Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam

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8th Jul 2018
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Day 1

Tràng An is an area in Ninh Binh province of North Vietnam. Parts of the movie Skull Island was shot here. The area is a landscape of limestone karst peaks with valleys and caves.

I reached the place after cycling for 30 mins from my hostel. The place can be found easily on Google maps. There is a parking area opposite the entrance to park your cycle.

Photo of Ecotourism Trang An Boat Tour, Tràng An, Ninh Xuân, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Ecotourism Trang An Boat Tour, Tràng An, Ninh Xuân, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy

The ticket costs 200,000 VND. There are three routes each offering different set of caves and temples.

Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy

I selected route 1. The boat can accommodate 4 people plus the lady rowing the boat. Luckily there was a group of three waiting for a solo traveller. I jumped in along with them.

Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy

The first stop was Trinh temple. The view at the bank of the temple was amazing. There were hundreds of fishes along the bank.

Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy

We were at the temple for 15 mins. After that, it was a long journey through various caves. Some caves were really low that you had to bent as low as possible. Each cave have a name but all sounded similar to me.

Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy

After a while we reached the second temple. The temple was on the other side, which is a 5 min walk.

Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy

After that there were more caves.

Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Boat tour around King Kong island - Tràng An, Vietnam by Jodev Devassy

Finally after 3 hrs, I reached back. The boat tour brings a calmness to your mind. The only sound you can hear is the insects and the rowing. Really peaceful.

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