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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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Didn't do Tam Coc because of the hassles experienced by other tourists and as reported on TA. Love Vietnamese people so didn't want to have bad experience. Tour guide took us to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Didn't do Tam Coc because of the hassles experienced by other tourists and as reported on TA. Love Vietnamese people so didn't want to have bad experience. Tour guide took us to Trang An where we experienced a local rower (usually female) row us around the lake? and through many fascinating caves. opportunities to stop and view temples along the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is mostly for Vietnamese and Chinese Groups, not really for Westerners. It's a bunch of new buildings with easy parking by bus. Nothing to do with authenticity.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our trip to Halong Bay was cancelled due to a typhoon so tour guide recommended an overnight trip to the Ninh Binh area instead. We did the 2 hour rowing boat tour & loved it. Beautiful scenery and so peaceful. It was pouring with rain which added to the fun for our 3 teenagers !! The caves are great. There... More 

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great experiences, I enjoyed 2 hours on boat with my colleagues. It looks like a Halong bay with mountains and water. it's like in a movie

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Trang An Grottoes of Ninh Binh are "same-same, but different" re the lake+grottoes of Halong Bay, near Hanoi. Yes, there are several differences: Halong Bay is much larger, more congested with tour boats, tours can be for the day or up to 3days, there have been frequent tour-trip-scams re Halong Bay. Trang An Grottoes does have quite a few... More 

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Tuy Hoa, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was a great place to visit. Many limestone peaks surround a river that flows through the town on Ninh Binh. It is about a 2 hour ride from Hanoi and cost about 150,000vnd/pp. You will experience a rower who can use their feet to row a boat and will be rowed down the river and back for about 2.5-3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I like the clean water without rubbish floating around. I like the sea weeds that I can see in the water. I like the small ducklings that sometimes swim across our boat. I like the river cruise into the caves. I like the blue sky. I like the hanging cliff. I like the silence.......

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A long bus trip from Hanoi and eventually you arrive at this almost perfect slice of Vietnam. The water is very clean and there are even fish swimming about - a good sign. The caves are worth the visit and this is obviously a popular destination as there are any boats, all rowed for you by women. The place is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It is the second time going there as our first visit was good. The trip on the boat was interesting as we go through caves after caves to visit different lagoons. The first time we went it was very peaceful and quiet and we really enjoy the serenity of the area. However, the second time around, the surprises were gone... More 

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Broome, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I visited Trang An Grottoes last week. Although the scenery is nice, I enjoyed Tam Coc more as it wasn't as touristy and commercialised. The temples we visited didn't particularly interest or fascinate me. When I went there were a lot of Vietnamese tourists and therefore, I think that Trang An Grottoes holds some spiritual/religious significance for Vietnamese people which,... More 

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Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ninh Binh Province  >  Ninh Binh

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