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2 days and 1 night, where to play, what to eat in Ninh Binh – Experience from A-Z

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In 2 days and 1 night, you can explore the unique ancient land with many interesting experiences. Let's refer to Migo's experience of playing, what to eat in Ninh Binh!


Only about 2 hours from Hanoi, you can travel to Ninh Binh in many different ways: take a motorbike, car or train.

  • Motorbike ride: From Hanoi, you move along Liberation Road – Giap Bat bus station, to The French Van Cau Giu expressway and then go in the direction of Phu Ly – Ninh Binh.
  • Bus ride: from Gia Lam bus station, Gia Bat, Groundwater, there are many bus trips to Ninh Binh. Tickets only from VND 80,000/person/trip.
  • Take the train: from Hanoi station there are currently SE3 (departure 19h30), SE35 (departure 13h35), SE3 (departure 22h00), SE5 (departure 9h00), SE7 (departure 6h00) and SE19 (departure 20h05) to Hanoi – Ninh Binh with an average time of 2 hours 12 minutes. Ticket prices range from 130,000 - 230,000 VND / trip.

From the Central and The South, you can travel by train, car directly to Ninh Binh or take a plane to Hanoi and continue from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.

Traveling in Ninh Binh

In Ninh Binh, the most convenient way to travel between tourist attractions is to use a personal car or motorbike. You can easily rent motorbikes at local hotels and homestays with prices from 100,000 - 150,000 VND / car / day. Or rent a self-driving car at a cost of only 800,000 - 1,600,000 VND / car / day.

The most suitable means to travel in Ninh Binh is a personal motorcycle or car. Photo: authenticvietnamtour.com

6 delicious restaurants not to be missed in Ninh Binh

Coming to Ninh Binh, it is definitely impossible to ignore the delicious indigenous products such as goat meat, elderberry, mountain snails ... Migo would like to tell you some good places to eat in Ninh Binh so that you can stop for lunch or enjoy dinner with friends and relatives. 

German Goat Restaurant 

The space is clean and cozy, neat. The restaurant is open for a long time, featuring many delicious dishes from goats, the most popular is the 7-course goat. There is also elderberry, fish sauce, mountain snails ... With long-term processing techniques, delicious goat dishes here will surely satisfy diners.

  • Address: No. 29, Lane 458 Nguyen Hue, City, Ninh Binh
  • Open: 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 0229 3874 858
  • Price: 100,000 VND – 300,000 VND

Don't forget to enjoy goat meat. Photo: truyenhinhdulich.vn

Thang Long Restaurant

Located near Bai Dinh tourist area, Trang An, Thang Long restaurant owns a large space, specialties are mountain goat dishes, hill chicken, river fish, elderberry, mountain snails. Therefore, this place is a familiar stop that many tourists pay attention to when visiting the ancient capital.

  • Address: Chi Phong Village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh
  • Open: 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Tel: 0975 155 458
  • Price: 150,000 VND – 400,000 VND

Three-Door Restaurant

Located right near Trang An eco-tourism area, Ba Cua restaurant is also a frequent stop for many visitors. This place not only owns a beautiful view, airy space with many trees, next to the rocky mountains, also brings a rich menu with chicken, goat meat, pork ... Give visitors a lot of options.

  • Address: Trang An Village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh
  • Open: 9:00 - 20:00
  • Tel: 0916 311 658
  • Price: 150,000 VND – 500,000 VND

The goat's mother re-lemon. Photo: amthucvietnam365.vn

Clay Restaurant

Located right in the center of Ninh Binh city, Clay restaurant specializes in goat meat. With a cozy luxurious space, coming here, you can enjoy many delicious dishes such as stir-fried goats, goat hooks, lemon goats, grilled goats or goat hotpot with fresh and sweet flavors, rich broth, fragrant spices. 

