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Tam Coc

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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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Tam Coc means three caves which we discovered on a rowing boat trip with a quite old lady who used mostly her legs. The caves were really beautiful and it was fun entering and exiting the caves with only the sound of the oars moving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BlueDolphin9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went during the winter so it was actually quite cold haha so bring a few more jackets so that you won't catch a cold! In the area, we also visited the Dinh and Le Dynasty temples, and learnt a bit of history about Hanoi,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank vivienng422
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can make a day trip if you are staying in Hanoi. It's a great experience to enjoy the greenery and quiet waters of Tam Coc. Don't be pressured to add other activities to your boat ride. Payment for the entrance fee and boat ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luke M M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Tam Coc. Nice place for rich wholesome family activities. The boat trip along the river was refreshing, relaxing and informative. The home visit was entertaining n educational. We enjoyed moving around on motorcyles too. It was fun n it was also a good way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank L156EHginas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's like Halong Bay where mountains is on land and not in the water. Mountains surrounded by rivers and caves running through the mountains provides an incredible view. It's peaceful and nice to be away from the city life.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CamTVoyage78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommend going to the Tam Coc area, as it is a stunning place. I agree, however, with the other reviews: when you do a boat tour don’t buy anything (unless of course you just want to spend money) and give the rower a tip...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tess H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most tourists come here on a day trip from Hanoi which includes the Hoa Lu Temples. Many companies sell the tours and you can expect to pay about 800 000 Dong per person for a full day tour including lunch. The initial drive out of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alastairzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to Tam Coc as part of a tour day and so glad we did. The area is steeped in history as is most of Vietnam. We visited the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tam Coc trip is surely a must do when you are in the area. Spectacular scenery and surprisingly clear and clean water. I do agree with some of the other reviews, The ladies at the turn around point are very pushy and you have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danlouw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a day trip to Tam Coc from Hanoi and it was fantastic. It’s like Halong Bay on land and is not to be missed. The tour included walking to the top of the mountain lookout / a very steep walk but well worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DebashreeB16
10 November 2018|
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Response from ranjithamenon987 | Reviewed this property |
Ninh bin was beautiful, would definitely recommend visiting. There are quite a few eating joints around the place. So food won't be an issue. Would suggest carrying some water while going for the boating. Tipping is not... More
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Alice K
15 October 2018|
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Response from Hoang Lan T | 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.
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Louise F
13 September 2018|
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Response from Basvanmaren | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book tours from the hotel. The boats at tam coc are very small anyway. And when visiting the temple i recommend a guide
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