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Useful self-sufficient 1 day travel experience in Ninh Binh

Experience Ninh Binh 1 day travel, suggest a schedule for sightseeing, travel, dining, etc. Spend a weekend or a short vacation to discover the ancient capital of Hoa Lu with the most fun and relaxation.

Ninh Binh – the ideal destination to visit

If you have little time but you still want to have a short vacation to visit and have fun, Ninh Binh is an ideal destination you should not miss. The land is favored by nature with attractive natural beauty. The land of the ancient capital with the ancient Bai Dinh pagoda, the scenic Trang An, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Van Long lagoon… is so beautiful. There are delicious specialties that make everyone praise.

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When should I travel to Ninh Binh for 1 day?

As a famous tourist destination, you can visit Ninh Binh at any time of the year. But if you don’t have much time, suggest you 2 best times to enjoy the beauty of nature.

– Spring : the time before and after Tet, the cold weather is very suitable for spring trips, sightseeing Bai Dinh pagoda. Admire the beautiful scenery in Trang An in a quiet space, participate in many festivals,…

Useful self-sufficient 1 day travel experience in Ninh Binh
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– Summer : the season of ripe golden rice in Tam Coc fields, beautiful white butterfly season in Cuc Phuong forest. Sitting on a boat to admire the scenery of Van Long lagoon, Trang An scenic area , … spoiled for discovering beautiful nature and taking many beautiful photos.

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Travel guide in Ninh Binh travel

Go to Ninh Binh

– Going from Hanoi, the North : with a travel distance of just over 100km, you can completely travel by many means of transport such as cars, motorbikes, passenger cars, tourist cars, etc.

  • By motorbike: about 2 hours, go straight along Phap Van – Cau Gie street.
  • By bus: departing from My Dinh or Giap Bat wharf, many routes to choose from. Ticket price ranges from 100,000 VND to 150,000 VND/person/way.
  • Travel by limousine, tourist car.

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– Going from Saigon and other areas : plane is the fastest means of transportation. Choose flights of airlines such as: Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways to Hanoi or Thanh Hoa. From there, take a car to Ninh Binh.

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Traveling in Ninh Binh

– Rent Motorcycles:

With 1 day travel experience in Ninh Binh , traveling by motorbike will have many advantages. It gives you the freedom to follow the tour and discovery schedule you want without being dependent. Rent a scooter or digital car right at your hotel or car rental addresses with prices ranging from 100,000 VND – 150,000 VND/day. Some suggestions:

  • Ninh Binh Motocycle: Ly Thuong Kiet, Nam Binh Ward, City. Ninh Binh – Phone: 0947 630 886.
  • Van Giang Hotel: 65 Chien Thang, City. Ninh Binh – Phone: 0912 189 596.
  • Duc Thang motorbike shop: 102/6 Le Thai To, Ninh Khanh Ward, City. Ninh Binh – Phone: 0393 744 732.

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– Take a taxi:

For those who go to Ninh Binh with their families or large groups, taking a taxi is quite economical. Although the price is fixed, you can still bargain with the driver and before departure remember to check the meter to see if it returns zero. Popular taxi companies in Ninh Binh:

  • Taxi Ninh Binh: (0229) 3633788 VND
  • Mai Linh Taxi: (0229) 6251888
  • Hoa Lu Taxi: (0229) 2211444
  • Xuan Thanh Taxi: (0229) 3686868

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– Traveling by bus : although there are many bus routes, sometimes they do not go through the sights you want to visit. Besides, time depends a lot, so consider taking this type of vehicle.

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Suggested Ninh Binh 1-day travel itinerary

Schedule 1: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Bich Dong

6:30: Departing from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by car or motorbike, it will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can stop for breakfast in Phu Ly (Ha Nam) or go to Ninh Binh to eat.

8:30am: Arrive in Ninh Binh to start sightseeing in Hoa Lu ancient capital . Visit the temple of King Dinh – Le, visit Giap Tru pagoda, admire the scenery of Truong Yen valley, …

11h00: visit Mua cave, climb the mountain to admire the scenery, take pictures to check in.

