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“Tam Coc”
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Tam Coc
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Private Tour: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat and Bike...
Ranked #5 of 45 things to do in Ninh Binh
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water.
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Go early before all the bused tourists from Hanoi arrive also fewer hawkers around It opens very early and takes about 1 1/2 hours

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The scenery is unforgettable.
It's something unique.
And it's a comfortable trip from Hanoi.
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

It was still winter at that time but we still decided to visit Tam Coc. We took a day tour from our hotel in Hanoi.. the ride on the sampan took about 2.5 hours.. scenery was beautiful and stunning.. the cold weather doesn't stop us from enjoying the view.. during the ride, some sellers in other boats will try to sell you food at the turning point.. plus the rowers will also try to sell their goods to you during the way back.. ignore politely if u don't want to purchase.. overall it was still a great trip...

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stunning scenery, peaceful setting. We read many reviews telling us how much we would be hassled by traders at the turn around point, but this was not the case; we were asked a couple of times to buy souvenirs, and refused, but we were not hassled. We willingly tipped the boatman, as we felt he deserved it after rowing us around for an hour and a half !

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The sampan ride was 2.5 hours filled with limestone mountains and green rice field. We were lucky to have sunny weather and it was easier to take great photo. I even recorded part of the boat ride. Our rower who can row with his feet and hand helped us to take photo. However, at one point he would stop and asked us to buy some goods. That was unexpected. We turned him down politely and we can just buy only if we want to. On the whole it was enjoyable and worth the trip. Just be prepared that the rower will ask for tip at the end of the ride. Get advice from the tour guide about the tip.

Thank YHW11
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