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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 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.
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Ninh Binh 430000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is stunningly beautiful and a must-see for anyone coming to Vietnam! It's only a matter of time before this place is overrun with tourists - Ha Long Ba anyone? - so get there ASAP!

Thank Spencer S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice and relaxing boat ride. The person in charge of the ride , had rowed using their fit , while leaning against the back of his chair. Although the ride was nice , and went through caves under the stones , the behavior of...More

Thank UdiYe
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there from 8:00am and also we were there by yourself! You are able to see at the quantity of bamboo boats they expect lots of folks during daytime. The planet is stunning, peaceful, with stunning perspectives. Bear in mind for the ladies that...More

Thank Lien R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On arrival within Ninh Binh, we had been dismayed to look for a great deal of market since we'd come especially to watch the lovely landscape. We actually enjoyed the boat trip of ours over the river and also were astonished that so a lot...More

Thank Leon P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I gave 4 stars for the scenic view and boat ride experience. It was a smooth ride. We even get to see 2 pigs swimming across the river. We also get to visit cave temples, climbing up a hill (with stairways), view a nice scenery(padi...More

Thank SARINAH S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The boat cruise was pleasant and scenery is amazing, however, I'm taking off 2 stars: - The price for the cruise as written on the board next to booking office is 120 / pax and 150 / boat. We thought that we should pay one...More

Thank Gosia K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place with lots to do, such as a boot tour, cycling, visit pagodas, caves. Many restaurants with friendly people and a good atmosphere. I liked it better than the boulevard of Halong or Sa Pa town.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a tour host by Sinh cafe, it was the amazing trip and Tam Coc was the brightest spot during the trip experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boating in Tam Coc was really nice. Really beautiful place. We had a pleasant ride and ride through the three caves were the real highlight. We could see water droplets falling from the rocks! Although we encountered a few ladies/boats who sell soft drinks, flowers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started off ok, guide was rowing with his feet which was impressive plus pointed out where to take photos and took some of us. Went through three caves and the got to the end of the river. Several women in sampans selling drinks, snacks and...More

Thank Nerys L
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Justine A
20 May 2018|
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Response from AndyAsia20 |
We have just visited (June) and the rice fields were very green and lush. I think there may be two crops per year but I can’t say for sure that this would be 6 months on!
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Vieren C
2 May 2018|
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Response from Binh N | Reviewed this property |
You could wear anything you like :) However, it’s impolite to wear shorts when you visit temple or pagoda in Vietnam. You can bring a long silk scarf as a dress in that case. Danang and Dalat are hot in the summer and I... More
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Vieren C
30 April 2018|
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Response from heathercR8211NT | Reviewed this property |
The rice is ripe now in mid June and a golden colour. Harvesting has begun so it depends on how long it takes to harvest and the next crop of recently planted rice plants are small yet so you may not get the greenery you... More
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