If you do not have much time to visit Ninh Binh, don’t worry, I will show you some places to go in just a day. Let’s go!
1. Trang An eco-tourism complex
Trang An is the most famous tourist site in Ninh Binh with pristine and spectacular landscape. In June of 2014, Trang An was recognized by UNESCO as a natural and cultural heritage. Entrance ticket is 200,000 VND for per person, it is aboout 4-5 hours to go around the site.
The overview of Trang An eco-tourism complex
Trang An eco-tourism site also have a diverse range of flora and fauna that scientists have likened to an "outdoor geological museum" with more than 310 high-plant species, and different types of algae and mushrooms. In particular, in the site, there are a number of preous woods such as ragged, sliced; and some species of trees which are used as food and medicines like Stemona tuberosa, honeysuckle, Dioscorea hamiltonii and so on. In addition, there are approximately 30 species of animals, more than 50 species of birds, dozens of reptiles, and species of rare animals such as: chamois, leopard, phoenix, etc.
2. Tuyet Tinh Coc
Tuyet Tinh Coc, one of the must-see place in Ninh Binh
Tuyet Tinh Coc (or Am Tien Cave) is about 6 km away from Trang An eco-tourism site. It was the place that Dinh Tien Hoang King built to threaten prisoners and Duong Van Nga Queen used the pagoda there to contemplate and relax until she passed away. It is surrounded by mountains and large green lake. Visiting Tuyet Tinh Coc, you may feel like to be disappeared from the real life to get lost in such a hidden fairy site.
Due to charming and natural landscape, Tuyet Tinh Coc is a popular choice for many couple to take wedding photos and youngers to “check-in” as well as capture the scene in Ninh Binh.
3. Mua Cave
Located in Khe Ha Village, Ninh Xuan Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, Mua Cave is known as "the muse of Tam Coc" or "Great Wall of Vietnam" with nearly 500 steps up to mountains to conquer and majestic scenery. Hang Mua (or Mua Cave) has its meaning as “dancing cave” because this site was previously considered as the place where Tran king used to come to enjoy dancing & singing shows performed in this cave.
View from Mua Cave
To reach the top of Mua cave, you have to climb 486 stone steps. From the top, we can contemplate the whole scene of Tam Coc area with the vast rice fields and green lake.
The best time to visit Mua cave is in the morning or in the late afternoon when the sun is not so strong, and you cave have a great moment to view sunrising or sunsetting as well.
At the moment, Hang Mua has been developed as an eco-tourism complex with Hang Mua resort (peaceful & nice view of rural villages & mountains) that you can spend your relaxed night in, and with trekking activities you can take part in to visit Mua Cave.
Beside landscapes, you should not miss the chance to enjoy specialities in Ninh Binh such as fire rice, goat meat, fish salad, eel sausage .... Wish you have an unforgetable trip a day in Ninh Binh.
Author: Freeland Journey