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Apr 10, 2018
“Kenh Ga, Ninh Binh”
Jan 22, 2018
“No Longer a Floating Village”
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Kenh Ga Hot Spring is one of the extremely valuable hot mineral springs that Creator has favorably bestowed Ninh Binh. ... Far about 15km from Ninh Binh city to the north, Kenh Ga Hot Spring is located in Kenh Ga village, Gia Thinh commune, Gia...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

What a waste of time and effort. There is no floating village or hot springs. The once floating village has been replaced with a series of concrete islands around the small mountains, connected by cheap nasty looking metal bridges. All the area is under construction....More

Date of experience: January 2018
10  Thank jaypep1
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We were surprised about the lack of knowledge of the place from the hotel staff or driver, but the information I had read sounded great and... we really wanted hot springs!!! We also got ripped of by a boat operator like in other reviews I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank Yuknia
Reviewed January 1, 2018

there is nothing to see here at the moment and we got ripped off by a boat operator who literally took us 300 yards to see where the hot spring used to be and where the development is starting - we got to feel the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank totfoster
Reviewed October 6, 2017

It was nice to putter along the river in a motor boat and view the pagoda and big spout that stuck out of the river and supplied boiling hot water (it was almost too hot to wash my feet). You go through a sweet village...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed March 19, 2017

nice trip but avarage scenery; we had a good weather, little sun, no fogg but is worth ? well, everybody should experience on his own

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Karolina J
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Water in this season very low, nothing to see, motorboat too noise, they charge me 150.000 VND, and tip for the motor driver 50.000 VND, i confused

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank katiee1641
Reviewed September 30, 2016

There are 2 motorboat harbours. One of them cheaper. I saw a lot of ducks around the river, should be visit in the wet season

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank MendezC8
Reviewed November 20, 2015

There are no longer houseboats, dirty water and not at all attractive. The boat trip was the most expensive we took in the area.

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Marie P
Reviewed October 7, 2015

An interesting half day activity: a pleasant enough chugalug up the river by little motor boat. River was in flood so houses that not usually in the water were almost "floating". Tend to agree with others that we didn't really see any actual floating villages,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank TravelPause
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Which local tours to choose from? (1 Reply)
My friends and I are spoilt for choice between a trip to 1. Perfume Pagoda, 2. a city tour, 3. Tam Coc (Inner Halong Bay), 4. Hanoi - Bich Dong Cave and Thung Nang - Capital Hoa Lu, 5. Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park 6. Kenh Ga Hotspring - Phat Diem Cathedral. We can pick two from the above. Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks.
June 23, 2009|
Response fromtonkintravel|
Chriz, have a look at a 2 night trip to Mai Chau and Cuc Phuong national park. That's what I'd do. Martin
Brisbane, Australia
What to do for 2 or 3 days outside of Hanoi?? (8 Replies)
Hi, We are family of four and visited Sapa, Halong Bay and Hanoi on our last visit. This time we would like to spend 2 or 3 days seeing some of the beautiful Vietnam country side on a trip from Hanoi. There are so many options, its impossible to decide. We are interested in seeing beautiful scenery and rural landscapes. We have older children so need to keep them interested too. We are not into the places crowded with tourists. Suggestions we have been consdering are: - Stay at Ky...More
February 06, 2011|
Response fromthecompassbeckons|
I really love Mai Chau. That area is pretty special. You could make a trip out northeast to Bang Gac waterfall (sorry about the spelling) also..
Gold Coast, Australia
Phong Nha Cave - Ke Bang National Park (3 Replies)
Hi everyone, this is my first posting, so I hope I have done it right. If not... I am travelling over to Vietnam in October with my sister, and doing our own thing for 4 weeks. I thank you all for all the info you have given me, its been great. However, there has not been a lot of info about North-central Vn. My question is, I want to go to Ninh Bunh from Hanoi and then on to Phong Nha Cave, Tam Coc and Kenh Ga floating village. 1 Is it best if we base ourselves at Ninh Bunh, and how is...More
June 15, 2007|
Response fromasian_expl0rer|
hey i'm going to assume you're talking about Ninh Binh?? correct, if so, there are plenty of reasonable hotels here, as it's in a very beautiful area that seems to be becoming increasingly visited. phong nha caves are WELL WORTH seeing, as is tam coc. from hanoi just catch a local train as it doesn't take long, there are also plenty of local and tourist buses, so don't worry. moving further south is just as easy- with the same options available. have a great trip!