Thanks for staying with me on my trail of Hanoi. Before I continue, let me share with you some information about the place that we will be visiting.
Ninh Binh is 90km away from Hanoi and is a popular destination for its’ beautiful tourist sites such as Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, Kenh Ga and Cuc Phuong National Park but today, the place of our interest is Tam Coc.
Tam Coc is known as Halong Bay on land for its’ breathtaking scenery. While Halong Bay features huge rock formations jutting out o the sea, Tam Coc has them jutting out of its rice paddies. Tam Coc means three caves; that is Hang Ca (the first), Hang Giua (the second) and Hang Cuoi (the smallest).
Our trip started with a boat trip which took us to all three caves. It took us about two hours; to and fro. Ok enough of writing. Lets enjoy the photos now.
Starting point to catch our boat ride which can carry a maximum of 3 adults which includes the ‘captain’.
Yup.. you saw it right. It leg pedal power!!
You bend down to go under the bridge or else….. Yes. Everyone had to bend down to cross the bridge to get to the caves.
Waiting your turn to cross under the bridge. It is a single lane and everyone has to wait.
A house built next to the trail.
Beautiful scenery of the rock formation next to the rice paddies.
Passing close to the rock formation heading to the caves.
Trails of boats on both direction heading to and away from the caves.
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