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Ninh Binh

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  • Hoa Lu
    4 stars

    Hoa Lu is the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynastys which dates back to the 11th century. Serene and tranquil, Hoa Lu is set in beautiful surroundings beside to Truong Yen village and is easily visited on a day trip from Ninh Binh, or if you are in a rush you can combine it with a trip to Tam ... read more

  • Bich Dong and Tam Coc
    4 stars

    The area surrounding Tam Coc and Bich Dong is characterised by stony outcrops not unlike those at Ha Long Bay, though a bit smaller in size and of course without the water. If you're there at the right time of the year, when the paddies are full of water, the reflections make Bich Dong, in ... read more

  • Phat Diem Cathedral
    3 stars

    Located about 29km south east of Ninh Binh in Kim Son district and only a few km away from the Gulf of Tonkin, Phat Diem is of historical importance and a real hit with Vietnamese tourists. It is in this area that the French and Portuguese missionaries first introduced catholicism to Vietnam. ... read more

  • Cuc Phuong National Park
    4 stars

    Cuc Phuong National Park was established in 1962 and consists of over 200km of tropical forest and many grottoes. This reserve is rich in wildlife and natural beauty although it has suffered at the hand of logging companies. It also possesses historical significance as prehistoric tools were ... read more


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