Tam Cốc-Bích Động

Tam Cốc-Bích Động is a popular tourist destination near the city of Ninh Bình in northern Vietnam.

The Tam Cốc (“three caves”) portion is a three-hour excursion by small boat along the Ngô Đồng River, beginning at the village of Van Lam and proceeding through a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers. The route includes floating through three natural caves (Hang Cả, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water. The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.

Tam Coc Travel Information:

Tam Coc means “Three Caves that includes Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba” creating natural formation from Limestone Mountain in Ninh Binh province. It is 125 km away from Hanoi then following national high way no.1 to take 2.5 hour driving to the south of Hanoi. Tam Coc is a very well-known with “nick name” Dry Halong Long or Inland Halong bay. Travelers coming here to take small rowing paddling along Ngo Dong River via among of the rice fields and karst Limestone Mountains. To reach up the three caves, it is a longest one with 125 meters long and 2 meter high from ceiling above water, local boat women takes 2 hours for rowing a boat through three caves and long Ngo Dong River, it is the most interesting to visit Tam Coc, the natural special relic, is between late May and mid-June when endless paddy field is turning yellow. The peaceful simple beauty natural Tam Coc is very attractive a large number of visitors and photographers coming to visit Tam Coc a year. Tam Coc becomes an ideal destination for foreign visitors to travel around Hanoi with a day-long trip. Coming here travelers not only visit Tam Coc but also visit the historical sites such as Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with reputed temples those Dinh and Le Temple. It is very experienced to walk or ride a bike via rural roads surrounded from villages to villages. Travel to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Book - Tam Coc Tours

Bích Động is a pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain dating to 1428, comprising three structures: Hạ, Trung, and Thượng Pagodas, in ascending order. Guided tours generally cover historical points and end with a pleasant view from the top. Tam Cốc-Bích Động with Phát Diệm Cathedral, Hoa Lư Ancient Capital, Bái Đính Temple, Tràng An, Cúc Phương is the destination of Ninh Bình Province.

Photos of Tam Cốc-Bích Động

Hạ Pagoda, Ngô Đồng River 
The winding Ngô Đồng River 
Tam Cốc in Hoa Lư Ancient Capital 


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