Viland Travel

Bai Dinh - Trang An, Vietnam's Biggest Buddhist Complex & The home of King Kong: Skull Island

  • Tour code: VGI03
  • Duration: 1 Day
The Trang An Eco-Tourism complex is a beautiful park with plenty of bodies of water, trees, mountains, caves, and historical relics. Trang An Cave is a part of Ninh Binh province and is very close to Hoa Lu, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Hang Mua Cave.Thanks to the positive effects of “Kong: Skull Island,” a 2017 Hollywood monster – action film directed by Jordan Vogt-Robert and partly filmed in some sites of this province, the film set of the indigene village is reconstructed in Trang An


  • Visit Bai Dinh -  The Vietnam's Biggest Buddahist Complex
  • Boating along Trang An 


8:00 – 8:30 AM: We pick up guests from hotels located in the Old Quarter. The drive to Ninh Binh will be approximately 2 hours.

10:30 AM: Our tour guide will take you to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which has hundreds and hundreds of Buddhist statues each hand carved and unique.

12:30 PM: Time to take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant including the Ninh Binh traditional dishes from goat meat.

1:30 PM: We will continue the trip to Trang An. Upon on arrival, we will take the boat trip along Trang An river to enjoy the cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water between the mountains, water caves and clear blue sky where you will not find anywhere else. The boat trip will range from 2 to 3 hours, rowed by local people.

After the boat trip, we return to the bus and head back to Hanoi city.

6:00 – 6:30 PM: We drop you off at your hotel in the Old Quarter. Your Bai Dinh - Trang An 1 Day Tour concludes.



What's Included


  • Lunch
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by a/c vehicles
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes and service charge


  • Tips/Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Electric-car service in Bai Dinh (3 USD/ person)


Pick up from 8am

Tour ends 6:30pm but influenced greatly by traffic upon arrival in Hanoi

Main points of interest: Bai Dinh Pagoda, lunch, Trang An river boat tour

What to bring: sunscreen/hat/umbrella, small money, camera

Useful info

Skull Island: The amazingly scenic setting for the latest King Kong blockbuster movie released in 2017. Take a 2 hour boat ride along the winding river that twists and turns along the flatlands in between the towering sheer limestone karsts that makes this area so stunningly beautiful. You will have a local person paddling you along the river in a small 2-5 passenger row boat, where you can have a short break at a beautiful temple, and amongst all the mountains and caves, still lies the village of conical coconut huts built for the hollywood can even take photos with some of the actors dressed in the tribal outfits and face painting they wore for the filming. This is where UNESCO world heritage meets Hollywood.

Bai Dinh pagoda is the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam and also holds many other records of Vietnam, and Asia including, Southeast Asia’s largest bronze Buddha. Over five hundred craftsmen and many groups of workers from famous traditional craft villages included Phu Loc wood making village, Ninh Van stone carving village, Y Yen bronze casting village, and Van Lam embroidery village.

$38.00 / Per person
Adult(Age 10 to 99+)
Child (Age 5 to 9) 70 %
Infants (Age 0 to 4) free

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