Experiences of traveling to Trang An, Ninh Binh – UNESCO World Heritage

Experiences of traveling to Trang An, Ninh Binh – UNESCO World Heritage

If you watch the Kong: Skull Island movie, you probably see the magnificent sightseeing of Vietnam. The place that I am talking about is Trang An landscape complex. Trang An is one of a famous travel destination in Vietnam that has been recognized as a dual world heritage. Because Trang An sightseeing is covered by caves, mountain, and river, it offers amazing scenery and a rich history.

Trang An is located in Ninh Binh province, north of Vietnam. Trang An is also called as Halong Bay on land. The best time to travel in Trang An is January to March because it has perfect weather, not too hot or too cold.

In order to go to Trang An, you can catch buses from Hanoi to Ninh Binh that takes you 2 hours to Trang An. Here is the list of magnificent places to visit:

Trang An landscape complex

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There are 2 tours that available for you to pick in Trang An. Last time I chose the tour named “Kong island” that you can visit the places that include that “Kong Island” – where Kong: Skull Island movie took place. The ticket for every person is around $10. To visit Trang An, you have to go by the small boat with max 4-5 peoples/boat. It takes you 3 hours to boat around Trang An complex. Next, you will probably be visiting 6 to 9 caves, temples, and “Kong island”. Note: It is easier for you to take a boat if you do not wear dress:). Bring a hat, sunblock, water.

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The boat will take you go inside some caves and temples to explore. Some caves are dark and dangerous. Moreover, the caves were very low as the water level was high after all the flooding so that was a bit scary. Especially, your head should be low if you do not want to hit the ceiling of the caves:)

Temples

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The boatman will drop you at the temples where you can get down to get some photos and then hop back the boat again.

“Kong Island”

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I really like Kong: Skull Island movie, so I feel excited when I can see the scenery of the films in “real life”. We can view the demo of the ship, aboriginal community that you can take a photo with “native people” – they played a role as native people in Kong movie.

The view from Mua cave

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In order to walk to the top of Mua cave to enjoy the fantastic view, you need to walk 500 steps. Because the weather is hot and sunny, I recommend you walk around 3-4:00 PM. The worthy reward you receive at the top of the cave is a wonderful view from Mua cave to Tam Coc – one of another beautiful landscape in Ninh Binh. From that view, the scene looks like a painting. Note: Do not wear flip flops 🙂 – wear a trekking or hiking shoes instead.

Bai Dinh temple

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It is considered the largest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam and has become a popular site for Buddhist pilgrimages from across Vietnam. It takes you 2 hours to reach the crucial part of the complex: Tam The Temple. I feel so hot…so tired…but…at the top of the temple, you can capture the whole view of Bai Dinh:).

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