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Trang An

Trang An Grottoes

Trang  An Grottoes is a prominent place in Southeast Asia and the world which contains abundant archaeological evidences preserved, mostly shells, animal bones, pottery, stone tools, kitchen floor and human remains. This is an extremely valuable documentary treasure demonstrating the way that prehistoric human interacted with natural landscape and adapted to major changes of environment over more than 30,000 years, at least since the late Ice Age. During this time, they endured some of the most turbulent climatic and geographical changes in the Earth’s history. Besides, cultural and historical relics such as pagodas, temples, palaces in Trang An Grottoes also contribute to consolidating many archaeological documents. There are 31 wetlands connected by 48 caves, including 2 km of water caves, such as Dia Linh cave, Sinh Du cave or May cave. Nothing is more interested than having a boat trip through caves that you can experience the feeling of thrill and admire the strange shapes on the caves when the boat enters the deep grottoes.

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Trang An Landscape Complex

Trang An Landscape Complex covers an area of 6,172 ha in districts of Hoa Lu, Gia Vien, Nho Quan, Tam Diep Town and Ninh Binh City, about 90km to the southeast of Hanoi. Being known as Halong Bay within the land, Trang An Landscape Complex is a spectacular view dominated by towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants and conjoint by emerald rice fields and sapphire rivers. This natural wonder is Vietnam’s only Mixed Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, recognized by UNESCO in 2014.

Trang An Landscape Complex

How to Get to Trang An

How to get to Trang An from Ninh Binh City Center

If you are in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc, the best way to get Trang An is by motorbike or taxi. You can rent a motorbike in one day with 150,000 VND/day, taxi will cost about 15,000 VND/km.
A tip for you is you should choose a metered taxi to avoid over-charge. Such as Mai Linh Taxi, Hoa Lu Taxi, Xuan Thanh Taxi, Van Xuan Taxi… which are famoust and best taxi in Ninh Binh or book a GRAB bike.

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How to get to Trang An from Hanoi

There are many tour companies offering 1 day or 2 days tour in Ninh Binh city. If you choose A Day Tour to Trang An, usually the means of transportation will be included in the service.
Typically tour provider will transfer you in a shuttle bus or private car and you can arrange the pick-up destination and date. Remember that, if you pay money for the service, you can deal fairly. Here are a few of the suggestions:
Or, you can go by train from Hanoi. You need to buy a ticket from Hanoi train station at 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District. There are many time from Hanoi to Ninh Binh Station. The cost roundy 5 USD per way for seating train. The train journey’s take 2 – 2.5 hours to get reach to Ninh Binh Station.

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Best Time to Visit Trang An

Due to its location near Hanoi, Trang An can be quite crowded in holidays, vacations or festival time. However, coming on normal weekdays, you can have this whole picturesque landscape all for yourself. Embraced in a moist, hot and windy climate pattern, Trang An has developed a system of moss-covered karst peaks and humid hill paths. Due to the need to for easy climbing activities and water boat travel, this destination often has its tour operated in the dry season. However, do not let the inconvenience of a trip under rainy weather get into you, for Trang An landscape complex only appears at its most vivid and lively beauty in the rainy season. Tropical rain paints the immense forests in a fantastic color and the water often becomes so clear it turns to a vibrant hue.

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Natural Karst Tower in Trang An Landscape Complex

The towering karst mountains in Trang An landscape complex can match Halong Bay ‘s for their grandiose and awe-inspiring sight. In ancient time, this place used to be an imperial city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty. According to Feng Shui masters, some of the limestone shapes resemble the mythical swords and mighty power of the king and his nation – a reason for king Dinh Bo Linh to move his capital to Hoa Lu (Trang An). Some of the karst towers collapse within itself and create such mysterious caves inside, which are accessible for visitors by riverboat.

Natural Karst Tower in Trang An

Tropical Forests & Rivers in Trang An Landscape Complex

Immense rain forest, plant and moss cover the landscape, blending with the vast paddy fields below. Rivers cross rivers and rice fields, wrapping themselves around the base of the majestic karst towers. The river system in Trang An is very diverse with the north bordered by Hoang Long River, the east by the Chanh River, the south by the He river and the west by Ben Dang river. Some of the rivers unite in the center of the heritage site, becoming a convenient traveling path for tourists.

