One of the most attractive destinations for visiting Ninh Binh is Trang An. It’s recognized by UNESCO as a World natural heritage site. Let Origin Vietnam share the experience of travel to Trang An Ninh Binh 1 day tour detailed below. And ensuring you will have the most complete journey!
A. Trang An Ninh Binh travel experience
1. Where is Trang An tourist area?
Trang An Ninh Binh Ecotourism Area is a tourist destination in the World heritage complex of Trang An in Ninh Binh Province. This is also a tourist destination that attracts tourists every year. From the center of Trang An you can easily move to other locations. Such as Hoa Lu ancient capital about 3km and Ninh Binh city about 7km, 96km from Hanoi.
Trang An is considered as a place to preserve and own for itself many ecosystems of wetlands and limestone mountains as well as cultural and historical relics under the Dinh and Tran periods. Currently, this area still retains its original pristine beauty and always a place to stop on the journey to explore Ninh Binh.
2. Transportation to Trang An Ninh Binh tourist area
To move to Trang An, first you have to go to Ninh Binh. You can choose many different ways. Such as motorbike, bus or train to help you understand better. This post will guide how to move from Hanoi to Ninh Binh then from Ninh Bình to Trang An.
+ Move from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
- Motorbike: From Hanoi, move in the direction of the old National Highway 1A to Hanoi then go to Ninh Binh – Thanh Hoa route. There will be signs on the road so you don’t need to worry.
- Coach: You can choose the bus at My Dinh bus station or Giap Bat bus station with the fare of about 80k / person. It’s travel about 2 hours to Ninh Binh bus station. After that you can take a motorbike taxi or taxi to Trang An.
- Train: Because in Ninh Binh there are North-South railway lines running through. So you can also choose to travel by train. From Hanoi there are trains SE1 (19h30), SE3 (22h), SE5 (9h) and SE7 (6h). It takes more than 2 hours to go to Ninh Binh train station then take a motorbike or taxi to Trang An.
+ Move from Ninh Binh to Trang An
Trang An is about 7km from Ninh Binh city so if you are traveling by bus or train you can choose to rent a motorbike or taxi to go. Note to bargain to avoid high price from local people.
If you travel to Trang An Ninh by motorbike, when you come to the center of Ninh Binh city, you will see a sign board Trang An on the right. It’s just a few kilometers straight to the tourist area Trang An already.
3. Transportation in Trang An
In order to explore Trang An Ninh Binh tourist area. You have to move on boats. At this point you will have to buy an entrance ticket that includes a boat ride. Ticket price is about 200k / person. However, the main drawback is that a boat needs to carry 6 people to go.
So if you go with a few people, you will have to join with other groups. But if you go on a private boat, you have to buy enough 6 tickets.
Travel time for excursions is 2-3 hours. Currently, to promote development. There are many different routes for you to choose from. You can refer to the routes below to choose for yourself the appropriate route.
- Route 1: Boat station – Trinh Temple – Dark Cave – Bright Cave – Wine Cooking Cave – Tran Temple – Seo cave – Son Duong cave- Phu Khong – Bao Hieu Pagoda – Khong Cave – Tran Cave – Quy Hau Cave – Boat station. Travel time is about 3 and a half hours. This route is suitable for those who love spiritual tourist destinations.
- Route 2: Boat station – Lam cave – Vang cave – Thanh Slide cave – Suoi Tien temple – Dai cave – Hanh Cung Vu Lam – Boat station. Travel time is about 2 and a half hours.
- Route 3: Boat station – Trinh Temple – Hang May – Suoi Tien – Dia Linh Cave – Dai Cave – Hanh Cung Vu Lam – Boat station. Travel time 3 hours.
4. Which season is good for Trang An?
It can be said that Ninh Binh tourism in Trang An is beautiful season. Because at any time of the year in Trang An there are beautiful scenes for you to explore. If you go in January to March of the lunar calendar.
This is the time when Trang An is very exciting, many tourists often choose to come here to travel to the spring. However, if this range is crowded, it is very crowded.
Besides, in May and June in Ninh Binh. It is like wearing on the golden color of ripe rice fields creating a picturesque scenery that you should not miss.
5. What is beautiful in Trang An Ninh Binh tourist area?
Sightseeing admire the natural beauty
As we mentioned above, in order to explore Ninh Binh Trang An tourist area. You will have to travel by boat. The feeling of sitting on small boats down the blue water and watching the natural scenery is really wonderful.
Even when the weather is hot, but sitting on the boat. You can feel a fresh, cool atmosphere radiating from the river surface. For those who love “virtual life”, sitting on the boat is also a very beautiful background to help you get those beautiful shimmering pictures.
Discover mysterious, magical caves
After a while of sightseeing, the small boat will take you to explore the caves with many different shapes to ensure you will be extremely excited. When the boat enters any cave, the rowers will introduce and tell you stories about that cave.
Each cave has its own different beauty, but they all have the same beauty as the magnificent stalactites, each cave contains hidden stories transmitted to this day.
Visit the temples in Trang An
In the journey to explore Trang An tourist area in Ninh Binh. You will stop at the temples of kings or people with merit in this land of Ninh Binh. Trinh Temple is your first destination, then Tran Temple with monumental architecture still preserved through the dragon carvings under the hands of talented artisans at that time.
In addition, in Trang An, there is another spiritual place that you should not miss is Phu Khong. Coming here, you will admire the ancient ancient trees dating back thousands of years. This is also the place to worship 7 mandarins who contributed to the Dinh dynasty.
Vu Lam Palace
Located deep in the mountains of Trang An Ninh Binh tourist area is the Vu Lam palace. This place is known as a military base area under the Tran Dynasty. Not only that, the palace of Vu Lam was also the place where Tran kings ordained.
Coming to Vu Lam palace, you will be immersed with nature and feel the beauty of the rocky caves, spread your heart to enjoy the moments of tranquility, learn about history…
B. Travel schedule Trang An Ninh Binh 1 day
To be able to explore all Ninh Binh tourist destinations requires you to take about 2 to 3 days. But if you do not have much time and just want to visit Trang An but you are not able to come out. So reasonable, do not worry too much, let’s consult our 1-day Trang An travel experience.
At 8.00 am our guide and driver welcome you at hotel in Hanoi. Good bye the bustling city of Hanoi and transfer you to Ninh Binh Province – 120km away. At first you will make a visiting to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest one in Vietnam with 500 La Han Statues, the biggest bronze casting Buddha Statue with the height of 100 tons. Have lunch at local restaurant
Afternoon is the continue trip to visit Trang An Grottoes – the famous attraction in Ninh Binh that is in the list to get World Heritage Site from UNESCO. Take a boat trip to visit the complex caves in Trang An including Bright Cave, Dark Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou that are mystery and natural to admire the wonderful which nature bless for this area.
After that you leave Trang An for return Hanoi city. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at your hotel.
Above is the experience of exploring Trang An Ninh Binh with the most detailed schedule and cost. Hopefully, the information we have provided will help you get a complete trip and the most memorable experience. Let’s refer to other useful travel experiences!