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Known as Halong Bay on land, Ninh Binh is famous for its picturesque natural scenery and beautiful historical and religious sites. This landscape offers similar landscape views as like Halong Bay with limestone karsts, but much less touristy and untouched by human.
Ninh Binh is around 100 kilometers to the South from Hanoi city, visitors can go there by different means like: by train, buses, private cars or even motorbikes.
Both Tam Coc & Trang An bring you similar experience - seating on boat which is rowing by local along small river you will enjoy the scenery and beauty of area. The main different are:
1. Tam Coc provide shorter trip about 1 hours on boat but Trang An is longer with 2 hours.
2. Trang An is newer and has great management also not too touristy like Tam Coc.
So it is depend on your time you can decide the suitable attraction for you.
Enjoying must-try food in Ninh Binh is totally amazing for your Vietnam tour packages: Fried Rice (Com Chay); Kim Son Salad with Fish Raw (eel); Mountain Snails, Hoa Lu Rare Goat Meat, Cassava vermicelli soup with eel (Mien Luon)…
You would love to see Tam Coc valley from the above to eyewitness this whole beauty. The best viewpoint of Tam Coc in Vietnam is looking down from the top of Ngoa Long mountain located in Mua Cave complex.