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Bich Dong Pagoda and an Unexpected Tour, Tam Coc, Vietnam travel blog

Bich Dong Pagoda and an Unexpected Tour

A travel blog entry by dane

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... us on and the scenery became increasingly beautiful and distinctly unlike the pavement and city and hawkers that often imprison tourists in Ninh Binh.  Tam Coc's boat ride is beautiful, but it also seems fabricated, like so much that is frequented by ...

Lindsey's Pics of Kenh Ga, Kenh Ga, Vietnam travel blog

Lindsey's Pics of Kenh Ga

A travel blog entry by dane

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Lindsey took some great shots from the back of the motorbike or during quick stops when I didn't pull out my camera that I want to post.  So check out some more of Kenh Ga and Hua ...

Escaping to Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Escaping to Ninh Binh

A travel blog entry by dane

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... .  The guy is a useless and dishonest bastard, but we focused on all the cool people we met and the unparalleled beauty surrounding Ninh Binh.  So that's where I'll pick up in the next blog.  And it also helped that the guy we had met from ...

Tam Coc by Bike and Rowboat, Tam Coc, Vietnam travel blog

Tam Coc by Bike and Rowboat

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... they don't let tourists rent boats on their own... what can you do? Aside from the aggressive selling (yet again here in Vietnam), we did really enjoy the cycling and boat ride through Tam Coc.  What also gave us a kick was watching the ...

The Dry Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

The Dry Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... hard life) We got up early to start the days activities, we had hiking, cycling and boating to be getting on with. They call Ninh Binh the dry halong bay because of its landscape and we found it just as impressive as halong bay. We walked around the rice ...

Boat Ride in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Boat Ride in Tam Coc

A travel blog entry by dane

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... .  So we were in a great mood as we began our boat ride in Tam Coc.  It's about $6 or so, which is steep for Vietnam but cheap for most of the world.  And it's a 2- or 3-hour ride.  It was overcast and things weren't vibrantly green in ...

A Surreal Day of Beauty, Hua Lu and Kenh Ga, Vietnam travel blog

A Surreal Day of Beauty

A travel blog entry by dane

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... our own - no guides, no sales people, no tourists around - means that it was just a non-stop, 10-hour tour of rural Vietnam and images I wouldn't have believed existed if I didn't get to see it with my own eyes.  It was almost absurd what an awesome ...

Ninh binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Ninh binh

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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finally found a computer fast enough to do the blog! sorry avid fans for the lack of blogs...here goes. Spent two days in Ninh Binh mainly to visit Cuc Phong National Park where tom and i walked through the jungle, 7km didnt seem like it would be hard ...

Ninh Binh - Cheeky Madam, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Ninh Binh - Cheeky Madam

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... biggest limestone rocks ever. Numerous boats passed us with the rowers leaning back and rowing with their feet, it all looked too easy. Ninh Binh is a haven of quiet compared to Hanoi, until you sit in the internet cafe i'm in now. I'm surrounded by ...

Halong Bay-lite, Tam Coc, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay-lite

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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Feeling a little short on time in Vietnam, much to my ongoing annoyance, I decided early on to choose the cool, ethereal mountain delights of Sapa over the wonders of Halong Bay, reckoning that New Zealand has enough beautiful bay scenes for me to feel ...

Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Ninh Binh

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Got the train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, which was quite lucky as getting to the right train platform in Hanoi involves walking straight across all the other train tracks! The train could have done with a touch of refurbishment, and a little bit of a wash, ...

Perfume Pagoda, Perfume Pagoda (Ha Tay Province), Vietnam travel blog

Perfume Pagoda

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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Perfume Pagoda - Ha Tay Province Our last full day here we took a tour to the Perfume Pagoda in the Ha Tay Province outside of Hanoi. Ha Tay Province is the poorest in the country and is primarily driven by agriculture. People still do things by ...

Towards Hanoi..., Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Towards Hanoi...

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... . Oh, aren't ex-smokers the bitchiest? I'll tell you, travel in Asia is enough time in Flavor Country to last me quite a while... Ninh Binh is a little off the traveler track, most people take a day tour from Hanoi. It's popular because of Tam Coc, a ...

Ninh Binh, Ninh Běnh, Vietnam travel blog

Ninh Binh

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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North East Vietnam, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

North East Vietnam

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... , by the forth we were exchanging emails and receiving gifts, and when we left they stocked us up on fruit for our onward journey. Ninh Binh is like Halong bay just without water - making it not quite as impressive - but situated next to a charming quiet ...

