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Tam Coc

Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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As featured in Daytrips from Hanoi
Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Ninh Binh
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Tam Coc means three grotoes where take rowing boat to explore the untouched beauty of  the famous "Halong Bay in the ricefields". Dozens of small row... more »
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Exploring the caves via a boat ride as well as the countryside on a bicycle, the place to head to for nature lovers!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

i had been to ninh binh a few time but it make me love it very much ,very nice to see lanscape ,and big fun to row the boat on the river from here you can see and can feel romantic and amazing of beautifull landscape ,the lady row the boat show you some of the most beautifull side of... More

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Perth Western Australia
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30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The one and a half to two hour boat trip along Ngo Dong and through the three tunnel caves ("Tam Coc" means Three Caves) is incredibly scenic, although a little hazy. Despite the presence of many other boats, there is a sense of serenity and beauty. I had wanted to go early or late in the day to avoid the... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

An easy 20 minute scooter ride from Ninh Binh, Tam Coc is well worth the trip. It costs about $2AU to get in and about $0.50AU to park your bike but the scenery is just spectacular. Surrounded by mountains and rice paddies, the camera will get a work out. There are toilets and even a make shift kiosk where cold... More

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New York, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On a whim my friend and I booked this tour (and ended up with the same guide we'd had the day before, the wonderfully entertaining Kien!) and had a pretty enjoyable day. Was a decent ride from Hanoi that allowed us to see the city, and then after a decent lunch (not great but certainly not bad) we waited and... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful ride through a river in which rice plantations are seen and three caves are crossed. It is really worthy. Whole ride takes about 2h. There will be people selling you souvenirs and food all the time but just say you ding want and they will go away. Be prepares to pay to the person who will be "piloting" the... More

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Travellers want to explore Ninh Binh in a day have three options to follow: Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Trang An – Bai Dinh or Thung Nham. Nearly 100 km away from Hanoi and on a favourably geographical location, Ninh Binh gathers natural, cultural and historical attractions. Tam Coc (Three Caves) – Bich Dong (Green Pearl Grotto) Tam Coc –... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Tam Coc was a lovely day trip from Hanoi. The main part of the journey is the sampan trip through the rice fields and caves. The scenery is wonderful and all in all a great experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Of course the thing to do is take the boat ride up the river. The scenery is beautiful but can be spoilt by being hassled to buy something along the way, don't worry you wont miss out when you get to the end either. The lady we had was really friendly and I guess if I had to paddle that... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

In planning my trip I realized a visit to Ha Long Bay was not going to happen so threw in a day stop-over in the small city of Ninh Binh instead. The sights at Tam Coc did not disapoint and were DEFINITELY worth the stop over. The town is VERY small but I would recommend renting a bicycle and riding... More

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