Tam Coc-Bich Dong is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam. We were told it was the inland Ha Long Bay. The tour consists of a peaceful ride on a rowboat down the Ngo Dong River. Local women are usually your tour guide and boat-rower.
The view as you are rowed down the river is very tranquil and the limestone mountains add an amazing view. The only problem is that it is very hot and the humidity had to be near 100 percent.
Our tour guide recommended that we all have hats or at least an umbrella to prevent sunburns.
These caves that go through the mountains were at first a bit scary and also wonderful since you get to get out of the sun for a few minutes and cool down.
This lady on the her rowboat had to take off her hat to get through the caves, me on the other hand measuring in at 6 foot had to duck or get one heck of a headache.
This view as we are about to leave the cave only meant that it was going to get hot! I wanted just to stay here until the sun started to go down a bit.
Also along the way we got to see some rice fields and hut style homes. I could honestly say that if it wasn’t so hot I’d love to sit along the river and relax.
Here we have a couple of fisherman and by the looks of them they are catching something. I’m not sure if they are after anchovy’s of larger fish.
With the river, limestone mountains, caves, and a nice leisure ride on a rowboat makes this little tour well worth the visit.
Don’t be surprised if the lady rowing the boat pulls of to the side and try to sell you some needle work to make extra money. I think the awesome part of the tour is how they row the boats.