Vietnam Travel Destinations : Tam CocHot
I choose to do a tour out to Tam Coc – the collection of Karst outcrop that shares similarities with Ha Long bay but on land. A trip to Ha Long bay is the usual tour out of town but given the weather I am inclined to give it a miss. I later find that Ha Long is so touristy that I am glad for my choice.
The tour is with the Sinh Tourist and involves a 3 hour bus trip down to the town of Ninh Binh. The road out of Hanoi is quite ordinary – concrete slabs that have shifted over time with the rain mak crossing each seam a jolt. The guide says it is a real Vietnamese massage. Just before Ninh Binh we stop to visit a temple (bugger didn’t get the name) that was built by former rulers of Vietnam when they had their capital at Ninh Binh. Approaching the temple we start seeing the Karst outcrops, breaking hundreds of metres up of the paddy field around them. They are impressive despite the gloomy conditions. Read More>>>