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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  • We absolutely loved our Grotto boat ride. We missed the sign which explained both options so picked the long ride, which ended up being around 3 hours. We went through 10 different caves, went around ...  more »
  • We didn't expect much of this, and thought 200vnd was expensive for a boat tour.. but it was totally worth it and we wouldn't have wanted to miss it! Please make sure to tip your driver, they aren't a...  more »
  • Amazingly beautiful landscape and cool temples along the way. The boat ride is a bit of a tourist trap (I almost felt like I was boarding a theme park ride). I would recommend the short route as oppos...  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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