Nam Dinh province is located in the south of the Red River Delta, bordering Ha Nam and Thai Binh provinces to the north, Ninh Binh province to the west, and the East Sea to the east. Blessed with 74 km of pristine coastline and his four major rivers, Nam Dinh has great potential to develop the economy of fishing and water tourism. It is also one of the most important agricultural regions in northern Vietnam. Nam Dinh may not be on the list of popular tourist destinations in Vietnam and is not often visited by foreign tourists, so it is a hidden gem well worth visiting. Once there, you can immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the countryside and discover the rich culture and history of the local population. Check out this ultimate guide to a hidden treasure destination in North Vietnam!
Best time to visitNam Dinh’s climate is defined by a hot and wet rainy season, typical of the climate of the Red River Delta. Weather is affected by four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Winter temperatures range from 16°C to 17°C. The coldest months are January and February. Summer temperatures range from 26°C to 28°C, with the hottest months being July and August. Rainfall is very light from November to April, with some months having very little rain. You can visit Nam Dinh at any time of the year and discover different aspects of this coastal province according to your preference.
How to get to Nam DinhWith a short distance of 100 km from the capital Hanoi, Nam Dinh can be accessed by the local bus, train, motorbike or private transportation. If you choose the bus option, the ticket ranges around 100,000 VND/ per way and includes pick up and drop off services within Nam Dinh City and at some fixed points in Hanoi.Taking a train from Hanoi to Nam Dinh is also a good option. Nam Dinh Train Station is among train stops of the Reunification Express Train which runs from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa. Travelling time by train between Hanoi and Nam Dinh lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. The train has the cheapest fare around 70,000VND per person per way.If you are confident with your motorbiking skills in Vietnamese traffic conditions, don’t hesitate to hire a motorbike for a nearly 2 hour journey from Hanoi to Nam Dinh. There is no better way to see beautiful rural landscapes along the way than riding your own bike.Because Nam Dinh is less visited by foreigners and a few of locals can speak English, this will be a smart choice to travel with local guides. You can hire a private driver and tour guide to be your companions on the way to explore hidden treasures in this peaceful destination.
Accommodation in Nam DinhYou can stay in a homestay, a hostel or a hotel. The area has two famous hotels, Nam Cuong hotel, with 4 stars and Vi Hoang hotel with 3 stars. You can choose an authentic experience or enjoy the luxury of these hotels equipped with luxurious facilities.
Best things to do in Nam DinhNam Dinh has many things to offer to the wandering tourist. Let’s go over some of the best things you can do in Nam Dinh.
- Visit Tran Temple Complex
- Explore Phu Day Relic
- Co Le Buddhist Temple
- Catholic churches and cathedrals
- Thinh Long Beach