Located a two-hour drive to the south of the capital Hanoi, Ninh Binh province is famous for its scenic landscape and developing farming villages that represent the countryside of northern Vietnam. A trip to Ninh Binh often include a visit to temples dedicating to Vietnamese kings in the 10th century, and a hand-rowed boat trip along a small river in Tam Coc exploring beautiful limestone formations that known as “Halong Bay on land”.
The “Halong Bay on land” offers a unique sampan boat ride, passing through the beautiful wet rice fields and majestic limestone karsts formation rising out of the water that create a dramatic and mesmerizing landscape. Tam Coc is a truly serene, calm and tranquil destination featuring the humming of the birds, the beautiful reeds and lily pads floating gently on the water.
To see the countryside and experience the beauty of Tam Coc area, it is possible to do either a day trip from Hanoi or an overnight trip. The destination has really good accommodations, such as the boutique Tam Coc Garden or Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh.