Ninh Binh is a city in North Vietnam with population of 130,517 people, famous for the nearby karst scenery and the village of Tam Coc. There is nothing to do in Ninh Binh itself apart from drinking beer with the locals, but it is useful as a base for the surrounding countryside.
Just 100 km down to the south of Hanoi, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam from 986 to 1009. Tam Coc means three caves and it is often referred as Halong bay on land. Combining Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, you will have a truly unforgettable experience by rowing along a peaceful Boi river with green paddy fields on the banks and learn more about Vietnam history.
Escape from the bustling rhythm of the city, you will enjoy a comfortable life in a prosperous country in Northern Vietnam. Coming to Ninh Binh, you will be able to take a bicycle 'trip around this place, to explore nature Vietnam that is such a challenging journey. In addition, you could also visit Trang An, which is consider as "Halong bay in Land" by boat
Hoa Lư was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It lies in Truong Yen Thuong village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam.