc is a part of Trang An with flooded fields, enclosing karstic mountains, rice fields and rivers… Visiting Tam Coc, you’ll get on a rowing boat trip for 2 hours.

- Visiting Bich Dong Pagoda, Thai Vi Temple… to get to know the Vietnamese spiritual life.

- Ecotourism: Visiting the rain forest at Cuc Phuong National Park and understanding the amazing natural habitat and wildlife. There is also a hiking route and hard trekking route for those who love adventures.

- Bird-watching: Birding enthusiasts will certainly find a great time birding in the jungle of Cuc Phuong National Park.

- Country back road cycling: Ninh Binh is the best place in Vietnam for country back road cycling. The scenery is so idyllic and the villages are typical of ancient villages in the North of Vietnam. The rice fields and farming activities are interesting scenes.

- Photography tours: You love landscape photography or portrait photography or daily life photography, you’ll get them all on a photography tour in Ninh Binh. You come in late May or late September, the rice fields turn into amazing golden colors. The thin layers of mist in the morning and late afternoon, especially in autumn, then you’ll more likely to get perfect photographs of the genre.

- Battlefield tours: Ninh Binh was the site of major battles between the Vietnamese Army and the French Army during the colonial time, especially in the series of campaigns by the Viet Minh into the Red Delta in May-June, 1951. This is certainly interesting to those who love history.

How to get there: Paradissa is a local tour operator in Vietnam arranging a wide range of leisure tours and specialist tours for 1 day to several days in Ninh Binh from Hanoi.