Tropical Forests Rivers in Trang An

 

Relic Sites in Trang An Landscape Complex

Trang An is also the land of spirituality and the home of several historic pagodas and temples. The ancient temples and pagodas rest solemnly upon the karst tower’s top or on one of its side, hiding among dark green woods. This is the reason why Trang An landscape complex is most crowded in the first month of the Lunar year when domestic tourists often visit the pagoda to pray for a new year full of fortune. Especially, Bai Dinh pagoda with long-established history and unique architecture will definitely fire your imagination.

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Tribal Village in Kong – Skull Island Movie

In April 2017, the Management Board of Trang An has opened the door for visitors to visit the movie set of Kong: Skull Island. In particular, a tribal village in the movie was reconstructed prototype, just like in the movie, which definitely makes a surprise for every visitors in the Kong Skull Island Tours. The reconstructed Kong: Skull Island’s film setting is located in the Trang AnNinh Binh ecological tourist sites, which is also the most interesting place in Ninh Binh. The tribal village consists of about 40 huts made of bamboo which are built alternately on both sides, and in the middle is the stone road. Another special thing is that many locals dress up like the aborigines in the movie, from faces to dresses, and sit in huts that make visitors feel like they are living in the movie.

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Hanoi Trang An Boat Tour

Hanoi Trang An Boat Tour & Hoa Lu Ancient Capital only in one Day Adventure Tour daily departure from Hanoi. It takes you to an area of outstanding natural beauty with limestone peaks and the centuries-old capital of Vietnam. From Hanoi, a leisure boat trip passing towering limestone karsts covered by lush plants along Trang An River will definitely make your tour to Trang An and Hoa Lu a truly memorable experience. Hotel in Hanoi pick-up and drop-off !

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Destinations Travel Guide

Tam Coc Vietnam – The most beautiful and easy to visit from Hanoi

Tam Coc Vietnam is often known as romantic and peaceful sceneries, which are very charming and amorous. If you’re nature lovers and already in Hanoi, it’s a pity to miss this beautiful “Halong Bay on land”.

Tam Coc Vietnam literally means “Three grottoes” located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh province. Once upon a time this place was full up with flapping sea waves, passing many centuries the waves eroded into the cliffs created different shapes of karst landscapes. The only way to visit Tam Coc by waterway which normally takes about 3 hours.

Hanoi Train Street Tour

Hanoi train street – The real local life of Hanoian

There’s a residential street in Hanoi, Vietnam that a speeding train passes straight through twice a day. The street is so narrow that all residents must ensure their bikes and precious personal belongings, as well as their roaming children, are all safely inside the house before the train passes. Disguised amidst the hectic, cramped streets of the Hanoi Old Quarter lies a funky little area, where motorbikes or even cars are no longer the biggest danger to locals stepping outside of their front door. They’re now replaced by high-speed trains, hurling through the residential street, just only feet away from people everyday lives including their dishes and laundry drying by the tracks, which all define the Hanoi Train Street…

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Trang An Boat Tour

All travel guide information of Trang An Boat Tour: Boat tour routes, entrance fee, tips, nearby attractions. Trang An Boat Tour is is the first activity of choice for traveler in Ninh Binh. Boat is special activity in Vietnam, attracting crowds of people from all over the world come to this city to admire a lot of caves and temples while you also can enjoy a peaceful boat trip is like Halong Bay on land.
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Ninh Binh Travel Guide – How to get to Ninh Binh from Hanoi, Hai Phong, Halong bay, Cat ba Island…Ninh Binh is surrounded by a stunning landscape of lush green paddy fields and striking limestone outcrops with main tourist sites including Hoa Lu Tam Coc, Trang An, Bich Dong, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park, Phat Diem Stone Catheral, Thung Nham Bird Garden…The cycling activities is a best way to really appreciate the striking scenery along the roads.

Dinh King temple in Hoa Lu Tam Coc

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital in Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital has many palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions that were built by different dynasties. Despite going through many centuries, Hoa Lu has been home to many beautiful sites to visit. Visiting here, you will have a chance to understand more about the history of Vietnam and can join many traditional cultural festivals. The ancient capital is a magnificent and majestic palace which is surrounded by rocky mountain, spectacular scenery and numerous calm lakes, which makes a Hoa Lu’s picturesque landscape.

