Ninh Binh map will be “your best friend” while spending time in Ninh Binh, especially for those newcomers. In this Ninh Binh map, local experts will recommend some of the most famous routes for sightseeing, as well as the locations of ATMs.
So, note it down or just use your phone’s screencap function as you will indeed need it!
Ninh Binh is the hidden gem of Northern Vietnam, located around 100 kilometers away from Hanoi. Also nicknamed as “Inland Halong Bay” for its dreamlike boat tours and serene landscapes, it is the house of many great tourist attractions such as Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Bai Dinh temple complex, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and Trang An Complex.
Ninh Binh is no doubt a place full of tourist destinations – everywhere in the province could possibly be a great choice for travelers. If you truly want to know about Vietnam in the distant past, Ninh Binh will be the first place you should pay a visit!
However, it is not easy for newbie travelers to conquer Ninh Binh, due to the huge number of Ninh Binh tourist information and sightseeing destinations. Therefore, there are some routes for tourists that you should mind to make your trip successful.
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The first route to mention in Ninh Binh sightseeing map is the Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave route, considered as the most popular route!
The first destinations is Hoa Lu Ancient Capital which is famous for its large number of pagodas and temples. This complex is breathtaking ancient beauty and once was the capital of three ancient dynasties of Vietnam. It will tell you the story of a thousand years of history with its serene landscape and magnificent temples.
Next is Tam Coc. Tam Coc, the literal meaning is “Three Cave”, is one of the pearls of Ninh Binh. To enjoy Tam Coc to the fullest, the suggestion is to take a boat trip, but the choice for motorbike is also available. You will have a chance to sail through the three magnificent caves and enjoy the wonderful natural beauty built through the ages inside the caves.
Mua Cave, literally meaning is “The Dancing Cave”, is a top-favorite destination for hiker and photographer tourists alike. The way leading to the peaceful, natural Mua Cave is a 500-step zigzag stone staircase.
At the end of the staircase is an altar of Quan Am. And when you conquer the staircase, you can stand at the peak of mountains with a stunning view of Ninh Binh. The photogenic and impressive view of Mua Cave will be an unforgettable memory for anyone who seeks natural beauty.
This Ninh Binh map passes by some of the most highlights spots. But if you are not keen on climbing or want to take a relaxing trip, then you can just visit Hoa Lu Tam Coc and left aside the Mua Cave!
This Tam Coc Ninh Binh map is less touristy than the previous one. But not mean it is less exciting. You will pass through Tam Coc – Tam Coc Boat Ride – Bich Dong Pagoda – Thung Nham Bird Park respectively.
Follow this Ninh Binh map, after visit Tam Coc and take a Tam Coc boat ride, we will spend time in Bich Dong Pagoda. To all photographers, Bich Dong Pagoda is the right place for you. This pagoda is hugged by a water trench with blooming lotus all year round, an ideal place for a photo shoot.
The interesting thing about this place is the road leading to its top is connected to a cave full of giant ancient statues. And Bich Dong Pagoda also offers a charming panoramic view of everything below you at its peak.
Thung Nham Bird Park Ecotourism is an attractive tourist destination, not only attracts many tourists in the country, but also international tourists. Thung Nham tourism has seen its beauty because it is the harmony between the natural landscape and the creativity of local people make Thung Nham become a highlight in the map of Ninh Binh calendar.
Visitors to Thung Nham without visiting the bird garden are a great omission. This is the habitat of more than 40 species of birds such as Constellation, Phoenix, Stork, cauldron, leek, leech, fire prick…
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Another fascinating Ninh Binh tourism map is the Trang An (Boat ride and “Kong: Skull Island” film site visit included) – Bai Dinh Pagoda Complex route.
Let’s start to explore this Ninh Binh map with Trang An Heritage Complex, the greatest rival to Halong Bay with its magnificent natural beauty. Trang An Complex possess giant karst mountains, lush green forests, sparkling and fresh rivers and the endlessly horizontal golden rice field.
If you are in Trang An, why don’t you take on a Trang An boat trip? Unlike the luxury cruise trip in Halong Bay, you will board on small wooden paddle boats and flow down the small waterway in Trang An. The serpentine streams will bring you into a land of natural and impressive beauty.
Bai Dinh Temple Complex is another place that you definitely should visit. The complex includes three levels with the bell tower pagoda, the giant golden Buddha statue, and Bai Dinh Pagoda. If you love ancient Asian architecture, you should tick Bai Dinh Temple Complex in your list right away.
For the detailed itinerary, you can check out Trang An Bai Dinh trip or go to Ninh Binh itinerary for other ideal trips!
The fourth Ninh Binh map will take you through Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave. The same spots but with a different route for those who want to visit Trang An instead of Tam Coc!
This Ninh Binh map route is a bit different because it only includes one large attraction, the Cuc Phuong National Conservation Park. This place is a massive natural museum and an ideal trekking site for you to adventure into wildlife.
From establishment, it has always been a part of protected land in Ninh Binh for the conservation of the endangered wildlife in the region and preserves the biodiversity of Vietnam in general. Nowadays, it houses a massive number of fauna and flora of Vietnam and has become one of the greatest places for trekking tours.
In Cuc Phuong Trekking route, you can visit the conservation center to know more about the wildlife here. You will be surprised by the number, the diversity and the origins of all kinds of species, from animals to plants found in these centers.
Cuc Phuong Botanical Garden was established in 1985 and is listed in the International Botanical Gardens to be a center for the preservation of genetic resources and rare plants, creating a semi-wild ecology for these kinds of flora. You can easily access the garden by walking and admiring the colorful wildlife here.
Next is the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. This center’s main aim is rescuing and helping individual rare primates such as Gray langur, Cat Ba langur, etc, from confiscation; releasing animals to nature and doing research on primate’s living habits and environment.
This is a wonderful place of a good deed and a great chance for you to see with your own eyes the very rare, endangered animals of Vietnam.
If you want to learn more academic knowledge, you should visit Cuc Phuong Museum, one of the largest natural biology museum in Vietnam. This museum is really helpful and important study site about biology for students, conservation experts, botanists and tourists all alike.
The museum has always been the preservation place of specimens such as insects, butterflies and other animals such as bear, leopard, monkey,… Museum has never been so life like that, but the Cuc Phuong Museum will grant you a whole new level of interest and excitement for nature.
Other highlights of Cuc Phuong National Park trip are visting Cave of the Prehistory Man and treeking through the forest trail to find the thousand-year-old tree.
With all these exciting spots and activities, Cuc Phuong National Park trip is perfect for any adventure seekers!
Aside from the tourist map of Ninh Binh, you will be looking for another important map, which is the ATM map. To know the whereabouts of the ATM near your staying location will help out a lot. Therefore, we include this Ninh Binh map just for you to find the nearest ATM in case you are short of cash.
Please note that there is very rare ATM around tourist attractions so it would be better to bring enough cash!
Hope that this Ninh Binh map can be “your best friend” for the upcoming trip. If you are still wondering which route to take, feel free to ask our local experts. Original Ninh Binh Tours is always here for you!
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