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Trang An Grottoes

Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water...
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam.
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is the kind of thing that you think only exists in movies. So amazing on so many levels. The landscape is stunning. You're in a boat on a river, looking at huge karsts rising up out of flat land, covered with lush plants. The woman rowing our boat was also amazing. Don't get me wrong, she barely spoke and... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This is definitely not to miss, as the beauty of this place can be compared to the one of the Halong Bay. No wonder they call it Halong Bay on rice. Try to get the boat to yourself, as they usually place 4-5 people into one boat. Or at least - non-Vietnamese companions. And allow some interval after the previous... More 

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North Yorkshire
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Judging by the width of the highway built to get to this place and the commercialised appearance of the big reception area they were expecting a lot more business than on our visit in late January. There was a long line of oarswomen waiting for business and we gave ours a healthy tip because she fully deserved it. The scenery... More 

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Can Tho, Vietnam
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place was a highlight of our trip in Hanoi last month. We were recommended by a local friend and didn't not hesitate to go for a try. Wow - we were so happy that we made it. However, there is some information you should bare in mind: - Do not book a combined bus tour: normally the tour agency... More 

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Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Taking a boat ride in Trang An is among top activities when you travel to Vietnam. During the three-hour trip, travelers would pass through 9 caves, stop at 3 temples, as well as admire the magnificent view with green water and numerous limestone rocks. The admission fee costs 150,000 VND but it's really worthwhile. Also remember to tip the rower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I went there on the rain day, but the view was so stunning. There was 8 caves on my tour and I love all of that. Tour guild told me that I should come back again on a sunny day because the river will turn to be turquoise. The fog made this place even more mysterious. I will come back... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A very Highly recommended one day boat trip while visiting Hanoi. Scenery is amazing. Recommended to take book a trip at one of the travel agencies at Hanoi old quarter and includes also the Chua Bai Dinh pagoda

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I got a boat trip at Trang An for two and a half hours. It was amazing landscapes with rock and caves. The boat through out 9 caves, some of them really beautiful. The rower very friendly and they tried to explain some things by body language. But a little thing here for the boat, I had to wait some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our visit here started around 9:30am in early February, there was only a few other visitors. We paid for an extra ticket so as a couple we could have our own boat as we just wanted to do the two hour option (3 hour is the standard option). As part of the tour you will actually travel through the grottoes... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

At 150,000 dong for 3 hours ( same price for 2 hours though strangely,if you haven't got the extra 1 spare) seemed a bit overpriced, but afterwards decided the natural beauty was worth it. You go through numerous tiny caves on a boat (max 4) and row between tiny islands. Our rower spoke no english so no information about the... More 

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