• 1. Q: Where is Ninh Binh?

    A:  Ninh Binh is a province in Red River Delta, Northeast Vietnam. It is about 90 kilometers far from South Hanoi with convenient transportation systems. It takes approximately 2 hour drive for this distance. Ninh Binh is about 130km (2.5-3 hour drive) from Hanoi airport (HAN). From Danang, Hue, Dong Hoi, tourists can easily reach Ninh Binh by public trains, cars, or buses, or by airplanes via Hanoi airport.

  • 2. Q: Facts of Ninh Binh?


    • Location: northern Vietnam
    • Nickname: On-land Halong Bay
    • Population: 927,000 people (2014 census)
    • Area: about 1,390 square kilometers
    • Telephone area code: 0229
    • Postal code: 08000 (NEW) / 430000 (OLD)
  • 3. Q: When is the best time of the year to visit Ninh Binh?

    A: If you wish to see the rice fields turning yellow at the end of the crops, travel to Ninh Binh during one of these two periods: April – Early-May, and Late-September – October. Average temperature of these periods is 27oC.

    Like other sites in North Vietnam, Ninh Binh’s weather is warm during summer (from June to September). It can reach 38oC out-side. Winter is from Early-December till Late-February, usual out-door temperature is around 15-20oC.

  • 4. Q: What are the famous tourist attractions in Ninh Binh and how much does it cost for the entrance fees and sight-seeing tickets in each place?

    A: Entrance fees and tickets in tourist spots in Ninh Binh are sold per person as below:

    Name of site Rate per adult Rate per children (<1m) Note(s)
    Trang An 250.000VND (~ 11USD) 120.000VND (~5.5USD) Boat tour
    Tam Coc 195.000VND (~9USD) 135.000VND (~6.5USD) Boat tour
    Thai Vi Temple FOC FOC
    Bich Dong Pagoda FOC FOC Parking fee (yes)
    Hoa Lu 20.000VND (~1USD) 10.000VND (~0.5USD)
    Bai Dinh Pagoda 60.000VND (~2.5USD) 40.000VND (~2USD) For 2-way electric car
    50.000VND (~2.5USD)  50.000VND (~2.5USD) To enter the tower
    (The Stupa)
    Mua Cave 100.000VND (~4.5USD) FOC Parking fee (yes)
    Thung Nham Bird Garden 100.000VND (~4.5USD) Entrance fee
    20.000VND (~1USD) Boat tour
    Thien Ha Cave 120.000VND (~5.5USD) Boat tour
    Van Long 60.000VND (~2.5USD) Boat tour
    Cuc Phuong Ntl Park 60.000VND (~2.5USD) Entrance fee
    30.000VND (~1.5USD) Fees of EPRC, TCC
  • 5. Q: Where my cruise docks and tenders in Halong Bay?

    A: Note that there are several different piers in and around Halong Bay where your Halong Bay cruise may dock: Halong International Cruise Port, Hon Gai Pier, Tuan Chau Port are located in Halong City, GOT Pier for Lan Ha Bay Cruise in Hai Phong City (neighbor city of Halong). Providing your transport supplier the information of cruise’s name, pier, cruise start/end dates would help to ensure smooth pickup and drop-off.