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What to do near Trang An? Where to stay – What to eat

What to do near Trang An? Where to stay - What to eat

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Are you ready for your upcoming trip to Trang An? With Booking Vietnam Tour, get the most complete Trang An travel experience:What to do – Where to stay – What to eat near Trang An?

What to do near Trang An – perfect combination tourist attractions

Do you know how to travel to Trang An? If not, please read the article againHow to travel to Trang An, Ninh Binh. In addition, you can also refer to the routes to visit Trang An by boat in the article3 most beautiful routes to visit Trang An by boat.

In this article, Booking Tour Vietnam will explore with you other famous tourist areas very close to Trang An Cultural and Natural Heritage Complex so that you can incorporate them into your itinerary accordingly. the richest. Come on, let’s explore!

Bai Dinh Pagoda – a magical spiritual tourist area

Bai Dinh Pagoda - A Magical Spiritual Tourist Area - What To Do Near Trang An
Bai Dinh Pagoda A Magical Spiritual Tourist Area

Bai Dinh Pagoda is the largest Buddhist temple complex in Vietnam, located in Gia Vien commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. The pagoda’s name “Bai Dinh” is composed of two words “Bai” (prostrate) and “Dinh” (mountain), meaning “bowing to the mountain”, pagoda Built in traditional Buddhist architecture, harmoniously combining ancient and modern features.

Bai Dinh Pagoda was built during the Ly Dynasty and has undergone many restorations and repairs.Year 2003, Venerable Thich Duc Minh was the one who presided over the start of the restoration and rebuilding of Bai Dinh Pagoda with meticulously constructed works on a large area. Until Year 2010, The Bai Dinh pagoda complex has just been completed and put into use and is recognized as a special National Monument with many special features such as:

  • The pagoda has the largest bronze Buddha statue in Southeast Asia.
  • The pagoda has the most Arhat Buddha statues in Vietnam.
  • The pagoda has the largest freshwater well in Vietnam.
  • The pagoda has a thousand-year-old Bodhi tree.

The Bai Dinh pagoda complex has a large area of ​​up to539 ha, covering many different areas:

Ancient Bai Dinh pagoda area (27 hectares)

Ancient Bai Dinh Pagoda Area
Ancient Bai Dinh Pagoda Area

This place preserves the long-standing historical and cultural values ​​of Bai Dinh Pagoda with typical items such as:

  • Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang: Place to worship King Dinh Tien Hoang, the first king of the Dinh dynasty.
  • Temple of Tran Nhan Tong: Place to worship King Tran Nhan Tong, the third king of the Tran dynasty.
  • Bai Dinh ancient pagoda: Ancient temple with unique traditional architecture.
  • Buddha statue garden: Where there are hundreds of Buddha statues cast in bronze and stone.

New Bai Dinh pagoda area (80 hectares)

New Bai Dinh Pagoda Area
New Bai Dinh Pagoda Area

This is a newly built area with a more majestic and modern scale. This place is famous for many records such as:

  • The largest bronze Buddha statue in Southeast Asia: 10m high, weighs 100 tons.
  • The most Arhat Buddha statues in Vietnam: With 500 Arhat Buddha statues arranged in two rows more than 3 km long.
  • Largest freshwater well in Vietnam: Has a diameter of 30 m and a depth of 30m.
  • Pho Minh Tower: The tallest Buddhist tower in Vietnam with 13 floors, 100m high.
  • Amitabha Buddha statue garden: Where there are 1,000 Amitabha Buddha statues arranged in a lotus shape.

Other areas

  • Cultural park and Buddhist academy: A place to train Buddhist monks and organize Buddhist cultural activities.
  • Reception area and landscape park: Where visitors can rest, relax and visit natural landscapes.
  • Roads and parking lots: Convenient road system and spacious parking lot serve visitors.
  • Ho Dam Thi: Large lake with poetic scenery.
  • Release lake: Where visitors can release birds and fish.

With a large area and many diverse areas, Bai Dinh Pagoda is an attractive spiritual tourism destination, attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit, worship Buddha and pray for peace. Special, Bai Dinh Pagoda is only about 10 km from Trang An, you can easily travel by motorbike or car to go from Trang An to Bai Dinh in only about 15 minutes. This will definitely be the ideal place to combine sightseeing after traveling to Trang An.

