Ninh Binh is just 2 hour drive from Hanoi, blessed with many historical and beautiful sites to visit like Hoa Lu ancient capital, Bai Dinh pagoda, Bich Dong pagoda, Trang An grottoes, Tam Coc, Van Long natural reserve, Kenh Ga floating village or Cuc Phuong national park.
If you stay few days in Hanoi, an optional tour to Ninh Binh is highly recommended and here are the best places to stay.
1. Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh - The 5 star resort situated next to Van Long Nature Reserve, a perfect place to enjoy picturesque and tranquil Halong bay on land. Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh offers 172 rooms dividing into 9 clusters, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, three cluster pools, two restaurants, 1 wine bar, 1 pool bar, La Cochinchine Spa, fitness center, a mini golf course, meeting rooms, kid club for family and styled Vietnamese market. From Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh, it is convenient to take boat trip to explore Van Long natural reserve, cycle around or drive to visit Cuc Phuong national park as well as other tourist attractions in Ninh Binh. If you are on Vietnam family vacation, honeymoon or looking for a comfortable trip, Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh is the first choice.
2. Tam Coc garden - Located near Tam Coc and peacefully surrounded by field fields and rocky mountains. With 8 private houses in typical northern Vietnamese architecture, Tam Coc garden offers memorable stay and tourists will definitely have unique experience.
In Ninh Binh city, there are many hotels, but nothing to see there. If you travel on a tight budget, cheap hotels are availble near Tam Coc where you can just pay US$15-$25 per night and the room is good with hot/cold shower, AC, cable Tivi and free Wifi.
To book a tour to Ninh Binh, it is possible to book with your hotel in Hanoi or a travel agent around the old quarter. However, do not go on a group tour as it is not the right way to travel. Tourists can also contact us - Vivutravel to book online and combine Ninh Binh with Mai Chau valley or Halong bay on a private tour.
Read more at Ninh Binh Travel Guide