  • Address: 19 Lane 3, Dong Thanh, Ninh Binh City
  • Open: 8:00 - 22:00
  • Phone: 0919 701 332
  • Price: 100,000 VND – 3500,000 VND


Burmese eel Mrs. Chalk

Besides goat meat, elderberry, to Ninh Binh should definitely try through eel sorghum. Famous for the natives, Ba Chalk eel is the address that many people pass on to each other to try when coming to the ancient capital. According to the report, the restaurant has been open since 1960. Up to now, the restaurant has been passed on by Ms. Chalk to 3 children opened into 3 stores located at 995, 997, 999 Tran Hung Dao, Ninh Binh city.

The burmese is delicious thanks to the broth carefully simmered from the bones, rich sorghum fibers, carefully filtered eel meat, processed from eel nuggets, fat aromatic and sweet aromatic. 

  • Address: 995, 997, 999 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ninh Binh City
  • Open: morning to noon
  • Tel 0966 118 787
  • Price: 30,000 VND – 35,000 VND

Burmese eel Mrs. Chalk - a dish not to be missed when coming to Ninh Binh. Photo by Kenh14.vn

Love Mai Noodles

Referring to the delicious food to try in Ninh Binh, it is definitely impossible to ignore the vermicelli. And Love Mai noodle soup is considered the address with the most "standard" Ninh Binh noodle soup. Unlike Hanoi vermicelli, Ninh Binh vermicelli has a large piece of bread, grilled on charcoal in a golden grill. The outside is not yellow, but the inside smells soft. The sweetness of the meat is mixed with the spices marinated richly fragrant complex. Ninh Binh vermicelli is enjoyed with vermicelli, sweet and sour sauce and some herbs, becoming a special breakfast dish not to be missed when coming to play the ancient capital.

  • Address: No. 7 Pham Hong Thai Street, Ninh Binh City.
  • Open: 5 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Tel: 0948 392 656
  • Price: 25,000 VND – 50,000 VND

Love Mai noodles - a dish not to be missed when visiting Ninh Binh. Photo: tripzone.vn

Besides the above addresses, you can visit many restaurants such as Dung Pho Nui restaurant (Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh), Linh Giang restaurant (62 Hoang Quoc Viet, Ninh Khanh, Ninh Binh city), Ngoc My Nhan restaurant (No. 26 Ngo Quyen, Ninh Binh city) ...

What to play - 2 days to explore the 4 most attractive tourist destinations in Ninh Binh 

With many interesting places, what to play in Ninh Binh suitable for the schedule of 2 days 1 night must be something many of you wonder about. Here's a recommended schedule you can refer to.

Day 1: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Coming to Ninh Binh on the first day, you can start the journey to explore the ancient capital hoa Lu - the capital of the ancient Country of Dai Co Viet. Then take a break for lunch and explore Tam Coc – Bich Dong in the afternoon.

Ancient Capital of Hua lu

As one of the four important core areas of trang An World Heritage complex, hoa Lu ancient monuments include King Dinh temple, King Le temple and historical works. Entering the quiet space of the ancient temples, the timeless majesty of the stone and wood architecture built from the seventeenth century reminds the descendants of the golden pages of the nation.

King Ding's temple in the ancient ruins of Hoa Lu. Photo by codohoalu.vn

Reference information:

  • Address: Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh Province
  • Ticket price to visit King Dinh temple: 20,000 VND / person
  • Ticket price to visit King Le Temple: 20,000 VND / person

Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Tam Coc – Bich Dong is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district. Conquer visitors with the blue water with the limestone mountains, with the Ngo Dong line winding around the poetic. From Tam Coc marina downstream among the rice carpets when green as smooth as velvet, when the gold is heavy in the golden season, hear the sound of peaceful paddles, the figs peacefully smile on the water printed with clouds and clouds. The gentle smile on the driver's lips, the hands pushing, the paddles carrying the boat through the poetic caves, stopping to light incense, sincerely tilting in front of the majestic Thai Vi temple to hide in the middle of the mountains and forests.

