Treasures of Vietnam: Tam Coc Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu and Thai Vi Temple

Ninh Binh has a geography of both rocky and coastal areas. It contains all the picturesque core of Vietnam inside its moderately little size. Ninh Binh provides beautiful view of unlimited green paddy field, extending mountains and beautiful streams. Ninh Binh is favored by Mother Nature with a geography cultivated through millions of years with innumerable primitive caves, valleys, and submerged mountains which all offer staggering landscapes. Moreover, one may see a microcosm of Vietnam inside Ninh Binh on account of its wide assortment of mountains,forests, waterways and ocean. 

There are multiple ways to reach Ninh Binh. Tourists have the option to get there by motorbike, car or train. The Reunification Express Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City stops at Ninh Binh Town while motorbikes or autos may effectively approach there through Phap Van – Cau Gie Highway for 90km. However, there aren't a lot of options for lodging in Ninh Binh. 

Hoa Lu Temples

The ancient capital of Hoa Lư was situated in a level valley between small but steep limestone mountains that made for all intents and purposes impenetrable boundaries to human movement. 
Retaining special structural elements in the midst of the beautiful regular landscape, Thai Vi Temple is one of the spots of cultural significance attracting various sightseers. Submerged in the quiet space of the temple is definitely a life-changing encounter.

Thai Vi Temple
Bicycle route to Thai Vi Temple
Paddy fields

The eco- tourism of Ninh Binh is the major attraction amongst tourists. Famous for its caves and valleys and beautiful places such as Tam Coc, Thai Vi Temple and Bich Dong Pagoda, Ninh Binh is the perfect location for backpackers and tourists.

Ninh Binh was built as the social and political focus of Vietnam since the rule of Dinh Tien Hoang King in 968.  It is undoubtedly the most alluring site where travellers may discover  remnants of castles, stemples, pagodas and tombs identified with the three lines of Dinh, Le and Ly.
It's a truly extraordinary affair to cruise through the waterway with landscape of mountains, rocks, and paddy fields for around 60 minutes. One of the extraordinary part is that the travellers can use their foot to push the boat. 

Cycling is a decent choice for going to close-by sights. Guesthouses enlist out bicycles for 40,000 dong per day.

Boat Ride

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Tam Coc means Three Caves. It is a three-hour outing by a small vessel along the Ngô Đồng River, starting at the town of Van Lam through a picturesque scene commanded by rice fields and karst towers. The course incorporates coasting through three popular caves (Hang Cả, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the biggest of which is 125m long with its roof around 2m high over the water.
The three-hour sampan-ride is a positive highlight, wandering through dumpling-molded karst slopes in an overwhelming scene where the river and rice fields combine calmly into one.

Toward the end of the stream, there are a large number of locals offering snacks and drink. It is best advised to overlook in the event that one prefers not to purchase. Also, in the journey back, the rower of the boat attempts to sell souvenirs.

Vietnam is blessed by God and nature alike. With imposing mountains, stunning caverns, entwining waterways,rivers, and fantastic waterfalls, Vietnam is the ideal destination for exploring caves, conquering mountains and parachuting. The north gives magnificient mountains, terraced fields stetching along slopes, small villages covered up in mist.Central Vietnam gives enchanting untamed wildlife,national parks and natural reserves. The south displays huge fields, extravagant fruits gardens and beautiful floating markets.

They say that travel is the only thing you can spend on which makes you richer.
And, Vietnam is one such country for beautiful memories.


  1. Found this blog through quora. You are doing a marvelous job.

    Planning a ten days trip to Vietnam and Cambodia next April and still searching for the best fitting itinerary.thought would speand just one night at halong but your pictures tells thats a bad decision.

    And this I am writing after reading just one of the posts. :) :)

    1. Thanx a lot Prime Princess.
      A 10 day trip to Cambodia and Vietnam is very good. I have written posts on Cambodia as well. I would say - Spend 3 days in Cambodia and a week exploring Vietnam

  2. Simply amazing.

  3. There are a lot of change afterwards, but your pictures & your mind never change. You make me remember them a lot. Thank you

    1. Thanx a lot Smileman. I am really grateful for such kind words. God bless


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