Hoa Lu ancient capital – a place that preserves Vietnamese history and culture

Current Ticket Prices To Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Current Ticket Prices To Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Hoa Lu ancient capital is the capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties in Vietnamese history, located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. This place is known as “Stone capital” with many valuable historical and cultural relics, attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit. This placeOnly about 15 km from Trang An with a very beautiful and easy road to travel by motorbike or car.

History of the formation of the ancient capital Hoa Luu

Before the 10th century, Hoa Lu land belongs to Cau Lau department, Giao Chi district. This place has a rugged terrain, surrounded by limestone mountains, which is favorable for building the capital because of its easy-to-prevent and difficult-to-work form. Seeing this point,Year 968 King Dinh Tien Hoang quelled the rebellion of 12 warlords, unified the country and ascended the throne, establishing the Dinh Dynasty, choosing Hoa Lu as the capital, naming it Hoa Lu.Dai Co Viet.

  • Dinh Dynasty (968 – 1009): Hoa Lu was built and developed into a bustling and magnificent capital. Many palaces, temples, and mausoleums were built here.
  • Year 1009: Le Hoan ascended the throne and founded the Le Dynasty. King Le Dai Hanh moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Hoa Lu (present-day Thang Long).
  • After the Le So dynasty lost its country: Hoa Lu gradually became deserted. However, this place still preserves many valuable historical and cultural relics of the Dinh and Early Le dynasties.

Historical and cultural value of Hoa Lu ancient capital

Hoa Lu ancient capital is where many important historical and cultural relics of Vietnam are preserved such as:

  • Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang: Place to worship King Dinh Tien Hoang, the first king of the Dinh dynasty.
  • Temple of King Le Dai Hanh: Place to worship King Le Dai Hanh, the first king of the Le dynasty.
  • Tomb of King Dinh Tien Hoang: Burial place of King Dinh Tien Hoang.
  • Tomb of King Le Dai Hanh: The burial place of King Le Dai Hanh.
  • Hoa Lu cave relic area: The place has many beautiful caves such as Thien Ha cave, Nham That cave, Mo Hau cave.
  • Hoa Lu ancient capital was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage in 2010.
  • Architecture belongs to Hoa Lu ancient capital bearing the mark of the Dinh – Le dynasties with magnificent citadels and palaces.
  • Construction materials Mainly limestone and fired bricks.
  • Monuments Decorated with many sophisticated patterns and motifs.

Tam Coc – Bich Dong: “The second Dong of the South”

Tam Coc Bich Dong The Second Dong Of The South
Tam Coc Bich Dong The Second Dong Of The South

Tam CocBich Dong is a famous eco-tourism area located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province, only about 7 km from Trang An. This place is known as “Ha Long on land” with majestic, poetic landscape, attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit.

Tam Coc cave system

The pond includes 3 main caves:Hang Ca, Hang Two, Hang Three. You canTravel by small boat through limestone ravines to explore the beauty of the caves, mEach cave has a distinct beauty, creating a unique appeal for Tam Coc.

Hang Ca:

  • It is the largest cave in the Tam Coc system, with a length of more than 120m, a width of 30m and a height of 10m.
  • Hang Ca has many stalactites and stalagmites hanging down with magical, shimmering shapes.
  • Visitors can admire the images created by nature such as: Fairy Chess Board, Ngoc Fairy, Bird Flute,…

Hang Hai:

  • Smaller than Hang Ca but still has a unique beauty with high stone arches and natural light filtering through the rocks creating a mysterious scene.
  • Hang Hai has many stalactites and stalagmites with unique shapes such as Small Buddha, Water Dragon, Dragon Head,…

Hang Ba:

  • This is the smallest cave in the Tam Coc system, with a length of about 50m.
  • Hang Ba has many stalactites and stalagmites with magical shapes such as: Lotus, Straw Mushroom, Wall,…

Bich Dong pagoda complex:

Located on a limestone mountain, built in the 15th century, Bich Dong is known as “Nam Thien II Cave” (the second most beautiful cave in the South), only after Huong Tich cave in Ha Tinh. This is an architectural complex Includes many unique architectural items such as:

  • Thanh Tri Cave: Place to worship Shakyamuni Buddha.
  • Tien Son Cave: Place to worship the fairies.
  • Thuy Van Cave: Place to worship Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
  • Ngoc Long Cave: Place to worship King Father Bat Hai.

