Communes of Truong Yen, Ninh Van, Ninh Hai (Hoa Lu District), Gia Sinh Commune (Gia Vien District), Ninh Nhat Commune, Tan Thanh Ward (Ninh Binh City), about 90km to the south of Ha Noi.
Covering an area of about 2,000ha with many historical, cultural, spiritual and ecological tourism potentials, Trang An is a destination attracting a lot of domestic and foreign tourists.
Geologists have figured out that Trang An is where sea waters overwhelmed. The process of geological evolution 200 million years ago had created a subsurface system of interconnected caverns, caves and streams in the limestone mountains. The size and shape of caves has made up the maze-like formations to defend the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Vestiges found at the foot of the limestone mountain have provided proofs of the existence of sea here long ago. Thata��s why the Hoa Lu limestone mountain area is also called a�?inland Ha Long Baya�?.
Trang An Ecotourism Area is the complex of caves, mountains, lakes, streamsa�� creating a charming, spectacular and mysterious scenery. According to statistics, Trang An Ecotourism Area contains a system of about 50 aquatic caves and caverns with a total length of 12,226m and springs, streams and rivers serving as portals into limestone mountain ranges.
In Trang An, boat trips are offered to enable visitors to explore the breathtaking beauty of the maze-like aquatic cave system famed as the a�?sole aquatic cave systema�? in Viet Nama��s Northern Delta region. The caves, sculpted into an unlimited variety of geological formations, each reaching from dozens of meters to hundreds of meters in length, are connected by 31 a�?thunga�? (lakes). Distinguished from one to the other by its own unique beauty or a fairy tale attached, each bears its own name, such as Sang (Light) Cave, Toi (Dark) Cave, Ba Giot (three-drop) Cave, Nau Ruou (Brewing wine) Cave, Dia Linh Cave, Ao Trai Cave, Si Cave, Sinh Cave…
Trang An Ecotourism Area also owns diversified flora and fauna system with over 600 species of plants and 200 species of animals. The aquatic ecosystem includes more than 30 zooplankton species, 40 zoobenthic species, of which many are rare species, especially striped-neck turtles in need of urgent protection.
Trang An also preserves 12 historical relic sites (Trinh Temple, Tran Temple, Khong Temple…). Traces of pre-historic people believed to inhabit here 5,000-30,000 years ago were found in Boi and Trong caves and archeological sites in some rock mountains and caves. Ancient pottery wares and objects used for making alcohol were found in Nau Ruou Cave.
With land and waterways routes, visitors to Trang An Ecotourism Area will have the opportunity to enjoy fully the beauty of the masterpiece created by nature and human. This is a must-see tourist site when visiting Ninh Binh Province.
Trang An Ecotourism Area is located in Trang An Landscapes Complex, which has been recognized as World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in June 2014.travel to vietnam