NINH BINH IN TOP ASIA’S BEST MOVIE DESTINATION ❤️
Based on a number of classics, blockbusters and beloved movies, travel magazine Travel+Leisure has just released a list of 12 filming locations that clearly showcase the beauty, history and culture of the cities. Asian country.
Ninh Binh is the only representative of Vietnam on the list when it becomes the backdrop for the $190 million movie Kong: Skull Island. Travel+Leisure calls Ninh Binh “Halong Bay on land” because it has many similar natural landscapes. In addition, the magazine also mentioned that Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, a setting in the film, was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Ninh Binh is a playground for adventurers, and an oasis for nature lovers. Vietnam’s first capital was established here, and today the area is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of mossy pagodas, striking limestone karsts, and surreal landscapes. Ready for an adventure? Here are ten must-do activities when in Ninh Binh.
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, the stone-walled royal citadel, is located in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital was the economic, political and cultural center of Dai Co Viet (Great Viet) – the first centralized feudal state of Vietnam, which existed from 968 to 1010 C.E.). It is also the native land of 3 monarches of Vietnam: the Dinh, and the First Le and Ly. The ancient capital covered an area of 300 ha, including the Inner Citadel and the Outer Citadel. It was surrounded by rock mountain ranges. In the past, Hoa Lu Royal citadel was adorned with splendid palaces, magnificent temples and shrines.
When King Ly Cong Uan transferred the capital to Thang Long (now known as Hanoi), it became the ancient capital. Due to the ravages of time, Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel no longer exists. Now, there are only some vestiges related to the Dinh, Le and Ly dynasties. For example, there are Dinh temple for worshipping King Dinh Tien Hoang and his sons, Le Temple dedicated to King Le Dai Hanh, Queen Duong Van Nga and their sons. These relics together with the mountains ranges have stood the test of time.
Tam Coc ( Three Caves ) was named as “Ha long Bay in land or on rice field ” Tam means as three and Coc means as Cave, The local people called the cave first, two and three or even hang a name known collectively as the Three water. Territory of Van Lam village, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh city of about 7 km southwest of …
From the marina Dinh, tourists will be traveling natural beauty blended with the sky with the beautiful boats. Wu Dong annual flow regardless of season, month, day as the boats converged down boats bringing tourists sightseeing reverse Tam Coc.
Mua Caves (Hang Múa) is the must-see attraction in Ninh Binh, offering the best picturesque view and sightseeing. Visiting Mua Caves, tourists can enjoy the peaceful and comfortable relaxation while looking over a majestic world on the top of Mua Cave mountain. It is a reason why Mua Caves Ninh Binh – Hang Múa is attracting more and more foreigners who are looking for the best short holidays in the north of Vietnam.
Trang An receives UNESCO certificate as World Cultural and Natural Heritage site
A ceremony to receive the UNESCO certificate recognizing Trang An Landscapes complex as World Cultural and Natural Heritage site took place in Ninh Binh Province on January 23, 2015.
Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh journey with Buddhist land
In recent years the route from Hanoi to Ninh Binh renovated extremely liberal. From Hanoi to Ninh Binh city center takes just 1 hour 30 minutes, from the central province of Ninh Binh to go more than 10 km more range to Bai Dinh Pagoda.
Bai Dinh Pagoda began and construction was started in 2003 and completed in 2008, so far this is the largest temple and holds many records in Vietnam with an area up to 80 hectares. The architecture of the temple features a large stone structures and monumental architectural imprints Vietnam, the materials used to build the temple from the local ingredients like green stone Ninh Binh, wood quartet set … Article create differences in the architecture of Bai Dinh Pagoda is shown in a dark brown dome shaped curved tail phoenix. What is exceptional in designing Bai Dinh Pagoda which is open space of the temple. The corridors are designed to connect with a garden, patio area … a very ingenious, skillful.
From beach tram to Bai Dinh pagoda gate takes about 10 minutes, both sides to the scenery quite beautiful, cool wind, space. Step through the gate Bai Dinh Pagoda inward is both a space opens overwhelmed, especially with those who come here for the first time. Bai Dinh Pagoda enormous and majestic, private yard with rows km walled enough that visitors were also surprised and admired the enthusiasm investors have built this temple.
According to the order people would go down the corridor to the main power and electricity to the surrounding. Wide corridors and long hun smoking Arhat statues are placed numbered, now has more than 500 statues. To go off the Arhat statues corridor is also a challenge, especially with the elderly and young children. Over 500 Arhat statues placed along the corridor were struck from Ninh Binh Natural bluestone blocks, each about 2.5 meters tall and weighs about 4 tons. Over 500 Arhat represents another 500 guests posture depicting earthly life. Along the corridor itself over a few dozen statues are going to climb the stairs shock level to take guests to electricity Tam. Three Electric set foot in, guests will be awed by the power too beautiful design with shiny bronze statue. A yellow color of brass covered a vast space, spread to the whole atmosphere brings a touch of special sacred places of Buddha. Inside are three giant statues of electricity, each 7.2 meters high statue weighs 50 tons and was cast in bronze monolith. Three statues have been confirmed as the bronze statue The Three largest Vietnam.
