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Kim Son

Kim Son district is known as a land of wild and rustic beauty with many historical relics and long-standing traditional craft villages and is the center of religion. This place is suitable for tourists who love nature, want to enjoy a peaceful space and like to explore and experience. Please accompany Origin Vietnam to discover the travel beauty of Kim Son land!

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1. Where is Kim Son?

Kim Son district belongs to Ninh Binh province of Northern Vietnam, located 33 km southeast of Ninh Binh city. 126 km south of the center of Hanoi capital and 153 km from Noi Bai International Airport – Hanoi. The district has geographical location:

  • The East borders Nghia Hung district, Nam Dinh province.
  • The West borders Yen Mo district, Ninh Binh province and Nga Son district, Thanh Hoa province
  • The South borders the East Sea with a coastline of nearly 18km.
  • The North borders Yen Khanh district, Ninh Binh province.

2. What is the unique feature of Kim Son?

Kim Son welcomes tourists with its wild natural beauty and ecosystem diversity. Coming to the beach here, visitors can not only watch the brilliant sunset and sunrise but can also learn more about mangrove forests, alluvial soil and many rich species of animals and plants.

In addition to its wonderful natural beauty, Kim Son is also an important religious center, most notably Phat Diem Cathedral. In particular, this place also has tiled bridges with ancient architectural styles, bringing unique cultural and historical beauty to this land.

Along with that, Kim Son is also home to up to 20 traditional sedge handicraft villages and a long-standing wine making profession. Unique and sophisticated handcrafted products will surely satisfy all visitors.

IMG Bai Ngang Con Noi 4

3. When is the best time to travel to Kim Son?

Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province in Northern Vietnam. It’s located in a humid subtropical climate zone divided into 4 distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter.

According to travel experience, visitors can come to Kim Son district any season of the year, each season brings its own beauty. However, the best time to travel to Kim Son district is in the summer and fall.

Summer and autumn are from April to October, this is the time many tourists choose to come to Kim Son district. This season is suitable to visit beautiful beaches, traditional craft villages, see golden rice fields or travel to historical sites.

The weather this season is rainy, so tourists should pay attention to the weather in advance and choose sunny days to have the safest and most complete trip.

4. How to get to Kim Son?

Tourists depart from Hanoi to the center of Ninh Binh province by means of transportation: motorbikes, cars, buses, and trains. After that, visitors can go from Ninh Binh city to Kim Son district by the following means:

4.1. Travel by bus

Bus is a public means of transportation to Kim Son district that many tourists choose. Tourists from Ninh Binh city take bus number 04 city. Ninh Binh – Yen Mo – Lai Thanh (Kim Son) or bus 02 Ninh Binh – Lai Thanh (Kim Son). The bus stop is quite close to the attraction, so visitors can walk to the attraction or catch a motorbike taxi or taxi.

4.2. Travel by motorbike/taxi

Tourists from far away traveling to Ninh Binh by bus or train can use the self-driving motorbike rental service to move freely or rent a taxi. Some reputable motorbike rental shops for tourists to refer to: Duc Anh, Duc Thang, Viet Dung… Tourists move from Ninh Binh city to Kim Son district in the following 2 ways:

  • From Ninh Binh city, follow Highway 10 to the Southeast, go about 30km, turn left and go another 3km to reach the attractions.
  • From Ninh Binh city, go straight on National Highway 1A to the South, go about 7.5km, then turn left and continue along DT480 road. Go straight for about 20km more to reach the attractions in Kim Son district.

5. Explore the beauty of Kim Son district

Let’s join Origin Vietnam in listing the following famous attractions that tourists should not miss in Kim Son district!

5.1. Phat Diem Stone Cathedral

IMG Phat Diem Cathedral

Phat Diem Stone Cathedral is a Catholic church complex of about 22 hectares, built in 1875 and completed in 1899. The church is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Vietnam. The church is built entirely of natural stone and wood, very sturdy and includes a large church and 5 small churches.

The Catholic church was built with some Western-oriented features, but has a boat-shaped curved roof that follows the style of traditional Vietnamese communal houses, temples, and pagodas. That uniqueness has contributed to increasing the number of tourists coming to visit and admire the beauty of the stone church.

5.2. Bai Ngang – Con Noi

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Bai Ngang – Con Noi is a famous beach tourist destination in Ninh Binh. This place was recognized by UNESCO as a World biosphere reserve in the Red River Delta and also became a coastal economic zone of the province.

Coming to Bai Ngang, visitors can admire the immensity of the sea, the vast stretches of green sedge fields along with the wild beauty of nature. In addition, Bai Ngang also has mangrove forests that are shelters for many species of migratory birds, animals, plants and aquatic products. This place has been attracting many tourists to visit and enjoy the peaceful, relaxing space.

5.3. Phat Diem tiled bridge

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Phat Diem tile bridge is one of the ancient tile bridges with unique and famous architecture in Vietnam. The bridge bears the unique architectural style of the Northern region and is built in the style of a communal house on top and a bridge on the bottom.

The bridge body and railings are made of solid ironwood, the roof above is covered with traditional red tiles. It’s an elegant, gentle shape, has high aesthetic value and leaves a strong impression in the hearts of visitors. In particular, Phat Diem Tile Bridge was also printed on Vietnamese postage stamps.

5.4. Kim Son sedge village

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Kim Son sedge village is a traditional sedge making village that has existed for 200 years. This is one of the craft village tourist attractions in Ninh Binh that is loved by many people. The people here have all the qualities of a true artisan, with high skills, acumen and enthusiasm for each product created.

