Located on the Southern end of the Red River Delta, Ninh Binh is blessed with diverse topography of both mountainous and coastal areas. It can be said that the province contains all the scenic quintessence of whole Vietnam within its relatively small size. Not only that, Ninh Binh represents typical rural villages of Northern region with vast green paddy field, expanding mountains and poetic river that flows to the horizon. Ninh Binh’s history is also worth mentioning: the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, Ninh Binh is a venue of relics that reflect its 1000 years of history and development.
The Ninh Binh area is famous for its mountain goat meat (look out for ‘de’) and crispy rice (com chay) and you will see signs for both all over the place. Menus in hotels and in tourist-orientated restaurants are in English, but if you want try elsewhere we’d suggest you take a phrasebook with you.
This Ninh Binh travel guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the most fascinating places in Vietnam. Don’t miss it!