12h00: Lunch at the restaurant, rest.

13h30: move to Tam Coc – Bich Dong boat station. Take a boat to explore the caves, visit the temple of Saint Tran, Thai Vi temple to worship the kings. Then return to the pier. 

16h30: End the tour and go back.

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Schedule 2: Ninh Binh – Bai Dinh – Trang An

6:30 am: Departure to Ninh Binh. 

8:30: arrive at Bai Dinh pagoda to start the Ninh Binh 1 day tour and tour . Admire Buddha at Tam The shrine. Explore the Arhat corridor, the largest bell tower in Southeast Asia, the 11m high Maitreya Buddha statue,…

12:30: Have a vegetarian lunch at the temple or go to a restaurant, rest.

13h30: move to the boat station of Trang An tourist area. You can take a boat to visit Bright caves, Dark caves, etc. to admire the impressive nature. Visit the temple of God Cao Son. 

16h30: End the tour and go back. 

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What to eat in Ninh Binh 1 day?

Ninh Binh eel vermicelli

If you are tired of traveling and want to find food instead of rice, eel vermicelli is a reasonable choice. Fatty eels with golden skin are sauteed with onions and spices. Put in a bowl of vermicelli that has been blanched with onions, herbs and broth. The dish is not strange, but enjoying it in Ninh Binh guarantees a different taste.

– Address for delicious food : Dung Thanh restaurant – 999 Tran Hung Dao, Van Giang ward, Ninh Binh. Price from 30,000 VND/bowl.

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Mountain goat

Coming to Ninh Binh even for a day, you must definitely try the mountain goat dish to feel the typical flavor of this land. Ninh Binh mountain goats live in caves in the mountains, they eat plants and herbs, so the meat is not only fragrant but also good for health. Goat meat is tough, sweet in the mouth, making anything is attractive.

– Address to eat delicious food : Duc De restaurant – 446 Nguyen Hue, Ninh Binh. Price is from 100,000 VND – 300,000 VND/person.

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Burnt rice 

Famous Ninh Binh burnt rice is sold everywhere. You can buy it to eat along the way, when going sightseeing or with goat meat for lunch. Burnt rice is made from selected quality rice grains, a rustic dish but contains a lot of effort of the maker. Burnt rice bought as a gift is perfect, everyone likes it. 

– Address to eat delicious : Hoang Giang restaurant – Hang Ca, Truong Yen, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh. Price from 200,000 VND/piece.

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Yen Mac sour spring rolls

Famous delicacies from ancient times, bearing many royal imprints that you should try when traveling for 1 day . Yen Mac spring rolls are made from thinly sliced ​​fresh butt meat, then mixed with pork skin that has been cleaned, listened and then cooked. Nem is eaten with fig leaves, guava leaves, herbs, etc., dipped in a very high quality dipping sauce.


Kim Son Wine

The wine is fermented from Kim Son yellow sticky rice, traditional Chinese medicine and pure sweet well water. All create a scrumptious taste, one of the famous specialties of the ancient capital that is loved by many people. The wine clicks gently, the sweet aftertaste lingers in the throat. Sipping with goat meat, burnt rice or buying it as a gift are all popular. 

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Travel cost in Ninh Binh 1 day

– Bus ticket price: 200,000 – 250,000 VND/person/round trip.

– The cost of accommodation ranges from 200,000 VND – 4,000,000 VND / night depending on the hotel, resort or homestay Ninh Binh  will stay.

– Rent a motorbike + gas: 150,000 VND.

– Tickets to visit and park in Hoa Lu: 30,000 VND.

– Tickets to visit and park at Mua Cave: 100,000 VND.

– Tickets to visit and park in Trang An tourist area: 250,000 VND.

– Cost for food: 150,000 – 300,000 VND/person.

> Total cost ranges from 1,500,000 VND – 5,500,000 VND/person.

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Ninh Binh 1 day tour is short, but if you know how to arrange a reasonable schedule, you can still visit many places. Eat many delicious dishes and experience many interesting activities in this ancient capital. Learn how to plan your next trip together!

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