Any visitors come to Ninh Binh will be surprised at the unique beauty here, both ancient, mysterious and wild, friendly. Tourists to Ninh Binh is increasing, in which international visitors accounted for a significant proportion. The sights which anyone to Ninh Binh also wants to visit can be listed as: populations of Trang An landscape (Trang An ecotourism area, Tam Coc Bich Dong, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Thung Nham – Vuon Chim ecotourism, Thung Nang tourist area, But Cave, Mua Cave…); Dinh Tien Hoang Square; Cuc Phuong National Park; Phat Diem Stone Cathedral… This writing will introduce in detail 4 Must See Attractions in Ninh Binh:
Firstly, Tam Coc – Bich Dong – “Ha Long Bay on land”
Tam Coc – Bich Dong is also known as “Ha Long Bay on land”, or the “South second nicest cave” (to Huong Tich) for its poetic and inspirational natural scenery of beauty. It is a majestic complex of Bich Dong pagoda and Tam Coc grotto (including 3 caves). Ninh Binh has many caves tour but Tam Coc – Bich Dong Cave is the oldest and the only place still growing water rice. Paddy can be grown here in only one crop, ripening at the end of April, beginning of May Lunar and low yield. Therefore, the best time for us to go and take impressed pictures in Tam Coc – Bich Dong lasts only from late May to early June, in about 2 weeks, when the green paddy fields interspersed golden paddy fields and the area being harvested. This is truly a great moment, a magical transformation, changing in color (green turns to yellow) creating the delight for all tourists, especially international visitors. They were overwhelmed by a rare beauty here, an eye –catching landscape, only on land of Ninh Binh.
Secondly, Phat Diem Stone Cathedral – symbol of a rich religious life
Phat Diem means “Birthed beauty”. Phat Diem Stone Cathedral (Kim Son, Ninh Binh) is one of the most famous, ancient and beautiful churches in Vietnam with special architecture: constructed completely by stone, harmoniously combined between Western church architecture style and Vietnamese religious buildings.
We can say, Phat Diem cathedral populations expresses the essence of reconciliation between Catholics and Buddhists, curved roof shape is designed like the Buddhist temples as well as the most unique architecture in Vietnam (curling roofs and its 48 lime-wood columns). Next is the cross statue sits on a lotus, like Buddha seated on a lotus out. It can be considered as the most unique architecture in the world.
Populations of Phat Diem Stone Cathedral was built with many various items such as lakes, monuments, Phuong Dinh, Cathedral, Chapel of Ro Co Bible, Chapel of God heart, Chapel of Gie-Su Bible, Chapel of Phe-ro Bible and artificial caves. Phat Diem is a far cry from a European cathedral.
Thirdly, Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park is situated on the territory of the province of Ninh Binh, 120km far from Ha Noi to the South West. It is the largest & first national park of Vietnam, one of the most important sites for biodiversity within the country. Cuc Phuong is 25.000 ha large, known as a vast nature museum of fauna, rich flora on limestone in Vietnam. Visitors can admire the thousand years old trees, the plants survived from third century, many beautiful bird species. It is home for many species of flora and fauna. There are 97 species of mammals; 319 species of birds; 36 reptilian species; 17 species of amphibians; 11 species of fish; 2,000 species of vascular plants, and 1800 species of insects (most of them are not bite type). A number of species in the park are listed on Vietnam Red Book as endangered species (Many rare species such as the clouded leopard, fire leopard, bear, and black gibbon)
You can’t bypass these prominent places:
- Old Dang Tree( is 45 meters, 5 meters in diameter, 8 people hug in size)
- Millennium Green Cho Tree (45 meters in high and circumference of two dozen people hug)
- Ancient Sau Tree (up to 45 meters in high, 1.50 meters in diameter)
- The silver cloud Mountaintop: Standing on Mount of Silver Cloud (648 m in high), we can drop eye to panoramic National Park, observe ancient capital of Hoa Lu, magnificent and scenic Bai Dinh pagoda, full watching to Trang An landscape.
Last but not least, Bai Dinh Pagoda – spirituality tourist destination
Bai Dinh Pagoda is a large complex temple, 95 km far from Hanoi, located at the western gateway to the ruins of Hoa Lu ancient capital. Bai Dinh Pagoda hold the relic procession ceremony from India to Vietnam in 2010. In May 2014, United Nations Vesak 2014 was hosted by Vietnam, took place in Bai Dinh Pagoda.
Bai Dinh Pagoda is hailed by the world media as a famous temple with many records in Asia and region. Up to 28/02/2012, Temple owned 8 records: the biggest gilded bronze Buddha in Asia, the longest Arhat corridor in Asia, the largest bronze bell, the largest jade well in Viet Nam, the Temple has Arhat statues at most, the largest pagoda area in Viet Nam, The largest copper Maitreya statue in Asia, the Temple has Bodhi Tree at most in Viet Nam.
4 above destinations in Ninh Binh are the ideal places for all of you to take a tour immediately with your family or friends. Come here and experience the great moments in your life, harmony with nature. Ninh Binh is a place where shines the beauty of Vietnam.