Photo album: The natural beauty of Trang An Landscape Complex

Trang An Landscape Complex is a mixed cultural and natural property within three protected areas, including the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, the Trang An-Tam Coc-Bich Dong Scenic Landscape, and the Hoa Lu Special-Use Forest.

Located in the northern province of Ninh Binh, the UNESCO-recognized site Trang An is of global significance as an outstanding humid tropical tower-karst landscape in the final stages of geomorphic evolution. It comprises various classical karst cones and towers and a network of enclosed depressions connected by an intricate system of underground waterways, some of which are navigable by small boats.

Nature has endowed Ninh Binh with magnificent green mountains and blue water. The Trang An eco-tourism site is part of the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, an “outdoor geological museum”. Every year, the site receives tens of thousands of visitors who come to explore its unique cave and grotto system.

7km west of the center of Ninh Binh province and 96 km south of Hanoi, Trang An covers an area of nearly 2,200 ha surrounded by limestone, hills, and river valleys. The only way to discover the place’s beauty is on a small bamboo boat. A 3-hour tour begins at the reception center in Trang An avenue. It takes about 10 minutes to go from Trang An to the river through the mountains.

With an area of 6,172ha, Trang An Landscape Site has four main distinct areas including the scenic area of Tam Coc – Bich Dong, the cultural and historical of Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, the specially-used primary forest of Hoa Lu and the ecological area of Trang An.

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There are many attractions in Trang An. The first one is Natural Karst Tower which offers the awesome and grandiose sight with mysterious caves and impressive limestone resembling the mythical swords.

Visiting the Trang An Landscape Complex, tourists cannot ignore 48 Trang An caves such as Dia Linh cave, May cave, Sinh Du cave, and the others. A boat trip through caves is an interesting, thrilling experience to see the strange shapes on the deep grottoes.

After leaving the grottoes, tourists can visit several historic temples and pagodas located on the Trang An karst tower’s top to pray for themselves and their family members. Bai Dinh pagoda received thousands of visitors in the first month of the Lunar year.

Appearing in many famous movies, including Hollywood’s Kong: Skull Island, Trang An has always been a must-see destination that attracts many tourists, domestic and foreign alike, who want to experience the beauty of nature.

Tourists start to discover the Trang An tourist site by boat
Tourists start to discover the Trang An tourist site by boat
Tourists enjoy the natural beauty of Trang An Landscape Complex
Tourists enjoy the natural beauty of Trang An
Tourists travel through Cao Son Temple – one of the attractions in the site
Tourists travel through Cao Son Temple – one of the attractions in the site
Another scenic panoramic view of the tourist site
Another scenic panoramic view of the tourist site
Tourists enter Mua (Dance) Cave – one of the caves at the tourist site
Tourists enter Mua (Dance) Cave – one of the caves at the tourist site
Wooden bridge – a famous place attracting tourists at Trang An
Wooden bridge – a famous place attracting tourists at Trang An
The boat driver can act as a tour guide, helping guests explore and study the beauty and culture of Trang An Landscape Complex
The boat driver can act as a tour guide, helping guests explore and study the beauty and culture of Trang An Landscape Complex
She brings guests to many landscapes, such as the thousand-year-old Trinh Temple
She brings guests to many landscapes, such as the thousand-year-old Trinh Temple
Cao Son Temple is seen from above
Cao Son Temple is seen from above
Tourists travel through impressive giant rocks
Tourists travel through impressive giant rocks
Vu Lam Palace Ninh Binh
…Vu Lam Palace…
 Kong: Skull Island film studio
…and Kong: Skull Island film studio

Ninh Binh still numerous valuable cultural and historical heritage sites such as Hoa Lu ancient capital, Phat Diem stone church, Bich Dong Pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Thai Vi Temple, and various intangible cultural heritage elements such as festivals, folk singing and culinary culture.

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