Ninh Binh has numerous valuable cultural and historical heritage sites such as Hoa Lu ancient capital, Phat Diem stone church, Bich Dong Pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Thai Vi Temple, and various intangible cultural heritage elements such as festivals, folk singing and culinary culture.

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The golden Ngo Dong River welcome domestic and foreign tourists to the Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourism site. (Photo: VNA)
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Trang An boat station, where tourists visit the caves in the Trang An eco-tourism complex. (Photo: VNA)
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The golden Ngo Dong River welcome domestic and foreign tourists to the Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourism site. (Photo: VNA)
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Storks spread their wings over the golden rice fields. (Photo: VNA)
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Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang, where many cultural, historical, artistic, and spiritual values are kept. (Photo: VNA)
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Van Long was originally known as a "no-wave bay" because of the smooth water flow like a large mirror reflecting the sky. (Photo: VNA)
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Ca Cave with magical beauty at Van Long Nature Reserve. (Photo: VNA)
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Stunning beauty of Tam Coc during the ripen rice season. (Photo: VNA)
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Bai Dinh Pagoda in Trang An Ecotourism Area is a large temple complex with an area of 539 ha, including a cultural park and a Buddhist institute, Dam Thi lake area and many under construction. (Photo: VNA)
 
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Ancient Non Nuoc Pagoda (old name: Duc Thuy Son). (Photo: VNA)
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A semicircle lake with ancient beauty is located at Thien Ton Pagoda (the historical and cultural site of Hoa Lu ancient capital). (Photo: VNA)
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Tourists take a boat to Thung Nang (Sunshine Valley). Thung Nang is a low-lying place, flooded and surrounded by majestic high mountains, separated from the noisy life rhythm. (Photo: VNA)
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A view of modernized Ninh Binh City. (Photo: VNA)
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A corner of Ninh Binh City by night. (Photo: VNA)
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Tourists discover the nature and watch the rare flamingoes and storks in Thung Nham bird park. (Photo: VNA)

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A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, located in Kim Son district of Ninh Binh province, is about 120 kilometres from Hanoi. It was built in the 1875s to 1898s, with oriental architecture.

Bich Dong pagoda in lotus season

Bich Dong pagoda in lotus season

Three kilometers to the east of Tam Coc boat pier in Ninh Binh province, Bich Dong pagoda boasts a mysterious ancient look. It is especially beautiful these days as surrounded by lotuses blooming.  

Ninh Binh's time to shine

Ninh Binh's time to shine

The magnificent province of Ninh Binh, home to winding water flows among beautiful karsts, rice fields and lotus swamps, the natural studio for the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island is now back in the national spotlight.