Ninh Binh is the capital city of Ninh Binh Province in North Vietnam, famous for the nearby Karst scenery around the village of Tam Coc. There is nothing to do in Ninh Binh itself aside from drinking beer with the locals; the town is more useful as a base for the surrounding countryside.
- Discover Halong Bay on Land
- Take a Sapan Ride &Bull; Explore the Ta Coc Grottoes
- Cruise to Bich Dong Cave and Pagoda
- Visit Thai Vy Teple
- Explore Hoa Lu
Today you will experience the ancient culture and history of Vietnam as well seeing the stunning landscape and beautiful scenery when we travel to the Ninh Binh Province. This area is known as “Halong Bay on land” and is located 80 km South of Hanoi.
We will go for a relaxing sampan ride through the gentle and elegant landscape of plains and mountains leading to the beautiful and mysterious Tam Coc Grottoes followed boat ride to Bich Dong Cave and Pagoda. Bich Dong pagoda was built by the collective and missionary works of 2 Buddhist monks: Tri Kien and Tri The. All three pagodas of Bich Dong have wooden architecture due to the architectural style of the time at the end of Le Dynasty and in the beginning of Nguyen Dynasty. They were arranged according to ascending order on the position of Bich Dong Mountain like a Chinese letter: “Tam”. Ha Pagoda (Lower Pagoda) is located at the foot of the mountain, Trung Pagoda (Middle Pagoda) is on a mountainside and Thuong pagoda (Upper Pagoda) is situated on top of the mountain. All 3 pagodas’ s backs lean against the mountain.
Then we’ll visit Thai Vy Temple and Hoa Lu, formally the capital of the Dinh and early Le dynasties between the 10th and 11th centuries.
We’ll drive back to Hanoi at about 7:00pm.
- Private modern car with air-conditioner
- 1 bottle of water/tour/person
- English speaking guide
- Vietnamese lunch at local restaurant
- Entrance fees & boat
For more information about Ninh Binh tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!