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Journey to explore Ninh Binh in 3 days

Journey to explore Ninh Binh in 3 days 6
Journey to explore Ninh Binh in 3 days 6

With only 3 days in Ninh Binh, you can fully explore a land rich in history, possessing amazing landscapes and many famous caves.

Day 1: Cuc Phuong National Forest

You will have a full day to visit Cuc Phuong national forest, spend the night and camp in the forest.

5am: Depart from Hanoi to Cuc Phuong.

7am: Start the journey to explore old forests, caves and ancient trees:

Nguoi Xua Cave is the residence and burial place of prehistoric people 7,000 to 12,500 years ago – a precious heritage of Cuc Phuong.

A sign in Cuc PhuongĀ advises visitors to be civilized tourists who respect nature.

The ancient Dang tree has a beautiful shape, up to 45 m high, 5 m in diameter, and can hug 8 people.

The thousand-year-old Green Horse Tree is so big that nearly 20 people can’t hug it all.

The journey to explore the old forest has many other attractions for you to choose from: Cuc Phuong Botanical Garden, Cuc Phuong visitor center, Cuc Phuong primate rescue center, Muong ethnic village, silver cloud peak, Yen lake

13:00: Visit the Museum of Rare Animals

Not only is it a place for conservation and scientific research, Cuc Phuong primate rescue center is also a place where nature lovers can observe the activities and unique looks of each primate species and collect valuable information.

18:30: Dinner at a restaurant in Cuc Phuong national forest.

7:00 p.m.: Participate in many night activities in the forest.

Coming to Cuc Phuong National Park, you can choose to stay at one of three accommodation areas: the bustling Garden Gate area to see wildlife at night and kayaking services, the fresh, quiet Mac Lake area to

Note: In the rainy season, Cuc Phuong has a lot of weeds, you should use DEP medicine to apply to sensitive areas such as the head, nape, collar, wrists, shins, around the waist… The burning smell of DEP

Ticket price to visit Cuc Phuong National Park: 30,000 VND per person.

Day 2: Hoa Lu ancient capital – Bai Dinh – Trang An

6:30 am: From Cuc Phuong to Hoa Lu about more than 20 km.

The ancient capital of Hoa Lu is associated with the careers of the three dynasties of Dinh – Le – Ly, and is considered a `sacred land` with many famous Vietnamese people.

8am: Hoa Lu ancient capital

You will be able to worship two temples of King Dinh and King Le (about 500 meters apart) located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district.

Ticket price to visit Hoa Lu ancient capital complex: Adults: 10,000 VND, children: 3,000 VND.

Journey to explore Ninh Binh in 3 days

The quiet gate of King Dinh’s temple marks the passage of time.

9:30 am: Take the tram to enjoy the scenery of Bai Dinh Pagoda

This is a pagoda complex known for many Vietnamese records established such as the pagoda with the largest area, the largest bronze Buddha statue, the pagoda with the most Arhats and the most Bodhi trees… 500 Arhat statues.

Because Bai Dinh Pagoda with many construction items is high in the mountains and far from each other, the best way to visit is by electric car.

Tram ticket price: 60,000 VND per person.

11:30: Enjoy Ninh Binh scorched rice

You should not miss the scorched rice or mountain goat meat which are specialties of this land.

13:30: Take a boat to visit Trang An

It takes about 25 minutes to travel by car from the ancient capital of Hoa Lu to Trang An tourist area.

It will be unforgettable memories for you when sitting on a boat down the clear blue water, seeing mosses at the bottom, exploring caves and feeling the coolness and serenity of the landscape.

Journey to explore Ninh Binh in 3 days

The current ferry ticket price is: 150,000 VND/person, a boat can seat 4 – 5 people, under 4 and over 5 people are not allowed on the ferry.

16:00: Dinner and rest.

Day 3: Kenh Ga Hot Springs – Phat Diem Stone Cathedral – Hanoi

7am: From Trang An go to Kenh Ga boat wharf.

Time: About 4 hours.

13:00: Visit Phat Diem stone church.

Kim Son parish with its beautiful natural scenery and stone church is the convergence of heaven and earth. It has long been an attractive destination for tourists from all over, especially for devout people.

28 km southeast of Ninh Binh city, Phat Diem stone church is a unique architectural work combining the quintessence of Eastern and Western culture.

You can arrange to change your schedule to go to stone church on Sunday morning to attend mass at 9:30 a.m. every week.

When you return to Ninh Binh city and depart for Hanoi, you can walk around the city, shop and enjoy delicious sidewalk dishes at night here.

7:00 p.m.: Return to Hanoi.

Le Thuong

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