Ngo Dong River – Located in the world’s cultural and natural heritage of Trang An, Tam Coc impresses visitors with the characterized beauty of Vietnam countryside with yellow ripening paddy fields along Ngo Dong River flowing between a system of the majestic limestone mountain.
Ngo Dong River – the name of the river itself evokes in the heart of travelers a sense of adventure and dreams. Traveling by boat on the river in the ripening grain season, you can have a nice view of Ngo Dong to keep in your memory…
Ngo Dong is the name of a small river flowing through the territory of Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province. The river flows in a magnificent karst system, two banks are the golden rice fields entering the harvest. On the river, small boats slowly drifting like the fairy boats forming the most charming picture of nature in Ninh Binh.
Ngo Dong is the name of the only waterway taking tourists to visit Tam Coc – the area of mountains and the river which has been considered as the “Ha Long Bay on land”. About three months after the new year every year, many visitors choose Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ngo Dong their sightseeing place because of the fresh air and natural beauty of this place.
Tam Coc is located about 100km from Hanoi to the south, so tourists can easily visit Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ngo Dong within the day by riding a motorbike or car. This is also the right place to organize tours for student groups, clubs in Hanoi for a short time and most appropriate cost.
Tam Coc boat dock is located at Van Lam village, Ninh Hai Commune, the price is VND 60,000 / time going sightseeing in Ca, Hai and Ba Caves on Ngo Dong river by boat in about 2 hours.
In addition to farming and traditional embroidery, rowing boats taking visitors to the tourist sites in the spring is also the left-hand job of the households in the area. Everyone owns a boat and has the right to take passenger under the division of villages and communes authorities. Every family has one – two boats which are numbered in the order and take a turn to transport passengers.
In the tourist season when there are a great number of visitors, boat owners can earn quite much money, but in other seasons, when the water rises, they have only a few passengers a week, even a month. That is why the boat owners often question the neighbors “How many passengers do you get?” while boating on the river. Because everyone is asked to mentally calculate when to turn his boat going out of the marina.
The baking sunny makes the river become sparkling. And together with boats taking visitors to the sites, there are also hustle boats carrying rice paddy grains. On the emerged land on the shore,the farmer also put rice threshers. Beautiful nature, peaceful life make tourists feel comfortable and not want to leave this place.
The slow flow of the river makes the time here stop, drop people to find a quiet place deep in the soul. Under the clear waters, we can also clearly see the hooves catching fish shrimp nestled in the green grass and algae. The boats carrying rice back to the shore, toward the village bring a little joy, the joy of a promising abundant crop…
Ngo Dong attracts not only tourists coming to visit but also many photographers who come here to admire and take beautiful photos. Going here, the nature atmosphere blends with human soul creating restful, soothing feeling which makes people do not want to leave this place.
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