The Trang An Landscape Complex is a comprehensive tourist area consisting of world cultural and natural heritages recognized by UNESCO in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. This complex includes three areas: Trang An – Tam Coc – Bich Dong scenic spots, Hoa Lu ancient capital historical cultural relics, and Hoa Lu special-use primary forest.
The Trang An Landscape Complex possesses unique natural landscapes from mountains, ecosystems, forests, vegetation, rice fields, lakes, and cruise routes on Ngo Dong River, Tien Stream, Voc River, Sao Khe River, Den Voi River, Ben Dang River. It also holds cultural, historical, and spiritual values associated with the four dynasties of Dinh – Le – Ly – Tran and the minority ethnic groups living here.
The Trang An Landscape Complex has an area of 12,252 hectares, including 6,172 hectares in the districts of Hoa Lu, Gia Vien, Nho Quan, Tam Diep town, and Ninh Binh City, and 6,268 hectares are buffer zones, mainly paddy fields and villages. The terrain of the complex is mainly limestone mountains, earth mountains, and valleys, with heights ranging from 150 m to 648 m. The climate of the complex is warm and humid, with average temperatures from 21°C to 27°C, and average rainfall from 2,000 mm to 2,200 mm per year.
The Trang An Landscape Complex is not only a historical relic but also an attractive tourist destination, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists. Here, visitors can combine visiting other famous places of Ninh Binh, such as Bai Dinh Pagoda, Cuc Phuong National Park, Kenh Ga hot mineral spring, Co Vien Lau ancient house… to explore the natural beauty and people of this land.
The Trang An Landscape Complex also has many interesting tourist activities, such as boating on the river, visiting caves, waterfalls, wildlife rescue centers, plant gene conservation, participating in traditional festivals, enjoying specialty dishes… The Trang An Landscape Complex is indeed a must-visit destination when traveling to Ninh Binh.