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Trang An Grottoes

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Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves,...

Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam.

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Trang An Grottoes and Bai Dinh Day Trip from Hanoi
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Ninh Binh Full Day Tour including Bai Dinh Temple and Trang An Natural Reserve
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we went to the caves with our 7 and 10 year old children on a satarday before noon in juli. There was no queues and plenty of space for the boots o the water. Everyone enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we went to the caves with our 7 and 10 year old children on a satarday before noon in juli. There was no queues and plenty of space for the boots o the water. Everyone enjoyed helping to row (not mandatory) and the caves are very nice.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They organise small boat for 4 passengers each boat, riding manually. Stunning water, sliding smoothly through 9 caves with cave ceiling right above your head, some cave are totally dark and the boatman got to ride the boat by his inner feeling, wonderful experience. Very natural and clean water

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Thank anhaing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think we paid around 120 each for entry and it was worth it! We got into the small boat with another couple and the lady rowed us around the small lakes and caves for 3 hours! beautiful views very serene and there is stops on the way for snacks and drinks if you're feeling a lil peckish

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Elliot, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and Husband and two 20 something daughters hired scooters and on the advice of our host, went to Trang An and not Tam Coc, we had a wonderful peaceful trip through the lake system, a very capable Vietnamese lady with conical hat rowed us on our 3 hour trip, through the 9 cave tunnels, up to the temples, and... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We payed about 6€ for the 2 hour boat tour, which is okay. The tour is beautiful and the caves are cool but it all looks the same and after a while it gets really boring. Half an hour on the boat would totally do it..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVED IT!!! We took one of the last boats around 15h so we were like the only ones on the river. There were amazing views, caves all just so stunning! The woman who rowing with their feet (!!) are friendly but of course also a little bit sneaky.. When passed one of the other women, she tried to sell us... More 

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Thank 722mich_led
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour of discovery - spectacular scenery caves, waterways and some very lovely buddhist shrines. The lack of commercial push was an added bonus. Our guide rowed/paddled us around very proficiently, she was very patient and lovely, but could speak no English. Very hot! Take lots of water, a hat and sunscreen if travelling in July

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, Halong bay is different since the little mountains are in the water and not on earth but the FEELING is the same. We first visited Trang An and then Halong bay. Then, after Halong bay I have asked my children (15-20-22) which visit they finally prefered. For one, the satisfaction was the same. For another, one was slightly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to go to Trang An as it was touted less touristy! This proved to be the case for westerners, however it is very popular with Vietnamese tourists having roughly 2000 boats in total! The landscape is beautiful, the woman rowing our boat was a hard working, friendly lady and the caves were neat to row through. It costs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trang An is a very scenic and beautiful area to visit. The 3 hour boat ride takes you through about 11 caves and 3 temples which you can stop at if you like. It is also reasonably priced. There are no people hassling you to buy things which was a pleasant surprise. If you have the time I highly recommend... More 

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