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Market in Ninh Binh

Cho Bop market

For fresh fruit and street food.
Vietnamese in Ninh Binh

Trung Tuyet

Expect filling portions, and a warm welcome from the host family at this busy little place that's popular with travellers. The owners will even drop you off at the nearby train station if you're kicking on after you…
Cafe in Ninh Binh


Good value Vietnamese and Western food, cheap beer, and plenty of local information of what to do and see around Ninh Binh. Also offers motorbike and car tours around the area.
Bar in Ninh Binh

Bia Hoi

For drinking bia hoi (draught beer), try the riverside places near the local brewery.
Vietnamese in Ninh Binh

Snail Restaurants

The lanes north of Ð Luong Van Tuy, close to the stadium, have snail restaurants serving oc luoc xa (snails cooked with lemongrass and chilli). You'll find a few casual bars here too.