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Tam Coc

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“halong bay”(216 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

The view on the top is amazing and beautiful. Just be aware of the parking scam on the road before you enter. There are lots of people trying to stop you and ask you to park inside. Some of them even blow a whistle to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ChloeLokManC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice view, but be prepare for lot of tourists :-). There is a possibility to climb up even higher, but it is a little bit dangerous and again you need to take care about other people climbing up or down.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Buky7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely scenery and most people are kind and accomodating. Grab drivers trying to charge us twice. Difficult to get around if not hiring a bike. Ancient capital was a waste of time and prepare to be harassed of you go there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank matthewsK3011KR
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting temple and grounds . It is great to visit as part of a day trip to this area, ninh binh.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shirl25
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went as a privat tour, because you can not go to these 2 places together as a group. Costed us 160 USD, pic upfrom the old quarter. Beautiful area, with a stunning view when you get to the top. The climing to the top can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank karinap811
Reviewed 6 days ago

one the best places to visit in Vietnam, truly amanzing and a unique experience . mother natures finest gift to us all!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank backpaker_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

what a shame !!! our first day in tam coc , the river trip looked so inviting , so we decided to do a afternoon trip..the ladies in the sales office were most rude buying tickets ,,,15 minutes in.. the heavens opened and we decided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nikkiMojacar_Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery while paddling through limestone caves. Takes about 2 hours up the river and back.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Erinrosetravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this boat trip after doing Route no. 3 of Trang An. In comparison we found the Tam Coc trip to be 'average'. We found the caves and the scenery better by far in Trang An. This Tam Coc trip was an hour and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank enzed83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boat ride came with our packaged day trip from Hanoi so we didn’t have to pay or queue for tickets. The boat ride takes about 80-100 min depending on how many people are in the boat. I have never seen anyone paddle a sampan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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March 21, 2019|
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Response from BoundlessEnergy | Reviewed this property |
I am surprised to read your statement. I saw no one being pestered st all whilst on my trip consisting of two hours, nor was I myself affected in any way. Two other people from the same place at which we were staying also... More
November 10, 2018|
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Response from mimimanioc_1987 | Reviewed this property |
No lunch included. The tip belongs to you. I think Trang An is better. But if you travel from May to June Tam Coc is amazing with yellow rice fields around.
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from mimimanioc_1987 | 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.