Ninh Binh hailed as most affordable tourist destination in Viet Nam

Sunday, Apr 16, 2023 17:02

An image of Ninh Binh’s beauty. The province has the most competitive hotel room rates in April. – VNA/VNS Photo Ninh Duc Phuong

The northern province of Ninh Binh is the place where travellers can enjoy the most competitive hotel room rates in April, according to travel website Agoda.

Many tourists across Asia and Australia are looking forward to long weekends and holidays in the coming weeks.

In Viet Nam, Ninh Binh is the most affordable tourist destination, with an average hotel room rate of US$47.

The other top five are the imperial capital of Hue at $49; fast growing coastal destination Quy Nhon at $58; mountain retreat Da Lat at $62; and the two major cities, HCM City and Ha Noi, each at $67.

Average room rates for April were calculated based on available Agoda data on March 28, 2023.

The destinations with the cheapest average accommodation rates across the APAC region are Khon Kaen in Thailand, Sibu in Malaysia, Surakarta in Indonesia, Puri in India, Bacolod in Philippines, Chiba in Japan, Gwangju in South Korea, and Brisbane in Australia.

“With 2023 already well underway and public holidays coming up in numerous regions, many of us are looking for a well-deserved break,” said Vu Ngoc Lam, country director for Viet Nam at Agoda.

“But at the same time, with cost of living in the daily news across the globe, we’re all trying to be smart about how to spend our hard-earned cash,” he said.

Ninh Binh’s magnificence has stunned those who have roamed there for millennia. Located just an hour from the capital Ha Noi, its towering peaks, tranquil waterways, giant temples, and storied pagodas have captivated all who venture there.

Rising to prominence as the setting for the Hollywood blockbuster Kong, the home of Trang An landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Ninh Binh has experienced a resurgence of interest from visitors, paddling through its shimmering rivers, and venturing up the 500 steps carved into the side of a mountain that leads one into Mua Cave.

It’s gorgeous scenery changes year-round. And getting there is a breeze, with countless Ha Noi transport companies offering bus and limousine options for the two-hour drive, ensuring that all price-points are covered for visitors looking to take in one of Viet Nam’s hidden charms. – VNS

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