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Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Description: Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water...
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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Serene River Cruise

We arrived at Trang An at 8:15AM on Reunification Day (4/30) and were greeted with throngs of mostly-Vietnamese tourists on their holiday. By the time we were actually able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Trang An at 8:15AM on Reunification Day (4/30) and were greeted with throngs of mostly-Vietnamese tourists on their holiday. By the time we were actually able to purchase our tickets and get onto a boat, it would already be nearly two hours later with the blistering midday sun beating down on our necks. The price of an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Traveling with the motorbike is highly recommended here, since the landscape in general around this place is amazing. But back to Trang An: With small boats we slid over almost clear waters through an amazing limestone landscape and caves with a lot of stalagmites. Unfortunately uneducated tourists try to touch them so they will not be able to grow any... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

very popular during Vietnamese holiday season. Fantastic journey by rowing boot. Lots of grottoes to discover. Hard work for the ladies doing the rowing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

something similar to Tam Coc except boat sailed through 8 caves during the journey. personally I prefer Tam Coc which is more scenic.

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Mooloolaba
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The boat trip is just amazing.... along waterways below tall limestone mountains and in and out of low caves. The scenery was truly awesome. However we were accompanied by a busload of tourists from China who laughed and talked raucously across the boats the whole trip. Several times while we exploring the low caves, some of them lit up cigarettes,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

You will be lucky if the weather is clear, seat on small bamboo boat passing many dark cave on the river,visit some temples, pagodas, you will feel the rural & peaceful life...

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We took a boat tour on both Tam Coc and Trang An and thought Tam Coc was slightly better. You pass through more caves in Trang An but we found the scenery at Tam Coc more diverse and beautiful (we were there in April when the rice fields where in bloom).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had extra time in Hanoi, so we decided to head to the grottoes after reading about them. I have never seen anything like them! It was one of the highlights of our trip. My two friends and I, hopped in one of the row boats, and were rowed through the rivers and grottoes for about 90 minutes. The man... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were expecting beauty and tranquility in this boat ride but no one prepared us for the many caves that we traveled through. They were eerie and beautiful at the same time. Each one was different. We were lucky to go on a Monday morning when there were few tourists. We rented a boat for just 3 of us. We... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I'm glad we decided to visit Trang An Grottoes as first stop. The weather was bright when we arrived around 9:00 am. It's not too crowded yet. Straight away, we got on a small boat, more like a canoe - unfortunately, our guide - John - had to stay on land since the canoe could only fit 6 people and... More 

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