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.
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.
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
|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|
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