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Mar 17, 2017 - Rainy Tam Coc

We arrived to Ninh Binh yesterday afternoon. It didn't start too well. As we arrived around here, the bus stopped by a place called Tam Coc. Almost everyone got off here but as I read, we have to be in Ninh Binh.Rich said, we should get off here as there were hostels, restaurants and shops everywhere. It seemed like the perfect tourist place. But I said no,we go to Ninh Binh, I'm sure it's the same. Don't get me wrong, it took about 15mins to get to Ninh Binh but as we got off the bus in the 'centre',I knew I was wrong. It's a very...

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Feb 24, 2009 - Tam Coc and Hoa Lu

Tam Coc means three caves, and is about a two hour drive from Hanoi to the South. I took a minibus there followed by a little boat rowed by two locals (with their feet) along the Ngo Dong river, through limestone mountains, which stretched for several kilometres along the river. We rowed through three caves on the river (battling claustrophobia), that were all created by wind and water from 'legend times' apparently, when the sea had occupied the area. The tide-mark is still on the rock about 2m above the water, and in higher parts of the...

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Trip Journal

Taking the Long Way

Feb 2, 2008 - Tam Coc Rowing & Respect to Ho Chi Minh

FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY Another rainy, cold day in Vietnam, saw us braving a day trip to Tam Coc, some 140km South of Hanoi, wearing half the contents of our backpacks including our sexy 'granddad style' thermal long-johns, which we had only envisaged wearing on the South American leg of our adventures. After a 2 hour coach drive we arrived at Hoa Lu which was the former Capital of North Vietnam. On becoming King, Ly Cong Uan moved the capital in 1010 to its present location in Hanoi, renaming it Thang Long (Soaring Dragon). The city of Hanoi...

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