Ninh Bình offers ideal vacations
NINH BÌNH — Located around 100km to the south of Haø Noäi, Ninh Bình Province hosts spectacular karst mountains reflected on rivers. The most beautiful site may be Tam Coác with mountains, caves and cliffs sprouting along gentle Ngoâ Ñoàng River. The site has been dubbed the “inland Haï Long Bay”.
In recent years, Ninh Bình has shined brightly on the world’s tourism map with millions of foreign visitors each year. Most of the tourists cannot help but be “wowed” by romatic and splendid landscapes at a series of sites like Traøng An, Tam Coác- Bích Ñoäng and Vaân Long marsh land.
Tourism sites in the province can be visited all year round with special beauty each season. The beginning of spring and beginning of summer are considered the best time to tour around the province. In the first period, the weather is neither too cold nor too hot, and a fresh landscape full of energy is suitable to those who like travelling and visiting pagodas.
In the second period, from April to June, one should visit the province to enjoy the season of the butterfly. The best place to see butterflies is Cuùc Phöông National Park, which is decorated with thousands of colourful butterflies flying in sunshine.
The end of butterfly season is the beginning of harvest season with a carpet of mature rice in Tam Coác. Immense fields of yellow rice stretch to the feet of the karst mountains. The aerial scene from some peaks may be breathtakingly beautiful. Mature rice season lasts until the end of June.
For the rest of the year, Ninh Bình’s landscape boasts great potential for photo hunters. — VNS
Sail away: A boat trip on the Ngoâ Ñoàng River in Bích Ñoäng. — VNA/VNS Photo Ñình Na
Great heights: Tourists at Muùa Cave. — VNS Photo Tröông Vò