Sitting on a small boat visiting Tam Coc, we can see the sky reflected in the water, a magnificent scenery, a terrestrial Ha Long Bay.
Travel to Vietnam and visit Ninh Binh province, tourists should not miss this exciting destination Tam Coc- Bich Dong. Along with the historic monument of Hoa Lu and Trang An eco-tourism, Tam Coc is a scenic spot under Trang An, Ninh Binh province.
Overview about Tam Coc
Tam Coc-Bich Dong tourist site has a natural area of 350.3 ha, located 2 km from National Highway 1A, 7 km from Ninh Binh city and 9 km from Tam Diep town. While Hoa Lu is famous for its temples dedicated to the Dinh and Le Kings which were built in the 10th century, Tam Coc is known as a place where the Le King lived a secluded life.
Tam Coc is located in Van Lam commune, Ninh Hai village, Hoa Lu district, Tam Coc has three caves: Ca, Hai and Ba formed by the Ngo Dong River.
Tam Coc is pristine scenic, you will definitely have interesting moments of experiences here. Let’s spend time exploring Ha Long Bay on land by yourself.
The ideal route when visiting Tam Coc
To enjoy the beauty of Tam Coc, tourists can take different tour routes to travel to beautiful landscapes in this place. The idea route may be Tam Coc – Thai Vi Temple – Thien Huong Grotto. During the route, tourists will take the chance to visit Tam Coc, Thai Vi Temple, and Thien Huong Grotto. First of all, we travel on the boat to admire the majestic and immense beauty of Tam Coc in various colors of rice paddies. The natural landscape with the combination of rice field and romantic river, the river in the shape of Dragon meandering to give tourists wonderful and interesting experience.
Ca Cave (about 127m in length) runs through a big mountain. Its mouth is more than 20m in width. Hai Cave, nearly 1km from Ca Cave, is 60m in length and Ba Cave 50m in length. From the center’s pier, visitors can go for a row in the cool and clear weather, and see the breathtaking scenery.
The boat crosses the Tam Coc and brings tourists to Thai Vi Temple. The temple is the worship place of the Tran dynasty including Tran Thai Tong, Tran Thanh Tong, Tran Hung Dao, Tran Quang Khai and the Queen Tran Thi Dung. From the marina boat, tourists can walk to Thai Vi temple and worship to the kings of Tran dynasty. The end of the route is at Thien Huong grotto. The grotto has the height of 60 meters, depth of 40 meters and width of 20 meters. The open peak of the grotto is often called “Dong Troi”. Inside the grotto, there is the worship Temple of the Queen Tran Thi Dung.
Furthermore, on the trip discovering Tam Coc, tourists can take a visit to Bich Dong. Here, tourists can go to visit Bich Dong pagoda with the composition of 3 structures: Have Pagoda, Trung Pagoda, and Thuong Pagoda. The grotto name means “green cave” and it was named by vizier Nguyen Nhiem – the father of great poet Nguyen Du.
Tam Coc was ranked as special national relics by Prime Minister and recognized as the World Heritage by UNESCO. Let’s come to this place to enjoy the beauty of nature and immerse yourself in the landscape of water, mountain and immense rice field.