1. Introduction of Trang An Vietnam

The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh, which spans an area of 10,000ha, consists of the Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, Tam Coc-Bich Dong Landscape, and Trang An Eco-tourist Site. Trang An Scenic Setting Complex has a stunning landscape that has earned it the nickname “Ha Long Bay on land” with its abundance of caverns, mountains, valleys, forests, and historical artifacts. Trang An Vietnam, which is entirely surrounded by bow-shaped limestone mountainous regions lying on delta wetlands, is considered to be an outdoor geological museum due to its majestic landscape of limestone karst highs permeated with valleys.

Trang An Vietnam is a great choice for travelers who want to discover the magnificent natural beauty as well as the cultural beauties of the people here. Trang An was proudly recognized as the first place in Viet Nam to be recognized as a combined natural and cultural asset on June 23, 2014, when it was officially added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

2. Amazing experiences you should try in Trang An Vietnam

2.1. Boat trip to see Trang An Eco-Tourism

Trang An Vietnam features 48 grottoes and caverns that alternate with 31 small and large valleys, according to recent statistics. Every valley is a different, endearing beauty that contributes to the attractive, multicolored environment. With a variety of species of plants, birds, and many other creatures, this region is praised for its rich ecology, exceptional natural beauty, and geological features.

On the boat trip to see Trang An Eco-Tourism, visitors will get the chance to see the totally natural limestone caverns and sit on a boat to take in the untamed mountain splendor. You will be astonished by what this stunning natural scenic complex can offer you if you spend one day exploring the grottoes here.

  • Entrance fee: 250.000vnd /person
  • Opening hour: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours

2.2. Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is a must-see for everyone interested in Vietnamese culture and history. When you visit Hoa Lu, you can enjoy and learn about the historical tales told by many dynasties. Visitors can tour historical sites as well as participate in local traditional cultural celebrations. The biggest and most significant of these is the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Festival, which typically takes place in February or March.

There are numerous tours available to explore Hoa Lư. Day tours and multi-day excursions are both possible, combining visits to the historic center with other nearby attractions including Tam Coc and Trang An. It is recommended that you go on a native Vietnam tour, combine your trip with a boat excursion, go cycling through the countryside, and more. You can read more about the journey to visit Hoa Lu ancient capital at: Hoa Lu Day Trip.

  • Entrance fee: 20.000vnd /person
  • Opening hour: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2.3. Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda

When coming to Trang An Vietnam, another destination that you cannot miss is Bai Dinh Pagoda – one of the largest pagodas in Vietnam. Every year, Bai Dinh pagoda attracts many tourists from all over the world who come here to visit the temple as well as to pray for good luck for life. Coming to Bai Dinh pagoda, you will visit the ancient pagoda that was built over 1000 years, the new pagoda is more than 80-hectare wide with Jade well, Belltower, and Arhat corridor 1700m long.

Bai Dinh Pagoda also holds an annual celebration, just like many other well-known temples. It often begins on the sixth day of the Vietnamese Lunar New Near and lasts until the third lunar month, the spring celebration. So if you have the opportunity to visit Trang An Vietnam on this occasion, you should visit Bai Dinh pagoda to discover the unique traditional festival of Vietnam.

  • Entrance fee: free
  • Car ticket: 30.000vnd /person
  • Opening hour: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

2.4. Trang An Panoramic View By Helicopter

Tourists now have the opportunity to experience a birds-eye perspective of the Trang An terrain complex in Ninh Binh by enrolling in the Trang An Heli Tour. A normal tour lasts for about 10 minutes and allows for a maximum of four people to ride each ride. You can see the Trang An beauty with magnificent natural and lanscapes. The excursion offers the chance to see a number of well-known locations, including the Tam Coc-Bich Dong tourist attraction, the Bai Dinh pagoda, and the Hoa Lu ancient capital.

