Tam Coc Bich Dong
Tam Coc Bich Dong

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Nestled in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam, Tam Coc - Bich Dong offers a mesmerizing experience, often likened to an inland version of the famed Halong Bay. This enchanting destination, with its majestic limestone karsts, serene waterways, and rich cultural heritage, is a must-visit for travelers seeking to explore the natural beauty and traditional rural life of Vietnam.

Location and General Overview

Tam Coc - Bich Dong, located about 100 kilometers south of Hanoi, is part of the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is characterized by its dramatic landscape of limestone cliffs rising out of the rice fields and winding rivers. Tam Coc, meaning “three caves,” and Bich Dong, a series of pagodas, are the primary attractions of this serene countryside retreat.

Highlights of Tam Coc - Bich Dong

River Cruise in Tam Coc

A boat trip down the Ngo Dong River is the best way to take in the breathtaking scenery of Tam Coc. Rowed by local villagers, these small boats meander through the lush green paddy fields and limestone caves. The journey through the caves, with their naturally sculpted stalactites and stalagmites, is a surreal experience.

Bich Dong Pagoda

Bich Dong Pagoda, dating back to the 15th century, is a complex of three pagodas set into a limestone mountain. Climbing the steep steps to the top pagoda offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. The serene and spiritual atmosphere here is a pleasant contrast to the bustling cities of Vietnam.

Cycling Around the Countryside

Exploring the area on a bicycle is a delightful experience. The scenic routes through the villages and alongside the rice fields offer a glimpse into the rural life of Vietnam. It's an excellent opportunity to see the local farmers at work and to appreciate the natural beauty of the region up close.

Visit Thung Nham Bird Garden

For nature enthusiasts, a visit to Thung Nham Bird Garden is a treat. This ecotourism site is home to thousands of birds and several rare species. The best time for bird watching is in the early morning or late afternoon when the birds return to the garden.

Sustainable Tourism in Tam Coc - Bich Dong

The local community and authorities are making significant efforts to preserve the natural and cultural integrity of Tam Coc - Bich Dong. As a visitor, respecting the environment, following local guidelines, and supporting eco-friendly and community-based tourism initiatives are ways to contribute to these efforts.


Tam Coc - Bich Dong is a testament to Vietnam’s astounding natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage. A visit to this tranquil paradise offers a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and an opportunity to connect with nature and traditional Vietnamese culture.

Whether you're cruising down the Ngo Dong River, exploring ancient pagodas, or cycling through the countryside, Tam Coc - Bich Dong promises an experience that will linger in your memory long after you've left its shores.

Traveler Reviews

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Dommage que les rizières n'étaient pas cultivées mais cette balade vaut vraiment le coup
Mesmerizing experience One must visit to witness the natural beauty
Breath taking scenery!!! 250,000 dong/person at ticket booth, but well worth it.
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Una pasada de lugar para hacer buenas fotos y disfrutar del paisaje
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Những đóng góp quý báu trong 6 năm qua
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Non nước hữu tình
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Beautiful nature
Out of the world experience. Falling in love with Vietnam
Nice bike ride from Tam Coc town centre. Beware of the locals tying to pull you over to park your bike. Like all locations you will have to park. So make your choice. Temple was really good, nice and quiet when we arrived, but bus tour arrived as we were prepping to leave.
ありがとうございました。 洞窟の中は、頭をぶつけないように注意して下さい。
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Cảnh giác đưa ta về với thiên nhiên thơ mộng
Nice view of karsts from AADI ROOFTOP BAR
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很美的地方,船伕很辛苦,可以記得給他們小費
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Gyönyörű természeti és kulturális örökség, megéri körbe járni. KB 3 óra.
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The boat ride was great and worth every cent
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Un paseo en barca súper bonito con un día de lluvia, ha merecido la pena, ya que había menos gente en el canal y podíamos disfrutar mejor del paisaje y súper tranquilo. Algo caro para los precios de Vietnam de las atracciones turísticas.
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Only a couple hours away from Hanoi. A day trip is definitely doable and worth it especially if you take a tour. We stayed over night and did both the Trang An Pagoda boat tour too. This one is much longer and has rice fields on both sides if you come in the spring and summer you can see them. It also felt more commercial.
Much better place to stay than Ninh Binh itself
在越南,探訪三古碧洞是一場令人難忘的冒險。坐在小船上,眺望著四周壯麗的山巒,彷彿進入了一幅動人的山水畫。碧藍的天空映襯著青翠的山川,令人心曠神怡。微風輕拂臉龐,讓人感受到大自然的清新氛圍。漫遊於碧洞之間,仿佛置身於一片神秘的仙境,讓人沉浸在這美不勝收的自然之中。
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Beeindruckender Park mit Höhlen. Lässiger Typ, gebt dem Dude etwas Trinkgeld
Worth seeing. Very nice
I'm here January 7th nice and cool but better you come June July for nice pictures. Too cloudy, that's why not for picture. Nice place to visit.
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よかった! タムコックは2人乗りボートも多いので、相乗りにならなくて良いと思う。 朝に行くと静かでゆっくり楽しめる。 11時前ぐらいから一気に人が増えたてすれ違う人が増えた。 途中でムア洞窟を見上げることができるので、チェック!
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Gorgeous pagoda and surroundings
Ladies are strong and very tough
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Bel giro in barca, ma meglio andare al mattino presto quando ci sono meno persone. In ogni caso, molto bello.

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