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A few days in Ninh Binh

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Located two hours south of Hanoi en route, via train or bus, to Vietnam's central region, Ninh Binh province is conveniently located for an excursion from Hanoi or as a stop-off on your way up or down Vietnam. How should you make the most of a couple of days there? We’ve put together some tips to get the ball rolling on planning your itinerary.

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Ninh Binh city is not pretty, but you don’t have to travel far to reach the peace and beauty of the paddy fields and karst landscapes -- it's these that bring the visitors in their flocks. But despite the high number of local and foreign visitors it’s possible to escape the crowds in the countryside outside of the hotspots. That’s why we’d recommend renting motorbikes or bicycles to explore the area: there’s much pleasure to be had by cycling around the back streets and villages, though be warned that it’s easy to get lost; get a map from your hotel (or take a phone with mobile internet and a mapping app if you have one). Of course, if you prefer to be driven rather than drive, taxis are plentiful, or book you can book a tour with ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)


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Popular attractions in Ninh Binh

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Ninh Binh.



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 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Ninh Binh.
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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ninh Binh? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.


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