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|Tam Coc has become a tourism magnet in Ninh Binh Photo: VNExpress|
Tam Coc, the renowned scenic spot in Ninh Binh has captivated both domestic and foreign tourists for its majestic karst mountain ranges, shimmering caves, and especially stunning rice fields.
|Many photographers climb up the mountains from 3 a.m to capture an aerial view of the Tam Coc Photo: VNExpress|
Situated at the edge of the Red River Delta, just seven kilometers from Ninh Binh Town, the capital of Ninh Binh Province, Tam Coc is a singular place which is still maintained long-standing rice cultivation. The locals here only grow one crop each year, normally in May; hence, this is the “must-visit” time if you do not want to miss the opportunity to admire stretches of bright yellow paddy fields.
The boat tours are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m daily Photo: VNExpress
The rice fields are cultivated right on Ngo Dong River, blending with green grass to create an eye-catching and glorious painting. Sitting on the boat gliding through cliffs and caves, enjoying shiny yellow ripen paddle fields, immersing in the peaceful atmosphere of country life would be immiscible experiences for tourists.
|The picturesque scenery of Tam Coc from an bird-eye view Photo: VNExpress|
Besides sitting on the boats to see rice fields, another preferred experience of many tourists is standing on several small peaks of mountain protruding at the cave’s entrance to catch the panoramic view of busy rice- harvesting season. Even numerous photographers climb up the mountains from 3 a.m to capture an aerial view of the Tam Coc golden season.
Breathtaking ripen paddy fields in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Photo: VNExpress
|Breathtaking ripen paddy fields in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Photo: VNExpress|
Tam Coc means “three caves”, including Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave, in which Ca is the largest one. It is 127 meters long and over 20 meters wide. Ba Cave, about 50 meters long, is the smallest, but regarded as the most beautiful one Tam Coc.
|The boat journey through the stone caves lasts for two hours Photo: VNExpress|
The entrance fee is VND120,000 (US$ 5.2)per person whilst tickets for the boats are VND150,000 (US$6.2) each. The boat journey through the stone caves lasts for two hours. Tourists are also able to visit Bich Dong pagoda and Thai Vi temple which is located nearby.
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