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Ninh Binh travel: the best time to visit Tam Coc

Best time to visit Tam Coc is in rice season
Located just around 110km from Hanoi, Tam Coc is a great destination for travellers who are thirsty for that quaint and calm countryside beauty. Having been gathering people’ attention for the past few years, Tam Coc truly becomes popular ever since the release of the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island. When coming to Tam Coc, people will either be overfilled with excitement or with disappointment because they simply choose the wrong time to visit this amazing area. We are here to reveal to you the best time to visit Tam Coc. You can see more: north vietnam tours

Best time to visit Tam Coc is in rice season

Best time to visit Tam Coc is in rice season -source: internet

How to best travel to Tam Coc

Only about 110 km from Hanoi, you can easily take a trip to Tam Coc by using rented car, rented motorbike or bus. When Vietnamese visit Tam Coc, we prefer using our own motorbikes so that we can effectively and actively manage our time and trip. However, if this is your first time, and you are not that familiar with Vietnam, we recommend using a bus or getting on a tour car. Moreover, visiting Tam Coc by train is also an option. mekong eyes cruise

Most travelling options take about 2 to 2.5 hours with ticket costs range from 80.000 dong to 150.000 dong (USD 3.5 to USD 6.7). Affordable!

The best time to visit Tam Coc

The best time to visit Tam Coc is from mid-April to early June – the rice harvest season. In April the rice paddies are evergreen, and from late-May till early-June, they turn yellow as they ripen. Shades of green in between shades of yellow rice paddies are breath-taking if you take pictures from above.

Rice harvesting the best time to visit Tam Coc

Rice harvesting the best time to visit Tâm Cốc -source: internet

However, some people agree that any time is a good time to visit Tam Coc. If you go there when it is rainy you will be welcomed with bright green rice paddies. And if you go there when it is dry, golden paddies will be an awe to look at. Try to avoid September though, because there can be typhoons threatening.

What to do in Tam Coc

Boat riding: Do you know what Tam Coc means in Vietnamese? It stands for ‘three caves’ that includes Ca, Hai, and Ba caves. Tam Coc is known as the inland Halong Bay and thus going on a boat ride along the rice fields and for cave exploration is automatically a must-do. These 3 caves were created by Ngo Dong River flowing through lime stone mountains. To properly witness the majestic beauty of Tam Coc, you will need at least 3 hours on the boat ride.

Boat riding in Tam Coc

Boat riding in Tam Coc -source: internet

Bich Dong pagoda complex: absolutely free to enter, but costs 20.000 dong to park your motorbike if you decide to rent one to go to Tam Coc. Bich Dong pagoda is 3 km away from Tam Coc and was built in 1428 on a mountain. It takes at least 2 hours for you to climb up the stairs and explore the complex; we recommend that you go to the very top to see Tam Coc from above as it is absolutely epic.

Bich Dong pagoda in Tam Coc

Bich Dong pagoda in Tam Coc -source: internet

Local cuisine: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh is very famous for their goat dishes, mountain snails cooked in lemongrass and chilli, rice crust, eel vermicelli, etc.

Tam Coc is suitable for a short day trip, or can be accommodated to a 2 days 1 night if you want to make the most of every destination you go to. We truly agree that any time is the best time to visit Tam Coc, for the view is always either vivid green, or warmly golden. It is a great alternative if you want to visit Halong Bay, but afraid that it is too crowded to enjoy the view.

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