Ninh Binh is located to the south of the Northern Delta, between the Red and Ma rivers. It shares the administative border with Hòa Bình and Hà Nam to the north, Nam Định to northeast, Thanh Hóa to the south and west. Ninh Binh's hydrography has many advantages, creating the favourable conditions for development of agriculture with variety of crops and development of tourism and industry.
The province of Ninh Binh is famous for its amazing scenery of imposing limestone outcrops and tranquil meandering rivers that tourists can not find in any other places in Vietnam. The countryside surrounding the town makes for an ideal escape from the capital city Hanoi, a little over 100kms to the north where the real charm of Ninh Binh is to be found. The villagers are some of the friendliest one will meet in all of Vietnam and the views are simply captivating.
Aside from the scenic attractions there are other hidden delights down the winding country paths. Ancient pagodas litter the area as do caves and grottoes many of which serve as shrines to the pantheon of Buddhist and Confucian deities. Ninh Binh has many attractions that tourists should visit like: Hoa Lu – the ancient capital; Phat Diem church - one of the most famous churches in Vietnam; Bai Dinh pagoda - a mountainous complex of pagodas and temples with bright, bold furnishings makes these structures stand out in a sea of sameness; Cuc Phuong national park - Vietnam’s first national park; Tam Coc caves – the complex of three caves, just take a ride up the Ngo Dong River through rice paddies and limestone karsts to see some of Northern Vietnam’s best natural wonders.