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Tam Coc – Bich Dong is also known by another name such as “Ha Long Bay on land”. This is not only one of the famous tourist and sightseeing places in Ninh Binh, but also considered a key national tourist area of Vietnam. In this post, we will show you some of the really helpful information for Tam Coc Travel.
Depending on the individual plan, you can choose the time to travel to Tam Coc Bich Dong accordingly. But in general, the best time to visit is from the end of May to the early of June. There are a few timelines as follows you can refer to:
April: It is possible to go to Tam Coc Bich Dong around April. The weather is relatively dry now. There is no uncomfortable heat and humidity early in the North but not too sunny. The weather is less rainy. So 2 hours by boat is not something which is too uncomfortable.
March: From March every year is the Bai Dinh pagoda festival. You can combine the ceremony and explore Tam Coc Bich Dong on this occasion.
At the end of May and early June: This time is the ripe rice season in the Tam Coc Bich Dong field. The image of green rice fields mixed with yellow ripe rice fields will create a picture with beautiful colors.
Only 7km from Ninh Binh City, so you have a lot of ways to get to Tam Coc Bich Dong tourist are. If there is no personal vehicle available, the plan to take public transportation is a good option as well. Here are some vehicles for Tam Coc Travel:
It gets easier for you to buy a bus ticket from Travel Agency in Hanoi or get one from your hotel. If you just use the shuttle bus to transfer to Ninh Binh then spending 1 day or a few days you can buy 1-way tick or 2 ways tickets. In case you book a day trip Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour the price includes transportation
Some visitors are interested in experiencing like a local to save their cost for transportation a bit. So it is possible for you to catch a bus from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh province. You can go to Giap Bat bus station and find many bus companies with a route to Ninh Binh.
But, they will not drop you off in Tam Coc directly but stop at Ninh Binh bus station. From there you should take a cab to go to Tam Coc with the cost is not much expensive than a motorbike. This way is not highly recommended for you because it’s complicated or you may receive poor service from public transportation.
Hanoi – Ninh Binh train runs daily with 4 times/day, which departs at Ha Noi station (120 Le Duan street, Hanoi) and stops at Ninh Binh station (01 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Thanh Binh ward, Ninh Binh province).
From Hanoi, there are SE1 trains (19:30) to Ninh Binh at 21h46, SE3 trains (22:00) to Ninh Binh at 010am, SE5 trains (9:00 am) to Ninh Binh at 11:21 am, SE7 trains (6:00 am) to Ninh Binh at 8:22 pm and SE19 train (20h05) to Ninh Binh at about 23h.
The rate for a train ticket from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is about 130.000 vnđ ( estimated 6 USD).
Here is the time for departure trains from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
Because the distance between Hanoi and Ninh Binh is quite close, you can completely go back and forth during the day. However, if you want to stay overnight to combine to visit other places than Tam Coc, there are many hotels in Ninh Binh for you to choose from.
Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourist area has a good hotel and homestay system.
The suggestion for you is choosing a homestay to get experience with local people. They are honest, friendly and polite.
Here is some suggestion for you:
– The Reed Ninh Binh hotel
– Emeradal Ninh Binh
– Tam Coc Bungalow
– Tam Coc Lake view
Located in Khe Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune. This is an artificial area with a climbing service. Mua Cave has been connected to Tam Coc according to the tour: Ben Cay Da – Ben Thanh – Hang Ca – Mua Cave – Hang Hai – Hang Ba – Suoi Tien – Trang An Cave Tourist Area. Legend has it that the Mua Cave was the place where the Tran court girls performed and danced in the past.
From Muong Tho Ha village, Son Ha commune, you get off the boat on a small canal about a kilometer in length between the countryside. Tourists continue to walk on the 500m long stone path along the foot of General mountain to reach the cave entrance. The cave has a length of 700m including a 200m dry cave and a 500m long water cave. The shapes created by the mountain rocks with many different types. Visitors won’t ever regret to choose this route.
Known as “ The second most beautiful cave”, Bich Dong Pagoda is the second beautiful cave of the Southern area after Huong Tich cave in Ha Tay.
This is also a great attraction of Ninh Binh. Thung Nham has been extensively exploited for tourism purposes because of its diversified landscapes including accommodation, restaurants, recreation and teambuilding areas.
Hoa Lu ancient capital, perhaps, makes the province more attractive because it creates the cultural identity of the area and helps people understand more about the cultural, architectural and sculptural values associated with the legend about the foundation of Dai Co Viet ( an old name of Viet Nam country).
The crispy rice dish is not a traditional dish of Ninh Binh people, but it was created and preserved by local people here. A rustic dish showing the ingenuity of human hands has been handed down for hundreds of years. This food is becoming a specialty of the ancient capital and is one of the famous delicacies of Ninh Binh.
Ninh Binh mountain goat meat is characterized by toning, low fat and aromatic taste. It is thought that this is because in Ninh Binh, there are many rocky mountains and goats running so much, their muscle is firmer, less fat than goats grazing on hills. On the other hand, with the typical topography of the flooded limestone mountains, there are many kinds of vegetables, grasses, herbs suitable for goat’s food make up the quality and taste of goat meat. Some other local ingredients and specialties also contribute to the highlight of Ninh Binh goat dishes, including the accompanying vegetables featuring rocky terrain, Kim Son wine, Nho Quan wine and Ninh Binh crispy rice.
Snails are in all regions of Ninh Binh but concentrate most in limestone areas like Tam Diep, Yen Mo, and Nho Quan, Hoa Lu. The meat is tough, brittle and flavored. Snails can be made into various dishes, namely roasted snails, fried snails, and boiled snails.
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