Coming to Ninh Binh, a tourist destination in Vietnam, there are many types of tours with days such as Ninh Binh cycling tour or Ninh Binh ancient capital tour. However, if you are a big fan of exploring the natural beauty, you should take a trip to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh which is called as Ha Long Bay on land. It is a great destination for your weekend.
If you want to see the golden color of the rice field, you should visit Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Ninh Binh from late May to early June. At that time, the image of golden rice fields mixed with green rice fields will create a picture with beautiful colors. After the Lunar New Year celebration, it is the time that you can watch the green fields which greet the spring.
Tam Coc is just about 110 km from Hanoi. It is located in the Trang An tourist attraction area in Ninh Binh, so you can come by private vehicles such as car or motorbike. Moving by personal means will help you to be more active in terms of time.
As the distance between Hanoi and Ninh Binh is quite close, you can come and return in a day. However, if you want to stay overnight to visit other places in Ninh Binh. There are also has many hotels for you to choose.
Ninh Binh tourism is quite well developed so the accommodation facilities are well modern to serve to the needs of visitors. You can choose to stay in popular guest houses or homestays in Ninh Binh or if you have good economic conditions, Ninh Binh also has 3 star hotels, 4 stars to 5 stars for you to choose.
On the way to visit Tam Coc, you certainly can not ignore the opportunity to enjoy the specialties in Ninh Binh. Here is a list of specialties awaiting you to explore:
– Ninh Binh Mountain Goat: This dish is extremely nutritious, firm and delicious because goats are raised freely on mountain ridges. Goats here usually eat the leaves growing on the mountain.
– Burning rice: The reputation of specialties is also equal to the meat goat Mountain in Ninh Binh. The best way to enjoy the taste of this dish is to let the sweet and fragrant goat’s sauce blend with the taste of burning rice.
In addition, there are other delicious dishes that you can not ignore such as Kim Son alcohol, eel noodles, Yen Mac spring rolls, fish noodles.
Firstly, Sailing is the only way for you to visit Tam Coc. If you go by road, you can just walk around the outside of Tam Coc.
Secondly, while visiting Tam Coc, you should negotiate to the boatman if you want to stop for a photo shoot or if you want to climb up to find beautiful corners and panoramic views. With their experiences and deep knowledge about the place, they will be able to stop the boat and find suitable places for you to climb up the cliff. If you do not warn and try to stand up, you not only face to danger by yourself but also dangerous for those on the boat.
Finally, in the summer, it is often rain with thunderstorm so when traveling, you should depart early in the morning. Because when you arrive, the weather is still sunny, mild. The most important thing is that you can avoid the rain in the afternoon.