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Admire Stunning Golden Rice Fields During the Harvesting Time in Tam Coc Admire Stunning Golden Rice Fields During the Harvesting Time in Tam Coc

Admire Stunning Golden Rice Fields During the Harvesting Time in Tam Coc

Admire Stunning Golden Rice Fields During the Harvesting Time in Tam Coc

Blessed with pristine beauty with splendid mountains and immense paddy fields, Tam Coc located in northern Ninh Binh province is called “Halong Bay on land” and has been attracting a huge amount of domestic as well as foreign tourists to come and admire its magnificence. Especially, the best time which draws attract visitors’ attention to pay a visit to Tam Coc is the harvesting time when luxuriant rice fields are ripe.

Tam Coc in Ninh Binh

Tam Coc overview 

Ninh Binh is becoming the hottest attraction this summer as it is the setting of Tourism Week 2019 with the theme "The Golden Tam Coc - Trang An" taking place in 7 days, from 18 to 25 May 2019.

On this occasion, when visitors come to Tam Coc, they will have a chance to admire extremely incredible scenery with the glorious golden paddy fields. In Tam Coc, the local people only grow one crop in a year. Therefore, this is the best time for tourists to contemplate the pristine beauty of Tam Coc.

Tam Coc Tourism Week 2019 is also the "Festival of Photography" when it attracts hundreds of photographers to come and capture Tam Coc's serene beauty. The photographer stands in limestone karst to take the angle of shooting from above.

The beautiful golden rice fields are normally on show from May to the middle of June every year. Besides, the blue sky with the fewest clouds and quite comfortable weather is the perfect combination for travelers to enjoy and admire Tam Coc's beauty. Due to the majestic landscape, Tam Coc is also called "Halong Bay on land".

One of the most iconic and interesting activities in Tam Coc is to sail a boat along the peaceful Ngo Dong River. Sitting on a boat and admiring stunning landscapes during harvesting time is definitely an unforgettable experience. The clear blue sky with marvelous limestone mountains and yellow rice fields spreading out along the Ngo Dong River bank creates poetic northern scenery.

Ngo Dong River on Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Ngo Dong River overview 

From Van Lam Dock, tourists can admire the beautiful Tam Coc scenery and contemplate small houses along the river and caves such as Ca Cave, Hai Cave, or Ba Cave. Owning these 3 caves is why this place has the name "Tam Coc".

The deeper tourists sail inside the caves, the cooler they will feel. These caves were created with the fleet of time. Ca Cave is the first cave and also the largest of three, with 127 meters long and an entry of 20 meters wide. The second cave (also called Hai Cave), which is far from Ca Cave about 1 kilometer, has a length of 70 meters, and the final cave, Ba Cave, is the smallest of the 3 45 meters in length.

In order to have stunning Tam Coc photos, many photographers have to climb into limestone karst at 3 AM and spend hours reaching a peak.

"On limestone mountain, under the scorching summer sun up to 40 degrees Celsius, we waited for Dragon boat procession on the Ngo Dong River to take the best photos" - Photographer Pham Ngoc Thach.

As can be seen in the picture above, these are unique riverine processions of floating dragon boats featuring hundreds of small ones entering through magnificent limestone caves opening a week-long tourism event in Ninh Binh.

To visit Tam Coc, tourists will have to pay 150.000 VND ($6) per person for the admission fee. Besides, if tourists want to take a boat sailing along the Ngo Dong River, they will have to pay about 160.000 VND ($7) to hire a two-seat boat. The route sailing through 3 caves will last about 2 hours. Sitting on a boat, tourists can take many photos of peaceful and serene Tam Coc. In addition, exploring Bich Dong Pagoda and Thai Vi Temple are also must-do activities for travelers.

Bich Dong Pangoda in Ninh Binh

Bich Dong Pagoda

Compared with Truong An Complex, Tam Coc is less crowded which brings a peaceful atmosphere for visitors.

If you have not planned to have a vacation this summer yet, let's consider Ninh Binh to contemplate its charming beauty and get the best traveling experiences ever. Our Asia Links Travel is willing to help you have a perfect holiday. Read other Vietnam Travel Guides to prepare thoroughly for your Vietnam tour!

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