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Ninh Binh tour from Hanoi: Detailed instructions on how to travel (part 1)

Ninh Binh is a city at the southernmost tip of the Red River Delta with many famous scenic spots such as Hoa Lu’s ancient capital with a rich history, the beautiful Tam Coc – Bich Dong complex, Trang An with beautiful scenery and majestic natural scenery, and many spiritual tourist attractions such as Bai Dinh pagoda, Phat Diem church… Together with Lily’s Travel, prepare a complete “checklist” of places to go, dishes to try to move, and hotels to stay in during the following Ninh Binh travel experience.

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What is the distance between Hanoi and Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh tour from hanoi
Ninh Binh tour from Hanoi – Source: Internet

Ninh Binh city center is about 95km from Hanoi center by road and 85km by air. Hanoi is about 97km from Bai Dinh Pagoda (Ninh Binh) by road and 80km by air.

Traveling by car from Hanoi center to Ninh Binh city center takes about 1 hour and 29 minutes. From Hanoi to Bai Dinh will take about 1 hour 44 minutes.

From Hanoi, if you want to go to Trang An tourist area by car, it will take about 1 hour and 36 minutes. And it takes about 1 hour 40 minutes to move to Tam Coc – Bich Dong.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by train

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by train
Hanoi to Ninh Binh by train – Source: Internet

Ninh Binh and Hanoi are located on the North-South railway line, so it is easy for you to move to Ninh Binh and vice versa by train. Visitors can go from Hanoi to Ninh Binh at stations such as Ninh Binh station, Cau Yen station, Dong Giao station, etc.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by bus

Traveling from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by bus will help tourists be healthier than riding a personal motorbike, and at the same time have more time to rest to prepare for the upcoming journey.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by motorbike, private car

If traveling from Hanoi by motorbike, visitors will save money and be more active in travel time and this is also an extremely interesting experience for visitors on this trip. However, riding a motorbike with those who have to have good physical strength can go far and for a long time.

If tourists choose to go by motorbike, it will take you about 2 hours and 17 minutes to go along National Highway 1A to Ninh Binh. If visitors go by car, the Hanoi – Ninh Binh highway is the fastest route and will take about 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by Limousine

Hanoi to Ninh Binh by Limousine
Hanoi to Ninh Binh by Limousine – Source: Internet

A limousine is currently a favorite vehicle of tourists when traveling long distances because of the convenience it brings, the Limousine is quite modern, has a luxurious system and many utilities such as an LCD screen, charging cable, lighting system… brings a comfortable service for visitors.

In which season should you travel to Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is located in a humid subtropical area with a tropical monsoon climate, with an average temperature of 23.5 degrees Celsius. It has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter; characterized by cold dry winters and hot, humid summers with lots of rain. According to Lily’s Travel’s Ninh Binh travel experience, the two most beautiful times of the year to visit are spring and early summer.

Time to set up spring: From January to March, Ninh Binh will pamper visitors with a cool climate, not too cold, with little rain, and convenient for sightseeing and sightseeing activities. This time is also ideal for spring travel with spiritual tourism activities such as visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An, Stone Church.

Time in summer: From April to June, Ninh Binh’s weather is usually quite cool, pleasant, not cold but not too hot. The summer is the time for the airy landscape, the plants grow well, so you will have the opportunity to see the beauty of the golden rice fields in Tam Coc or the diverse ecosystem of Cuc Phuong forest, With the full sunlight will This is your chance to take beautiful and artistic photos.

Hotels in Ninh Binh

hotels in Ninh Binh
Hotels in Ninh Binh – Source: Internet

With majestic natural landscapes and diverse cultures, Ninh Binh is a favorite tourist destination for Vietnamese and international tourists. Therefore, hotel-restaurant services are also flourishing to meet the needs of all segments from affordable, mid-range, to high-end. According to the self-sufficient travel experience in Ninh Binh, you should stay in the city center area to easily move and visit many places. For example, Tam Coc Lavender Homestay, Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel And Resort are also other high-end hotel options with luxurious designs, modern amenities, located near the city center to help you easily move, visit Ninh Binh tourist sites.

In the mid-range segment with a price range of 400,000 – 700,000 VND/room/night, you can find hotels located in the city center such as Hoa Lu 2 Hotel, Gold Ninh Binh Hotel to meet your needs. for a comfortable, comfortable exploration.

If you like a quiet atmosphere and close to nature, then homestay is the right choice for you, Famous homestays in Ninh Binh include Sparrow’s Song Homestay, Tam Coc Sweet’s Home, Hang Mua Family Homestay… with diverse styles.

What should you eat when traveling to Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is home to many famous specialties with unique and very own flavors. If you plan to travel to Ninh Binh on your own, get ready a list of must-try dishes such as Ninh Binh mountain goat, Ninh Binh mountain snail, elder rice, Tong Truong perch, eel vermicelli… Don’t miss the dishes. This is delicious because you will not be able to find this unique flavor anywhere else.

Ninh Binh burnt rice

food to try in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh burnt rice – Source: Internet

If you have the opportunity to come to Ninh Binh, you can not help but enjoy the specialty of burnt rice here. Different from the usual snacking elderberry dish, Ninh Binh elderberry is made more elaborately by mixing two types of dry rice and sticky rice. Through the process of cooking many stages, the finished piece of burnt rice has a spongy, crispy yellow color. Ninh Binh burnt rice is usually eaten with sauce and fried mountain goat meat or kidney heart, keeping in the memory of tourists the delicious taste that is hard to resist.

Ninh Binh mountain goat

Ninh Binh mountain goat is a famous specialty here with meat with moderate tenderness, not too tough, with a characteristic smell but not strong. When eating Ninh Binh mountain goat, you can eat it with cork sauce, or ginger fish sauce with lemon, ginger, chili, lemongrass, galangal and raw vegetables to increase the flavor and sweetness of the meat. In addition, Ninh Binh mountain goats are also made stir-fried and rolled dishes that will satisfy all diners.

Ninh Binh mountain snail

Ninh Binh mountain snail is a specialty dish of Ninh Binh with a characteristic sweet taste, slightly chewy with many cooking methods such as stir-fried with chili and pepper or boiled snails with fish sauce, steamed with ginger. With cool Ninh Binh weather, you can enjoy the sweet taste of snails with a cool can of beer, guaranteed to bring an unforgettable refreshing feeling, especially in the summer.

Eel vermicelli

Eel vermicelli
Eel vermicelli – Source: Internet

Eel vermicelli is a specialty in Ninh Binh you will regret if you don’t try it. Ninh Binh eel vermicelli uses eel nuggets, the back is pinkish brown, the belly is yellow, the baby is a bit small but the meat is very fragrant and firm. Ninh Binh eel vermicelli both is cooked from the eel bones and the tubular bones, which are cooked for a long time, creating a natural fatty and sweet taste, with a dark brown color, rich consistency, and mouth-watering taste.

Ninh Binh travel cost?

With a trip to Ninh Binh in 2 days and 1 night, the estimated cost will range from 1,700,000 to 2,000,000 VND/person; including travel expenses (car rental, taxi, sightseeing boat,…), meals, hotel, sightseeing tickets, and some personal expenses. The cost will increase depending on your choice of time and location.

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