Near the town of Ninh Binh, an hour and a half from Hanoi, Vietnam, are the caves of Tam Coc, meaning, “three caves”), in the karst landscape environment of the Ngo Dong River. The area is known as the “Ha Long Bay”. In a boat trip, tourists will embark on a journey of a lost world, including canals and rice fields where the Vietnamese rural life goes unchanged for hundreds of years, and where the views are nothing short of amazing.
With the growth of tourism, the harmony of the place may be overshadowed by the insistent sellers. But nothing compares to navigating the canals and river. Finally, it is important to consider a rigorous sun protection on a tour of Tam Coc.