Best Time to Visit Ninh Binh

Located 90km South of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is widely famous for its surprising wealth of stunning attractions, cultural richness and long-term history. Visiting this wonderful land, you will possibly have a stopover at the peaceful ancient capital city of Vietnam – Hoa Lu, stroll around the largest pagoda in South East Asia, or paddle on dreamy rivers in the “Halong Bay on Land” – Tam Coc Bich Dong. A visit to Ninh Binh will surely help you to not only escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities but also learn more about a quiet and rustic countryside life of Northern Vietnam.

Undoubtedly, Ninh Binh is an amazing destination to experience for every tourist, especially first-time travelers to Vietnam. However, visiting this region at the right time even makes it much more fun and fascinated. So, What is the best time to visit Ninh Binh, read our following article to find out!

There is not any bad time of the year to visit Ninh Binh. But to give you a overview of the seasons and things to see, here’s a brief guide:

The weather in Ninh Binh is mostly similar to Hanoi’s – The Sub Delta Climate. It is divided into 2 main seasons: the dry season (from November to April) and the rainy season (from May to October), with a high humidity and an average temperature of 24 degree Celsius. The rainiest period is from the end of July to October, with several appearances of typhoon.

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For those who are big fans of festivals, then the best time to visit Ninh Binh is after Lunar New Year from late February to March. Spring is said to have the most important festivals in Vietnam, so does Ninh Binh.

One of the most recognizable is Bai Dinh Pagoda’s Festival, which is held right after Tet Holiday until the end of March. Visiting this largest pagoda in South East Asia, you will have a chance to observe a bustling scene of thousands of pilgrims, monks and domestic visitors burning incenses, making offerings, and praying for luck, health and happiness for the New Year. Although it often drizzles in this period, the atmosphere is fresh and comfortable, guarantees you an enjoyable expedition.

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The best time of the year for sightseeing and photographing is from late May to early June, when the region is covered by miles of yellow ripening rice paddies, especially in Tam Coc Bich Dong area – an uncommon golden spectacle in front of our eyes, which is said to be the best its kind in Northern Vietnam. Furthermore, it is still the beginning of rain season so it won’t cause you too much trouble during your expeditions.

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If you visit Ninh Binh from late September to early October, you surely have access to an interesting scene of Ninh Binh in Harvest time, when local people paddle their rustic bamboo boats to collect crops - a not-to-be-missed spectacle.

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In a nutshell, a visit to Ninh Binh at any time of the year definitely gives you memorable experiences and feelings. I hope after reading this post, you will have some ideas to work on your upcoming trip to this paradise in the near future.

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