You will need to pass217 stone steps to get to Bich Dong Pagoda but in return, dOn the way to the pagoda, you can see exquisitely carved Buddha statues imbued with the identity and essence of Vietnamese culture.

In addition to the above 3 suggestions, you can also refer to some other tourist destinations when traveling to Trang An such as:

  • Van Long Nature Reserve is about 25km from Trang An
  • Thung Nham eco-tourism area is about 15.5km from Trang An

Choosing a combined tourist destination when traveling to Trang An will depend on your preferences, time and budget. Booking Vietnam Tour also suggests to you package tours combined with Trang An tourism that will definitely bring you wonderful travel experiences such as:

Top places to stay near Trang An

Ninh Binh in general and Trang An in particular are rich tourist lands chosen by many tourists. Therefore, the types of accommodation services here are also very diverse and rich. From high-end types such as hotels or resorts to homestays close to nature, each method has different great amenities. Booking Vietnam Tour will suggest to you places to stay near Trang An that are chosen by many tourists and highly appreciated for both accommodation and service quality:

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel Resort 1
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel Resort 1

Starting the list is a high-end option with a combination of Hotel – Resort – High-class restaurant all in 1.Ideally located near both Trang An and Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort offers guests the perfect combination of pristine natural beauty and modern amenities.

  • The resort is surrounded by majestic limestone mountains and green rice fields, creating a fresh and peaceful atmosphere.
  • The rooms here are spacious and luxuriously designed, with full modern amenities.
  • The resort also has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, spa and many other services for guests to relax and entertain.

Tam Coc La Montagne Resort & Spa

Tam Coc La Montagne Resort Spa
Tam Coc La Montagne Resort Spa

Located on a hill overlooking Tam Coc, Tam Coc La Montagne Resort & Spa is a luxury resort with stunning views of the valley and Ngo Dong river.

  • The resort is designed in traditional Vietnamese style with thatched roofs and limestone walls.
  • The rooms here are elegantly decorated and fully equipped with modern amenities.
  • The resort also has an infinity pool, restaurant, spa and many other services for guests to relax and entertain.

Muong Thanh Luxury Ninh Binh Hotel

Muong Thanh Luxury Ninh Binh Hotel
Muong Thanh Luxury Ninh Binh Hotel

Located in the center of Ninh Binh city, Muong Thanh Luxury Ninh Binh Hotel is a high-class hotel with a convenient location for traveling and visiting tourist attractions in the area.

  • The hotel is designed in a luxurious modern style with full high-end amenities.
  • Rooms here are spacious and airy, with views of the city or Non Nuoc mountain.
  • The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, spa and many other services for guests to relax and entertain.

Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

Ninh Binh Legend Hotel 1
Ninh Binh Legend Hotel 1

Located near Trang An and Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Legend Hotel is a 4-star hotel with reasonable prices.

  • The hotel is designed in a modern style with all necessary amenities.
  • Rooms here are spacious and airy, with views of the city or Non Nuoc mountain.
  • The hotel also has a restaurant, spa and many other services for guests to relax and entertain.

Trang An Valley Bungalow

Trang An Valley Bungalow
Trang An Valley Bungalow

Trang An Valley Bungalow is a budget resort located near Trang An surrounded by majestic limestone mountains and green rice fields, creating a fresh and peaceful atmosphere.

  • The bungalows here are simply designed but fully equipped with necessary amenities.
  • The resort also has a restaurant, cafe and many other services for guests to relax and entertain.

Trang An Ecolodge Homestay

Trang An Ecolodge Homestay
Trang An Ecolodge Homestay

Trang An Ecolodge Homestay is an environmentally friendly homestay built with natural materials such as wood and bamboo, creating closeness to nature.

  • The rooms here are simply decorated but fully equipped with necessary amenities.
  • The homestay also has a restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Chezbeo Homestay

Chezbeo Homestay
Chezbeo Homestay

Located in the Tam Coc tourist area, Chezbeo Homestay is a lovely homestay with vintage style design.

