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Customer Travel Tips for Ninh Binh

69% Avg. city rating Rated by 39 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 64%

Shopping 47%

Chilling out / relaxing 67%

Getting around / public transport 68%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 77%

Nightlife / partying 43%

Value for money 85%

Customer Travel Tips for Ninh Binh

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82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
82% Avg. rating


16 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Tam coc rice fields resort! Take a bike and discover the area!

Liked: Nature, authentic Vietnam

Disliked: The tropical storm (like this we couldnt do al our planned activities)

44% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
44% Avg. rating


29 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Have a stop here when travelling between Hue and Hanoi. Do the rowing boat tour through the limestone mountains and caves (8$ per person, 2 persons per boat). One day is enough to see it.

Liked: Not much to do in the city itself, however the limestone mountains were great (like Halong Bay but with rivers and rice paddies instead of the sea and tourist masses) and only 6km away (get a bicycle or walk through the rice paddies and little villages. many people will greet you and we did not see any other tourists)

Disliked: No

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


02 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Nothing to see there, rent a bike or a scooter and use it as a base for visiting the caves and temples around

Liked: Nothing to see there, rent a bike or a scooter and use it as a base for visiting the caves and temples around. Food is cheap.

Disliked: Nothing to see there, rent a bike or a scooter and use it as a base for visiting the caves and temples around

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
47% Avg. rating


04 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Industrial city nothing to do there other than the torus to the national parks and reserves ECt. I wouldn't recommend spending more than 1 or 2 nights

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Industrial city, no shops no restaurants

100% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


16 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Shopping

Customer Travel Tip: good

Liked: good

Disliked: good

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
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100% Avg. rating


20 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: if you fell fun and happy you can tip for the boat driver

Liked: Lanscape, people, food and cultural...

Disliked: nothing we dislike in ninh binh

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Be careful when tipping - we tipped the last who took us out on the boat and she asked for more. Give a tip at the end and just say no more.

Liked: It was very peaceful and quiet - perfect for relaxing. The national park and the boats in tam coc were excellent.

Disliked: Not too many restaurants to choose from.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Cycle to the sights

Liked: The sights

Disliked: The town itself

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 20%
69% Avg. rating


22 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't stay in the city centre

Liked: Nice attractions

Disliked: Not much to do in the actual city

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


22 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Hire a bike and visit the surroundings (Cuc Phong, Tam Coc, Trang An, etc.)

Liked: Beautiful surroundings with attractions of large cultural importance

Disliked: Little town with limited services

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
62% Avg. rating


18 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Stay outside of the city centre if you can, it's a bit of a dive!

Liked: We did a 3 day, 2 night motorbike tour around cuc phong national park area, staying at homestays in local villages and it was a fantastic experience with mind blowing scenery. We also liked Chookies restaurant.

Disliked: We went to Tam Coc caves and after being harassed to buy a drink after the 3rd cavern, the driver of our boat basically demanded a tip, and then demanded a bigger tip - after we had already paid a total of 260,000 for our tickets! Having already ripped off by an unofficial parking service and generally treated like an inferior race all morning, that left a very sour taste in our mouths and given the time over, we wouldn't go again. Maybe try Trang An instead - they have more caves anyway.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: You really should go to the national park :) It's so great...you can see there a 1000 year old tree. And there thousands of butterflys !! :)

Liked: We really liked the landsacpe. It was very nice !!

Disliked: If you want to go for party or something like that than is ninh binh not the best place...but if you want to relax and to see the "real" vietnam without tourists than you should go to ninh binh...an the best place where you can stay is outside of the city...it's so close to the mountains :)

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: You can do the whole tour on a scooter in 1 day so dont stay too long as the city itself has nothing to offer

Liked: The city itself doesnt offer much. It's the surrounding landscape that is a must see

Disliked: N/A

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
67% Avg. rating


24 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take a trip to Tam Coc - stunning scenery

Liked: Beautiful countryside

Disliked: Very quiet town - not a lot going on but a good base to explore the surrounding area

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
51% Avg. rating


08 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Try to get together a group of people to make transportation costs more reasonable.

Liked: There are alot of sights around Ninh Binh but nothing really in the town.

Disliked: No tourist infrastracture so you are forced to see the sights by booking a private car through your hotel. As there is no competition this is extremely expensive and may not be worth your while to go to some of the sights by the time you fact in the high transport costs. There are also very limited eating options but most hotels serve decent food.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


20 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go when the weather is warm.

Liked: Tam coc

Disliked: Not lively

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
51% Avg. rating


19 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: None

Liked: Ninh Binh itself is not worth much of a mention,however the surrounding sights were incredible.

Disliked: The whole city.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


03 Dec 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Get a bike and get lost in the country side away from the tourists! Stay at Nhaviet mountain hotel!

Liked: Ninh Binh is a great location with many bike treks opportunities. Beautiful scenery.

Disliked: nothing

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
67% Avg. rating


21 Nov 2013

Customer Travel Tip: If you are on a budget and more than one person - stay at the Canh Dieu Hotel. The best staff I have ever met. Great value for money and amazing food, served in the lobby or in your room, for no extra charge.

Liked: The area is amazing. The town itself is a bit gloomy. BUT - not touristic. So you can learn a little about real industrial Vietnam and local life.

Disliked: It is not the most pleasant for women travelling alone. Again, not touristic, with it's good and bad sides.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


21 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

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69% Avg. city rating Rated by 39 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 64%

Shopping 47%

Chilling out / relaxing 67%

Getting around / public transport 68%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 77%

Nightlife / partying 43%

Value for money 85%

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