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Yen Khanh

Yen Khanh is known as one of the favorite tourist destinations. Not favored by natural scenery like Nho Quan or Hoa Lu. But Yen Khach is a place to preserve and preserve cultural, historical and architectural values ​​left from ancient times. Exploring Yen Khanh is an experience not to be missed when coming to Ninh Binh. Please accompany Origin Vietnam to learn about this land!

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1. Where is Yen Khanh?

Yen Khanh district is located in the southeast of Ninh Binh province, about 14 km southeast of Ninh Binh city. About 107 km south of the center of Hanoi capital and 133 km from Noi Bai International Airport. The district has geographical location:

  • The East borders Nghia Hung district, Nam Dinh province.
  • The North borders Y Yen district, Nam Dinh province.
  • The West borders Hoa Lu district, Yen Mo district and Ninh Binh city, Ninh Binh province.
  • The South borders Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

2. How is Yen Khanh Unique?

Yen Khanh district attracts tourists with its unique inherent appeal. This place has a fresh, clean and beautiful environment with fruit-laden gardens and colorful flower paths. All create a peaceful village space in harmony with the typical cultural features of the district.

In addition, Yen Khanh district is preserving and preserving many unique historical and cultural relics. Along with that are sacred communal houses and pagodas with unique and ancient architecture. Visitors coming here will be able to experience traditional craft villages, learn about culture, history, enjoy cuisine and folk melodies performed by the people here.

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3. When is the best time to travel to Yen Khanh?

Yen Khanh district, 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, visitors can come to Yen Khanh district any season of the year, each season brings its own beauty. However, the best time to travel to Yen Khanh district is in early spring.

In the first days of the year, after the Lunar New Year from January to March, tourists come here to enjoy cool, slightly chilly air. This time is very suitable to go to spiritual tourism places, participate in many unique festivals and beautiful landscapes.

4. How to move to Yen Khanh

Tourists depart from Hanoi to the center of Ninh Binh by means of transportation: motorbikes, cars, buses, and trains. After that, visitors can go from Ninh Binh city to Yen Khanh district by motorbike, car, or taxi in the following ways:

  • From Ninh Binh city, go straight on Highway 10 to the Southeast, go more than 10km, then turn left and go straight another 4km to reach the attractions in Yen Khanh district.

5. Top sightseeing in Yen Khanh

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

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5.1. Dau Pagoda

Dau Pagoda was built on high ground, the architecture is in the style of domestic and foreign architecture, the outside worships Buddha, the inside worships Gods. The pagoda has a spacious and spacious campus, creating a peaceful and quiet scene. Every visitor who visits the temple feels relaxed and enjoys fresh air.

In particular, the road to Dau Pagoda is built in the shape of a winding dragon, unique and strange. In addition, the pagoda also retains a number of precious relics: lotus stone pedestal, Dien Thanh stele… Dau Pagoda is where Buddhist followers come to worship Buddha, pray and is also a spiritual tourism destination that attracts many people and traveler.

5.2. Yen Phu Communal House

Yen Phu Communal House is a communal house built in the 18th century and is one of the important historical and cultural relics. The communal house still retains its traditional Vietnamese ancient architecture intact. The communal house has a grand architectural scale, and the art of carving and engraving on wood is quite delicate. It consists of 5 worshiping rooms and 1 main room to worship Mr. Dinh Dien.

After hundreds of years of existence and witnessing many historical events, Yen Phu communal house still exists majestically and is a place of community activities for many generations. Yen Phu Communal House is a sacred place to worship and pray and is a destination that attracts tourists who want to learn about the history and culture of the Ninh Binh area.

6. Enjoy the specialties in Yen Khanh

Yen Khanh 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. Sesame rice cake

Ingredients for making banh da include rice, sesame and salt. Banh da is made into 2 types, regular banh da and gac rice cake. The rice is soaked for about 2 hours, washed thoroughly, then ground into flour. If you are making gac rice cake, mix the gac into the rice before grinding it into flour. After grinding, you must rinse it. If left for a long time, the dough will be sour and the quality of the cake will be bad. not delicious.

