Trang An Landscape Complexadmin
Being known as Ha Long Bay within the land , Trang An Landscape Complex is a spectacular view dominated by towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants and conjoint by emerald rice fields and sapphire rivers. This natural wonder is Vietnam’s only Mixed Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, recognized by UNESCO in 2014.
Best Time to Visit Trang An Landscape Complex
Due to its location near Hanoi, Trang An can be quite crowded in holidays, vacations or festival time. However, coming on normal weekdays, you can have this whole picturesque landscape all for yourself. Embraced in a moist, hot and windy climate pattern, Trang An has developed a system of moss-covered karst peaks and humid hill paths. Due to the need to for easy climbing activities and water boat travel, this destination often has its tour operated in the dry season. However, do not let the inconvenience of a trip under rainy weather get into you, for Trang An landscape complex only appears at its most vivid and lively beauty in the rainy season.
Best Things to Do & See in Trang An Landscape Complex
The whole complex of Trang An covers an area of 6,172 ha, surrounded by a buffer zone of 6,268 ha. As a Mixed Cultural and Natural Scenic Complex, Trang An consists of four main distinct areas: the historical and cultural area of Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, the scenic area of Tam Coc – Bich Dong, the ecological area of Trang An and the specially-used primary forest of Hoa Lu. Besides, there are many more other attractive tourist areas in Trang An: Spiritual and cultural areas of Bai Dinh Pagoda, Thung Nham Ecotourism Area – Bird Park, Thung Nung tourist areas, Thien Ha cavern, Mua cave, Old military base Vu Lam, etc
Natural Karst Tower in Trang An Landscape Complex
The towering karst mountains in Trang An landscape complex can match Ha Long’s for their grandiose and awe-inspiring sight. In ancient time, this place used to be an imperial city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty. According to Feng Shui masters, some of the limestone shapes resemble the mythical swords and mighty power of the king and his nation – a reason for king Dinh Bo Linh to move his capital to Hoa Lu (Trang An). Some of the karst towers collapse within itself and create such mysterious caves inside, which are accessible for visitors by riverboat.
In Trang An landscape complex, there are 31 wetlands connected by 48 caves, including 2 km of water caves, such as Dia Linh cave, Sinh Du cave or May cave. Nothing is more interested than having a boat trip through caves that you can experience the feeling of thrill and admire the strange shapes on the caves when the boat enters the deep grottoes. One day visiting Trang An Grottoes, you will be amazed by the unbelievable beauty of Mixed Cultural and Natural Scenic Complex, which is enough for Trang An to become one of the places that anyone should visit once in a lifetime.
Tropical Forests & Rivers in Trang An Landscape Complex
Immense rain forest, plant and moss cover the landscape, blending with the vast paddy fields below. Rivers cross rivers and rice fields, wrapping themselves around the base of the majestic karst towers. The river system in Trang An is very diverse with the north bordered by Hoang Long River, the east by the Chanh River, the south by the He river and the west by Ben Dang river. Some of the rivers unite in the center of the heritage site, becoming a convenient traveling path for tourists.