Mua Caves Ninh Binh, Hang Múa Ninh Binh

Mua Caves Ninh Binh

Hang múa – Hang means cave & Múa means Dancing the name from the old time story why this place is called Mua caves (Hang Múa) dancing cave the name of this place was taken from a folk tales saying that the King Tran came to Hoa Lu ancient capital to establish Thai Vi temple about 1 km from the Mua peak and often went to the cave below the peak to hear the beautiful female singers singing and dancing so the local people called this place Hang Múa dancing cave after this story. The Lying Dragon Mountain (Núi Ngoạ Long) there is a lying dragon on the top of Mua peak view point, it is a popular selfie spot .The stairs are bordered by the imitation of the Great Wall of China.

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Halong Bay Cruise

Halong bay cruise the best way to enjoy Halong Bay. Now kick start your journey by hiring a boat cruise through the bay that will let you indulge in the breathtaking vistas of islets. There are plenty of options when it comes to cruising in Halong Bay. Most cruises fall under one of the three categories: Ha long Bay Budget Cruises, Halong Bay Deluxe Cruises and Ha long Bay Luxury Cruises, with the luxury level ascending in that order. Some cruises go as far as to accommodate a 5 star resort room type on board, with diverse forms of entertainment.

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How to get to Halong Bay

Hanoi is approximately 165 kilometers from Halong Bay. So a road trip between these destinations will take travelers around 3.5 – 4 hours. There are a few different ways to move from Hanoi to Ha long Bay. Most popular ones are by coach, by cruise’s bus, or by private car. Thanks to recent road works, getting to Ha long Bay or Ha Long City is so much easier than it used to be. The most common departure cities are Hanoi and Hai Phong. Both of which have her own international airports and a complex of highway that connects to Halong Bay.

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Best Halong Bay Restaurants

Halong Bay is very rich in seafood as it offers tons of shrimps, fish and oysters annually. The caught seafood served in most restaurants often comes right out of the fishing boats in early morning.
Most of these Halong Bay restaurants feature delicious and fresh seafood dishes of Halong Bay. Although these restaurants are a little bit pricey, they are really worth a visit as they provide high quality food dishes.

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Best food to eat in Halong Bay

Enjoying the local specialties all the Best food to eat in Halong Bay. It is also a great way to understand more about the culture of Vietnamese. Not only seafood here is worth savoring, but lots of Vietnamese traditional dishes and international cooking styles from luxury restaurants here can even also please the pickiest tourists. The following are best dishes and drinks you should try during a trip to Halong Bay!

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Halong Bay Nightlife

The night market in Halong Bay & food street of Halong is located on Ben Doan street, Hong Gai ward. Covering an area of total of 11,000 m2 with approximately 87 booths, this night market includes 60 outdoor stalls operating from 16:30 to 24:00 and 27 covered stalls that sell from 5:00 to 24:00. With various choices of food in booths, tourists are not limited to enjoy specialties of Halong, Quang Ninh province.

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Halong Bay

An overnight cruise is a much more leisurely affair, and allows you to see and experience more of Halong Bay. Watch the sun rise over the limestone karsts while performing Thai Chi on the sun deck, take a Vietnamese cooking class, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or simply watch the sun set with a cocktail or two during happy hour.

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Cat Ba Island

Best things to do in Cat ba Island, Cat Ba National Park, Frog Lake in Cat Ba Island, trekking, cycling, camping in Cat ba, How to get to Cat Ba island in cheapest and fastest way? Cat Ba is a perfect place for various tourist activities since its beautiful natural scenery, abundant forest and sea resources. More and more services have been invested and upgraded to meet the demand of tourists and keep them stay there longer.

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Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay- Off the beaten track with experienced locals. Bai Tu Long Bay is also home to long and eloquent sand beaches and crystal clear sea water. This area is less touristy than Ha Long Bay and a place for anyone wants to truly enjoy the beautiful beaches. It is unique because of its historic and cultural sites, precious and rare specialties, and the archipelago’s unspoiled beauty.

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