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Nho Quan

Nho Quan Ninh Binh is not only famous for its special history but also possesses beautiful landscapes. Coming here, visitors can admire the lush green grass, majestic mountains, cool lakes and many magical caves. All bring visitors a feeling of relaxation and peace.

Nho Quan is truly a tourist destination that should not be missed when traveling to Ninh Binh. Please accompany Origin Vietnam to learn about this land!

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1. Where is Nho Quan?

Nho Quan , Ninh Binh province is located 34 km northwest of Ninh Binh city, 127 km from the center of Hanoi capital, 141 km from Noi Bai airport. The has geographical location:

  • The North borders Yen Thuy and Lac Thuy , Hoa Binh province.
  • The East borders Gia Vien , Hoa Lu and Tam Diep city, Ninh Binh province.
  • The West and South border Thach Thanh , Thanh Hoa province.

2. How is Nho Quan Unique?

Nho Quan attracts tourists because of the ‘s unique beauty and inherent character. This place is known as an ancient land, associated with many historical relics, beautiful sightseeing spots, and is a land imbued with national cultural identity.

Coming to Nho Quan, visitors can learn about and visit the wild and majestic natural landscape, beautiful caves, airy space and fresh air.

In particular, visitors can also experience many interesting recreational activities: boating, camping, cycling… and easily visit prominent tourist destinations: Van Trinh cave, Thien Ha cave, Yen Quang lake , Dong Chuong lake, But cave and Cuc Phuong national park.

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3. When is the best time to travel to Nho Quan?

Nho Quan, Ninh Binh province in Northern Vietnam, is located in a humid subtropical climate zone divided into 4 distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter. According to travel experience in Ninh Binh, visitors can come to Nho Quan any season of the year, each season brings its own beauty.

However, there are two best times to travel to Nho Quan: Early spring and summer and fall. The weather at this time is cool and pleasant and there are many special festivals being held.

3.1. Travel to Nho Quan in early spring

The first days of the year, after the Lunar New Year, from January to March, are very suitable for tourists to visit spiritual tourism places in Nho Quan. Tourists can participate in a unique festival at Phu Doi Ngang or visit Thanh Mau Monastery and other beautiful landscapes.

The weather at this time is cool and a bit chilly. Visitors should monitor the weather before coming here to bring more warm clothes to ensure their health.

3.2. Travel to Nho Quan in summer and fall

Summer and autumn are from April to October, this is the time many tourists choose to come to Nho Quan. This season is suitable for exploring caves, admiring the beauty of ripe rice fields or going to Cuc Phuong National Park and other famous landscapes.

The weather at this time is somewhat hotter than spring, but Nho Quan has many mountains and tropical green forests, so the temperature is still very pleasant for tourists to travel here.

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4. How to move to Nho Quan?

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 Nho Quan by means of:

4.1. Travel by bus

Bus is a public means of transportation to Nho Quan that many tourists choose. Tourists from Ninh Binh city can take bus number 08 Nam Thanh – Nho Quan to reach tourist attractions in the .

4.1. 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 Nho Quan in the following 2 ways:

  • From Ninh Binh city, follow Trang An street for about 13km, visitors turn left onto National Highway 38B, go straight for another 17km to reach.
  • From Ninh Binh city, go straight along National Highway 1A for 4km, then turn right onto DT491C, go 500m further, turn right through the roundabout onto DT491, go about 4.5km further, then turn onto National Highway 12B, continue straight for more than 20km to reach.

5. Explore the travel beauty of Nho Quan

If you are wondering how to travel to Nho Quan, please join Origin Vietnam in listing the famous attractions that tourists should not miss below.

5.1. Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park is Vietnam’s first national park, famous for eco-tourism and the environment and has an area of ​​about 22,000 hectares. This place has a rich and diverse flora and fauna, many species of flora and fauna at high risk of extinction have been discovered and preserved here.

