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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

If you like something so historical, Hoa Lu is a good choice because it is the first capital in my country's history. And its nature is very great, too. You have to come to Tam Cốc Bích Động cave, you will se yourself so smaill among great forest, mountain...Hoa Lu - Tam Coc is famous for its special food: Goat... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited this beautiful area a few years ago but unfortunately the experience was spoilt by the very pushy tactics of the local people in trying to sell their wares. The peaceful surrounds and the serene boat trip should have been magical but was memorable for all the wrong reasons. We are returning to Vietnam and I would love to... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have to admit I was somewhat concerned about what I read in my guidebook and in Tripadvisor, that the experience would be bad because of people annoying you. I have to say the fear was not real, as many bad things one read in guide books. The place was not very crowded, I only saw one person on a... More

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new mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just for the beauty of the area and the serenity of the boat ride, this attraction is clearly a five. However, the high pressure of the rowers and food hawkers ruined the experience. We visited on a misty day which made the area seem somewhat mystical. Our boat ride started mellow enough with our tour guide setting us up with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I found this boat ride to be very nice. We were there in the morning and I found it wasn't too busy, a constant stream of boats - but not crowded at all I had heard reports of people constantly trying to sell things... but had none. One person tried to take out photos... but when we shook out head... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went to visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc for a 1 day trip. Arrived at Tam Coc in afternoon, we have lunch in front of the river. It's a buffet serves various of Vietnam food and also you can find goat meat. But taste is not so good. After finish lunch, we go to the river using rowing boat.... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

tam Coc is the town where the best boat trip through the caves and cast ,limestone hills originates. There are some nice walks and rides to be had from tam Coc but other than the Viet bamboo restaurant it has nothing going for it as a town. We stayed here so that we could walk in the countryside and get... More

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Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went late afternoon when most people were coming back. A lady tried to take our pic but we shouted no while covering our faces, they all laughed and that was the last of the peddling we experienced. No one tried to sell us anything else. The trip was quiet as at that time of day we had the river... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Heard of this place from the Tripadvisor prior the trip somewhat enjoyed the boat ride till the staff pressured us to foods or drinks for them besides selling us the souvenirs

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had extensively reviewed this attraction before going perhaps that made me wiser.The journey from Hanoi is very comfortable.The boat ride rates were very cheap .Soon after leaving the jetty it is sheer bliss and tranquil, wading through water being rowed by boat woman effortlessly by feet.It is seen to be believed that how easy it is to row by... More

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