Tam Coc and Ninh Binh are areas of Vietnam that are often overlooked by tourists looking to experience this magnificent country. Only around 2 hours south of Hanoi Tam Coc and Ninh Binh are packed with towering landscape cliffs, lush green rice paddies, and the friendliest people. Tam Coc and Ninh Binh are the perfect places to relax and unwind while soaking up the landscape and the culture of Vietnam.
You can thoroughly plan your travel to explore Tam Coc cave and Tam in all seasons. Still, the most beautiful periods are during the spring from January to April or May to July when all Tam Coc rice fields are in harvest season. (Harvest time of wet rice ranging from September to October).
What To Eat in Tam Coc
Here are two main products you should try:
Meat goat: This dish is exceptionally nutritious and tasty because the goats live on the mountainside. They usually eat the leaves growing on the mountain.
Ninh Binh snails: You can find Snails anywhere in Vietnam Ninh Binh snails are meaty, brittle, and flavored. Snails can be made into various dishes, namely roasted snails, fried snails, and boiled snails.
How to get to Tam Coc Ninh Binh
y Shuttle bus
It gets more comfortable for you to buy a bus ticket from Travel Agency in Hanoi or get one from your hotel. If you use the shuttle bus to transfer to Ninh Binh, then spending one day or a few days, you can buy one-way tick or two ways tickets. In case you book a day trip Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour the price includes transportation
By local bus
Some visitors are interested in experiencing as a local to save their cost for transportation a bit. So you can catch a bus from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh province. You can go to Giap Bat bus station and find many bus companies with route to Ninh Binh.
But, they will not drop you off in Tam Coc directly but stop at Ninh Binh bus station. From there you should take a cab to go to Tam Coc with the cost is not much expensive than a motorbike. This way is not highly recommended for you because it's complicated or you may receive poor service from public transportation.
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