Visiting the sedge village, visitors will learn and discover how artisans take care and meticulously in each step to create handmade products that attract everyone. In addition, visitors can choose for themselves beautiful, suitable and diverse products such as: mats, hats, sandals, book bags, boxes, cups… to buy for personal use or as gifts for relatives and friends. .

6. Enjoy specialties in Kim Son

Kim Son district is not only famous for its beautiful landscapes but also has an extremely rich traditional cuisine. Join us to learn about the specialty dishes here!

6.1. Kim Son wine

Kim Son wine is a quality, reputable drink and especially has many health benefits. The wine is made entirely from yellow flower sticky rice, natural well water and cake yeast. Once cooked, the wine is clear white in color. When drinking, you will feel relaxed and comfortable without headaches, fatigue or dizziness.

Just drink a sufficient amount each time to enhance body health and increase resistance. Kim Son wine, in addition to drinking, can be used to soak as medicine, antiseptic, fever reducer or to beautify the skin.

6.2. Phat Diem eel vermicelli

Phat Diem eel vermicelli is a specialty dish that visitors to Kim Son should not miss. The eel used to make eel vermicelli must be large and fresh to be delicious. The eel is cleaned of slime, the intestines and body are separated, marinated with spices and prepared.

The vermicelli used is a tough, soft type of dong vermicelli, blanched in boiling water and then soaked in water to make the vermicelli fibers soft without being friable or tough. When eating eel vermicelli, you will feel the sweetness of the eel meat and eat it with raw vegetables: banana flowers, lettuce, basil, enhancing the flavor of the eel dish.

6.3. To Nhu moc vermicelli

Bun moc To Nhu is a famous delicious dish of Kim Son land. For growing meat, you must choose muscle meat, remove the fat, pound it, grind it, add spices, then shape it into bite-sized balls, put them in a pot of boiling water and boil until cooked.

For each bowl of vermicelli, the seller will put the vermicelli on a separate plate, the broth and sprouts on a separate bowl and the raw vegetables on a separate plate. When eating, wherever you eat, put the vermicelli in a bowl of broth to make the noodles more chewy and clearly feel the delicious, sweet taste from the noodles and broth. This is a unique feature that only To Nhu vermicelli has.

6.4. Fish salad

Specialty Fish salad is considered one of the most delicious local specialties. After being cleaned, the fish is marinated with spices such as ginger, lemongrass, and dried onions. Fish salad served with raw vegetables such as sour star fruit, figs, chili, herbs and sweet and sour dipping sauce.

When eating fish, the sweet taste is mixed with the sour taste of vinegar, the spicy taste of ginger and the fleshy taste of roasted sticky rice mixed with the slightly astringent taste of vegetables, making the dish unique and leaving an impression on visitors. guest.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Kim Son 

7.1. Hotels and motels in Kim Son district

For convenience for long trips in Kim Son district. We have compiled the most prestigious and quality hotels and motels for visitors to refer to:

  • Kim Son Hotel. Address: Tri Chinh, Phat Diem Town, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Hang Hai Hotel. Address: 108, Phat Diem Dong, Phat Diem Town, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Thu Huong Hotel. Address: National Highway 10, Phat Diem Town, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Motel 123. Address: Phat Diem Dong, Phat Diem Town, Kim Son, Ninh BinhHoang Huy Motel
  • Hoang Huy Guesthouse. Address: Kim Dong, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Royal Guesthouse. Address: An Hoa, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Song Que Guest House. Address: Highway 12B, Con Thoi, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Rendezvous Motel. Address: Highway 12B, Kim My, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • An Hoa Guest House. Address: Highway 10, An Hoa, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Duy Chinh Guest House 28. Address: Dinh Hoa, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Duc An Guest House. Address: Phat Diem Tay, Phat Diem Town, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Huong Lan Guesthouse. Address: Xoḿ 8, Nga Dien, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
  • Motel 79. Address: 79 Phat Diem Tay, Phat Diem Town, Kim Son, Ninh Binh

7.2. Beautiful homestay in Kim Son

For tourists who love closeness and rusticity, choosing a homestay is the most suitable. Homestay has beautiful view, quality and amenities that visitors can refer to:

  • Dong Homestay. Address: Hamlet 2, Kim Son, Ninh Binh
IMG Bai Ngang Con Noi 1

8. Some notes when traveling to Kim Son

To have the most complete, economical and wonderful trip to Kim Son – Ninh Binh, visitors should note some useful travel experiences below:

  • Monitor the weather forecast before traveling to choose sunny days and avoid stormy days that affect activities and make travel difficult.
  • When traveling to the beach, visitors need to fully prepare hats, hats, sunscreen and other personal belongings to protect themselves.
  • You should book hotels, motels, and homestays at least 2 weeks before your trip to have many options and avoid running out of rooms.
  • Bring all your identification documents for convenience when checking in on the plane, checking in at the hotel, or renting a car.
  • Do not crowd, vandalize, and comply with regulations when visiting historical sites.
  • Visitors should buy specialties here to bring home for relatives and friends to enjoy.

With beautiful sea landscapes, diverse ecosystems in mangrove forests, historical relics and long-standing traditional craft villages. Kim Son district has created a paradise for nature lovers who love experiences and discoveries. What are you waiting for? If you don’t plan to go here on your upcoming vacation.

Please contact Origin Vietnam – the leading tour operator in Vietnam. With a team of enthusiastic and experienced consultants. We will help you have a Vietnam tour to explore the travel beauty of Kim Son in the most complete and meaningful way.

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