Ninh Binh is a small town deep in the Red River Delta, 93 km south of Hanoi. It is characterized by scenic landscapes and river valleys, which are easliy explored by boat. The area called Tam Coc, is known among travelers as ‘Ha Long Bay on the rice paddies’. The area is filled with huge rock formations protruding from the rice fields, and scattered along the Ngo Dong River. Other highlights of Ninh Binh include the Thai Vi temple, Bich Dong pagoda and the remains of the 10th century capital city of Hoa Lu.

Highlights

  • Local Villages
  • Limestone Karsts and Caves
  • Dry Halong Bay

 Places to stay

Hotel Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort & Spa (6)

Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort & Spa

Hotel Style: Resort

Part of the Emeralda Group, Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort & Spa is a leisurely 90min drive from Hanoi, in Ninh Binh Province and within the largest water-flooded land conservation area North of Vietnam.  See Hotel

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Legend Hotel (Ninh Binh)

Hotel Style: International

Located in the heart of Ninh Binh surrounded by rice fields, the Legend Hotel is a modern mid-range hotel with French flair.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Full Day City Highlights & Boat Trip

Hoa Lu ancient capital in Ninh Binh province is where the ravages of time have destroyed the ancient citadel but some vestiges like King Dinh and King Le worship temples still stand amid rice paddies. Drive to Van Long eco-tourism area. Take a 2hr rowing boat trip on the river, offering stunning scenery of local villages dotted among the limestone karsts and caves. Hear swishing oars, trouncing fish and children’s laughter from distant villages.

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