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Tam Coc

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Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to...more
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Ninh Binh 430000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our day trip to Ninh Binh Province included a visit to Tam Coc famous for the sampan boat ride on the river flowing between the limestone mountains surrounding the entire area. The ride passes through narrow caves, dark and eerie, sometimes the ceiling so low,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rightfully this place is called Halong Bay on land. A 90 minutes ride is amazing, passing three caves. There are several resorts and Tam Coc Bunglow and we will make sure we stay for night next time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Tam Coc after going to Trang An (which was amazing) and we were very disappointed. First, it’s very expensive, then it’s much shorter than Trang An, and it’s the same way in and out. When you arrive at the end of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank cami-grd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Tam Coc by booking a trip through a tour agency in the Old Quarters of Hanoi. We were picked up from the hotel by the tour company and took us Tam Coc. It was a single day tour (which we regret for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank theariesguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no doubt that this is one of the most beautiful landscapes on planet Earth. You will want to capture the sights with every tool at your disposal and remember the journey when you are sat back at your office desk breathing in wafts...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 2 days in Ninh Binh and stayed in Tam Coc as a base. Thankfully our homestay host gave us good advice on the places to visit first and we swopped the itinerary as the activities for day 1 (Esp Pagoda and Mua Cave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Periwinkle_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time in Tam Coc and as my previous time I wanted to do the boat trip again with my girlfriend. To be honest I love it, it's really relaxing and it takes quite a long time, around 1 hour and half....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tefy91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating how women handle the row boats with their feet with such dexterity , while keeping hands free for mobiles and food.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rumno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s beautiful here and very chill compared to coming from Hanoi. The restaurants and shops are great to have close by to the hotel we stayed at for lots of great options for food. At this time of year it’s not busy. Easy to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jaxse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this boat ride during a bike ride set up by the place we were staying. On one hand, this is a way to provide a source of income to some very poor women in the area. They provide a service which is very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 10, 2018|
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Response from ranjithamenon987 | Reviewed this property |
Ninh bin was beautiful, would definitely recommend visiting. There are quite a few eating joints around the place. So food won't be an issue. Would suggest carrying some water while going for the boating. Tipping is not... More
Alice K
October 15, 2018|
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Response from Hoang Lan T | Reviewed this property |
No, the boat tour takes at least 2hours so you can’t visit at 5p.m.I think boat is the only access to the sight.You can rent a Homestay by the river there if you want.
Louise F
September 13, 2018|
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Response from Basvanmaren | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book tours from the hotel. The boats at tam coc are very small anyway. And when visiting the temple i recommend a guide
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