Trang An Ninh Binh or the tourist name “Trang An Grottoes” because the places with many water caves, Trang An Ninh Binh in this article, we want to introduce and review for one of top 1 must visit and most famous destination in Vietnam, hope you will have an overview of Trang An landscape, should go to Trang An at any time as well as what to do in Trang An to have the best experience with NinhBinhTours.com
1. Why call Trang An Ninh Binh is Scenic Landscape Complex.
Trang An covers an large area of more than 6172 hectares, including 3 interconnected areas, the historical and cultural relic of Hoa Lu ancient capital, Trang An – Tam Coc – Bich Dong scenic area and special primeval forest. used in Hoa Lu.
Trang An is likened to “Ha Long on land” with majestic and magnificent beauty created by 250 million-year-old limestone mountains reflecting into the clear river water. The harmony between the river and the rocky mountains brings a charming landscape full of charm. In addition, this is also a place to preserve the precious mangrove ecosystem.
In 2014, Trang An was honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Complex with colorful and majestic natural beauty. Then Trang An Grottoes know as the best place for checkin in Vietnam.
(Trang An Overview – Source: Internet)
2. Best time to visit Trang An Grottoes.
From April to June is the time for those who love the quiet. During this time, the festivals have lessened and are no longer crowded like spring, so the atmosphere becomes more peaceful. However, this is the hottest time of the year, so you should fully equip yourself with sun protection measures before coming to Trang An.
If you are a flower lover, you should travel to Trang An Ninh Binh from July to September. This is the season when lotus flowers and water lilies begin to bloom, creating an irresistible beauty scene. However, the weather at this time will be a bit ‘difficult’ because of frequent rainstorms on a large scale. Therefore, you need to pay attention to follow the weather forecast information to have the best preparation.
From October to December is the time when many tourists choose to come to the ancient capital to live virtual. However, you also need to bring warm clothes because the weather in Ninh Binh this season is quite cold.
(Road map: Hanoi to Trang An – Source: Google map)
3. Getting there & Away.
The distance from Hanoi to Trang An is not too far, only about 90km. The way same as how to get to Tam Coc Ninh Binh. Therefore, you can travel to Trang An by bus, train or private vehicles such as cars and motorbikes. The average travel time is about 2-3 hours.
The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Trang An is about more than 1,600 km by road. Therefore, the most suitable means of transportation is by plane. You have two good choices is to fly Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoa. Then, catch a bus at the airport to move to Trang An Ninh Binh.
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4. Where can stay near Trang An Ninh Binh
There are many hotels and homestays with diverse prices for you to choose to stay near by. If you are coming to Ninh Binh for the first time, you should prioritize hotels or homestays closes to Trang An area for convenient transportation to places of interest. Here are a few places to stay for your choice:
(Trang An Boat Trip over caves: Source: Tourist Department)
4.1. Ninh Bình Bamboo Farmstay
- Address: Hamlet 8, Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh
- Reference price: 350,000 VND/2 person/night
- Phone: 0359 674 921
4.2. Ninh Binh Green Farmstay
- Address: Ngo Thuong Village, Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
- Reference price: 675,000 VND/2 people/night
- Phone: 091 307 77 76
4.3. Trang An Farmstay
- Address: Trang An, Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
- Reference price: 600,000 VND/2 people/night
- Phone: 0123 775 8888
4.4. Hoalu Ecolodge Homestay
- Address: Trang An, Truong Yen, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
- Reference price: 370,000 – 400,000 VND/room
- Phone: 091 567 4679
4.5. Ninh Binh Palm Homestay
- Address: 5 Hamlet, Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien
- Reference price: 850,000 VND/2 person/room/night
- Phone: 0977670742
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5. Which ways to enjoy best view of Trang An.
Trang An Grottoes‘s terrain is mostly rivers, so the main means of transportation are boats. First, you have to buy tickets including tickets to visit Trang An and tickets to the boat. Fixed ticket price is 250,000 VND/adult, 120,000 VND/child under 1.4 m. Each boat will carry 4-5 people and when there are enough new people to depart. Therefore, if you go in a group of less than 4 people, it will take more time to wait for guests to join. Or you can include the boat for 1,000,000 VND with a journey of more than 3 hours to freely take amazing virtual photos.
Trang An boat tours offers 3 main boat trip routes, each of which will go to different attractions, so depending on your preferences, you should consider choosing the right boat route. Besides, if you have ever been fascinated with the movie Kong Skull Island (the movie facilities were removed) no more serve, just landscapes available, you should take the ferry route 2 or 3 to have the opportunity to visit Kong Island.
(Trang An Boat Tours: Source: Tourist Department)
5.1. Boat Route 1: Visiting route 1 will have 3 spiritual points and 9 caves in a closed circle.
Pier – Trinh Temple – Dark Cave – Bright Cave – Ruou Cave – Tran Temple – Ba Giot Cave – Seo Cave – Son Duong Cave – Phu Khong – Bao Hieu Pagoda – Khong Cave – Tran Cave – Quy Hau Cave – return to the wharf boat (time: 3.5 hours)
5.2. Boat Route 2: Visit route 2 with 4 caves: Lam cave, Vang cave, Thanh Slide cave, Dai cave and 3 spiritual places: Trinh Temple, Suoi Tien Temple and special spiritual cluster Vu Lam Palace.
Boat wharf – Hang Lam – Hang Vang – Hang Thanh Slide – Suoi Tien Temple – Hang Dai – Hanh Cung Vu Lam – return to the marina (time: 2.5 hours)
5.3. Boat Route 3: Visiting route 3, you will admire the longest cave and all other similar eco-zones in Ninh Binh.
Boat dock – Trinh Temple – Cloud Cave – Suoi Tien – Dia Linh Cave – Dai Cave – Vu Lam Hanh Cung – return to the marina (time: 3 hours)
5.4. Ticket price to visit Trang An Boat Trip & inside Tourist area (including boat ticket):
– Adults: about 250,000 VND/person
– Children: about 120,000 VND/person
– Hire a guide: about 300,000 VND / 1 tour.
(Trang An Boat Routes – source: tourist department)