Tam Coc


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Tam Coc

On these days, when you come to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, you will admire a very spectacular scenery by the bright yellow of rice. In Tam Coc, people only grow one crop a year, so this is the best time of the year to visit Tam Coc that you should not miss.

Tam Coc cave

How Tam Coc is unique?

Located in In Ninh Binh, Tam Coc means “Three caves”, including Ca cave, Hai cave, and Ba cave. All three caves are formed by the Ngo Dong River pierced through the mountains. Tam Coc is also the first yacht to be operated in Tam Coc – Bich Dong.

Tam Coc - Ninh Binh

  • The First cave call Hang Ca is 127 m long, through a large mountain, the cave is over 20m wide. There are many stalactites hanging down with many kinds of images in the cave.
  • The second cave call Hang Hai. It’s far from Hang Ca nearly 1 km, 60 m long, the ceiling has many stalactites hanging down very beautiful. It depends on imagination.
  • The third cave or call Hang Ba, It’s close to Hang Hai, 50 m long, cave ceiling as a rock art. Also, it’s lower than the other two caves.

Visit Tam Coc by the boat

To visit Tam Coc, you take a boat from the boat central station. The local people will lead you by rowing boat on Ngo Dong river. It’s wonderful to view along boat trip with mountain and rice paddies. The timing for Ninh Binh Tam Coc tour boat trip it takes about 2 hours.

The scenery of Tam Coc, especially on the two sides of the Ngo Dong River, can be changed according to the rice season (green rice, yellow rice or silver water in the field).

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However, the most beautiful is still in the season of nine rice, when along the banks of the river Ngu Dong color blaze, blended with the green of grass to create a painting of aquatic animals. Not only can you take a boat ride on the Dong Ngo River, you can also explore the Mua Cave. Where there is a panoramic view of Tam Coc, the bike ride around the rice fields…

The time to see the yellow rice in Tam Coc is not much. It’s only from one to two weeks that farmers will harvest.

Tam Coc is often known for its poetic, peaceful but equally beautiful scenes, captivating people’s hearts – which are favored by the names full of “Ha Long Bay on land”. It will be a shortcoming if you do not spend time traveling Tam Coc Ninh Binh , because this is a great destination. And you will have a full day just by pocketing some of the following experiences.

1. When is the best time to travel to Tam Coc?

Must say Tam Coc every season is beautiful, each season brings its own beauty. But if you want to admire the lush, vibrant green rice fields that stretch across the stream, winding like a soft silk strip, giving you a fresh, immersed in the taste of The sky, the river, the nature, the occasion after Tet in January and February is the appropriate time.

If you want to admire a beautiful picture of nature with the mixed touches of yellow ripe rice, blending with the mountain green and far away from the torus by light-drifting boats, then dreamily The range of late May and early June – when the summer season is back is the right occasion to enjoy the beauty of Tam Coc.

2. What do you need to prepare before visiting Tam Coc?

A tourist experience in Tam Coc is that you can visit in the day from Hanoi. If you want to save time – start from the early morning and get the early morning air, just have a complete trip. Because Tam Coc is only 110 km away from the center of Hanoi. So it is only a few simple things to bring with you. Such as a thin coat when you go on a boat to a low temperature cave with steam. causes a cold feeling.

You can also bring extra boxes to use while sitting on the river. In addition, it is best to wear flat shoes to facilitate the movement and sightseeing comfort.

3. How can you go to Tam Coc?

There are two options for you, one is that you self-relocate by personal means. Such as cars or motorbikes to take the initiative in the process of traveling Tam Coc. Or if you want to save you can go there with publish local bus. You can take it from My Dinh, Gia Lam or Southern bus station.

4. What to eat in Tam Coc

Tam Coc is famous for many specialties. Such as mountain goats, fried rice, eel vermicelli, Yen Mac spring rolls, sour tilapia soup, … If you have come here, you should enjoy those delicious dishes and at the same time can understand more about regions, about diversity in food culture.

5. A few other small notes when traveling to Tam Coc

To admire and immerse yourself in the beauty of Tam Coc. You only have one option to do boat trip. And if you are a person who likes taking photos, wanting to retain memorable moments, lovely scenes, then talk and ask the help of boatmen. Their experience and mastery of terrain will help you to record commemorative photos.

Another note is that you should take the time to complete the trip. Because the boat time when traveling to Tam Coc also accounts for nearly 3 hours, avoiding having to sit in the boat at noon when there is a big sun, or too late at night when the sun has set.

And surely it would be great if you find an ideal seat to watch the sun set here, the sunset filled the fields, the rivers like the story, will divide by self course with the people here. Coming to Tam Coc you will definitely have wonderful and memorable moments of relaxation.

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