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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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The scenery and tour down the river were amazing and well worth doing. Just be warned that at the end there is a little floating market where you are expected to buy drinks. Once brought you will find the prices have been inflated 1000% so...More
I must admit I was slightly dreading this experience for all the bad I’d heard about the Tam Coc sampan ride and the scammers and hawkers, but we were fortunate to survive unscathed!
As soon as the sun came out, we dashed down to the...More
Since it is lunar new year, we were told that Sapa valley tour was not available. So instead we went for this Hua Lu and Tam Coc day trip. Hua Lu tour was mainly to visit 2 temples and was nothing to scream about but...More
We loved Tam Coc, visited in a large family group the end of December. It was cold! This will not be most travelers' issue, but they are really not prepared for it and restaurants didn't have doors much less heat. We went straight from Halong...More
This was included in our day trip (booked from lily's travel agency - RECOMMENDED!) and it was so beautiful! The day we were going, it was quite cloudy so the view was just wonderful and not "magical". About 1.5h a local woman row our both...More
We rented a boat for the canal/cave tour thing down the road from The Temple of the Cave, roughly west of Tam Coc. We paid 200,000 dong / $8 for a boat for 3 people. The lady whom we paid for the service kept reminding...More
the boat ride here was very relaxing and cool. did not see many tourists and enjoyed the ride a lot. the landscape was super cool and the boat ride was not at all expensive. the scenery along the river/canal was super nice. the lady boat...More
My experience of Tam Coc in January was that it was quite peaceful. Reviews do talk about crowds of people, but that was not my experience. We biked from our hotel (Tam Coc Garden Resort -- a fabulous boutique hotel with lovely views) to the...More
Limestone cliffs along the river with rice paddies at the foothills, a beautiful sight even though it was crowded on a Thursday. Typically the rowboat holds 2 passengers but some had up to 5 adults. The boat tour was round trip. At the end of...More