Ninh Binh has always been on your list but you do not know the best time to visit it? Then you came to the right place!
Known as a land of temples and spirit, it is only 100km from Hanoi and has become a famous destination in Vietnam thanks to its beautiful scenery and historical value. If you are wondering what time of year is the best time to travel to Ninh Binh, this article is for you.
What is the weather like in Ninh Binh?
Overall, the weather of Ninh Binh is humid subtropical and fluctuates from season to season. This wonderful land has four seasons, and each has its own beauty. Therefore, the best time to visit this place depends on the weather and the scenery you want to see here.
This place has such a picturesque landscape that you can admire at any time of the year and still enjoy your trip. However, the best months for a trip to Ninh Binh are from the end of May to the beginning of July, the harvest season in summer, or from September to October, which is also the time when locals harvest rice.
The best time to visit Ninh Binh
Coming to Ninh Binh in May and July, you would admire Ninh Binh in all its glory since the rice fields here would turn into the gorgeous golden color as well as lotuses in Tam Coc – Bich Dong would bloom with its pleasant scent all over the field.
May – July is not only the best time for lotus lovers but also a great time for cave and mountain addicts. From September to October, the weather is nice and cool; therefore, you can get rid of bad weather that you may experience if in other months, such as heat and humidity, as well as potential rainfall and storms.
The 2nd best time to come to Ninh Binh
Your second option is February and March, the time right after the Lunar New Year. Therefore, you can enjoy the solemn atmosphere at the temples. During this time, thousands of people from all over the country will flood to Bai Dinh pagoda to pray for a lucky, happy, and prosperous new year for their families.
Besides, an important event called Hoa Lu ancient capital traditional festival is held on March 6th, 7th, and 8th every year. This festival is to commemorate the noble heroes who built the Hoa Lu Kingdom and Dai Co Viet State.
From November to April, the weather turns to the dry and cold season. Since August has heavy rainfalls, traveling may be quite risky and uncomfortable. So keep an eye on the weather forecast if you plan to visit Ninh Binh in these months. However, despite those inconveniences, you may have benefits in terms of airfare and accommodation costs. On top of that, Ninh Binh would be uncrowded, which means you can freely visit as many places of interest as you want without a jam.
What to see
Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
The first capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh. Here 1000 years ago, Dinh Tien Hoang King gathered all the talents for building the country. It was not until 1010 did King Ly move the capital to Thang Long Citadel, but Hoa Lu is still considered a historical relic of Vietnam.
Visiting Hoa Lu, you will admire the sophisticated architecture and skillful carvings that have been existing for thousands of years. Also, you will learn about the history of Vietnam through stories and traces. Tam Coc has three beautiful caves formed by the Ngo Dong River, which flows through Bich Dong, a beautiful jade cave. You can take a boat to Tam Coc to see the lotus fields and rice fields.
To admire the beauty of Mua Cave, you need to climb 486 stone steps zigzagged to the top of the mountain. From there, you would be stunned by a panoramic view of Tam Coc with the charming green or yellow paddy fields. It is also known as the “Great Wall of Vietnam” because it offers breathtaking views of the landscape, including mountain peaks, rice fields, and mountain tops.
Trang An – Bai Dinh
Trang An eco-tourism complex is recognized by UNESCO as a world natural and cultural heritage. Trang An attracts visitors with the majestic mountains combined with forests, streams, and rivers in a harmonious beauty. Besides, this place also has the sacred land – Bai Dinh pagoda with splendid architecture showing the spirituality of the residents here, which is an absolute paradise for travelers.
Your trip would be incomplete if you visit Hanoi without going to Ninh Binh. It doesn’t have to be a long trip, but you will have wonderful memories that will last forever. Let’s go discover Ninh Binh with Eviva!