Bich Dong / Thung Nham Bird Park / Thien Ha Cave

In addition to the outstanding spots such as Trang An, Bai Dinh Pagoda ... there are also many peaceful places for tourists to explore in just one day in Ninh Binh.

If you only have one day in Ninh Binh, spending your time to travel  to quite new and interesting destinations such as Thung Nham, Thien Ha cave, Dong Chuong lake ... to understand more about the historical land of Ninh Binh.

7:00: Meet Far East Tour team to begin your trip to Ninh Binh

Temple of King Dinh - Le

Hoa Lu ancient capital associated with the three dynasties of Dinh - Le - Ly, is considered the "sacred land” with many Vietnamese luminaries. According to records, in 968 Dinh Bo Linh crowned the Emperor set up the first centralized feudal system in our country which introduced Hoa Lu as the capital, with currently many vestiges of palaces, temples, pagodas, tombs ... You will adore the two temples of King Dinh and Le with the distance of 500 m, located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district. Here, you can learn about the history of the dynasties of King Dinh and Le. In addition, there are also some beautiful temples, such as Ngan Xuyen Pagoda (near the foot of Ma Yen Mountain), Nhat Tru Pagoda (about 200 m away from the temple of King Le) in Hoa Lu relics. Tickets to visit the ancient complex of Hoa Lu old capital: Adults: 10,000 VND, children: 3,000 VND.

 Let start the day by visiting the temple of the ancient sages

Let start the day by visiting the temple of the ancient sages.

9:00: Thung Nham eco-tourism area (Read more about Thung Nham Bird Park)

It is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, far away 10 km from Ninh Binh city center, Thung Nham (also known as Thung Chim) is completely positioned in the core area of Truong An complex, next to the famous tourism are Tam Coc - Bich Dong. To enter, tourists often go to Tam Coc tourist resort for 4 km, through Thung Nang and then continue by road or boat if choose through the Cave.

You will be able to see here countless species of birds, most commonly the stork, cauldron, mallard, sarcelle, Copsychus malabaricus and starling. In particular, it is residence of many rare birds listed in the Red Book. After that, you can visit the caves in the Rocky Mountains. Leaving the boat for a walk on the shore, visitors will come to orchard gardens, visit thousand years of banana tree, hundred years of banian-tree, primitive forest, and aquaculture zone.

Let's do a biking in Thung Nham - Ninh Binh.

Let's do a biking in Thung Nham - Ninh Binh.

While Trang An, Tam Coc - Bich Dong are popular destinations, Thung Nham still seems to be a relatively unknown name for visitors to Ninh Binh.

12:00: Have lunch

Rest in the valley of Nham Hill, do not forget to enjoy the folk items such as “carried-under-arm" pig, chicken hill, natural lake fish, bamboo shoot, wild vegetables.

13:00: Thien Ha Cave

After visiting and having lunch at Thung Nham, tourists move to Muong Tho Ha village, Son Ha commune, Nho Quan district to reach Thien Ha cave. You will be able to sail on a small canal with length of 1 km in the middle of the countryside fields, then continue to peddle on the 500 m long rock road near the foot of Tuong mountain to reach the cave. The cave has length of 700 m including cave and water cave. Although it is not large, because it is located in the range of Tuong mountain, which is part of the certain natural wall covered, protects Hoa Lu capital in the 10th century, so Thien Ha cave is visited by lots of tourists to understand more about the ancient capital.

Sit on boat to reveal Thien Ha Cave.

Evaluately, Thien Ha route is an attractive tourist route in the complex of Trang An - Tam Coc.

15:30: Dong Chuong Lake

Out of the cave, you continue to move to two communes Phu Loc and Phu Long also located in Nho Quan district to get out of Dong Chuong Lake. Here, you will encounter a quite wild and quiet scene. Surrounding the lake are the pine hills reflecting the shadow create a cool and romantic space between thousands of mountains and forests. Near Dong Chuong Lake, there is Ba Tua waterfall and the stream of Nine streams, the edge of lake is pine hill and Heaven pond which is a pond on the high hill with green water but never dry.

Dreamy, peaceful scenery of Dong Chuong lake. 

Dreamy, peaceful scenery of Dong Chuong lake.

Guests can take a boat ride around the lake, relax in nature or take part in exciting games in the entertainment area, resort on stilts, sports or picnic area, and have dinner at the edge of the forest to finish the long day.

17:00 End of Ninh Binh Day Trip
 

Path: Ninh Binh is far away Hanoi about 90 km in the southeast. You can go by a motorbike or a bus at My Dinh bus station, Giap Bat to come here. The ticket price is 50,000 - 60,000 VND. Travel time: About 2 - 2.5 hours.

In addition, visitors want to explore Ninh Binh in one day if you do not want to move a lot, you can choose a point to come like Thung Nham, Dong Chuong Lake to admire the scenery and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

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