Trang An Grottoes, Ninh Binh

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Explore the hidden cave chains of Trang An Grottoes, a World Heritage Site preserving a huge natural rock garden in a vast lake near Nihn Binh. You'll enter the caves by boat, passing through cracks in the limestone hillocks, which are covered with lush green vegetation. During a popular two- to three-hour boat ride, you'll see dramatic karst scenery and a nine-cave network interconnected by flooded inland waterways, with many suspended stalagmites. This pristine area boasts high biological diversity, and you can even paddle your own boat around the caves. Tours usually include a visit to Ha Pagoda on Ngo Dong River, Bai Dinh Temple, and the old capital of Hoa Lu. By using our Ninh Binh journey planner , you can arrange your visit to Trang An Grottoes and other attractions in Ninh Binh.
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  • October 4, 2017
    It takes 2 hours by bus from Hanoi to get there. We had six people in the group and on the boat. Really enjoyed the landscape with mountains, many grottoes...It is a perfect natural picture. I sure yo...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Definitely worth to visit. Fantastic landscape. Beautiful mountain- hard working ladies. So peaceful. Not bad being out of peak season. Amazing going through the caves.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We were in tam coc for 2.5 days but after looking at the recommendations, we decided to cycle to Trang An to do the boat ride rather than at Tam Coc. It's a comfortable cycle there (8kms via the small...  more »

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A hub for travel throughout the province, Ninh Binh features a decent number of accommodations for a town of its size. Take a look close to the main train station for the town's most-frequented hotels. Standing in a cluster in this central area, they represent convenient options, given their proximity to the main restaurants, shops, and services. Over to the west of town, a selection of homestays provide interesting options among the karst landscape of Ninh Binh, with some refined, and others a little more budget-friendly.
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