Tam Coc Scenic Area in Ninh Binh Province Vietnam

Tam Coc Scenic Spot in Ninh Binh is known as "Ha Long Bay on Land" in Ninh Binh Province in the North of Vietnam. The whole area includes a system of limestone caves and historical sites related to the Vu Lam palace of the Tran dynasty of Vietnam (1225-1400). With a system of magnificent limestone caves, this place attracts a large number of tourists to visit every year. Tam Coc Scenic Area is also classified as a special national monument by the Prime Minister of Vietnam.

  • Location: Dam Khe village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province
  • Opening Hours: 7:00AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entrance Fee:  - Boat Ticket: 150K
                              - Adult Price: 120K
                              - Children Price: 60K

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

1. Where is Tam Coc Ninh Binh?

Tam Coc Bich Dong population is located in Ngu Nhac Son, Dam Khe village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. Belonging to Trang An - Tam Coc scenic complex, Tan Coc Bich Dong is recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage and also ranked as a special national relic.

“Nam Thien De Nhi Dong” – Tam Coc Bich Dong currently has a natural area of 350.3 hectares. Just like Trang An, to visit Tam Coc Bich Dong Ninh Binh, visitors have to go by boat. You will be able to take a boat down the poetic Ngo Dong River to admire 3 famous caves in turn. The scenery of Tam Coc is distinguished by the harmonious combination of rock and water. The mountains grow one after another, reflecting on the clear river.

Tam Coc Bich Dong

2. How to Get to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh?

Tam Coc Bich Dong is about 100km from the center of Hanoi. Going to Tam Coc Bich Dong, you should first choose a vehicle to move to Ninh Binh city first. If you don't want to ride your own motorbike or car, you can choose to take a bus or train.

From Hanoi, there are many buses to Ninh Binh departing from Giap Bat bus station or My Dinh bus station. The average bus fare is about 70,000 VND/person. If you take National Highway 1A, it will only take about 2.5 to 3 hours for you to set foot in Ninh Binh!

After arriving in the city, you can rent a motorbike to go to Tam Coc by yourself. If traveling with family, calling a taxi is also quite reasonable. The locals here are also very friendly and enthusiastic.

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

3. Best Places to Stay when traveling to Tam Coc Ninh Binh:

  • Tam Coc Garden Resort: Address: Hai Nham Hamlet, Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

There are many homestays and hotels around this tourist area. The closest to Tam Coc is Tam Coc Garden Resort. This place fully converges the values related to green tourism and cultural tourism. With the bold architecture of the Northern countryside, you will feel relaxed and close like at home.

Here, visitors will be warmly welcomed as friends who come to play at home, but equally comfortable and luxurious.

  • Maison Kieu Tam Coc: Address: Van Lam, Tam Coc, Thanh Binh, Ninh Binh province

Besides Tam Coc Garden Resort, in Ninh Binh, there is also a place to stay with a very special design style in the style of an old house, which is Maison Kieu Tam Coc. Located in the center of Trang An tourist area, so when you choose a room here, you will be very convenient to have fun and explore the beauty of this place.

Halong Bay on Land

4. What is the Best Activities to Do in Tam Coc Bich Dong?

  • Take the Boat Cruise on Ngo Dong River:

Tam Coc tourist area includes many routes to visit yachts, cycling and walking connecting about 20 tourist attractions. Tam Coc, which means "three caves", includes Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave. All three caves are formed by the Ngo Dong River crashing through the mountain. Tam Coc is the first cruise line operated in Tam Coc - Bich Dong tourist area.

Want to visit Tam Coc, visitors get off the boat from the central wharf. Boats take visitors on the Ngo Dong river winding through the cliffs, trans-water caves, rice fields. Travel time and return is about 2 hours. The scenery of Tam Coc, especially the two sides of the Ngo Dong River, can change according to the rice season. Green rice, golden rice or silver color of water in the field.

In the Tam Coc tourist route, visitors will visit Thai Vi Temple and Thien Huong Cave. Thai Vi Temple is the place to worship Kings Tran Thai Tong, Tran Thanh Tong, Generals Tran Hung Dao, Tran Quang Khai and Queen Tran Thi Dung. Thien Huong Cave is located on the road from Ngo Dong River to Thai Vi Temple. This is a dry and bright cave located in the middle of the mountain with an altitude of about 15 m above the ground.

Bich Dong is located 2 km from Tam Coc wharf, which means "green cave". Bich Dong consists of a dry cave located halfway up the mountain (as Bich Dong pagoda) and a water cave that pierces the mountain bed (called Xuyen Thuy Dong). In front of the cave is a branch of Ngo Dong river winding on the side of the mountain, across the river is a rice field.

There is also Bich Dong pagoda, which is an ancient temple associated with rocky mountains with Asian style. The pagoda was built at the beginning of the Hau Le Dynasty. In the temple, there is a large bell cast from the reign of King Le Thai To, and the tombs of the monks who built the pagoda. During Le Hien Tong's reign, the pagoda was restored and expanded, including the Lower Pagoda, the Middle Pagoda, and the Upper Pagoda, spread out over three mountain floors.

5. When is the Best Time to Visit Tam Coc?

The best time to visit Tam Coc in Ninh Binh is from mid-April to early June, as this wil be the rice harvest season of Locals. In April the rice fields are quite green and from the end of May to the beginning of June they turn yellow as they mature. But you can also visit Tam Coc Scenic Area all year round and it is always impressive, but try to avoid September because there may be typhoons.

Adventure Journey

Recommended Tours to Visit:

  1. Tam Coc and Hoa Lu Temple Daily Group Tours from Hanoi
  2. Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Mua Cave: Daily Group Tour from Hanoi

See Also:

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