Hoa Lu Ancient Capital to Restore Cultural and Historical Sites of Vietnam's Great Value

Located near the town of Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defence for this kingdom against the Chinese.

Seven famous hot springs in Northern Vietnam

When the cold wind comes, it's time for tourists to visit hot mineral springs. Not only relaxing, bathing in these springs helps restore health, cure some skin, joint and heart diseases. Below are the seven hot springs for you in the northern Vietnam.

The largest and first Vietnam's national park, Cuc Phuong National Park

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong National Park is the first and the largest national park of Vietnam. It lies along the borders of three provinces of North Vietnam including Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, with 140 kilometers South of Hanoi.

Over 6.1 million foreigners visit Vietnam so far this year

Number of foreign tourists to Vietnam in October reached more than 628,000 arrivals, up 15.1 percent over a year previous, and bringing the total number over the past ten months to over 6.1 million, up 10.4 percent year on year, according the General Statistics Office.

Craft village tourism to tap potential

In Vietnam, there are about 3,000 craft villages, of which 400 are traditional villages. However, craft village tourism is not really well developed. The Vietnam Business Forum reports.

Văn Lâm Embroidery Village

Located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District of Ninh Binh Province, Van Lam embroidery-making village has a long history famous nationwide for this traditional craft.

Vietnam one of attractive destinations for tourists in 2013

Vietnam ranked second in the list of attractive destinations for foreign tourists in 2013, according to a recent survey conducted by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

Non Nuoc Mountain - Symbol of Ninh Binh Tourism

The Non Nuoc mountain is located to the northeast of Ninh Bình province, covers an area of around 2000m2. It is known as tourism symbol of northern province of Ninh Binh.

An outdoor geological museum of Trang An complex

Being dubbed as an "Outdoor geological museum", Trang An scenic landscape complex is also famous for its outstanding values in terms of geomorphology, landscape, geology, biodiversity, culture, society and history.

Amazing pristine beauty of Nang Valley (Sunshine Valley)

Situated in Dam Khe ward, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province, Nang Valley (Sunshine Valley) is a complex of historical relics and natural beauty which can exploit some types of tourism: Religious tourism, Eco tourism, sightseeing, grottoes discovery, mountain climbing, etc.

Ha Long bay named among world's most attractive coasts

Ha Long bay in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, has been listed among the world's top 10 most impressive coasts by the US's Huffington Post Magazine.

Adjusting to narrow Trang An eco-tourism complex

On September 21, the Governmental Office had Document No.7915/VPCP-KGVX to propose some ministries including Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Natural resource and environment, Ministry of foreign affair, Ninh Binh Provincial People's Committee to adjust for narrowing the Trang An eco-tourism complex.

Water Tourism potential introduced

The Scientific Union for Sustainable Tourism Development (STDe) hosted a seminar in Hanoi on September 28, introducing the potential for developing water tourism in Vietnam.

Relaxing weekend in Van Long - Kenh Ga tourism sites

Van Long - Kenh Ga tourism sites, which are located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province and about 90 kilometer from Hanoi to the south, are the ideal destination for tourists at the short weekends.

Tran Temple

Being one of 3 religious tourism spots inside Trang an scenic landscape complex, a thousand year old Tran Temple hides in a high mountain in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province.

Trang An - A poetic landscape

The turbulent movement of earth crust of hundreds of million years ago had endowed Ninh Binh a unique nature with labyrinth of cave, mountain, lake, and historical relics. Visiting Trang An, you will put your mind at rest in peaceful atmosphere like in the heaven.

Hoa Lu ancient capital

Located at about 8km away from Ninh binh city to the north, Hoa Lu ancient is situated in Truong Yen commune, Hoa lu district, Ninh Binh province.

Bai Dinh pagoda

Located behind a range of limestone mountains in Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh province, Bai Dinh is only 6km away from Hoa Lu ancient capital to the northwest. Bai Dinh Pagoda Mountain is one of the most important attractions of Trang An Eco tourist complex.

Vietnam ranks fourth in ASEAN on attracting foreign tourists

According to report of ASEAN Stats on September 17, Vietnam is the fourth most popular destination among tourists from outside ASEAN, after Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Phat Diem Cathedral

Phat Diem Cathedral is one of Vietnamese architectural masterpieces, covering 30,000m2 and consisting of a lake, a grand Cathedral with four separate side chapels, three artificial grottoes, and a majestic bell tower named Phuong Dinh.