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Ninh Binh is called as Halong Bay on land because it has a similar system of limestone mountains and caves with Halong Bay. Visiting Ninh Binh, tourists will see many rivers, lakes, and canals instead of the vast emerald sea. Ninh Binh charms visitors not only because of beautiful scenery but also thanks to the sense of authenticity because it offers: a look into authentic rural Vietnam which is very peaceful and laid-back.
Ninh Binh is around 100 kilometers in the South of Hanoi city, visitors can go there with different means of transportation: by train, buses, private cars or even motorbikes.
Both Tam Coc & Trang An bring you similar experience - seating on boat which is rowed by local along small river. You will be able to enjoy the scenery and beauty of area. The main different are:
So it is depend on your time, you can decide which one is more suitable for you.
Must-try dishes in Ninh Binh are: Fried Rice (Com Chay); Kim Son Salad with Fish Raw (eel); Mountain Snails, Hoa Lu Rare Goat Meat, Cassava vermicelli soup with eel (Mien Luon)…
The best place to see the whole beauty of Tam Coc is the top of Ngoa Long mountain located in Mua Cave complex.