Experience the Thrill of a Boat Ride in Trang An Landscape Complex

Floating on an idyllic joy ride brings on to a peaceful state of mind at Trang An complex (Ninh Binh province).


Trang An scenic complex, located in Ninh Binh province, is a UNESCO recognized World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. Exploring the complex by boat offers a captivating and immersive experience, allowing visitors to cherish the breathtaking scenery on both sides of the river.

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On both sides of the river in Trang An, there are lush trees growing. Most of the trees grow naturally, with a variety of plants from ancient trees to vines… creating a green strip on both sides, showing you the beauty of nature with mountains and trees. Photo: So Du Lich Ninh Binh

To book tickets, you have the option of either contacting travel agents or purchasing them directly at the ticket counters. We recommend the latter as there is always a sufficient supply of boats and it avoids waiting in queues for your turn to board the boat.

The ticket price is VND 250,000 per person (US$11).

The space is adorned with delicate and whimsical lanterns suspended from tree branches, enhancing its beauty. The pathways also lead to the marina, providing easy access for visitors.

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From the ticket counter to the marina, we need to walk for 5 minutes. Photo: Petrotimes

The path leading to the basement is adorned with a multitude of exquisite, vibrant lanterns. Capture stunning photographs with these lanterns as you descend or ascend.

At the entrance, dedicated guides will provide safety instructions, and then a ticket officer will assist you when disembarking from the boat.

As every batch of boats arrives, a multitudes of vessels eagerly await, crowding the shores and undulating with excitement to welcome tourists.

One of the exciting experiences is the freedom to choose your preferred boat. When traveling in a group, selecting a boat together enhances the fun and camaraderie. Our boat drivers are knowledgeable locals who are friendly and eager to assist you in embarking the boat. Each boat can comfortably accommodate up to 5 people.

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The ride is usually for 4-5 people. Everyone must wear a life jacket for safety. Photo: Halo Travel

Exciting boat rides are available to explore the mesmerizing Trang An scenic spot. Multiple routes are offered, each providing a unique experience. Some routes include a return journey, adding to the overall adventure.

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Photo: Hoa Tra Tour

Yes, the destination and time for that journey will not be the same.

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When taking a boat, you will pass through mysterious caves with varying lengths and heights, such as Dark Cave, Bright Cave, Nau Ruou Cave, Tran Cave, and more.

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Photo: Di San Viet Nam

As you navigate the caves on a small boat, the rhythmic sound of oars and the splashing of water against the cliffs and surface create an immersive and captivating experience.

At the end of a cave, the sight of the sky will give the impression of encountering a whole new world.

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More than 1 hour on a bamboo boat in Trang An, visitors are to see and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Photo: Lu Hanh Vietnam

The awe-inspiring beauty of the rocky mountains, with geological blocks appearing as if they are floating on the water and delicately stacked upon each other, showcases the grandeur and magnificence of nature.

On a rainy day, the mountains are enveloped in swirling clouds, creating a poetic and ethereal atmosphere.

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Le le is a species of bird quite special when living in fresh water. Photo: Vietnam Wildlife

Wildlife, particularly the Le le bird, is abundant at Trang An. Spotting the Le le bird can be challenging for tourists as they are skittish around humans. Occasionally, they will dive underwater and resurface or even fly gracefully above the water, resembling the acrobatic moves seen in martial arts movies.

The journey to discover the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex on the river ends with the boat docking at the starting point, concluding the thrilling exploration at this renowned scenic area.

Every journey will have a destination, but the impact it has, the emotions it evokes, are everlasting.

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Photo: Hoa Binh Tourist
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