From the bell tower, visitors can continue to power Quan includes 7 with electricity nave statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Like the other architecture of Bai Dinh Pagoda, Quan also brought electricity feeling real surprise for visitors to the height of the statue is 9.57 meters Quan, weighs 80 tonnes – the statue was as the statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara biggest copper in Vietnam.
In France Chairman also power 5 Buddha statues placed between France Owner 10 meters high bronze, weighing 100 tonnes was confirmed record Shakyamuni statue Vietnam’s biggest copper. Also in power also hangs 3 horizontal image and 3-door hammock is also recognized as the largest Vietnam.
Through the power of three cards, travelers can step off the pitch to reach the 3-storey bell tower, each penthouse has 8 total composite roof to roof with 24-early 24 curved blade. Inside the tower is a bell weighing 36 tons was confirmed record “The largest bell in Vietnam.” Even under this bronze bell is a large bronze drum weighing 70 tons.
By the end of June 2009, after the temple was completed 1 year, 6 Temple has recognized record and to the beginning of 2012 the temple received a record 2 Asia’s largest temple. Although confirmed a lot record but Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh celebrities really not by this record that by stunning architecture of the temple. For domestic travelers, they come to the temple to seek a peaceful space, to experience the quiet, airy and look for a sacred spiritual sites. For international travelers, the journey of Bai Dinh not simply a tourist tour spirituality but also a chance to learn more about the culture of Vietnam through the architecture and stone sculpture unique here.
Bich Dong Pagoda: Just past Tam Coc you will find one of the most interesting pagodas in the region which dates from the 15th century. The Bich Dong Pagoda is located on the side of a mountain and is made up of three levels called the Ha, Trung and Thuong Pagodas. The temples are also built so that they back on to caves which you can also explore as part of a visit here. As you would expect from pagodas built into a cliff, the path to the top is steep but the views are well worth it.
Cuc Phuong National Park: is one of the main national parks in Vietnam and was established in 1962. This is part of a huge swathe of protected land in Ninh Binh and was set up in order to take care of the wildlife in the region which has been in decline for many years as a result of poaching.
The park now spans 222 square kilometers and is made up of tropical forest which is home to a plethora of wildlife.
On a visit here you will find some 307 species of birds as well as 133 species of mammals and 122 species of reptiles.
You will also find over 2,000 different kinds of plants here making it a must visit for nature lovers.
Inside Cuc Phuong National Park you will find the Endangered Primate Rescue Center which is overseen by the Frankfurt Zoological Society.
At the rescue center you will find 150 monkeys as well as 12 kinds of langur and 3 species of gibbon.
The animals here were rescued to save them from illegal traders and the focus of the facility is to educate visitors on how to protect wild animals in Vietnam.
You can also visit the Turtle Conservation Center at the same time as the rescue center using the same ticket.
Phat Diem Cathedral: Some 34 kilometers away from the center of Ninh Binh is Phat Diem Cathedral which sits in the middle of some scenic canals and rice paddies.
This would have been the central place of worship for the commune of Phat Diem which was also called the ‘Vatican of Vietnam’ during the colonial period.
The cathedral dates from 1898 and was built using a mix of Vietnamese and Western styles which include two gothic chapels and some massive iron wood columns.
The scale of the cathedral and its location are extremely impressive and this is one of the top sights not to miss in Ninh Binh district.
Van Long Nature Reserve: If you want to keep exploring outside of Ninh Binh then you can head to Van Long which is a wetland reserve that is the place to come for keen birdwatchers.
As this is a protected area of land, it is teeming with local flora and fauna, so if you are a nature and want to check out the Vietnamese wildlife then don’t miss it off the itinerary.
The wetlands are the home to a number of Vietnamese species like monkeys, reptiles, and birds.
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, the stone-walled royal citadel, is located in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital was the economic, political and cultural center of Dai Co Viet (Great Viet) – the first centralized feudal state of Vietnam, which existed from 968 to 1010 C.E.). It is also the native land of 3 monarches of Vietnam: the Dinh, and the First Le and Ly. The ancient capital covered an area of 300 ha, including the Inner Citadel and the Outer Citadel. It was surrounded by rock mountain ranges. In the past, Hoa Lu Royal citadel was adorned with splendid palaces, magnificent temples and shrines. When King Ly Cong Uan transferred the capital to Thang Long (now known as Hanoi), it became the ancient capital. Due to the ravages of time, Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel no longer exists. Now, there are only some vestiges related to the Dinh, Le and Ly dynasties. For example, there are Dinh temple for worshipping King Dinh Tien Hoang and his sons, Le Temple dedicated to King Le Dai Hanh, Queen Duong Van Nga and their sons. These relics together with the mountains ranges have stood the test of time.