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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The place was nice and well-maintained. The sampan ride was a different experience. Vendors at the end of the river were very persistent to sell stuff, snacks, and drinks. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore River, Singapore
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29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I went to this river, the weather was not so good. The sky was all white, and the rice paddy field was all covered with water. I don't like some sellers who are a bit persistent in offering their goods, with exorbitant price (100K dong for 3 pack of snacks).

Thank IkanMuruku
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A serene boat ride through beautiful scenery. Our paddler was super sweet and smiley. We had the river to ourselves, since (unbeknownst to us) we went during off season. Definitely worth the journey.

Thank daiseykat
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this deluxe tour from our hotel for about 40 usd per person that includes everything. There were about 14 people in the van including us. We joined the group from our hotel and guided by a tour guide named sunny and driver named mickey. After about 3 hours of journey we arrived at hoa lu, which is the... More 

Thank natasya5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tam Coc is about 120 km from Hanoi. After having our buffet lunch at the restaurant, we rode bicycles on the road, passing through paddy fields, and Vietnamese village. The views are peaceful and country-like. Since it was January, the weather is quite cold and foggy. We next took the sampan (boat) rowed by a boatman, actually in our case... More 

Thank NKR17
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was nice and well-maintained. The sampan ride was a different experience. Vendors at the end of the river were very persistent to sell stuff, snacks, and drinks. It was my first time to see a person row a boat using their feet to maneuver the oars. Maybe, the place would really be beautiful if I went there during... More 

Thank JoyleneLove
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience of the driver and the nature from the small oats are great. I suggest anyone to take it. I don't recommend you buying anything for your rower from the vendors you will meet along the way. The will suggest it, but tip him instead. We did and we also told the vendors we would, as it is well... More 

Thank Malin_Wagland
Athens, GA
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery when on the boat ride was very pretty but they always seem to have people asking for money. Other boats come up to your boat trying to sell you food and then they told us we need to buy food and drinks for our boat driver. Then a woman takes your photos and then tries to sell those... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So tranquil and beautiful scenery. A definite must to enjoy the magic of the area. I have been in two other boat rides at different locations, and they have all been excellent. I could go again and again.

Thank margitWales
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommendable! Tam Coc is definitely worth a few hours of getting there. I was in Guilin and Yangshou in China already so had seen amazing karst mountains, but Tam Coc is almost as beautiful. We did a boat tour where the captains use their feet for rowing, amazing technique!

Thank rolandsimons
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a beautiful place. You buy a ticket (total 390.000d for 2 persons) and you can enter the boat. Then someone will row you in a small boat through the waters. At the end, the rower will ask you for a tip. Obviously you give them something, as they probably do not get so much money for this... More 

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