It is amazing that the golden seasons of Tam Coc are as beautiful as paintings. Photo by reatimes.vn

Then in the evening when the moon rises to the top of the rocky mountain, visitors sit with friends and family in a warm BBQ grill by the water's edge, enjoying the gentle coolness of the mountainous region, the delicious taste of the rich grilled goat meat, sipping a bit of Kim Son sticky wine. It's so poetic, it's unforgettable.

Reference information:

  • Ticket price: 150,000 VND / boat 4 people
  • Ticket price: 120,000 VND/adult and 60,000 VND/child under 1.4m

Day 2: Trang An – Bai Dinh

Trang An Scenic Area

As the most famous tourist destination when visiting Ninh Binh, Trang An scenic area complex is a natural heritage and world cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO in 2014.

This place is bestowed by Mother Nature for the unspoiled natural landscape, with winding rivers flowing around the majestic limestone mountain system, creating fanciful caves shimmering like paradise.

Combined with beautiful nature such as the foreground is a system of spiritual cultural tourist attractions associated with history such as The Temple, Tran Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Palace ... Visitors can choose to explore one of the 3 routes to explore Trang An that has been planned to explore extremely conveniently.

Trang An - the right stop until visiting Ninh Binh

Reference information:

Trang An fare:

  • Adults (over 1.3m): VND 250,000/person
  • Children (less than 1.3m): VND 120,000/person
  • Children (less than 1m): Free
  • Private boat: 1,250,000 VND/boat
  • Hire a guide: 300,000 VND / delegation

Bai Dinh - Guinness World Record Temple in Ninh Binh 

Belonging to Trang An Scenic Area, Bai Dinh Pagoda is the next stop you should visit before finishing your 2-day-1-night journey to explore Ninh Binh.

With an area of up to 539 hectares, including ancient pagodas, new pagodas and surrounding areas, visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda, visitors are immersed in the sacred space combining ancient Buddhist culture from the time of King Dinh - Ly with unique modern Buddhist works.

Admire in front of the largest giant Buddha statues in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, walk along the longest La Han corridor in Vietnam, visit the largest bodhi garden bred from indian bodhi trees. Or bowing to the ceremony in front of the magnificent Great Hung Bao Dien, which will surely make visitors have moments of peace and tranquility in the sacred Buddhist holy land.

Bai Dinh Pagoda - a spiritual tourist destination must definitely visit when coming to Ninh Binh. chuabaidinhninhbinh.vn

Reference information:

• Tram price to visit the temple: 60,000 VND / person / turn

• Tickets to visit the Stupa: 50,000 VND / person

• Price of hire a guide: 300,000 VND / delegation



Along with the rapid development of tourism, it is now easy to find a rest spot with full facilities, beautiful rooms, attentive service and affordable prices. Depending on their preferences, guests can choose a high-end hotel, homestay or resort with a rich price from VND 300,000 to VND 2,500,000 per room per night.


With close distance, many places to play, and the price for the whole trip NInh Binh will fluctuate depending on the mode of travel, the place of rest that you choose. Migo would like to expect the cost per person as follows:

Cost of moving to Hanoi - Ninh Binh: 80,000 - 230,000 VND

Travel cost in Ninh Binh: 100,000 - 800,000 VND

Room cost: 300,000 - 2,500,000 VND

Cost of playing: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 VND

Admission fee: average 500,000 VND 

Thus, the total cost of a 2-day-1-night trip in Ninh Binh is only from VND 2,000,000 per person. Even if staying at homestay is cheap and self-sufficient means of transportation, the price is even more economical. 


Above, Migo has sent you a reference schedule for a 2-day-1-night trip to explore Ninh Binh. With convenient transportation, the homestay room system developed with a lot of beautiful views, soft prices, along with friendly and civilized tourism services, Ninh Binh is definitely a "worth going" place for you to have an interesting vacation with relatives and friends.

Don't forget to share with Migo your unforgettable experiences in this land!

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