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NINH BINH PROVINCE

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Located about 95 kilometers- about 2.5 hours- South from the capital Hanoi is the beautiful province of Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh transitional position separates the North and the Central of Vietnam by Tam Diep Mountain Range. It shares its border with Nam Dinh province on the east side, Hoa Binh ,Ha Nam to the north and Thanh Hoa to the southwest.
 
Ninh Binh has one of the most diverse topography in the country with the mountains spreading in the west and northwest, plain in the east and the coastal area in the south. Such topography combined with monsoon climate gives Ninh Binh a marvelous beauty. There is no doubt that this province possesses nearly every natural charm from rivers and mountains to grottoes and tropical rainforests that will satisfy any visitors’ preference. If visitors like to relax, they can spend the day on small boats slowly drifting on pure rivers which meander through the rice-fields or stay close to the luxuriant primeval forests like Cuc Phuong. If you are in more adventurous mood, mountain climbing and intense trekking might be what you want. Ninh Binh also has many historical relics because it was the first imperial capital of Vietnam and remained its position from 968 to 1010 under Dinh, Le and Ly dynasties. These days, much of the traces can still be seen, making Ninh Binh a wonderful place to discover and learn about history of Vietnam.
HOW TO GET THERE ?
By bus
There are regular buses from Hanoi's southern bus terminal (Giap Bat) that leave every 15 minutes (or whenever full).50,000 Dong. Journey time 2.5 hours.
 
Open tour buses will drop passengers off upon request (Ninh Binh is not a regular stop).Most open tour buses from Hanoi will arrive at 21.30. Tour buses from Hue arrive at a rather early 04.00.
 
By train
Ninh Binh is a regular station for the Reunification Express, with trains coming from both North and South. It is usually a quick stop, with few people getting off, especially at night, so get off quick or miss the stop.
WHAT TO SEE ?
Tam Coc (Three Caves)
Tam Coc a fairy-tale Vietnamese version of Disneyland with dramatic, jagged limestone rocks jutting out of watery rice fields. Tam Coc means “Three grottoes”. These grottoes were made due to the transformation of geology, seawater and rainwater that have worn cliffs in a long period of millions of years. The three grottoes are situated on Ngo Dong River and are permeated by the water of this river, so they are also called the “Three Trans Grottoes”.
 
Trang An Grottoes
Trang An Grottoes area is located 4km Southwest of Hoa Lu ancient capital inside Trang An Eco tourism complex. The Trang An Grottoes has an area of 1,500 hectares; including: limestone ranges, valleys, caves and rivers. All these factors make a fanciful and romantic atmostphere. There is a system of unique grottoes like Ba Giot, Dia Linh, Toi (Dark Cave), Sang (Bright Cave), Ao Trai Cave and Seo Cave. There are many valleys like Tran Temple valley, May valley, Khong Valley, Nau Ruou Valley (Wine brewing valley).
 
Thung Chim or Valley
Thung Chim or Valley of birds is a hidden treasure of Tam Coc - Bich Dong. This new eco tourist site has untouched landscapes, well preserved forests and nature friendly tourist services modeled upon eco farm with fruit gardens, fish ponds, bonsai…
 
Cuc Phuong National Park 
Cuc Phuong National park has an area of 22,200 hectare and is located in 3 provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. The area located in Ninh Binh province accounts for 51% of the total area and is the main entrance to the park
 
Phat Diem Town 
Phat Diem is 28km from Ninh Binh City to the southeast. It is in Luu Phuong Commune, Kim Son District. To get there from Ninh Binh City, you can go along the district-road No.18 to the Thong crossroad, turn right through Yen Khanh Town. Then you pass through the crossroad of Quy Hau Market, then turn right and go for about 3km, go past Nguyen Cong Tru Temple. When you find the Ngoi Bridge on the left–hand, turn right to reach Phat Diem Stone Cathedral. You will get to Con Thoi Costal Resort if you go for about 10km more from there.
 
Dinh and Le Temples
Dinh Temple was built in the shape of a Chinese character. Through the first entrance called Ngo Mon, there is a stone royal bed with Nghe (imaginary animals of the old times) standing on both sides. Inside the temple is Khai Thanh in worship of Emperor Dinh's parents. The temple consists of three parts: Bai Duong for the community, Thien Huong in honour of mandarins, and Chinh Cung where Dinh Tien Hoang’s statue is located. On his left is the statue of his eldest son Dinh Lien, and on his right are those of Dinh Hanh Lang and Dinh Toan. On each side of the altar, there is one stone dragon similar to the ones placed near the royal bed. Le Temple is almost the same as Dinh Temple in term of architectural design, except for some details. Le Temple also consists of three parts: Bai Duong, used for the community, Thien Huong, in memory of the royal mandarins of Le King, and finally, the altar in memory of the King. The statue of Le Hoan is at the centre, on the left is the statue of Queen Duong Van Nga and on his right is that of Le Ngoa Trieu, his fifth son and the third King of the First Le dynasty.
 

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