A visit to Trang An, Vietnam


Tràng An is a scenic area near Ninh Bình, Vietnam renowned for its boat cave tours. Tthe Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site 23 June 2014, at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha


A visit to Vietnam is incomplete without visiting Trang An.

The tourist boats are safe factory made ones with no seams


There are lots of tourists visiting Trang An


The female rowers can take a boat load of 4 passengers on about half an hour’s rowing sightseeing. I rowed for a while and got tired.


Passenger safety is taken seriously, and all have to wear life jackets although the female rowers do not.






we passed by a temple

the boats enter a tunnel



We entered the subterranean tunnel




it was dark inside as the tunnel was long


there were lights at points inside




at places the roof was low



and the side wall close at times




light at the end of the tunnel


outside at last







ore beautiful scene



we entered another tunnel


this tunnel is shorter






there were no lights inside and we were out in no time



again another tunnel, this one near human habitation or place of worship


a wide and short one



more beautiful scenes





boats of locals are different







another tunnel again!


and shorter too




we finally got ashore



Trang An, Vietnam, was a memorable trip


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