Trang An Boat Tour – A Must Do When Travelling to Ninh Binh

Trang An is always known as one of the top landscapes when it comes to Ninh Binh travelling. With more than 30 lakes connected with 48 grottoes together with the imposing view of limestone mountains, it is easily understandable that this place was selected for Hollywood film Kong Skull Island to be shot in early 2017.

Boat Trip is coming inside first cave at Trang An Grottoes

Ticket Prices for Trang An  Ninh Binh Trip

The ticket price for visiting Trang An – Ninh Binh complex is 200.000 VND per adult and 100.000 VND per child below 1meter40, which already includes boat ticket for Trang An.

Trang An Landscape

Boats,  ridden by local rowers, enter wonderful caves and temples one after another based on the self-contained schedule. The excursion lasts for from 3 hours to 4 hours; therefore, you should plan to visit Trang An in the early morning or early afternoon.


Amazing Cave at Trang An Grottoes

The only means for travelling in Trang An are boats and the ticket price of Trang An already includes boat ticket. One boat has the maximum capcity of 6 visitors; If you want to go on 6 saparate boats with 6 people each, you have to buy 6 tickets. The itinerary of Trang An Boat Tour is as following:

Trang An Boat Tour Map
  • Route 1: Wharf – Trinh Temple – Toi Cave – Sang Cave – Wine Brewing Cave – Trang Temple – Ba Giot Cave – Seo Cave – Son Duong Cave – Khong Palace – Bao Hieu Pagoda – Khong Cave – Tran Cave – Quy Hau Cave – Back to the wharf (around 3.5 hours in total)
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  • Route 2: Wharf – Lam Cave – Vang Cave – Thanh Truot Cave – Suoi Tien Temple (Fairy Stream  Temple) – Dai Cave – Cung Vu Lam Cave – Kong Film Studio (The village of aboriginal inhabitants) – Back to the wharf (around 2.5 hours in total)
Route 2 at Trang An Landscape
  • Route 3: Wharf – Trinh Temple – May Cave – Fairy Stream – Dia Linh Cave – Dai Cave – Vu Lam Palace  – Kong Film Studio (the village of aboriginal inhabitants) – Back to the wharf (3 hours in total). Coming around a bend, you will come to Trinh Temple, which is known as the the official name of Dot Palace. After leaving Dot Palace and go through another bend, you will experience an amazing view, which is the brilliant blue surface of the lake surrounding by the rolling mountain chain. Each water area like this is called a valley and has its own name.
trang an grottoes ninh binh
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When should you arrange a trip to Trang An?

The most ideal occasion for you to visit Trang An is beginning days of a year, from January to March, when the weather is typically cool and not so hot. This period is also the festival time of Bai Dinh pagoda, so you can combine doing sightseeing of Trang An and the pagoda together.

Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh

However, there is one drawback which is that visitors are very crowded and you might have to wait for the boat for a long time at this time. Besides, you can also consult below recommended occasions for combination of Trang An travelling and other tourism areas near that.

Visiting Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Hoa Lu traditional festival, also named as Truong Yen or Co Lau festival, takes place  anually on from August to October according to the lunar calender

At the end of May and early June is ripe rice season of Ninh Binh

Travellers can participate in Trang An tours to admire stunning and woderful views of this place, also known as “ Ha Long bay on land”.

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