Ninh Binh known as Halong Bay on land is a coastal city surrounded by 99 mountains. It is far from Hanoi on the south side about 2 hours. It was a capital city which has a long history before changed to Hanoi. There are many important tourist attractions including a variety of interesting tourist activities.
Tourist attractions and interesting activities in Ninh Binh
Rowboat is the way for watching natural beauty at Tamcoc called Halong Bay on land and beautiful atmosphere along the local community and crystal clear water. Far away from the town, we will see mountains and verdant trees and will experience boating through caves. Moreover, you can try to row a boat by yourself.
Bai Dinh Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Vietnam and maybe in Asia with an area of approximately 530 hectares. It was built more than a thousand years ago, and it has been continuously developed. The highlights are the biggest Buddha image weighing about 100 tons placed in the area of vihara and 500 sculptures of Buddhist saint along the 3-kilometer way. There are buildings, courtyard for rites along with tranquil and beautiful garden. It is said that this temple is the important and must-visit place.
Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex is the place considered as mixed World Heritage Site: culture and nature. The landscape consists of complex limestone mountains. There are a boat service like Halong Bay on land and the other one through 49 caves. Besides, there are the ambiance of agricultural community, rice terrace and well-preserved ancient architecture.
Hoa Lu was the first capital city of Vietnam before moved to Hanoi. In the area of the old capital city, we will see buildings and old architecture mostly influenced by China such as wooden building, main religious building and the shrine of Dinh Dynasty’s King. Dinh Tien Hoang Temple or King Dinh Temple was built for being the temple of King Dinh of Vietnam in that era. The large area was well apportioned. There are a tranquil garden and a main building containing the sculpture of Dinh King.
Most of the tourists who plan to go to the North of Vietnam usually visit Ninh Binh together with Hanoi and Halong Bay. It is the popular itinerary of the Northern Vietnam.