Tam Coc - Bich Dong, also known by famous names such as "Ha Long Bay on land" or "Nam Thien Le Nhi Dong" is a national key tourist area in Vietnam.
About Tam Coc
Tam Coc is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province, nearly 100 km from the south of Hanoi. Tam Coc is dubbed as “Halong Bay inland” or “the second greatest cave of the south”. Located near to the scenic complex of Trang An, only 7 km from Ninh Binh city, you can easily travel to Tam Coc in the weekends.
The suitable time to travel to Tam Coc
It is said that Tam Coc is beautiful all year round. Each season in Tam Coc has its own characteristics. If you want to see the green rice fields, you should go to Tam Coc after the Tet holiday from February to March. If you want to admire the wonderful beauty of the ripe yellow rice field, don’t miss to take a package to Tam Coc in June.
Travel to Tam Coc
Because Tam Coc is quite near to Hanoi, there are numerous means of transportations for you to travel such as motorbike, bus, private car, etc.
In addition, you can flexibly travel on Limousine car routes Hanoi - Ninh Binh. Ticket price 150.000 VND / way to Tam Coc and 130.000 VND / afternoon to take the hotel in Ninh Binh city.
Tourist attractions in Tam Coc
Tam Coc means "three caves", including Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave. All three caves are made up of the Ngo Dong River that pierces the mountain.
Ca cave: is the largest and longest cave in Tam Coc's cave system, with a width of more than 20m at the cave entrance, more than 127m in length.
Hai cave: It is a small cave with a length of only half that of Ca cave about 60m and 1km from Ca cave in the downstream of Ngo Dong River.
Ba cave: Although it is the smallest cave, only 50m long, Ba cave is considered the most beautiful cave compared to the other two. Here, you imagine like a stone arch favored by nature, skillfully honed with sophisticated details, creating a unique and wonderful beauty for Ba cave.
The cost of sightseeing is divided into 2 categories: Sightseeing tickets and boat tickets. Sightseeing tickets are 120.000 VND / turn / time; boat tickets are 150.000 VND / way / boat (4 Vietnamese guests); 150.000 VND / turn / boat (2 foreign guests). Free for children under 3 years old. Time to fully explore Tam Coc is at least 3 hours.
In addition to combining Tam Coc, you can visit the nearby tourist sites such as:
Bich Dong pagoda: Dubbed "Nam Thien De Nhi Dong", it means the second beautiful cave of the southern sky, behind Huong Tich cave in Hanoi.
Mua cave: Only 3km away from Tam Coc, you just need to climb through 486 stone steps to get to the top to see the panorama of Tam Coc area with vast rice fields or panoramic city of Ninh Binh. The entrance ticket is 100.000 VND / person and the travel time is at least 2 hours.
Viet Co village: It is also called Vien Lau, you will experience the peaceful village space with the characteristics of Vietnamese traditional villages in the XVIII - XX century.
Tam Coc is a wonderful part in the chain of natural and spiritual sites in Ninh Binh province attracting thousand turns of tourists each year.