The Vietnamese countryside of Ninh Binh is quite a spectacle and a fantastic destination to consider touring for your holiday. Whether it is with your whole family or beside your spouse, it is the place to make everlasting memories. The best thing about this location is that you can easily access it from any site in Vietnam. For instance, getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh will only take you something under two hours. You can get there by train or road as you soak up the panoramic scenery that looks wondrous in both photos and videos. As such, if you are to spend a day in Ninh Binh, you will need a day plan. And below is what you can get to spend a day.


Trang An Boat Rides In The Morning

If you enjoy boat rides, idyllic scenery, and the peaceful sound of chirping birds, you will enjoy a morning at Trang An. The area has fewer crowds as well as less pushy vendors which are perfect for an intimate affair. You get to enjoy the scenery of the high walled caves as the guide’s row you slowly.

Climb to the Mau Caves viewpoint

Soon after you come from the calming boat ride, you should consider climbing the Mau caves viewpoint. The view at the top of the Mau caves will simply take your breath away. The aerial view of the boats cruising through the caves underneath and the numerous scenes as you climb the steps. For instance, you get to see a statue of a very colorful dragon as you make your way up the five hundred stairs.

Visit Bich Dong Pagoda

The Bich Dong Pagoda beautifully stands in front of a sea of water lily pad in the mountainside of Ninh Binh. The first thing that welcomes you is the grand picturesque arch and a bridge that leads to the bat-filled natural caves. The best thing is that you can get there via boat such that you can get to cruise through Tam Coc as you get to the pagoda. So you kill two birds with one stone.

Bai Dinh

Well, once you are done with your visit from the Bich Dong, you can head down to the Bai Dinh. This tranquil temple that was built in 2003 is filled with statues, buddhas, and a giant bell tower. If you are into monuments and impressive architecture, you will love a tour through the biggest pagoda in Vietnam which happens to be the Bai Dinh.

Enjoy A Hearty Meal

To finish off your touring day, a hot Vietnamese delicacy should do it. Luckily it is quite easy to score a cheap meal in Ninh Binh. By taking a walk through the streets, you should most definitely try Bahn Xeo, which is a Vietnamese omelet with beansprouts and fresh spring rolls with pork and vegetables. The upside to this is that you also get to enjoy drinks alongside your food.


Well, so now that you have a whole day’s itinerary, the next time you plan a vacay, go to Ninh Binh. It is fun, fulfilling, and very pocket-friendly.