Trang An, the eco tourism attraction located in the East of Ninh Binh, with area of 2000 ha. Bai Dinh Pagoda is one of the biggest one in Vietnam and also of the South East Asia with hundreds of statues. Enjoy them only in one day with us!
What do you need : Be sure to bring sunglasses, sun cream, and your camera. You’ll also need shoes and short trousers for the cycling part of the tour.
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This incredible day trip takes you through ancient land enriched with cultural and geographic wonders, that were recently world heritage site listed.
The guide will meet you at 07:30 at your hotel or where you’re staying, and start a 100km journey in a modern bus through lovely countryside. There will be a short break enroute. You will arrive at Glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia, at 10:30. This place is scenically set on the foothill of Dinh Mountain, surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below, and dotted with limestone karsts, which will take your breath away. The pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent refined Vietnamese architecture, which will take a full day to explore.
With sacred atmospheres and an intriguing Buddhism story told by your guide, you cannot fail to be enchanted. Some of the highlights are:
-500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats)
-2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, the other 36 tons
-Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)
The visit ends with a walk up the summit mountain to see the 100 ton bronze statue of Buddha Sakyamuni and a chance to enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains. At 12:30, you can enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat and pork storage vessel. An hour later, you will leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an outstanding 20 square kilometer majestic limestone massif, which rises dramatically out from the rice paddy fields. Deep among the towering mountains, are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.
You will then embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi (Dack) cave, 320 meters long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meters long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking Wine Cave) 250 meter long. Every passage brings a new hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility, which perhaps transformed to another world and time. The fauna and flora is rich, and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight. Then it’s time to do some cycling at 15:30 on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network, and through small villages with a back drop of a maze of limestone mountains. At 16:30, the shuttle bus returns to Hanoi, for arrival a 19:00 arrival at your hotel or accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter.