Ninh Binh: A Top Travel Destination for Adventure Seekers  

Welcome to Vietnam Untold. Today, we will bring you the latest stories from around the world. Our top story today takes us to the picturesque province of Ninh Binh in Vietnam, where the summer has transformed the landscape into a golden paradise. 

Ninh Binh, located just a couple of hours away from Hanoi, was once the ancient capital of Hoa Lu during the reign of the Dinh Dynasty. This hidden gem had mainly remained undiscovered by foreign tourists until the filming of “Kong: Skull Island” thrust it onto the global stage. The beautiful province of Ninh Binh in Vietnam has garnered international recognition as it secured a spot on Forbes’ prestigious list of the 23 best places to travel this year.

Tam Coc in Ninh Binh, known for its breathtaking boat tours through limestone karst mountains, has donned a vibrant golden hue as the paddy fields reach their harvest season. The rice paddies lining both sides of the Ngo Dong River create a stunning backdrop for visitors embarking on a boat tour through the ripened fields nestled amidst the majestic limestone karsts.

Unlike other regions in Vietnam, Tam Coc experiences only one rice crop per year due to the rising water levels during the monsoon season, making farming along the riverbanks impossible. That’s why May and June become the busiest and most vibrant times for rice harvesting in this area.

To experience this captivating “golden season” in Tam Coc, visitors can embark on a two-hour boat tour down the enchanting Ngo Dong River. The tour, which costs $6.40, requires a minimum of four passengers to embark on the journey. Due to the hot weather, tourists should bring umbrellas or hats to shield themselves from the sun’s rays.

The boat tour takes guests through a mesmerizing landscape, passing through three magnificent limestone caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. The largest of them, Ca Cave, stretches an impressive 127 meters long and over 20 meters wide. Following Ca Cave is Hai Cave, measuring around 60 meters long. And lastly, Ba Cave, the smallest but considered the most beautiful in the area, extends approximately 50 meters.

And let’s remember the culinary delights of Ninh Binh. We recommend indulging in the province’s fine cuisine, particularly the flavorful mountain goat meat. From goat soup to grilled goat meat with five spices and steamed goat meat with ginger, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud.

So, if you’re planning your next adventure, consider Ninh Binh, where natural beauty, rich history, and incredible experiences await. Make sure to visit before the world discovers this hidden gem.

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