Some of Ninh Binh’s best scenery can only be accessed by boat. A paddleboat tour in Trang An or Tam Coc is an essential Ninh Binh experience. When the boat paddles gentle currents, pasts towering karrsts and glides underneath dripping grottoes, listen in as your guide shares stories about the people that lived in these mountains in prehistoric times, as well as those who still farm the area.
– Trang An complex: Covering an area of 6,172 ha, the Trang An complex has extraordinary beauty with a harmonious combination of river, mountains, and caves.
– Tam Coc complex – Bich Dong: This complex includes the Tam Coc caves and the Bich Dong pagoda. The Tam Coc caves are considered to be Ha Long Bay on earth with beautiful limestone rocks and emerald rice fields.
Along the way, you’ll encounter tranquil pagodas on the river banks, and a set from the film ‘Kong: Skull Island’, which you can explore on foot.