Ninh Binh, One of the Best Destinations to See Before You Die

Ninh Binh, all you need to know before you go

Ninh Binh (in Vietnamese: Ninh Bình), which is a small city and the capital of Ninh Binh province. In the past, people called it Hoa Lu (Hoa Lư). It was the ancient capital of Vietnam for 42 years, from 968 to 1010 CE, under the rule of three dynasties: Dinh Dynasty, the Early Le Dynasty and Ly Dynasty.

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Nowadays, this destination is also commonly known as one of the most important scenes in “Kong: the Skull Island”

Where is it?

Ninh Binh is located in the Red River Delta, northern Vietnam. It takes you 12 hours from Hue by private car or just 2 hours by bus from Hanoi.

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How do you get from Hue to Ninh Binh?

I highly recommend  you to travel from Hue to Ninh Binh by private car. In my point of view, it’s a perfect option. Most especially if you have a baby, children or older ones traveling with you, it is definitely the best choice. Importantly, you do not have to worry about time, it is very flexible and absolutely depends on you.

Besides from private car, you can consider a few mode of transport:

+By bus

+By train

+By plane from Hue to Hanoi and then take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh

The best tourist attractions of Ninh Binh you should not miss

Actually, Ninh Binh is one of three main filming locations in Vietnam for Kong: the Skull Island

#1 The Trang An Landscape Complex was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2014. It includes:

The Ancient Imperial Capital of Hoa Lu

Tam Coc-Bich Dong (Tam Cốc-Bích Động)

and Bai Dinh (Bái Đính) Pagoda

#2 Van Long (Vân Long) Wetland Nature Reserve is an unspoiled lake

#3 Phat Diem (Phát Diệm) Cathedral

#4 Cuc Phuong (Cúc Phương) National Park

#5 Mua (Múa) Caves

#6 Kenh Ga (Kênh Gà) Floating Village

#7 Am Tien (Am Tiên) Cave

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#8 Thung Nham Bird Park

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