As the ancient capital city of Vietnam, Ninh Binh has a wide range of historical sites related to the Emperors in the past. Among them, the Temple of King Dinh and Le is the most famous. The Temple was built on the ground of ancient Citadel, surrounded by Ma Yen Mountain, on which lies the tomb of King Dinh Tien Hoang. Visiting the temples, you will have a chance to admire an outstanding-architectural temple with traditional vignettes and sacred animal of Vietnam.
For those who concerns about history in Vietnam during War time, paying a visit to Non Nuoc mountain will sure be a great idea. Located in central park, next to Non Nuoc pagoda, Non Nuoc Mountain is known as the symbol of Ninh Binh and the secret military base of Vietnamese troops in wartime. Once climbed to the top, you will easily recognize the base with old huge hidden cannons covered by shady trees to avoid enemy. There, you can admire a panorama of Ninh Binh city as well as the dreamy Hoang Long River.
Other historical sites you may like are located nearby including: Bao Dong pagoda, Truong Han Sieu temple, Quang Cung etc.
Ecotourism is the most popular of its kind in Ninh Binh thanks to a wide range of World heritage sites. The ecotourism trip to Ninh Binh will offer you the opportunity to explore a biodiversity of this beautiful land. Trang An will be the first attraction to put in your list. Recognized as the World’s cultural and natural heritages, It is a complex of a picturesque limestone islets, caves, rivers, forest and sacred Buddhist temples, which allows you to both experience your best boat trip ever in Vietnam and extend your knowledge of culture of the country.
Located not too far from Trang An, Thung Nham bird park will also be a unmissable spot for ecotourism. Once arrived at the park, you will be guaranteed to have a scenic cruise by bamboo boats deep into the unique mangrove forest to discover a kingdom of Wild birds and animals of all kinds, including some rare birds in World’s Red Book.
Thanks to a huge population of goats, Ninh Binh is widely well-known for its charming dishes from goat. The goats here are really healthy because they are not kept in the cages most of the time, so they can feel free to eat freshest grass in the wind or whatever they want. Goat has a strange smell but its meat is really nutritious and tasty, which can be cooked with different ingredients and methods. Moreover, Ninh Binh does has a lot of other fascinating specialties such as comchay, Kim Son rice wine, walking chickens etc.
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Just like other famous tourist destinations, Ninh Binh owns a large number of hotels of all types. If you want to stay in the city center, then there are a lot of choices for you with luxurious services and great view of rivers and mountains in Ninh Binh. For those who wants to spend their nights in nature, then there are some nice bungalows and homestay in Tam Coc and Trang An, which will sure be a unique experience during your holidays, especially your Vietnam honeymoon.
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