Tam Coc rowing boat among rice paddy and karst scenery

Tam Coc is a very famous site about 90 kilometers south of Hanoi and 7 kilometres to the West of the Ninh Binh town.

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Tam Coc which means 3 caves, is a beautiful combination of rice paddies, the river running across the rice paddies, the karstic rock formations and limestone caves.

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The rock formations, caves, water and landscape have made Tam Coc to know popularly as La Halong Bay on land or between rice paddies Halong Bay. More accessible than Halong Bay, Tam Coc squanders spectacular landscapes and exoticism.

To enjoy the full beauty of this natural landscape of Tam Coc, take  a small rowing boat plying the River Ngo Dong, where in addition to the impressive landscape we can also enjoy the beauty of the rice fields, especially the seasons rice has turned yellow and ready for harvesting.

Imagine you are on a small boat rowed by a woman behind you. There is no engine and the oak keeps tapping the canal to go ahead. On the right and the left are green rice farms with local people is working on the farm. Ducks can be around to look for their fish as food on the rice farm.Further abit is ranges of spectacular mountains of Kasrt topography. Trees are on top of mountains. If sepnding more focus, we can find many goats climbing on the mountains at the dangerous corners for leaves. It’s amazing, is not it? And how about sun bean from the hill lands softly on the green rice farms.

The three caves forming the name Tam Coc are carved in the middle of the rock formations in the area which crosses the River Ngo Dong, about 3 kilometers from the pier Van Lam. These caves, whose names are the Hang Ca cave, Hang Giua cave and Hang Ba cave, have been formed by erosion of the mineral on the rocks. The caves have no ground, making that the river runs through the middle of the caves.

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