Thai Vi Temple – A Tranquility Spot In Ninh Binh

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Thai Vi Temple Introduction

Ninh Binh is a tourist attraction that is famous for its outstanding landscapes as well as its marvelous natural beauty. Nevertheless, there is also a peaceful spot giving us a comfortable and quiet vibe called Thai Vi Temple.

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Known as a historical relic of Ninh Binh, Thai Vi Temple Ninh Binh is also an amazing and wonderful spot, It is chosen by a lot of tourists as a hot place when traveling to Ninh Binh, besides Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex and Bai Dinh Pagoda.

Culture Pham Travel would like to provide you with the best Thai Vi Temple travel guide. Let’s find out!

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Thai Vi Temple is located in Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu, Ninh Bình. Plus, it is considered a part of the Vu Lam Palace Complex. Moreover, the Thai Vi Temple entrance fee is free, which is so great for tourists to discover the Thai Vi Temple and its beautiful surroundings.

How To Get There?

There are several ways to get to Thai Vi Temple Tam Coc. For example, if you are in Ha Noi, you can book our Hanoi car rental to get to Ninh Binh like Hanoi to Ninh Binh LimousineHanoi Luxury Car or Hanoi To Ninh Binh Private Car. Our English-speaking professional driver will pick you up at your location in Hanoi and transfer you to Ninh Binh safely.

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Moreover, when you are already at Ninh Binh, you can walk, drive a motorbike or go to Tam Coc – Bich Dong Complex by bike. But, you need to get to Ninh Binh first and then reach the temple.

However, if you would like to visit Thai Vi Temple, there are only two ways to move: by boat or by bicycle. Just follow the Tam Coc Bich Dong route, and you will get to the temple easily.

Best Time To Visit Thai Vi Temple

There is no firm time for you to travel to Thai Vi Temple. You can plan a trip to Ninh Binh and explore this temple whenever and wherever you want. However, we highly recommend you visit the temple during the holiday season.

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You can feel the heat in the Thai Vi Ninh Binh Temple Festival (from the 14th to the 17th of the 1st lunar month). Tourists also have an opportunity to join some interesting folk games like boat racing, see a lion dance or try playing chess.

Thai Vi Temple History

About Thai Vi Temple history, King Tran Thai Tong decided to start the construction process of the temple in 1258 after his victory over Chinese forces – Nguyen Mong enemy. The temple is used to worship, remember, and appreciate the kings in Vietnam’s history such as King Tran Thai Tong, King Tran Thanh Tong, King Tran Nhan Tong,  Empress consort – Thuan Thien, or Tran Hung Dao.

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Furthermore, it has been referred to as a holy place for daily activities, cultural values, and traditions so far. These are the reasons why it was recognized as a national historical relic of Viet Nam in1994 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

What To Explore?

Discover The Architecture

The first must-do thing is to discover the unique structure following “Nội công ngoại quốc” architecture. Thai Vi Temple possesses a total of  5 main compartments with 8 stone pillars. Every inch of Thai Vi has an extremely unique style. All the pillars are big blue stones carved with delicate symbols like lotus, dragons, tigers, and so on.

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In the incense, there are statues of King Tran Thai Tong, King Tran Thanh Tong as well as Queen Thuan Thien. Additionally, you will be surprised because of the giant dragon courtyard (nearly 40 square meters). Also, there are two Vong house blocks situated on two sides of the yard’s lane.

Admire The Natural Beauty

As we mentioned above, the temple is covered by a fairy landscape of mountains, rivers, and green trees. It will be a big loss if we do not enjoy the fresh vibe and clear environment here.

The temple is surrounded by incredible nature with green mountains and forest trees as also endless yellow rice fields. To the right of it, you will see the Ngo Gia River and there is Coi Linh Mountain to the left.

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Moreover, taking beautiful photos having rice fields will be a good idea for you to be special. Additionally, there is a big old banyan tree in front of the Thai Vi entrance fee with a long-standing history.

Join Thai Vi Ninh Binh Temple Festival

In the 1st lunar month, the Temple Festival will celebrate between the 14th and the 17th with The purpose to commemorate the Tran Dynasty’s kings. There are a bunch of exciting activities during the holiday.

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For instance, you can try folk games such as dragon dance and lion dance, challenge your power with a wrestling game, show your intelligence when playing chess or enjoy watching boat racing.

Ride A Bike To Explore Surroundings

Another way to admire the beauty, relax your spirit, and release stress is to ride a bike around the Thai Vi Temple. In this way, you can see the panoramic view and architecture of the temple. Moreover, you are able to immerse yourself in nature and forget all the hectic life.

Taste Tam Coc-Ninh Binh Specialties

Tam Coc-Ninh Binh has a reputation for its delicacies like Ninh Binh goat meat or scorched rice. So you can try some and taste the traditional taste of Ninh Binh food.

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You can consider some of the restaurants below to try Ninh Binh specialties:

  • Father Cooking Restaurant – Tam Coc Bich Dong, Ninh Hai, Ninh Binh
  • Spice Garden Tam Coc Restaurant – Đam Khe Ngoai, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
  • Gia Minh Bear Garden – Ninh Hai, Hoa Lư, Ninh Binh
  • Thu Toan Restaurant – Group 3, Van Lam, Ninh Binh

Where To Stay?

There are a lot of hotel options for you to stay near Tam Coc – Bich Dong Complex. You can refer to some of the hotels/homestays such as Chez Loan hotel, Tam Coc Serene, Tam Villa, Amira Homestay, and Tam Coc Riverside Homestay.

Travel Tips

Here are some tips for tourists before traveling to Thai Vi:

  • There is no Thai Vi Temple dress code but remember to dress politely;
  • Bring a full-charged camera to get the most beautiful pictures;
  • Use suncream to protect your skin from UV;
  • Prepare some change to pay the fee when renting a bicycle or motorbike and parking;


Culture Pham Travel has just introduced to you, Thai Vi Temple Ninh Binh. We hope that our information can give you a general view of the temple. Wish you the best Ninh Binh Tour ever!

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