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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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Trang An Heritage Centre

Three hours of fun and intrigue. Every grotto is different and fascinating. Glide through a mountain and arrive at another waterscape. This is an astounding natural amenity which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Three hours of fun and intrigue. Every grotto is different and fascinating. Glide through a mountain and arrive at another waterscape. This is an astounding natural amenity which is being well preserved through the foresight of the attraction owners. The rowers are impressive - three hours of powering a flat-bottomed punt occupied with up to six passengers is some feat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Our local guide in Trang An, Ninh Binh was Mr. Tien (Indochina Odyssey) -- fantastic -- who took us around for about 3 hours. What an incredible experience it could have been! 2 hours and 10 caves on a boat. The scenery is simply fantastic and it's a must-visit place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Can be underwhelming if you've seen caves, Ha Long Bay, or don't count being paddled about by a local woman as some enlightening cultural experience, but still a worthy 3 hour excursion if you've the time. There are a number of optional walks along the way with some serious stair-climbing required -- these don't really take you anywhere special and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went there on our own by motorbike. It is easy to find, Parking fee is 15000vnd, Ticket for the boat 150000vnd/Person. It is a tourist spot, yes, but it is still worth to go! It is an amazing scenery, a lot of caves you are paddling through. And it is without any hassling or annoying begging for tips like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was one of my favourite trips on my entire Vietnam trip. The scenery is breathtaking. We were there towards the end of May, so it was very, very hot with 97% humidity. However the clear blue skies and sun made for some amazing photographs. A hat and sun tan lotion is a must. The women rowing the boats are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Trang An grottoes are naturally formed caves through which the river flows. Also called locally as the "Ha Long Bay on land" due to the similar landscape it share with Ha Long Bay although at Trang An these are the mountains and hills that line the banks of the river whereas at Ha Long Bay they are rocks. Accessible by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Approximately two hours rowing,by Vietnamese women through caves of various lengths.Stopping at various sites to stretch legs. Beautiful scenery,and very few tourists at this particular attraction.A cushion would have made two hour trip a little more comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Trang An grotto is about a 3 hour drive from Hanoi but well worth the time. You should also visit Hoa Lu, the site of Vietnam's first capital established in the 10th century, which is in the same area. At the grotto, you get into small flat boats which are rowed by very strong young women and you help paddle.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

yes lazy for us but the lady rower worked hard in the heat. She rowed most of the time with her legs. Wow. One tip which we would have been glad of is to take hats and suntan lotion as there is no roof or shelter and it is very hot. Very enjoyable and interesting. The scenery is truly awesome.Yes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I know it is long, about 3 hours I think, but didn't look at the time. We opted for a boat for ourselves, this gave us the flexibility to time the stops at temples/shops. The scenery was beautiful, it was misty rain but we felt this just added to the overall scenery. The caves were amazing, and I was surprised... More 

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