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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went early in the morning and avoided tourists. Late afternoon is also a good time to go. Stunning scenery

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There are two areas where you can get a guide for this attraction. At the main entrance and another on the way to Bich Dong Pagoda. The second entrance was less touristy and will take you along a river. There is not much difference between the two except for the price and an extra cave.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is what i love the most during my Hanoi visit.. I like it even more than the Ha Long Bay.. The tin boat, the chat with the boat lady, the rocks and caves that surround us, the smiling tourists ... Tam Coc is a must visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We were picked up from our hotel promptly by Nikki (English name) from Galaxy Halong tours. It is a 2.5 hour bus trip to and from Tam Coc. During the length of this trip we were provided with little to no information on the surrounding area. We stopped for a break on the way down at an over priced gift... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Smaller experience than Trang An but worth doing. Closer to the rice fields, smaller caves. Photographers will take your pictures along the way, usually sell for about 15 000VD each. Negotiate, who else will buy them!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I visited Van Long Nature Reserve and Tam Coc and vastly preferred Van Long. I had read reviews before visiting Tam Coc and was prepared for some hassle, but found it to be even more absurd than I'd expected. You pay for the row boat, but you are basically held captive while you are guilted into buying crap the entire... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went on a rainy day but that did not spoil the fun for us. As what was reviewed by others, mid stream we were asked to buy drinks for the rowers (we had both sisters) but declined as I wanted to give them a bigger tip. However instead we were sold souvenirs, that was still fine though we knew... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did the caves as part as a tour from Hanoi recently, it was a great experience and great fun out on the sampan with your guide, the only part we didn't like was that about 1/2 way through they stop in the water so you can't go any where and really won't move on until you have bought something,... More

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Devon,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon. The secenry is superb. You will be hassled to buy things at the halfway mark. Best we found was to wait until the end and give your boat handler a big tip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The main feature of Tam Coc is that it such a different experience. Being rowed through the shallow water in a 'sampan' is pleasant enough and the scenery is beautiful but I would advise you not to do it in the middle of the day as it is dreadfully hot and there is no shade apart from when you are... More

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