Trang An is a famous eco-system area in Ninh Binh Province which covers an area of over 2000 hectares. With million-year-old limestone karst forming caves, lagoons, ecosystems, and mangroves, Trang An - Bai Dinh attracts a large number of tourists every year. This is also a population of famous temples and statues in Asia with the corridor gold Arhat and Buddha statue.
Overview of Trang An - Bai Dinh
Trang An - Bai Dinh is the famous eco-system area in Ninh Binh province, Trang An is located in Hoa Lu district, meanwhile, Bai Dinh is a part of Gia Vien district.
Trang An is a natural complex combining mountains, caves, and lagoon, Bai Dinh is considered the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia, the complex of Trang An - Bai Dinh has created a unique natural and spiritual tourist area in Southeast Asia with the outstanding landscape and architecture. Two sites are distant about 10 km on a tourist route, it is very convenient for tourists to visit both locations in a short time.
Trang An - Bai Dinh
Trang An - Bai Dinh travel experience
Time to visit
Which season is the best time to visit Trang An - Bai Dinh? This is a frequent question that many tourists wonder, so in order to not miss the trip to Trang An - Bai Dinh, we will reveal the most suitable time to travel to Trang An - Bai Dinh for all you guys.
According to the habits of Vietnamese people, the spring is the traveling season, it is time local people set aside the unfinished task to go to pagodas because the weather is so nice, it is warm and the landscapes are so nice. So, from the first month to the third lunar month is the best time to visit Trang An - Bai Dinh.
Every year, on January 6, Bai Dinh pagoda holds a very grand festival to visitors from all over, so it can be said that this is the most exciting time. The weather is also extremely supportive when Tet holiday comes, the weather is dry and sunny, making the spring trip poetic.
Besides Tet, you can enjoy the beauty of Trang An and Bai Dinh in any season of the year but you should avoid the period from June to September because the weather is too hot, you will be very tired for the trip.
Trang An - Bai Dinh
Ways to travel
Trang An and Bai Dinh tourist complexes are less than 10 km west of Ninh Binh city, about 100 km south of Hanoi capital. With more than 2 hours traveling by car from Hanoi, you have arrived. So, just need two days in the weekend, you can enjoy the beauty of these two places and can combine to select other places such as Van Long mineral spring resort, Thung Nham or Ninh Binh city.
Prepare for the trip
Go to the land of Buddha, you should be prepared a little careful. If you go to the temple, you should prepare clothes that are both neat and suitable for spirituality. Do not dress too offensive. Bai Dinh is a large temple, you will have to spend the whole morning to visit it, so be prepared with appropriate shoes such as flat shoes, sports shoes to make your legs more comfortable during the journey!
Traveling to Trang An, traveling by boat is essential, so it is best to dress in light clothes to make it easier to manage.
Travel to Trang An - Bai Dinh
Bai Dinh Pagoda was built with a grand scale with many records in Vietnam and Southeast Asia such as the largest bronze bell, the largest jade Buddha Quan Am statue, the largest Bronze statue, the largest jade well, etc. Bai Dinh area is quite large, so in order to save time, you should hire the electric car. The ticket prices are listed. You can also take a walk to visit temples and statues.
Coming to Bai Dinh pagoda, you not only lit incense to wish a good year of good luck but also able to sightsee the temple with lots of big green trees, drop lucky money on a bronze bell hung between the watchtower, visit the pearl well, go to the tower of the Buddha, admire the peaceful scenery of the rivers and mountains. You will understand why in the past, this place used to be a base to help Dinh Bo Linh defeated the 12 military regions, maintained the peace of the nation.
Leaving Bai Dinh, it is time to come to Trang An, choose one of the two roads, buy tickets, wait for the boats and start the trip to enjoy the charming scenery. According to personal experience, you should choose the 1st route because the cave in this route is more beautiful. Trang An is a tourist complex consisting of mountains, caves, and streams, so you have to buy tickets and rent boats to visit this place. Ticket prices vary according to the seasons.
Previously, when the Trang An tourism had not developed, visitors had enough opportunity to travel all 12 routes that took more than 3 hours to go through all the caves, now you can only travel in the two routes, so the time to travel is also shortened. It only takes about 1 and a half hours for both the sight-seeing and climbing, incense-burning at the temples, but it is enough to feel the beauty of the clear and calm blue water surrounded by mountain. Traveling by boat, you will visit 12 caves: Light cave, Dark cave, Dia Linh cave, Nau Ruou Cave, Sinh cave, Si cave, Ba Giot cave...
It feels like you're in the middle of Halong Bay. We bet with you that if you went to Halong, you would find this place much more beautiful and worthwhile.
If you want to stay overnight, there is no difficulty to find a place to stay. However, most of the hotels are located in Ninh Binh city.