Around 60 kilometers southwest of Hanoi, Perfume Pagoda is one among the largest and unique religious sites in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, old Ha Tay (or enlarged Hanoi), right banks of Day River, northern Viet Nam. It comprises a complex of pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the limestone cliffs of Perfume Mount (Huong Son).
Mai Chau is in a valley just over the biggest hump, about 10km from the Song Da river and only 150 metres above sea level. Mai Chau is a 139km trip from Hanoi, and 66km further on from Hoa Binh. Though it's not far, take road trip from Hanoi to Hoa Binh to here takes almost two hours travel by car due to Mai Chau valley the mountainous terraces.
Pu Luong nature reserve is located in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts, in north-western Thanh Hoa province. About 150 km away from Trang An grottoes - 2,5 hours drive to the south-west, lying in between Ninh Binh and Mai Chau valley in Hoa Binh province. The proposed nature reserve and terraces lies along two parallel mountain ridges, that run from north-west to south-east, and are bisected by a central valley.
Located deep in mountain ranges and far away from residential areas, Thung Nham bird garden is well-known as a home of various species of birds. On having Ninh Binh tour - you can not only have bird watching in Ninh Binh but also discover many stunning caves located on water and mountain as well.