By train the journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Ninh Binh is scheduled to take from 30 to 37 hours depending upon which train service you use
Train Times from Ho Chi Minh City to Ninh Binh
There are currently 8 train services a day from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to Ninh Binh.
- The fastest train from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to Ninh Binh is Train #SE2 departing from Ho Chi Minh City at 21:50 and scheduled to arrive in Hanoi 29 hours 39 minutes later at 14:17.
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Location of Ninh Binh Railway Station
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About Travel to Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh Province is popular with tourists who come to see its outstanding scenery and notable temples. Ninh Binh City has little of interest in its own right for most visitors.
Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex
The main attraction in Ninh Binh Province is the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex, which is a 62 square kilometre area with steep limestone rock formations featuring caves. Many of the caves are partially submerged allowing visitors to enter inside in small boats. The two popular parts of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex for these boat tours are the Tam Cốc Bích Động valley and the Trang An Grottoes. Also of note in the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex is the 15th Century Bich Dong Pagoda located on a hill top.
Other Visitor Attractions in Ninh Province
Other attractions in Ninh Binh Province include:
- The 19th Century Phat Diem Cathedral. Phat Diem Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral constructed with an unusual blend of Vietnamese and European architecture making it unique amongst Christian churches.
- Bai Dinh Temple, which is one of the largest temple complexes in South East Asia and located within a mountainous area. Bai Dinh Temple has a new and an old part. The newer art of the temple is the most impressive featuring some enormous Chinese style buildings including a palace sized prayer hall, a 13 storey pagoda, and 500 statues of the Lord Buddha.
- Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, which is an archaeological site dating back to the 10th and 11th Centuries.