A Return to Tam Coc and Our New Friends, Tam Coc, Vietnam travel blog

A Return to Tam Coc and Our New Friends

A travel blog entry by dane

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... to take a few small tokens of our appreciation to the kids who showed us around two days earlier.  So we went to a store in Ninh Binh and grabbed some notebooks, pens, colors and candy for the 6 kids we had met.  It's the people we meet on our ...

Rain!, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Rain!

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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After the disappointment of missing out on Ha long Bay due to the typhoon, my friend Liz of Taunton suggested we go south the mountains of Tam Coc, which are similar to Ha long Bay without the bay! We caught a very bumpy bus south in the afternoon before ...

At least Ho Chi stayed dry, Ninh Běnh, Vietnam travel blog

At least Ho Chi stayed dry

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... much less fun. However the flat ground meant that, despite the rain and traffic, we could still do 15 mph and so we reached Ninh Binh in about 4 ˝ hrs. The lady at the hotel looked at me (covered in mud) and asked me if I wanted a cheap room ...

Hue Today, Gone (day after) Tomorrow, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Hue Today, Gone (day after) Tomorrow

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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09:30 The nightbus wasn't comfy and I had very little sleep, although I know i must have been asleep because i do remember having a dream about being on the nightbus but it was a hairy ride. Probably because of the amount of braking and swerving the ...

Tam Coc & Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Tam Coc & Hoa Lu

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... and I was on my own trying to be friendly to the people rowing.  We got back on the bus and it dropped me off in Ninh Binh at my hotel. I had a little room with a double bed and my own bathroom where I had a nice cold shower and watched some more ...

Halong Bay of the Rice Paddies, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay of the Rice Paddies

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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In order to break up the 13 hour train ride to Hanoi, we decided to spend a night in Ninh Binh which is about 3 hours south of Hanoi. The town is nothing special but its closeness to sights such as Tam Coc (also called Halong Bay of the Rice Paddies for ...

My First Night Bus, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

My First Night Bus

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... was what I had planned days ago until I was surprisingly put on a package tour - I honestly believed I was just getting a bus to Ninh Binh from where I'd sort put my own tour and exploration. But as I'd been booked I did it all yesterday and essentially I ...

Photographic, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Photographic

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... fact, the only difference was the Buddhist symbolism. So far, all the religious buildings that i have seen in Vietnam have been disappointing, especially after having seen the Japanese masterpieces. Bich Dong made me notice something interesting ...

Into the Heart of Vietnam, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Into the Heart of Vietnam

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... ride was fairly comfortable, other than that my head kept hitting the ceiling every time we went over a bump, and Vietnam's roads are full of them. Arrived in Ninh Binh in 2 hours. I was expecting this place to be rural, but it was as urban as it gets ...

Halong Bay in the Rice Fields!, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay in the Rice Fields!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... night on the ON train from Sapa, we arrived in Hanoi once again at 04:00 bright and early and took the local train at 6 to Ninh Binh to see Tam Coc - known as the Halong Bay in the rice fields. This train was great and we've got footage showing a ...

Van to Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Van to Ninh Binh

A travel blog entry by thomasgillam

We took a tour bus (mini Bus) to Ninh Binh and stayed at the hotel Duc Tuan Hotel in Tam ...

Samuel Beckett and friends, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Samuel Beckett and friends

A travel blog entry by mrcwoodsman

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... around the room displaying in words and photographs stages of Beckett’s life and writing. The sponsors (Irish Embassy and Vietnam National Library) put on an excerpt from the Beckett play, ‘Play’. In typical Beckett fashion the ...

The Wonders of Nimh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

The Wonders of Nimh Binh

A travel blog entry by kimthevagabond

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... the Ngo Dong River: This 2 hour leisurely ride provides amazing views of huge limestone karsts and the beautiful countryside of Northern Vietnam. -          Bich Dong Pagoda: A temple built into a cave, this is ...

Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and Cuc Phuong: Lovely names, Ninh Binh, Vietnam travel blog

Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and Cuc Phuong: Lovely names

A travel blog entry by camille_simon

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... le bateau dans la baie d'Halong qui nous a décidés: avec la météo actuelle, mieux valait aller au sud d'Hanoď. Direction Ninh Binh, ŕ 2h30 de route d'Hanoď, et encore une fois nous nous sommes faits avoir par l'agence de voyage qui nous a vendu nos ...

Clothes, coffins, cakes and construction, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Clothes, coffins, cakes and construction

A travel blog entry by mrcwoodsman

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... . (National Day of Vietnam is celebrated on 2nd of September. September 2nd in Vietnam symbolizes the August 1945 Revolution and Vietnam National Day. On this day in 1945 President Ho Chi Minh had solemnly read the Declaration of Independence in Vietnam ...

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