NB03: Trang An Grottoes - Hoa Lu - Kenh Ga
Trang An Grottoes Area is consider as a great rock locating in vast lake. It is said that, this is the place where Dinh Bo Linh trained his navy soldiers. All the scenes seem to be mingled with which create a particular and interesting space awaking a wide range of mythical imagination.
Trang An oes Complex
Hoa Lu is some 110km or two hours from Hanoi. 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.
The mountains and sea combined to make Hoa Lu’s picturesque landscape. Hoa Lu lays in a flat valley surrounded by the Trang An lime stone mountains, which form a natural wall protecting the old citadel. The city’s northwest is bordered by the Hoang Long River, the tributaries of which run through the capital, cooling the weather within the city and serving as convenient waterways.
Phat Diem church Phat Diem church
Not far from this Vietnam's ancient capital lies the small fishing village of Kenh Ga. To many the name will be unfamiliar, but then this is often the case with well-kept secrets. The name actually means Chicken Canal and is derived from a local hot spring which water is used to soak chickens to make it easier to pluck their feathers.
Set on the banks of the Hoang Long River, Kenh Ga is a remarkable place, not only because it is surrounded by the same massive rocks that dominate Hoa Lu, but also because for most of the year the entire community lives on the water itself. The floating village of Kenh Ga receives relatively few visitors compared to nearby Hoa Lu and the peoples' aquatic way of life has changed little over the centuries.
The principal reason for its lack of visitors is that the village is accessible only by boat. Gliding along the river and canals, weaving one's way through the boathouses and fishing vessels of Kenh Ga is a unique experience for there is no other place in Vietnam that combines the stunning backdrop of the limestone cliffs with an authentic floating village.
Leaving from your Hotel in Ninh Binh at 8:30 to Trang An Grottoes
Take a boat trip to visit a great scenery in Trang An its take you around 2 and half or 3 hour
Finish the boat trip and having lunch at restaurant near Trang An
The trip Continue to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Visit the ancient capital for several hour ,after that keep moving to Kenh Ga Floating Village the boat will take you at around 2hour and then back to hotel
What to bring
Included in price
• Entry fees
• Boat tickets
• Lunch (not included drinks)
• Hotel pickup
• Local tour guide
Not included in price
• Travel insurance
• Other personal expenses.
• Tips are welcome