Sesame rice cakes must be coated twice, dried until moderately dry, then collected and packaged for storage. When baking, you must use charcoal. You must turn the cake regularly so that it cooks evenly. When eaten, cooked rice paper will feel delicious, crispy and spongy. The cake can be eaten with boiled peanuts, roasted peanuts, coconut… very delicious and creamy, a specialty gift for visitors to easily enjoy and buy as gifts.

6.2. Scrape the pig’s feet

Pork trotters are a specialty dish that is very easy to prepare and eat. The pig’s feet are burned with sticky rice straw or incubated on charcoal until golden, then filtered to remove the meat, washed and marinated with spices such as fish sauce, MSG… When the meat is soaked, it is steamed for about 15 minutes for the meat to be cooked, then sliced thinly and mixed well with spices such as fish sauce, galangal, MSG, sesame…

While eating, take rice paper rolls or fig leaves to wrap, eat with herbs and dip in sweet and sour dipping sauce or soy sauce. When eating, diners will feel the spicy taste of galangal, the sour taste of star fruit, the fleshy, aromatic taste of sesame, meat… Currently, pork trotters are a favorite dish in specialty restaurants for tourists to enjoy. can easily enjoy.

6.3. Square fried rice

Da da square dish is a specialty dish that all tourists cannot miss on a trip to Yen Khanh district. Add minced meat, wood ear mushrooms, vermicelli, chopped spring onions, fish sauce, salt, pepper, MSG, eggs and split water spinach and mix well. Then wrap the rolls with spring rolls in a square shape and fry them until crispy.

Eating the rolls while still hot will feel the crispy, fragrant, greasy taste, served with herbs and dipped in sweet and sour dipping sauce. Currently, square spring rolls are a favorite dish of many tourists.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Yen Khanh?

Although there are not many options like Tam Coc or Ninh Binh city, with our experience in operating and booking services, we have suggestions for motels and hotels as follows. Hope you can choose your favorite hotel when traveling to An Khanh.

7.1. Hotels and motels in Yen Khanh district

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

  • Motel 368. Address: Highway 10, Yen Ninh Town, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh
  • Bach Hop Guesthouse . Address: Highway 10, Khanh An, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh
  • Song Day Guesthouse. Address: Highway 10, Khanh Cu, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh
  • Hoang Phat Guest House. Address: Highway 10, Khanh Cu, Ninh Binh
  • Ngoc Tan Guesthouse. Address: Highway 10, Khanh Cu, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh
  • Thanh Minh Guest House. Address: Highway 10, Khanh An, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh
  • Quynh Nhung Guest House. Address: Highway 10, Yen Ninh Town, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh
  • Vy Vy Guest House. Address: Highway 10, Khanh Phu, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh

7.2. Beautiful homestay in Yen Khanh

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:

  • XXI The Homestay. Address: Khanh An, Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh
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8. Some notes when traveling to Yen Khanh

To have the most complete, economical and wonderful trip to Yen Khanh – 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 visiting spiritual tourist destinations, visitors should wear modest clothing to show respect, limit littering and not make noise that affects other tourists.
  • 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.
  • During tourism, you should pay attention to protecting common property, not littering, and protecting the landscape environment of tourist attractions.
  • Visitors should buy specialties here to bring home for relatives and friends to enjoy.

With cultural potential and many spiritual historical relics and diverse and unique culinary specialties. Tourists from all over have chosen to come here to enjoy fresh air, relax, and stay away from all the troubles of life.

If you are planning to go to Yen Khanh but do not know how to arrange your schedule properly, please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – the leading Ninh Binh tour operator. With a team of enthusiastic and experienced consultants. We will help you have a journey to explore Yen Khanh in the most complete and meaningful way.

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