traveling in boat along the Ngo Dong River, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh

Mythical landscape of unspoilt natural beauty

Ninh Binh Province is home to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Hoa Lu ancient capital and the Tam Coc-Trang An scenic landscape.

Considered as the ‘Halong Bay on land’, both Tam Coc and Trang An are surrounded by limestone karsts soaring from the rice fields which can be viewed on a gentle rowboat ride through the waterways. The Van Long Natural Reserve is the largest wetland reserve in the Red River Delta and is home to migratory birds such as the grey heron and white stork as well as rare species, of which some are in the red book. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Ninh Binh offers an authentic experience where traditional village life remains unchanged.


  • Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage for its cultural and historical value, and stunning natural formations 30,000 years in the making
  • Traditional ancient houses and temples can be found in the former capital of Hoa Lu, one of the oldest cities in Vietnam
Within Easy Reach Of...
Cuc Phuong National Park 1hr drive
Hanoi 2hr drive
Travel Tips
  • Boat trips are the best way to explore the soaring karsts and caves up-close in Tam Coc and Trang An
  • The “Kong: Skull Island” film site can be visited in Trang An by boat
  • Explore quaint farming villages by bicycle for a close-up view of agricultural life
  • The green season from May to October is the best time of year to view the vibrant rice fields

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