Lusting after some peaceful nature? A quiet retreat only a few hours from Hanoi? Get yourself to Ninh Binh, one of the real joys of Vietnam. By far the best option in town is Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh which is located alongside the serene and stunning Van Long Nature Reserve, just a short 20 minute drive from the town centre.
Ninh Binh was the ancient capital of Vietnam and can easily be reached by car or train from Hanoi in around 2 hours. You’ll be immersed in an area that is known for rolling green valleys and an imposing karst landscape which will create the perfect backdrop for your holiday.
Halong Bay on land
The area (often called Halong Bay on land) is certainly the uncrowded alternative to what is perhaps one of the most popular natural tourist attractions in Vietnam. If you visit you won’t be disappointed and if you combine your trip with a stay at Emeralda Resort you’re certainly in for a treat.
We arrived at night and the open air lobby seemed full of lanterns which presented us with a warm and glowing welcome; the night was awash with bright stars, the sounds of nocturnal animals and insects filled the air. We felt truly surrounded by beauty and nature and we loved it.