  • Ticket price: 1,900,000 VND/ person
  • Flying time: 10 minutes
  • Opening hour: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Plane: Helicopter Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Discover Trang An complex by kayaking

Instead of using traditional boats, visitors to Trang An Vietnam can use kayaks to explore the beautiful natural landscapes in here. To diversify and enhance regional tourism, the administration board of Trang An has introduced kayak tours. Rowers will be given life jackets, be escorted by a rescue crew in motorboats, and get instruction on the fundamentals of rowing. This will definitely be a great experience for you to be immersed in the romantic natural scenery of Trang An.

  • Ticket price: 250.000 – 400.000vnd/person
  • Opening hour: 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours

3. Must-try delicacies in Trang An Vietnam

3.1. Com chay (burned rice)

Com vegetarian is a traditional specialty that you must try when coming to Trang An Vietnam. The rice is cooked and then sliced into numerous rounds by the people who prepare this delicacy. People soak such rice pieces in boiling oil till they turn yellow after they have cooled. Com chay is frequently served with hog meat, onion leaves, and chiles. Ninh Binh burnt is delicious, crispy, and not at bit greasy. Since com cháy is packaged in small pouches, you can purchase a number of packs and give them as gifts to friends and relatives.

Place to buy “com chay”

  • Com Chay Viet Hung Ninh Binh:

Place: 593 Thien Son, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

Price: from 35.000 vnd

  • Com chay Dai Long:

Place: Xich Tho, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh

Price: from 31.000 vnd

3.2. Goat Meat

In the mountainous area of Ninh Binh, there are numerous goats on natural grass. As a result, the locals prepare them as a variety of dishes such as steamed goat meat, grilled goat brisket, roasted goat, and undercooked goat meat with lime. And among them, rare goat meat is the most delectable delicacy. Therefore, when visiting Trang An, don’t forget to stop and enjoy a dish of goat meat served with rice, you will definitely like it.

Place to eat goat meat

  • Chinh Thu Restaurant

Place: Khe Thuong, Ninh Xuan, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

Price: 130.000 – 500.000 vnd

  • Tam Gia Trang Restaurant

Place:  No 12, Trang An 2, Ninh Biinh

Price: 100.000 – 500.000 vnd

3.3. Nhech Fish Salad

Goi ca nhech or Nhech fish salad is a specialty meal for Kim Son, Ninh Binh. Freshwater fish called nhech have a water snake-like appearance but are smaller. People use a sharp knife around the neck then peel the skin to make this food. After that, decapitate, gut, and filet the fish. Fresh lemon juice, fish souce and a few unique spices are used to marinade the fish meat. This Vietnamese style and flavor dish is sure to make you remember forever.

Place to buy Nhech fish salad

  • Vu Bao Restaurant

Place: No 37 Nguyen Hue Street, Nam Binh Ward, Ninh Binh

Price: 200.000 – 300.000 vnd

  • Tinh Goi Restaurant

Place: 248 Ngo Gia Tu, Van Gia, Ninh Binh

Price: 200.000 – 500.000 vnd

4. Best time to visit Trang An Vietnam

People often visit Trang An Complex all throughout the year, especially during breaks, special occasions, and festivals. The ideal time to travel Trang An Vietnam is in the spring from February to April after Lunar New Year when the weather is pleasant and the rice fields are green. Or if you want stunning photos when the rice fields become a golden color and are ready for harvest, the first weeks of June is the best time. Thus, throughout this season, it will be extremely crowded.

Therefor, you can choose normal weekdays during the dry season are the best times to visit if you want to have the entire gorgeous scenery to yourself. Then, you won’t have to worry about other people interfering with your enjoyment of the magnificent vistas in the cool weather. We recommend you to refer to the tour to discover Trang An at website of Metta Voyage.

Trang An Vietnam is an attractive tourist destination that you should visit once in your life. Coming to Trang An, you will admire the magnificent natural scenery of mountains and rivers and many famous sites and monuments. To learn more useful information about Vietnam tourism, you can visit our website – Metta Voyage.

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