After launching trailer of Kong: Skull Island, a lot of people are surprised with majestic natural images. In particular, many images are recognized as filmed in Ninh Binh as Van Long Natural Reserve, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Trang An.
This article, DiChungTaxi suggests some tips to travel to Ninh Binh.
The ideal time to travel to Ninh Binh
You can travel Ninh Binh on all seasons of the year, but the best time to go is from January to March lunar calendar.
In addition, at the end of May beginning of June is the time of ripen rice season in Tam Coc, very suitable for tourists who like to take pictures.
Means of transportation when traveling Ninh Binh
You can move to Ninh Binh by many different means, such as trains, buses, private cars or motorcycles.
– If you travel by train to Ninh Binh, you need to Hanoi train station, then buy train tickets to Ninh Binh: SE1 depart at 21:09 (58,000 -128 000 / ticket), SE5 depart at 11:14 (price tickets 46000-124000 VND), departing at 8:29 SE 7 (fare about 46000-124000 VND). Ticket prices depending on seat class.
– Take the train is safe and cheap, but quite inconvenient in terms of time. So, many people choose the means to Ninh Binh by bus, car or hire a taxi.
– If traveling in a group to move between tourist attractions, you can choose a taxi as a means to move to convenience and cost savings. Some taxi companies in town as 030.3.633.788 Ninh Binh Taxi, Mai Linh Taxi 030.6.25.25.25, Minh Long Taxi 030.3.88.11.22, Xuan Thanh Taxi 030.3.68.68.68, Hoa Lu Taxi 030.2.211.444, Thuy Duong Taxi 030.3.72.72.72
Fares to visit Van Long Natural Reserve
Tickets: 20,000 VND / person
Boat tickets: 60,000 VND / boat / 2 visitor
Fares to visit Tam Coc – Bich Dong
Tickets: 120,000 VND / person / one turn – Children under 1,40m: 60,000 / person / way
Boat tickets: 150,000 VND / way / one boat (4 guests for Vietnam) – 150,000 / time / boat (2 visitor for foreigners) – Free for children under 3 years old
Trang An scenic Fares
Ferry ticket price 150,000 VND / person. a route of Chang'an boat about 3 hours (visit 6-9 caves). Around 4-5 persons / boat
Ninh Binh travel schedule 2 days 1 night
Day 1: Hanoi-Chang'an – Van Long Natural Reserve
6:00 am: Departure from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Along the way, stop for breakfast in Phu Ly (Ha Nam), try the bread rolls or crab cakes. If you follow the highway Phap Van – Cau Gie – Ninh Binh then turn Highway 10 about 10 kilometers further is Ninh Binh City (from here to Chang'an around 7 km)
8:00: Arrive Trang An tourist site. Total time of visit: 3-5 hours. Main attractions: Temple Trinh, Tran temple, … Near Chang'an has a restaurant named Three Crabs in the deep lane of King Dinh Temple. There are dishes "elderberry goat meat" delicious. You ask the locals for advice more.
13h30: After eating and resting at restaurant, afternoon you go explore the Van Long Natural Reserve
Along the Ngo Dong River, you will boat ride through the canyon, flanked by tall grassy. Once through the mountains, the next stop is the Fish Cave – a beautiful cave here. To be able to watch the langurs and stork flying, you should go in the afternoon between 15:30 to 16:30.
On the way you will admire the excellent limestone strange shape: Cat Scratch, Raspberry, Table Rock, Ark of Books …
If you want to photograph should talk to their boat before you go enough attractive destinations in Van Long lagoon (about 2 hours).
17:00: Get in the car and go back to Ninh Binh City.
Check in hotel, dinner and rest here.
20:00: You can walk in the evening snacking points such as around the neighborhood 8, Huong Mai restaurant, the floor Co Do, the restaurant area gymnasiums …
Day 2: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – Tam Coc Bich Dong
For Tam Coc Bich Dong route to visit a relatively short time, I recommend you further combined Hoa Lu Ancient Capital or Bai Dinh Pagoda in order to explore the beauty of this land.
In the morning, you should check-out the hotel and move from Ninh Binh city to Hoa Lu ancient capital to visit the temple of King.
In the afternoon, you move to Tam Coc Bich Dong and start exploring "Halong shallow". Along the way you can enjoy the natural beauty along stream between fields to really feel the charming beauty.
After the end of the trip, you depart back to Hanoi, on the way you can stay in Ha Nam to buy gifts for relatives and friends.
In Ninh Binh there are many places to visit tourist attractions, if you have a lot of time traveling here, you can go to Thung Nham, Bird Park, Cuc Phuong National Park, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Hoa Lu Ancient, Phat Diem Cathedral, Non Nuoc Mountain.
After Kong: Skull Island which will be premiered on March 3, 2017, Ninh Binh will be “HOT” destination, if you intend to travel this time, you should make your reservation of transportation, hotel, ship ticket,… Hope you have a good trip to Halong Bay with DiChungTaxi tips.