Visitors can depart from Hanoi at 6am to travel to Ninh Binh province to visit Trang An tourist site and Bai Dinh pagoda, a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO.
| In Trang An, lakes are connected to each other in a circle so the boat trip is a continuous journey and boats do not return to the starting place on the same route. This cave system is like a maze, where mountains, lakes and caves form an uninterrupted system.
The most popular boat tour in Trang An lasts for three hours, starting at the central reception area on Trang An Avenue through the wharf – Trinh Temple – Dia Linh Cave – Toi Cave – Sang Cave – Den Tran Cave, Tran Temple, Si Cave – Sinh Cave – Tinh Cave – Ba Giot Cave – Nau Ruou Cave – Phu Khong Cave – Tran Cave – Quy Hau Cave – the wharf. The fare is VND150,000/person.
Through the Tran Temple is Trang An valley, which is open to scientists and state guests
Nau Ruou (rice alcohol cooking) Cave has a 15m deep well. The water is very cool and sweet. According to legend, ancient people discovered the well and used the water to cook wine. So the cave is named Nau Ruou.
After the boat trip, visitors can rest at a restaurant at the wharf or stay at the waiting house for free. After lunch, visitors can go to Bai Dinh Pagoda, approximately 8 km from Trang An. The pagoda opens from 6am to 9pm.
This bronze Buddha statue of 80 tons, 10 meters high, is located on the hill of Bai Dinh Pagoda. It is recognized as the largest statue of Maitreya in Vietnam.
Bai Dinh Pagoda corridor.
The three giant Buddha statues.
Bai Dinh Pagoda is very wide so visitors are advised to visit some major places. There are professional tour guides at the pagoda and you can contact them to get information.
Bai Dinh pagoda at night. You can take a bus from Hanoi (the bus station of Giap Bat, My Dinh) or open bus of The Sinh Tourist. There are many travel companies that offer tours to Trang An – Bai Dinh from Hanoi with prices ranging from VND380,000 to VND500,000 a person.