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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh 400000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc...

Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water.

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Tam Coc Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh 400000, Vietnam

I agree with some of the earlier reviews-- I took in two excursions in Ninh Binh , I was offered the boat trip again on the second trip. Once is quite enough.... om one thing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Haworth, United Kingdom
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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited tam coc on a excursion and floated the river through the limestone mountains. It was an amazing experience! The boat rowers use their feet which is interesting to watch. Great experience!

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Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a magical trip on boat: the silence of this place, the calm waters, the view, the respect of the locals for the deads, the anceient constructions, no tech, it all makes you think you are 1000 year back in time. Just seat, relax and enjoy.

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I agree with some of the earlier reviews-- I took in two excursions in Ninh Binh , I was offered the boat trip again on the second trip. Once is quite enough.... om one thing though my lady rower was lovely... I asked her to stop to collect a few things, such as a flower and a rice stem.. for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tam Coc is not much more than a few streets with some tourist restaurants and shops. It caters to the tourists who want to enjoy the sites in the area. Its a nice little place with friendly people. We took the Tam Coc boat ride which was very pretty and magical. We went at 7.15 on a misty, rainy morning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tam coc caves experienced through a sampan boat ride is quite different from any other experience rowing of boats with legs is unique to ninh binh the passage of river meandering through Karst formation is very beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

quiet place if u leave the main street with shops and restaurants for tourists; we had an all day trip on bicecles and visited most popular and less known places arround Tam coc...very nice experience, many photos taken

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in Ninh Binh which has nothing going for it, really, despite being told by the proprietor of the hotel in Hanoi to stay here. I wish that I had listened to him.

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Thank enquiries661
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning countryside with little traffic for walking and cycling. Lots of attractions to keep you busy. It can be wet but still warm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately it was raining, but the boat ride was still worth the money. We were lucky enough to have the most smiling lady to row our boat. Beware of the hawkers at the turning point, they try to make you buy drinks and snacks for the rower. Better give a tip if you are satisfied. Impressing rowing job done mainly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in March 2017. Place is beautiful, you take a little boat with a boat driver who takes you along the river for 4t minutes and 45 minutes back. We went early so we beat traffic ( other boats with tourists ). Scenery is beautiful and worth seeing. You don't stop anywhere on this trip but you take in... More 

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