Welcome To Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh, located in northern Vietnam, is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, rich history, and cultural heritage. Often referred to as the “Halong Bay on land,” Ninh Binh captivates visitors with its limestone karsts, lush rice paddies, winding rivers, and ancient pagodas.

Destination Highlights

  • Tam Coc-Bich Dong:

This scenic area is famous for its limestone karsts and serene riverboat cruises. Visitors can glide along the Ngo Dong River, passing through limestone caves and admiring the surrounding rice paddies and karst formations.

  • Trang An Landscape Complex:

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Trang An offers spectacular boat tours through a network of caves, grottoes, and emerald-green waterways surrounded by towering limestone cliffs.

Dining

  • Ninh Binh Cuisine:

Indulge in local specialties such as goat meat, mountain snails, crispy rice cakes, and fresh seafood dishes. Ninh Binh’s cuisine is known for its bold flavors and use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Local Restaurants and Street Food:

Explore eateries and street food stalls offering authentic Ninh Binh dishes, where you can sample regional delicacies and mingle with locals.

Shopping

  • Ninh Binh Markets:

Browse through local markets such as Ninh Binh Market and Tam Coc Market, where you can find fresh produce, handicrafts, souvenirs, and traditional Vietnamese products.

  • Craft Villages:

Visit nearby craft villages specializing in pottery, embroidery, and bamboo weaving, and purchase handmade crafts directly from local artisans.

Accommodation

  • Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh: A five-star resort offering luxurious rooms, an extensive spa, multiple swimming pools, and fine dining restaurants.
  • Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort: Known for its elegant rooms, beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, and excellent amenities, including a fitness center and spa.

Transportation

Ninh Binh offers a range of accommodations including hotels, resorts, and guesthouses catering to various budgets and preferences. Some popular options include Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort, Ninh Binh Legend Hotel, and Tam Coc Garden Resort.Experience authentic Vietnamese hospitality by staying with local families in homestays, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life.

Suggested Tour Packages

16-DAY ESSENTIAL VIETNAM

Destinations: Ha Noi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Da Lat, Da Nang, Hue, Mekong Delta, Ninh Binh

Duration: 16 days 15 nights

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta – Da Lat – 7D6N

Destinations: Ha Noi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Ninh Binh

Duration: 7 days 6 nights

La Pinta – 2 days 1 night

Destinations: Halong Bay

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to visit Hanoi?

It is highly recommended you visit Hanoi during the months of October to early December. The air is cool and dry and there are not yet many tourists (compared to the peak season of late December to early January). The period after Tet holiday from March to April is also a great time to visit as there are many festivals in and around Hanoi. If you don’t mind the heat, summer is otherwise a good time to be as accommodation and tour activities are considerably cheaper than in winter time.

2. Is Hanoi a safe city?

Hanoi is a very safe place to be in, especially in Hanoi Old Quarter area. Here and there there can be petty crimes such as pick pocketing, so beware of your belongings. Single woman travelers have consistently rated Hanoi as one of the safest cities to travel in, with very low crime rate against tourists.

3. How long should you spend in Hanoi?

It really depends on how much time you have got. The minimum recommended duration is 3 days while you can stay as long as 3 weeks to fully enjoy the city. Although Hanoi does not seem to have a lot of things to do at first sight, one will have to dig deeper to know the must-dos. From nightly street food scenes to the hidden shopping alleys, and occasional visit to craft village, Hanoi may just well be your most special destination thus far. If you need some suggestion, contact us.

4. What should I buy in Hanoi?

Hanoi is famous for its Old Quarter where each street often specialize in one single product (production and sales). Once you get here you will know exactly what you should buy. Some ideas include conical hats, handcrafted bags, silverwares… Souvenir shops that crowd Au Trieu Street, Nha Tho Street or Hang Be Street also offer more extension selection: coffee, tea, essential oils, and silk. If there is no price tag attached, it is always good to bargain.

5. How cold does it get in Hanoi?

Hanoi weather often reaches a record low of 7 Celsius degree in late December or early January. However the humid wind often makes it a lot harsher than its sounds. If you plan to travel to Hanoi during this period, make sure to pack some serious sweater or jackets. In case you travel beyond Hanoi to the mountain region of Sapa, the temperature may even drop further.