  • The homestay is surrounded by green rice fields and majestic limestone mountains, creating a fresh and peaceful atmosphere.
  • The rooms here are simply decorated but fully equipped with necessary amenities.
  • The homestay also has a spacious garden with many trees, suitable for visitors to relax and enjoy nature.

Ninh Binh Valley Homestay

Ninh Binh Valley Homestay
Ninh Binh Valley Homestay

Ninh Binh Valley Homestay is a homestay with reasonable pricesDesigned in a simple style but with all the necessary amenities.

  • Rooms here are spacious and airy, with views of the valley and Non Nuoc mountain.
  • The homestay also has a restaurant, coffee shop and many other services for visitors to relax and entertain.

Enjoy the typical culinary culture in Trang An

The typical cuisine in Trang An in particular and Ninh Binh in general has many flavors of the mountainous region because of its geological formation surrounded by majestic limestone mountains along with a combination of delicious dishes. The countryside will definitely make your heart flutter. You can easily enjoy traditional dishes at restaurants in the area or in your own place of stay. Booking Vietnam Tour will suggest to you a list of “must enjoy” dishes when traveling to Trang An – Ninh Binh!

Ninh Binh scorched rice

Ninh Binh Scorched Rice 2
Ninh Binh Scorched Rice 2

Ninh Binh scorched rice is the most famous dish of this land. The rice is crispy and golden brown, served with sweet and sour fish sauce, pork rinds, fried onions and pickles. The crispy taste of scorched rice combined with the sweet and sour taste of fish sauce, the fatty taste of pork rinds and the cool taste of pickled cucumbers create an extremely attractive flavor.

Mountain goat – a delicacy not to be missed

Mountain Goat A Delicacy Not To Be Missed
Mountain Goat A Delicacy Not To Be Missed

Ninh Binh mountain goats are raised on limestone mountains, so the goat meat here is very delicious and sturdy. Mountain goats can be processed into many different dishes such as grilled goat, stewed goat, stir-fried goat,… but the most delicious dish is mountain goat with lemon. Goat meat is sliced ​​thinly, dipped in spicy lemon and chili shrimp sauce, served with raw vegetables and rice paper. The sweetness of goat meat blends with the sour and spicy taste of shrimp paste, the acrid taste of raw vegetables and the toughness of rice paper to create an irresistible flavor.

Nem chua Yen Mac

Nem Chua Yen Mac 1
Nem Chua Yen Mac 1

Nem chua Yen Mac is a famous specialty of Ninh Binh. Nem is made from pork, pork skin, rice, spices and wrapped in banana leaves. Nem has a harmonious sweet and sour, salty and spicy taste, served with spring rolls, raw vegetables and dipping sauce.

Ant egg sticky rice

Ant Egg Sticky Rice
Ant Egg Sticky Rice

Ant egg sticky rice is a unique dish of Ninh Binh. Sticky rice is cooked from fragrant sticky rice, then mixed with ant eggs and honey. Ant eggs have a greasy taste, honey has a sweet taste, combined with the fragrant sticky taste of sticky rice to create a very special flavor.

Perch soup

Perch Soup
Perch Soup

Perch soup is a rustic dish of Trang An people. Field perch are caught from the fields, then cooked in soup with water spinach, water spinach, and tomatoes. The soup has a sour taste bar, sweet and delicious, eaten with hot rice.

In addition, you can also enjoy many other specialty dishes in Trang An such as: vermicelli noodles, eel vermicelli, Thanh Tri rice rolls, green bean cakes, Nho Quan can wine. However, before enjoying the delicious dishes here, you also need to pay attention to some points such as:

  • Choose reputable restaurants that are trusted by many locals to ensure food hygiene and safety as well as get the most standard flavor.
  • You should ask the price before ordering to avoid being ripped off.
  • You can bargain prices with the seller if buying food at local markets.

You can refer to the details in the article:The cuisine in Ninh Binh – The good restaurant – The best food.

Conclusion: have you got a suitable Trang An travel list yet?

Trang An tourism in particular and tourism in general should harmoniously combine the enjoyment of landscape, culture and cuisine. Hopefully the sharing of Booking Vietnam Tour has partly helped you choose the “To do list” when traveling to Trang An. If you are still hesitant or confused, do not hesitate to contact us, we will guide you to choose the most suitable things for you at the most optimal cost. If you find this article useful, remember to share it with your friends!

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