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Ninh Binh

 

Located 90 km south of Hanoi, along highway 1A, Ninh Binh is considered as Halong Bay without water. Mountains and rivers stretch away endlessly like a silk painting. The hands of God make arrangements for a smart land longer than 100km of stone, with nearly 30 historic sites and landmarks, from Cuc Phuong virgin forest to the sea to the "Gold Mountain" Kim Son.

From Ninh Binh town, further down 10 km is Non Nuoc mountain, or Duc Thuy Son, a famous sight with how much legends. It was 10 centuries ago chosen by King Dinh Tien Hoang as front post in defence of the capital.

Coming to Ninh Binh, one must visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam under King Dinh Tien Hoang, located in Truong Yen ward, an area surrounded by high mountains and deep rivers. In 968, after clearing the war of 12 warlords, Dinh Bo Linh reunified the country, Dinh Bo Linh was crowned as emperor, he named the nation as Dai Co Viet, and selected Hoa Lu as the country's capital. This is the area of historical complex under Dinh and Le Kings, there is a tomb of King Dinh, beside is King Le Dai Hanh's temple.

Hoa Lu is also famous for Bai Son historical site, with Bich Dong cave pagoda and Tam Coc or Three caves. Nicknamed as Second best grotto in the southern sky, the first is Huong Tich grotto in Perfume pagoda. In the cave, a lot of relics still remain, many antiques and precious stones like dragon two strange rocks, the rocks produce sounds as if coming from a music instrument.

Tam Coc is also called Xuyen Thuy cave, with many caves winding inside mountains just like in heaven. It was selected by King Tran as a stronghold agains Mongolian invaders

Phat Diem cathedral is one of the wonders in south east asia, a unique architecture combines the essence of Western culture and nation. The church was built over a century ago. In architecture from the floor to the cathedral bells carved sophisticated, it is the quintessence of talent and intellectual creativity absolute peak of the period.

Dich Long grotto, located in Gia Vien district is
considered the third best natural cave in Vietnam. Not too far from Dich Long is Cuc Phuong national park with thousands of old trees and strange species of animals and plants. From Cuc Phuong forest, one can visit Kenh Ga floating village, famous for a hot spring which is said to be able to cure people from many diseases.

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