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Trang An Grottoes

Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Ninh Binh
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful experience this was. We had a lovely lady rowing us, not a word of English but it didn't matter as we communicated by hand signals, smiles & laughter! She would stop rowing and point to things of interest such as monkeys or the names of the grottoes. It was great to be able to get out of... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Try and get there before 11a.m., so there are not to many other boats. Beautiful boat trip (2,5 hous) trough 9 caves. The rower asked a tip at the end, but on a very subtile manner and didn't make a fuss about the people that didn't want to give a tip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We arrived early (about 8.30am) to avoid the crowds & were rewarded by a quiet river with not many other boats around. We were poised & well prepared for a 'you buuuuy' attack of the souvenir brigade. However, nothing came. We had a wonderful, peaceful tour of the caves with a very lovely 60 year old rower, who was also... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

No tourists, no vendors, just your your rower and the river. If you luck out and get a really nice "guide" your golden, unfortunately our boats lady must of been having a bad day.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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74 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There is nothing which is more exciting when adventuring in the small boats. The boats which move over the green waters, are driven by girls. Experiencing and seeing the beautiful nature of the Trang An eco-tourism. Away from the busy work and the noise of modern life, you can enjoy wild space and view the idyllic image. In addition, Trang... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was a first class attraction. We were concerned about these trips after reading about the hassle at Tam Coc. No worries at Trang An. It was delightful and a joy to be sharing the boat with a Vietnamese family who shared their knowledge with us (or that of the rower anyway). Great day out and brilliant value for money... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We paid the price for 3 to ensure a boat for the two of us. Very peaceful and picturesque row through caves and karsts. Not very crowded and at times had the water to ourselves. Loved the side to side motion of the boat when the lady used her feet to row. We enjoyed helping to paddle on the return.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We booked a tour that visited the Chua Bai Dinh first, then boat tour here. The waters were calm and extremely clear, the grotto/caves were cool. We took the two hour tour which is a little long and drawn out in my opinion but I'm unsure if that's the shortest option? It's really peaceful if you're looking for something relaxing... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Trang An is one of the best places to visit near Hanoi. After reading lot of reviews, we have started our journey from Hanoi early in the morning. We have hired a private taxi for one day to this trip and asked driver to take us Trang An boating dock first instead of pagodas on the way. It was 2-3... More 

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hong kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The temple created out of nothing, the car park and the pier at the entrance of the scenic spot are very commercial. Once you have sailed off, the tranquility and transparency of the river and the spectacular hills all along make you feel the 150,000vnd paid is worth it. The highlight was when we entered one after another cave (totalling... More 

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