Ninh Binh is a good base for exploring quintessentially Vietnamese limestone scenery. Few Western tourists head here, but many Vietnamese flock to nearby sights, including the nation’s biggest pagoda and the Unesco World Heritage–listed Trang An grottoes.
The region has significant natural allure, but insensitive development has placed giant cement factories right next to nature spots.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Ninh Binh.
Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Ninh Binh.