Travelling to Vietnam for the first time? Be sure to add Ninh Binh to the list of places you visit. The sheer beauty of the landscape at Ninh Binh has contributed to its recent popularity amongst travellers. The rice fields, limestone mountains and fine caves all come together to create the enriching experience of visiting this place.
It takes only a short while to travel from Hue to Ninh Binh, and this article will list some of the reasons why you should make the trip to this piece of paradise.
- The beautiful rice fields
Unlike most rice terraces, rice in Ninh Binh grows on flat land. The things that you should look out for are the limestone mountains in the background, which add to its scenic beauty. You’d be lucky if you could see some ducks swimming around and playing in the rice fields.
- The sound of silence at the Thai Vi Temple
One of the forensic attractions of the province, the Thai Vi Temple has been around for a significant amount of time. In fact, it forms an intrinsic part of the culture at Ninh Binh. The temple itself is pretty simple in terms of architecture, but the road to it is simply marvellous.
- The breathtakingly gorgeous scenery
When we think about the scenic beauty of Vietnam, we are automatically reminded of places like Halong Bay. However, only a few people go to places less explored. It is safe to say that when they do, they are rewarded with the picturesque landscape of Ninh Binh.
Ninh Binh is home to the Hang Mua Park, which offers one of the most beautiful views in the whole country. The toil of climbing of a fair amount of stairs will all be worth the view that will greet you at the top.
- The authenticity of Vietnamese culture
As mentioned earlier, Ninh Binh is one of those places in Vietnam that have not been as commercialised as others. This is why it’s the perfect spot for you to experience Vietnamese culture in its full glory. The pagodas and temples around Ninh Binh preserve the country’s heritage for tourists to admire. The Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and the Bich Dong Pagoda are two places that are an absolute must-visit.
The local cuisine in Ninh Binh comprises Vietnamese dishes made from goat meat. While you can try eating parts of a whole cooked goat from the roadside shops, there are also several goat meat dishes available in the local restaurants of the area.
- The array of exotic fruits
Ninh Binh is home to almost all exotic fruits you can think of. From passion fruit to dragon fruit, papayas, snake fruits and guavas, you can buy it all from quite reasonable prices at the local shops.
Ninh Binh offers you the real Vietnamese experience- a taste of its raw, unrivalled beauty and its heritage. It is not very frequently visited by travellers, but certainly provides a worthwhile experience.