Impressive Trang An Landscape Complex Mesmerizes Global Tourists

Trang An Landscape Complex, an enchanting eco-tourism spot boasting awe-inspiring natural landscapes, a fascinating history, and immense cultural importance, captivates visitors with its mesmerizing beauty during the spring season.

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Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex is located in Hoa Lu, Gia Vien, Nho Quan districts, Tam Diep town, and Ninh Binh city, about 90km southeast of Hanoi, and is a popular destination for tourists during the Tet holiday.

In 2014, Trang An Eco-tourism Complex was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural significance. Photo: Vietnamnet

On the first day of the Year of the Dragon, Trang An welcomed hundreds of visitors, including many foreign groups interested in exploring nature.

Trang An is known for its stunning natural beauty, with towering limestone cliffs, lush forests, and pristine rivers. The Trang An caves captivate visitors with magnificent stalactite formations. It attracts a large number of domestic and international tourists. In 2014, Trang An Eco-tourism Complex was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural significance.

The boats take tourists to enjoy the sightseeing on the Sao Khe River. Photo: Vietnamnet

The boats take tourists to enjoy the sightseeing on the Sao Khe River. Along both sides of the river are patches of reed grass and towering rocky mountains, creating a majestic natural scene.

In spring, visitors can participate in unique festivals like the Trang An Festival (in the middle of the third lunar month) and the Co Lau Festival (from the 8th to the 10th day of the third lunar month). In summer, the enchanting golden rice fields and fragrant lotus ponds are a sight to behold.

In spring, visitors can participate in unique festivals like the Trang An Festival (in the middle of the third lunar month) and the Co Lau Festival (from the 8th to the 10th day of the third lunar month). Photo: Vietnamnet

Olivia and Camila, two foreign tourists from the U.S., visited Vietnam for the first time. They chose Trang An (Ninh Binh) as their destination and were amazed by the natural scenery there. Olivia said, “I was pleasantly surprised by the wild, close-to-nature environment here. The atmosphere is also very refreshing. Vietnam is truly beautiful, and I wish I could explore all the interesting places in this country.”

An Australian family happily took photos in the pleasant weather at the beginning of the new year. “We celebrated Tet in Vietnam and visited the natural scenery at the beginning of the new year, just like everyone here does. We felt very happy and content with our holiday,” a family member said.

Olivia and Camila, two foreign tourists from the U.S., visited Vietnam for the first time. Photo: Vietnamnet

Trang An is always a popular destination, especially in the early spring of the new year. The number of foreign visitors at this time is significantly high.

Kayaking is a new and exciting way to explore the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. There are two kayaking routes to choose from. The first route covers 8 km and takes tourists to notable sites such as Trinh Temple, Tam Quan Gate, Dark Cave, Quy Hau Cave, and Nui Ngoc. The second route is approximately 5 km long, passing by Kong Island, Thuy Dinh, and Vu Lam Palace.

The price of the kayaking service ranges from 250,000 VND to 400,000 VND, depending on the type of kayak and kayaking time (2 or 3 hours). Travelers will receive instructions on basic skills before kayaking. It is important to follow safety rules, including wearing life jackets and sticking to designated routes.

Visiting Trang An, tourists simply cannot afford to miss out on the delectable Ninh Binh delicacies that have made the region famous. Photo: Vietnamnet

Visiting Trang An, tourists simply cannot afford to miss out on the delectable Ninh Binh delicacies that have made the region famous. Here, people can indulge in the crispy texture of the golden rice crust, relish the fragrant aroma of the raw fish salad, or savor the tempting fermented pork roll.

Moreover, tourists will have the opportunity to explore a variety of other specialties, including Hoa Lu goat meat, steamed mountain snails, grilled field crabs wrapped in betel leaves, sour fish soup, Nho Quan sticky rice with ant eggs, Gia Vien shrimp paste, Nho Quan rice wine, and “banh troi” (glutinous rice ball with mung bean fillings), just to name a few. These dishes are some delicious and unique offerings of Ninh Binh cuisine that tourists must try when exploring Trang An Vietnam.

Charlotte Pho