Tam Coc: A Vietnam Photo Diary From Ha Long Bay On Land!

A Day Trip From Hanoi
Planning to travel to Hanoi? Be sure to do a day trip to Tam Coc!

If you’re planning to travel to Hanoi, Vietnam, consider doing a day trip to Tam Coc. It is also known as the Ha Long Bay on land with beautiful limestone karts surrounded by rice fields. I joined a day tour from my hotel in Hanoi to visit Tam Coc, which means three caves.

We were picked up by a van and it took roughly 2.5 hours to get there. Tam Coc is also known as Ha Long Bay on land since there are karst limestone cliffs surrounded by rice fields rather than the sea. The tour included a bicycle ride through a village called Van Lam and then a little trip down the Ngo Dong River. We rowed through the Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba caves on a rowboat rowed by women. The best part of the boat ride was the woman who was maneuvering the boat rowed with her legs rather than her arms.

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Here are some photos from our day trip to Tam Coc:

Tam Coc: A Day Trip From Hanoi

Cycling through Van Lam village

A Day Trip From Hanoi

Water buffalo chilling

A Day Trip From Hanoi

A smiley lady doing laundry in the river

A Day Trip From Hanoi

Rice rice baby!

Tam Coc: A Day Trip From Hanoi

We stopped for a smoke of tobacco (yes tobacco) and beers

A Day Trip From Hanoi

A Day Trip From Hanoi

Getting on the rowboats

A Day Trip From Hanoi

 

Tam Coc: A Day Trip From Hanoi

Row row row my boat

A Day Trip From Hanoi

A Day Trip From Hanoi
I loved this man. He kept smiling at us and laughing and smoking his cigarette.

Tam Coc

Going into the caves

A Day Trip From Hanoi

Tam Coc: A Day Trip From Hanoi

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