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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. With our online itinerary creator, Ninh Binh attractions like Trang An Grottoes can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Over touristed and privately operated King Kong film set tour but the caves are interesting and lit with lamps. Keep your head down n don't rock the boat! Boat ladies expect tips not sure how much of ...  more »
  • I really enjoyed this boat ride. It was stunning going in and out through tiny caves. It is also very long and the man rowed tirelessly which was very impressive. However when it rained the man refuse...  more »
  • Despite having been very sceptical about the whole rowboat-through-the-karst- pinnacles experience before we came here, we ended up enjoying it very much. With high water levels at the moment, we only...  more »

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Where to stay in Ninh Binh

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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