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Hanoi- Ninh Binh day tour

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Traveling to Bai Dinh – Trang An in Vietnam day tour is an ideal choice for many visitors. Located in the ancient capital Hoa Lu relic, Trang An eco-tourist site is like the fairy cave. Natural scenery, mountains, and rivers with gentle water create a picture painted water charming. The architecture in this tourism population will certainly make you surprised when returning to the ancient capital…

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Hanoi – Ninh Binh day tour

The period from January to March is considered as the best time to travel Trang An. At this springtime the weather is not too cold or too hot, you can both spring travel and seek your fortune in the temple.

Picking up tourists in Hanoi, it will take 2 hours to travel to Ninh Binh. In the 93- km journey visitors will call a halt to enjoy Ninh Binh fried rice- a specialty of Ninh Binh.

In the morning, you will visit the Bai Dinh Pagoda. Bai Dinh Pagoda is the largest Buddhist architecture complex in Vietnam. Bai Dinh pagoda is a large population known as many records such as: The pagoda has the largest area in Vietnam (107ha). The highest and heaviest copper Buddhist statue in Vietnam. The temple has the largest well in Vietnam, the most Arhat statues in Vietnam with 500 Arhat statues about 2 meters high. Southeast Asia’s Biggest Bells: 36 and 27 Tons. The record for the largest number of bodhi trees in Vietnam with 100 bodhi trees extracted from the Indian Bodhi Tree.
Visitors can walk or pick the tram to visit Bai Dinh pagoda.

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Bai Dinh pagoda

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Tam Quan gate

Visitors will be firstly impressed by Tam Quan gate (three-arched-entrances gate) built with a massive scale with three floors roofed with South Bát Tràng tile. Passing through the gate, there are two sides of the entrance with more than five hundred statues of arhats made of greenstone sophisticatedly carved.

Bell Tower in Bai Dinh pagodaThe next is Bell Tower, that is the largest bell in the country with has many sophisticated pattern and two prayers engraved in Chinese.

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Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva’s temple

At the back of the bell tower, there is an Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva’s temple built entirely of wood. The Bodhisattva statue that has a thousand hands, a thousand eyes is gold- plated. This is also the largest Bodhisattva statue in Vietnam.

Tam The temple is situated on the top of the mountain with the largest scale in the population of Bai Dinh pagoda.

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Tam The temple

Visitors can spread their eyes over the whole scene of the temple. There are three largest Tam The statues inside the temple that symbolize for the buddhas in the three generations ( the past, present, and future) to lead beings to the dharma.

The next is the statue of Maitreya symbolizing for the meaning of optimism, joy with a gentle smile. Visitors who come to this place can not only find the center of great spiritual culture but also satisfy your eyes with a full convergence of Buddhist elements and architectures.

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The statue of Maitreya

In addition, the pagoda area is very large. To save traveling time, you should rent a tram to visit. If you do not want to rent a tram, you can also walk to visit the temples, statues in Bai Dinh Pagoda.

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Tram in Bai Dinh pagoda

In the afternoon, visitors will go to the center of the Trang An ecological tourism to finish Hanoi day tours.

Trang An is a tourist complex composed of mountains, caves, and streams, so when you come here you have to buy tickets to visit and rent boats.

In this Vietnam tours, you can choose two tours:

Route 1: You go on the small boat to visit the system of 9 caves and relics in the tourist areas such as the Dia Linh Cave, Toi Cave (dark cave), Sang cave (bright cave), Ba Giot Cave (three- drop cave) …. and other relics.

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Dark cave

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Ba Giot cave

Route 2: This is a route that has not many caves with only 4 caves(Lam cave, Vanh cave, Thanh Truot cave and Dai cave) but it’s long with beautiful stalactites.

You can explore Kong file studio and take beautiful pictures for yourself.

Kong film studio

Note: this route only applies to groups of 4,8,12,16 guests.

Do not forget to enjoy the following specialties in Vietnam day tour:

  • Gỏi cá nhệch (a Vietnamese salad made with the small fry of the local paddy field eel) 
  • Fried- rice
  • Mountain snail
  • Hoa Lu veal       
  • Yen Mac fermented pork roll
  • Sweet and sour perch broth
  • Eel cellophane noodles

Author Since: Jul 02, 2018

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