Vietnam is a beautiful country to the east of Southeast Asia. Passing through the up and down stages of history, it has proved to the international friends that without the wars, Vietnam still has many interesting things to learn and explore. Via Laos Cambodia and Vietnam tour, today we are very happy to recommend to you a famous Vietnam destination, Trang An complex in Ninh Binh province, Vietnam. With its natural beauty, it surely won’t depress you.
Acknowledgment of Trang An complex, Ninh Binh
Trang An is located in the northern province of Ninh Binh, about 100 km from the capital of Hanoi. Trang An complex is one of the most beautiful and charming karst regions in Vietnam and the world. There is no place you can find out in the world that has the lush thick forests covered by imposing conical cliffs of 200 meters in height and surrounded by a system of rivers and swamps connected through the underground cave system with total length is up to 1 km. The perfect combination of the mountain, river, and the sky of Trang An that create a land with the splendid beauty, it is such a mysterious wonder right in the south of the Red River Delta.
Trang An complex
The best time to visit Trang An complex
Because it is near to the capital of Hanoi, Trang An is very crowded in the official day-offs or festival time. So, it is better to come to Trang An in the normal days in the week, you can have this whole picturesque landscape all for yourself.
Trang An, as well as other places, in Vietnam is influenced by the tropical monsoon climate, there are two distinctive seasons in the year, which are the rainy season and dry season. Due to the need of the climbing activities and water boat travel, this destination often has its tour operated in the dry season. However, the rainy season is also the beautiful time for you to travel to Trang An because you will have a chance to see the most vivid and lively beauty in the rainy season. The tropical rains help the immense forests become more lively with the fantastic colors.
The beauty of Trang An grottoes and lakes
Trang An grotto system is the result of the Karst evolution in the wet tropical climate in the million years ago. The diversity in terms of geology and geomorphology in Trang An was established after the continuous geological activities for hundreds of millions of years when the sea water level suddenly lowered down and then rose up which sank the part of the land in the water to create the charming mountainous areas, valleys, and hollows as nowadays.
Trang An is the compound of total 48 caves and grottoes with the names enclosed to many stories and legends such as Sinh cave, Dia Linh cave, Ba Giot cave, Nau Ruou cave, Quy Hau cave, etc. This is the only place in Vietnam that the caves connecting to each other in the main cave with the length of over 2 kilometers. When coming to this cave system, you feel like losing in a maze that there is only entrance for you to escape. Yet, thanks to these amazing connection, you will have a chance to discover the caves in a perfect round circle. When your boat enters into these stunning caves of Trang An, you have to lower your head to avoid being touched because the cave's ceiling is quite low.
More surprisingly, there are not only the grottoes but also the lakes connected together that make a perfect self-contained system very convenient for you to admire.
Trang An grotto
Magnificent bird garden
The Thung Nham bird garden is located in the natural flooded forest eco-system on the vast area of about 334.2 ha, in which 19 ha still is the primeval forest. According to the estimation, there are 46 bird species living in Thung Nham bird garden. Whereas, many of them are endangered species listed in the red book of Vietnam such as Giang Sen, small Coc De, etc. This is also the only bird garden in Vietnam that has the old Duoi tree (strobilus asper) existing for the thousand years. This tree is located right at the center of the grandiose limestone and its shade spreading broadly on the ground. You would be astonished at what you see when arriving at this ancient tree in the middle of the forest.
Thung Nham bird garden
The old Thi tree (Diospyros decandra)
Thi tree is a kind of tropical fruit and it is very familiar to Vietnamese people which involves in many old Vietnamese tales. There is an old Thi tree at the front yard of the Khong Thien temple. No one knows exactly the real ages of this tree but it has been standing here to see many human lives passing through. Yet, the special thing of this tree is in the mystery of its fruit. There are two types of fruits with different shapes on the only one tree. Whenever autumn season comes, the smell of the fruits will expand on a wide scale. How magical this tree is!
Coming to tours Southeast Asia package, you will have the memorable experience in the interesting destinations in Vietnam as well as other countries in the region. If this information is useful for you, feel free to contact us. Have a nice trip!