Visitors to Cuc Phuong can explore primeval forests, admire beautiful natural landscapes, and breathe fresh air. In addition, visitors can participate in ecotourism, relaxation, adventure and cultural and historical research programs.

5.2. Van Trinh Cave

Van Trinh Cave, also known as Giang Tien, has an area of ​​about 4000m2, the highest cave arch is over 100m. To get to the cave, visitors must take a boat from Hoang Long river wharf. Stepping into the cave, visitors cannot help but enjoy the sparkling stalactites with many unique shapes and vibrant colors hanging down.

Coming to Van Trinh cave, visitors can not only admire the wonderful natural beauty but also learn about the legend here. The space is large and always cool with unique natural stone artworks. Van Trinh Cave has brought visitors unforgettable experiences.

5.3. Ho Dong Chuong

Dong Chuong Lake is called miniature Da Lat on Nho Quan land – Ninh Binh. The lake has an area of ​​nearly 45 hectares, the water is clear all year round and still retains its wild and quiet features. The area around the lake is covered with pine forests, creating an airy, cool space.

Dong Chuong Lake is a destination that attracts tourists because of its beautiful natural landscape and quiet environment. Visitors can participate in recreational, fun and sports activities, or admire the landscape around the lake and explore the natural beauty of the area.

5.4. Thien Ha Cave

Thien Ha Cave is located on Tuong Mountain in the Truong An range, and is one of the most beautiful caves in Ninh Binh province. Visitors to the cave have to take a boat 1km, then walk another 500m through the trails to get there. The cave has dry and wet caves, creating a shimmering, magical and exciting beauty.

Thien Ha Cave is likened to “the milky way on the mountain”, attracting tourists at first sight. When exploring the cave, visitors have the opportunity to visit beautiful rock formations, strange shapes and a cool and peaceful space. Therefore, it would be a mistake if tourists missed this attractive place.

5.5. Yen Quang Lake

Yen Quang Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake located on a mountainside, adjacent to Cuc Phuong National Park. The lake is formed by a system of 4 large lakes, connected to each other, with a large area of ​​up to 300 hectares.

Yen Quang Lake is covered by cliffs and green forests, bringing wild and quiet scenery. The lake is home to many flocks of water birds and is also an eco-tourism destination to relieve stress every weekend. This place attracts tourists by providing many interesting entertainment activities for domestic and foreign tourists.

5.6. Chau Son Holy Mother Monastery

Thanh Mau Chau Son Monastery is one of the very famous attractions in Ninh Binh. The monastery was built in 1939 in Gothic architecture and has an ancient and noble beauty.

The main material used to build the monastery is original red bricks, without mortar, creating a unique feature for this place. It is the classic beauty mixed with a bit of warmth, mixed with a fresh, clean atmosphere that has made this place famous, bringing visitors moments of relaxation and peace.

5.7. Doi Ngang Palace

Phu Doi Ngang is a spiritual cultural relic belonging to the Four Palaces worshiping system in Northern Vietnam. The palace was built with an area of ​​5,000 square meters, with typical architecture in the style of traditional Vietnamese communal houses, temples, and pagodas.

In the spring, Phu Doi Ngang organizes a festival, visitors from all over come here to worship, participate in rituals, pay their respects to the Holy Mother and Holy Uncle, as well as pray for favorable things. , good luck in life. The festival takes place in a jubilant and exciting atmosphere, with many singing activities and Vietnamese folk games.

6. Specialties in Nho Quan

Nho Quan is not only famous for its beautiful landscapes but also known for its attractive and rich cuisine. Let’s learn about the specialty dishes here.

6.1. Ant egg sticky rice

Ant egg sticky rice is a famous specialty of Nho Quan , Nho Quan province. Brown ant eggs are taken by people from forests in limestone mountains, washed with warm water, marinated with spices, fried with dried onions, chicken fat until fragrant, then steamed with sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.

