Ninh Bình hailed as most affordable tourist destination in Việt Nam

April 17, 2023 - 08:02
The northern province of Ninh Bình is the place where travelers can enjoy the most competitive room rates in April, according to travel website Agoda.
An image of Ninh Bình’s beauty. The province has the most competitive hotel room rates in April. – VNA/VNS Photo Ninh Đức Phương

HCM CITY – The northern province of Ninh Bình 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 Việt Nam, Ninh Bình is the most affordable tourist destination, with an average hotel room rate of US$47.

The other top five are the imperial capital of Huế at $49; fast growing coastal destination Quy Nhơn at $58; mountain retreat Đà Lạt at $62; and the two major cities, HCM City and Hà Nội, 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 Vũ Ngọc Lâm, country director for Việt 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 Bình’s magnificence has stunned those who have roamed there for millennia. Located just an hour from the capital Hà Nội, 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 Tràng An landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Ninh Bình 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 Múa Cave.

It’s gorgeous scenery changes year-round. And getting there is a breeze, with countless Hà Nội 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 Việt Nam’s hidden charms. – VNS