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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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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Recommend over Tam Coc and Van Long - beautiful caves, friendly guide and decent length of tour. Worth doing

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We took a motorbike taxi there and back from ninh binh coast as 8 dollars.they tooks as at the way there throw the county side where you can see the local villagers and some really nice nature. In Trang an we paid 150k for one ticket, the place itself is very nice and not busy, no scams and no locals... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Beautiful and breathtaking caves, some of which were 400 metres long, paddled through about 12 caves. The scenery was just awesome.

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Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We chose Trang An over Tam Coc and didn't regret our decision at all. It was paradise on water and it was not over-run by tourists. There must be four people on each boat, so if you are a couple, expect to share a boat with two other people. Try to sit at the front of the boat to get... More 

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Valladolid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I prefer Trang an much more than Tam Coc. There are no scams, sellers or beggers, just a very pleasant two-hour journey through an awesome karstic landscape and ¡nine! caves. The price is fixed, 150.000 vnd/person, and each boat can acommodate 4-6 passengers. I recommend to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon, to avoid the organized... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We hired a private car from Hanoi which took us to Hoa Lu and then Trang An. The boat trip at Trang An cost 150,000 dong per adult and 80,000 dong per child. We arrived in the afternoon at about 12.30 pm. It was a cold day and there was literally only about 6 boats on the river. We had... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was a quite peaceful and chilling experience. The landscape is breathtaking. It is one of the most popular attractions for the Vietnamese people. It is more crowded during the day because of some groups go there for a trip. It is touristic, but the tourists are Vietnamese...so you see another side of their really friendly attitude. We started our... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Aside from the opportunistic photographer and the ladies selling snacks at the end this was a peaceful ride. The photos we bought (2 for 30k) were not bad so if you want them pose well. They will be waiting for you laminated and labelled at the end. For the price it was well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We wanted to avoid any hard sells that happen at Tam Coc and chose Trang An. The idea of being on the water among the green mountains, floating through caves and enjoying the setting was very appealing. We would have preferred to kayak around on our own, but as this is not an option, we paid to we rowed, helping... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited Trang An grottoes as part of a wider tour, along with Bai Dinh Pagoda (included in a separate review). The two and a half hour boat trip was the highlight of the day! We were in a boat with another couple, paddled by a man. He had little English skills, which was absolutely fine, and made a considerable... More 

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