When eating ant egg sticky rice while still hot, you will clearly feel the softness, the special aroma of the sticky rice, the sweet, greasy taste and the crackling sound of the ant eggs. This promises to be a special specialty dish that visitors should try once in their lives.

6.2. Mountain goat meat

Goats in Nho Quan are raised naturally on the mountain slopes so the meat is very firm, moderately soft, not too tough and has a characteristic aroma. What creates the special flavor of mountain goat dishes in Nho Quan is the traditional spices of the people here.

There are many dishes made from goat meat for visitors to enjoy such as: rare goat with lemon, stir-fried goat, grilled goat, grilled goat, scorched rice with goat sauce, goat cooked with plum wine, steamed goat, stewed goat, hot pot. goat… Visitors can eat it with raw vegetables and ginger soy sauce to enhance the flavor and sweetness of mountain goat meat.

6.3. Mountain snail

Mountain snail, also known as stone snail, is a famous specialty dish in Nho Quan – Ninh Binh. When eaten, snail meat has a herbal taste because this type of snail often eats forest leaves and medicinal plant leaves, creating a unique flavor.

Mountain snails are prepared by boiling, steaming or stir-frying with fresh bamboo shoots, tamarind, lemongrass and chili and dipped in sweet and sour fish sauce. Snails have a delicious taste and many health benefits. Therefore, mountain snails are an extremely interesting specialty for tourists to taste and buy as gifts.

7. Recommendation stay in Nho Quan

7.1. Hotels and motels in Nho Quan

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

  • Cuc Phuong Hotel. Address: Dong Tam Village, Cuc Phuong, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Cuc Phuong Resort & Villas. Address: Dong Tam, Cuc Phuong, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Bao Yen Guesthouse. Address: Highway 12B, Yen Son, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Dai Hien Guesthouse. Address: Phone 477, Duc Long, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Longevity Lodge. Address: Highway 12B, Dong Phong, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Thuy Duong Guesthouse. Address: Nho Quan Town, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Lam Thuy Guesthouse. Address: DT477, Lac Van, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Binh Tan Guesthouse. Address: Cuc Phuong Forest Road, Cuc Phuong, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Vinh Bich Guest House. Address: Phu Loc, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh

7.2. Beautiful Homestays in Nho Quan

For tourists who love nature and plants, choosing a homestay is the most suitable. Origin Vietnam has compiled Homestays with beautiful views, quality and amenities in Nho Quan for visitors to refer to:

  • The Loli Hill Homestay. Address: Cuc Phuong Forest Road, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • MALATU House. Address: Cuc Phuong Forest Road, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Cuc Phuong Suoi Hoa Homestay. Address: Cuc Phuong Forest Road, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Thung Din Homestay. Address: Nga 2, Cuc Phuong, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
  • Homestay Thang Cam . Address: Bai Ca, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
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8. Some notes when traveling to Nho Quan

To have the most complete, economical and wonderful trip to Nho Quan , visitors should note some useful travel experiences below:

  • You should bring essential items, do not bring too bulky items.
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out to bring appropriate luggage and to avoid going on stormy days, affecting the trip.
  • Nho Quan is mainly eco-tourism, so visitors can wear shoes and clothes that are comfortable and convenient to move around.
  • You should book hotels, motels, and homestays at least 2 weeks before your trip to have many options and avoid running out of rooms.
  • When visiting sacred places, visitors should dress discreetly and not make noise to show respect.
  • Bring all necessary documents for convenience when checking in on the plane, checking in at the hotel, or renting a car.
  • Consult reputable sales points in advance and survey prices before buying Nho Quan specialties as gifts to avoid being bought at expensive prices.

With rich and diverse cultural and natural potential and unique culinary specialties. Tourists from all over have chosen to come here to enjoy the fresh air, get away from all the noise in the city, and mingle with the natural scenery.

If you are planning to travel to Ninh Binh , please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – the leading tour operator in Vietnam. With a team of enthusiastic and experienced consultants, we will help you have the most complete and memorable journey to discover Nho Quan.

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