Go on a full day trip to Ninh Binh, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Get a feel of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took over the role as capital 1,000 years ago. With its solemn temples, hardworking and hospitable people, tranquil paddy fields and magnificent karst landscape, Ninh Binh is a must-see in your Vietnam trip!
Go on a 90km drive south of Hanoi to reach Ninh Binh province, the site of the once capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took over in the 11th century.
Ninh Binh features lots of well-known scenery and landscapes, which includes Tam Coc Caves, and Hoa Lu, where you can find the ancient temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, who reigned during the 10th century.
We'll start your visit to Ninh Binh with a boat trip in Tam Coc, where specular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields. The landscape will remind you of Guilin (in China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam. In fact, the scenery is so breathtaking, many people have dubbed it "Halong Bay On Land."
Go further into Ninh Binh, and discover many historical facts and anecdotes. We'll go to the site that used to be a king's palace during the 10th century, and is now famous for the wooden reliefs of the temples of King Dinh and King Le.
We'll return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Boat ride in Tam Coc
The tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. If you have the funds, private tour is wonderful, no rush and enjoy yourself
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Old Capital of Ancient Vietnam
After being picked up at your hotel, head down south to the Ninh Binh province that is well-known for its scenic landscapes. Admire the ancient temples in Hoa Lu built in the 10th century and dedicated to King Dinh and King Le before checking out the Tam Coc Caves.
Hop on a traditional boat in Tam Coc where you can get a glimpse of wonderful limestone karsts coming out of the lush fields. This scenic view will remind you of Guilin in China and Vietnam's Halong Bay which gave it the name "Halong-Bay-on-land."
Go Further Into Ninh Binh
Gain more insight into Ninh Binh's culture with fascinating facts and anecdotes from your knowledgeable guide. You'll also head to the site of a former king's palace during the 10th century.
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