Trang An Eco tourism complex – located in the complex of Trang An scenic area, Ninh Binh province. It’s covered an area of 2168 ha. Far from Ha Noi about 90 km to the south. The site features world-wide value for geological, geomorphological, archaeological and aesthetic tectonics, which has been honored by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage site.
Location: Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province
Adult ticket: 200,000 VND/pax/route (including a boat trip)
Children below 1.4m ticket: 100,000/pax/route (including a boat trip)
Trang An eco-tourism Complex is the combination of mountains and blue water, limestone mountains, wild natures of forest and rivers and a big system of distinctive caves. Besides, it’s considered as “Halong Bay on land” or “outdoors geological museum”.
The landscape of the ecological area is a majestic mountainous region, created by the multi -dimensional mountains of the shadow down the small streams winding, meandering the cave, the valley of wilderness. You will have chance to enjoy the pure beauty of this destination.
Table of contents
- 1 What to expect in Trang An Eco tourism complex
- 1.1 Boat trip in Trang An routes
- 1.2 System of caves
- 1.3 Cultural monuments
What to expect in Trang An Eco tourism complex
Boat trip in Trang An routes
Trang An boasts deeper cultural and historical values. There are not any luxury cruise ships ruining the landscape, the waterways are much narrower, and the only vehicle that can traverse the land is a small sampan wooden boat. But this is the fun of it, slowly rowing through serpentine streams, between the blooming mountains and valleys. There are also spectacular transitions along the way, as you enter a dark cave and a whole new picture appears right in front of your eyes at the exit.
Depending on the tour, visitors will discover different caves and historical sites. Next, we would like to introduce a few typical stops in the journey to explore Trang An eco-tourism site as below:
System of caves
There are many beautiful caves in Trang An Eco Tourism complex. And it’s divided into many different travel route.
Dia Linh Cave
The cave is also called Treasure cave because when coming here visitors will feel like getting lost in the treasure of fossil stalactites. Coming out of the cave entrance is a charming landscape painted with clouds, mountains and rivers. The cave is 260 m long with lots of miraculous drooping stalactites.
With a length of 320m. Perhaps with the winding, meandering light can not enter, which people have called dark caves. It is by that name that the more curious to learn and discover the beauty of the ancients left to this land.
The name is Bright cave, but here visitors still have to use the lamp because the cave is 112m long, 12m wide. The ceiling has a height of 12m, surrounded by many beautiful stalactites, drop down from the ceiling with many names depend imagination.
Nau Ruou Cave (Boiling Wine cave)
It’s 250m long. Legend has it that the groundwater depth is over 10m, connecting to the Hoa Lu ancient capital. Once upon a time the forefathers had come here to cook wine for the king. During archaeological research, scientists discovered many pots, jars, and utensils for making wine. This cave is called Nau Ruou Cave.
Sinh, Si and Ba Got cave
Sinh, Si and Ba Got cave is the legend of a romantic story of a guy with a princess before. In the cave the stalactites create a variety of shapes such as turtle, lamp, natural flowers …
The length of the cave is 70m, this is the military warehouse and weaponry workshop during French and Americans war.
Hang Boi (Fortune telling Cave)
Fortune telling is a valuable archaeological site. The entrance to the cave is deep and dense with many species of plants growing thick. Because the sun could not reach the ground, the path was covered with moss and tree leaves. Researchers agreed to name the fortune-telling cave because it is associated with the legend that the Emperor Tran dynasty used to see fortune-telling here.
Trinh Temple is a place of worship of four mandarins who had great merit for Dinh Dynasty. In their reign, they were Supervisors General, who governed the king’s gold store.
Tran Temple (Ninh Binh) was built by King Dinh Tien Hoang at the same time as King Hung Temple (Phu Tho province). It is the place to worship Quy Minh, the god of the southern frontier Hoa Lu. The temple is also called Noi Lam temple (temple in the forest). In addition, Tran Temple Festival (Ninh Binh) takes place on the 18th of the third lunar month every year, along with the festival of Hoa Lu ancient capital and Bai Dinh pagoda festival are big festivals in Ninh Binh.
Phu Khong (Khong Temple)
Phu Khong lies on a narrow strip of land, with its back resting on the cave. on the right is the rocky mountain range, in front of the immense water. It is the place to worship 7 mandarins of the Dinh dynasty. This place is associated with the legends when King Dinh Tien Hoang died, 7 mandarins brought many coffins buried in the directions and then committed suicide to keep the secrets of the real tomb.
Hanh Cung Vu Lam
Hanh Cung Vu Lam tourist area is located deep in the mountainous area of Trang An World Heritage Site. In order to visit this place, visitors will sit on traditional boats driven by the locals. From there experience the close connection with nature, feel the pure beauty of the cave. Vietnam Archaeological Institute has unearthed and found thousands of antiques in this place. Hanh Cung Vu Lam Center worships the King and mandarins of the Tran Dynasty.