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. From Danang, Hue, Dong Hoi, tourists can easily reach Ninh Binh by public trains, cars, or buses.
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.
As other sites in North Vietnam, Ninh Binh’s weather is hot during summer (from June to September). It can reach 38oC out-side. Winter is from Early-December till Late-February, 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||200.000VND (~ 9USD)||100.000VND (~4.5USD)||Boat tour|
|Tam Coc||195.000VND (~9USD)||135.000VND (~6.5USD)||Boat tour|
|Thai Vi Temple||FOC||FOC|
|Bich Dong Pagoda||FOC||FOC|
|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|
|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|
A: Note that there are several different ports in and around Halong Bay where cruise ships may dock: Cai Lan Port, Hon Gai Port, Bai Chay Wharf, Bai Chay Ferry Station, Tuan Chau Port or Hai Phong (neighbor city of Halong Bay). Knowing this information is only necessary if you are arranging your own transportation.