What is the Best Time to Visit Ninh Binh?

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Are you planning to visit Ninh Binh soon? What is the best time to visit Ninh Binh? Check out this article!

Ninh Binh is known as a spiritual land with various pagodas and temples. It is only 100km from Hanoi and has become a popular destination in Vietnam thanks to its beautiful scenery and historical value. If you are wondering what is the best time to visit Ninh Binh in a year, this article is for you.

What is the weather like in Ninh Binh?

Generally, the weather of Ninh Binh is humid subtropical climate and it fluctuates depending on each individual season. This wonderful land has four seasons including winter (dry season), summer (rainy season), spring and autumn as two transition periods. The most beautiful time to visit this place depends on the weather and scenery that you want to see here.

This place has such a picturesque landscape that you can visit here any time of the year and still enjoy your trip. However, the best months that you should visit Ninh Binh are from late May to early July which is harvest season in summer, or from September to October, which is also the time for locals to reap the wet rice. 

Best time to visit Ninh Binh

Visiting Ninh Binh during May and July, you will have a chance to admire the natural beauty of this place. Apart from the harvest season with the beautiful golden paddle fields, another advantage of visiting Ninh Binh in June is that you can see lotus in Tam Coc - Bich Dong. Once you get here, you can feel the perfume of lotus pervades in the air. 

Ninh Binh's beautiful golden paddy fields in June

May - July is not only the best time for lotus lovers, but also a great time for travellers to enjoy the natural beauty of the caves as well as the mountains. From September to October, the weather is nice and cool; therefore, it is the perfect time for your travel. You can get rid of bad weather that you might experience if you visit in other months, such as the heat and humidity, as well as rainfall and potential typhoons.

Second-best time to visit Ninh Binh

Other months which are worth visiting Ninh Binh is February and March. This is right after the Lunar New Year so you can enjoy the solemn atmosphere in the pagodas. In this time, thousands of people from all over the country will visit the Bai Dinh pagoda to burn the incense and wish a new year full of luck, happiness, and prosperity for their family. 

Additionally, an important event called Hoa Lu ancient capital traditional festival is held on March 6th, 7th, and 8th every year. This festival is to celebrate the recognition of noble heroes who built the Hoa Lu Kingdom and Dai Co Viet State.

Hoa Lu Festival in Ninh Binh

On the other hand, November to April is the dry months so the weather can be cold during these months. August is usually the time of the year when there is a lot of rainfall, so it makes the travelling difficult and uncomfortable. Because there might be typhoons, August to early September can be a bit risky as well. You need to follow the weather forecast carefully if you plan to visit Ninh Binh these months. However, despite those downfalls, you can have benefits regarding airfares and accommodation costs. More than that, the place will not be so crowded.

What to see in Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc

Being known as the first capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is located in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh where Dinh Tien Hoang King gathered all the talents for building the country. In 1010, Ly King moved the capital to Imperial Citadel Thang Long but Hoa Lu is still considered as a historic site of Vietnam. Visiting Hoa Lu, you will be able to see its sophisticated architecture and skillful carvings which has been existing for thousands of years. Also, you will learn about our history through stories and vestiges. Tam Coc has three beautiful caves which are formed by the Ngo Dong River. The river flows through Bich Dong, a beautiful sapphire color’s cave. You can take a boat tour to Tam Coc to view lotus farms and rice fields. 

Stunning Bich Dong cave in Ninh Binh

Mua Cave

To get to see the beauty of Mua Cave (Hang Mua), you need to climb 486 stone stairs to the top of a mountain. From there, you will be able to see the panoramic beauty of the area with stunning green or yellow paddy fields. It is also known as the “Great Wall of Vietnam” because it has spectacular views of the landscape including mountain tops, rice fields and the towers on the top of mountains.


Mua Cave is like the Great Wall of Vietnam

Trang An - Bai Dinh

Trang An cotourism Complex is recognized by UNESCO as the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Coming to Trang An, you are going to see breathtaking mountains of the ancient capital and Bai Dinh Pagoda, the land of sacredness. Trang An is a combination of forests, streams and rivers with harmonious beauty that has been attracting a lot of tourists. Bai Dinh Pagoda and its splendid architecture represent spirituality of inhabitants here. Trang An - Bai Dinh is an absolute paradise for visitors.

Mesmerizing scenery in Ninh Binh

It will be a mistake if you visit Hanoi and not come to Ninh Binh. It doesn’t have to be a long trip, but you will have great memories that last forever. Go exploring Ninh Binh with BestPrice Travel!


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