Best Time To Visit Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in northern Vietnam. Thanks to the wonderful layout of the homeland, the natural landscapes of Ninh Binh resemble a beautiful picture of paradise, which can take your breath away at the first sight. It’s possible to visit Ninh Binh at any time of the year, but there are certain factors that will allow you to choose the time that suits you best. Follow our article on the best time to visit Ninh Binh to find the right answer and make the most out of your trip to this stunning region.

Ninh Binh Weather Overview

Ninh Binh enjoys a humid subtropical climate with hot summers, cold winters, cool and dry autumn, and cool spring. The average temperature is 23.5°C with an average sunshine of 4 to 5 hours per day. Average precipitation ranges between 1700 and 1900 mm, with humidity between 80% and 85%.

best time to visit Ninh Binh

Best time to visit Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh has 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Let’s discover each season in more detail below:

Spring (February – April)

The average temperature at this time fluctuates between 18°C and 25°C. Nevertheless, the humidity is very high, up to 90%, and drizzle sometimes occurs in February and March. Ninh Binh in April is conducive to outdoor activities, such as conquering Mua Cave and visiting the village by bike, etc.

Summer (May – July)

The temperature varies between 26°C and 36°C from May to July, June being the hottest month. You will not be too hot during your trip at this time because the rice fields, rivers, and mountains will make you feel cool. You can enjoy the boat ride in Tam Coc or Trang An, conquer Mua Cave early in the morning to enjoy the sunset, or in the late afternoon to watch the sunrise.

Autumn (August – October)

The temperature ranges from 24°C to 33°C between August and October. Rain frequently falls in August and September, but not always. You can admire the beauty of the yellow rice fields at the end of September or early October by taking a boat ride on the Tam Coc River or cycling through the village.

Winter (November – January)

From November to January, the climate is mainly cold and dry, the temperature can drop to 8°C – 10°C. It is ideal weather for outdoor activities and cultural visits.

Best time to visit Ninh Binh

Visit Trang An and Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Ninh Binh is known as a spiritual land with several awe-inspiring pagodas and temples such as Bai Dinh Pagoda and Bich Dong Pagoda. It also has the Trang An Landscape Complex with limestone karst peaks nestled in valleys, which is of great importance due to its role as a remarkable tropical wetland area landmark in the karst towers.

February and March are very good months to visit its beautiful pagodas. It’s just after the Lunar New Year, so you can enjoy the solemn atmosphere of the pagodas. At this time, thousands of people from all over the country go to Bai Dinh Pagoda to burn incense and wish for a new year full of luck, happiness, and prosperity for their families.

In Ninh Binh, an important event called Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Traditional Festival is held on lunar March 6, 7, and 8 every year. This festival aims to celebrate the recognition of the noble heroes who built the kingdom of Hoa Lu and the state of Dai Co Viet.

Get lost in ripe rice paddies in Tam Coc

One of the best times to visit Ninh Binh is in May and June when the rice fields of Ninh Binh turn from green to gold. Tam Coc, in particular, will be dazzling with its floating rice paddies on the poetic Ngo Dong River, which runs through the limestone mountains. Come to Ninh Binh this time of year to feel like you are floating in paradise.

Ripe rice season in Tam Coc

Ripe rice season in Tam Coc

Beautiful floating rice fields stretch on both sides of the Ngo Dong River. Under the summer sun, the colors of the rice fields are more vibrant and beautiful. Although Tam Coc is named after the caves, the rice fields by the Ngo Dong River are even more famous than the caves themselves.

>>> Also discover the most beautiful places to see golden ripe fields in Vietnam.

Admire lotus flowers in Ninh Binh

Apart from the enchanting beauty of yellow rice paddies in Tam Coc, tourists can also look for a chance to observe the lotus flowers here, especially during the period from June to July.

Lotus Flower Season in Ninh Binh

Lotus flower season in Ninh Binh

The white and pink lotus flowers intertwined with the green of the leaves, the yellow of the pistil, and the blue of the sky create a colorful and poetic setting. The simple and rustic wooden path in the middle of the lotus pond leads visitors to stand in the midst of thousands of flowers, freely posing for photos with the magnificent and fragrant lotus. Moreover, on both sides of the lotus pond, there is a golden and ripe rice field on one side, and the peak of Mua mountain with an ancient tower on the other, which makes the scene even more majestic.

Other natural landscapes, such as Cuc Phuong National Park, Van Long Nature Reserve, and Thung Nham Bird Vally, can be accessed at any time of the year.

Ninh Binh, with its breathtaking beauty, is a real treasure of Vietnamese tourism and worth visiting once in your lifetime. Let’s prepare well for this trip, starting by reading our Ninh Binh travel guide and taking note of the best time to visit Ninh Binh and the best places to go. It will never let you down. Contact us if you want more information or a tailor-made trip to Vietnam.

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