We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tam Coc

Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Improve this listing
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 »
Write a Review

466 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    176
    182
    81
    22
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hanoi, Vietnam
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great boat trip through the caves. Good choice of restaurants. Friendly locals. Even a Lotteria BUrger joint if you are tired of Pho.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hanoi, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Tam coc is one of a must-see if you travel to Hanoi. Take a boat to go through 3 caves, you will see the beauty of natural wonder. The best time to visit Tam coc is May when it has yelllow rice fields. Never forget the feeling when i come here, a peaceful place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This boat tour is really beautiful and enjoyable. It's so picturesque, we couldn't take enough picture. And seeing the woman paddle the boat by her feet was a sight in itself. As we went early morning, before all the day tourists from Hanoi arrived, there were nearly no other boats on the water, which didn't give us the over-touristic experience... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Cave is also considered as the second Halong Bay legend of Vietnam. Besides its historical interest, Hoa Lu Tam Coc also is a astounding natural beauty with immense limestone outcrops together with long rice field among the mountain Visatovietnam.org

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We taked a boat throught 3 caves on the river. And the farryman was very kind. He introduced his homtown for us

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took this boat ride as part of a tour. It was peaceful and very scenic, and very hot. You must wear a hat or bring an umbrella. The boat goes through a number of low caves. Very neat to see. There was also a lot of wildlife along the river, goats and chickens and ducks. Look for the pink... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tam Coc also viewed

Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province
Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province
 
Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province
Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province
 

Been to Tam Coc? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tam Coc, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing