Ninh Binh, Vietnam

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Linda Nezdulkina

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

A short ride away from Hanoi you can find a rice paddy paradise! Mountains, rivers and fresh air - you did not expect such beauty so close to the city, I know! Ninh Binh is often overlooked, but we love it even more than Halong Bay. Also it is so cheap to visit it and the tours are amazing!

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Image - Mua Cave Viewpoint
Mua Cave Viewpoint
Linda:Come to the Mua Cave Viewpoint as early as you can! It says that the ticket booth opens at 6 am, but you can be there at 5 am already! You will avoid the crowds and the heat!
Image - Ninh Bình Province
Ninh Bình Province
Linda:Ninh Binh Province is such a great city escape only 3 hours away from Hanoi. Rice paddies and mountains, no wonders it's called Halong Bay on land.
Image - Ecotourism Trang An Boat Tour
Ecotourism Trang An Boat Tour
Linda:YOU HAVE TO TAKE A BOAT TOUR. Capitals because it is a must! It will cost only $8 per person and will take you through caves and narrow river paths through mountains.
Image - Bich Dong Pagoda
Bich Dong Pagoda
Linda:This Pagoda is amazing! But the most amazing thing is the entrance gate, which is absolutely beautiful. Pagoda is located inside a mountain, the entrance is free. If you are scared of bats as I am, hahaha, be prepared!
Image - Hang Múa
Hang Múa
Linda:Make as many pictures as possible in the Mua Caves! The views around are gorgeous!
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  1. Mua Cave Viewpoint
  2. Ninh Bình Province
  3. Ecotourism Trang An Boat Tour
  4. Thung Nham Bird Park
  5. Bái Đính Pagoda
  6. Bich Dong Pagoda
  7. Hang Múa
  8. Núi non nước
  9. Van Long Nature Reserve Ticket Booth

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