3.22 p.m. - I did a day trip to Tam Coc which is about 130 km south of Hanoi and took slightly over two hours by bus to reach. Tam Coc literally means “Three Caves” and the numerous limestone karst mountains resulted in this place to be popularly known as “Inland Halong”. Taking the three hours sampan trip up and down the Ngo Dong river which meanders through this picturesque landscape and passing through the three caves is a must. If you are lucky you will also be greeted by fields of ripening golden rice ears on either banks of the river, a reminder that Vietnam is the main rice producer in the world.
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izmirli (3864) 2008-05-23 4:42
merhaba dear aloysius
excellent nature and landscape.wonderful mountains and silhouettes.excellent colours and reflections.well done.
Tue (25798) 2008-05-24 2:20
I find the composition here superb, excellent placement of the mountain slope on the right hand side with the wide view on the left, where the water leads the eye to the background. The atmosphere is pleasant too and the colours, or actually the many green tones are very nice. Good work, thanks for sharing!
ChrisJ (87654) 2008-05-24 2:36
Good colour, sharpness & pov, in this superb & lush tropical landscape. Indah sekali!
janneman (2228) 2008-05-24 8:29
I was there about fieve years ago and nothing seems to have changed (thanks for that!)
The landscape and rice fields are wonderful as well. I did enjoy this trip too very mucht.
You captured the landscape and the atmosphere in a nice way in this photo.
gracious (20025) 2008-05-24 9:54
How are you!
Beautiful landscape of nature in it's true origin!
great pov to have the river well framed by both side of limestone karst, beautiful indeed!
many thanks for the sharing
Graal (89434) 2008-05-25 23:32
nice landscape, an interesting valley and river, fine reflections in water and green of trees. Good work.
alvaraalto (5473) 2008-05-26 13:40
Nice to see your last two uploads next to each other. The dark blue composition next to this soft green image. And yet they have much in common. Remarkable!
Scharan (14144) 2008-05-26 18:13
As várias tonalidades de verde enriquecem o belo cenário. Uma linda foto, meus parabéns!
Stepan (27210) 2008-05-28 23:16
We had a similar tour, hadn't we ?
And I remember this crazy lovely place, and I like the way you shot that : greeny, humide, peaceful, beautiful... Welcome to Tam Coc.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-05-29 11:53
Lovely capture of the river with the mountains in a distant. Nice perspective and colours.
pablominto (53744) 2008-05-29 23:58
This is a lovely composition, well balanced and a great feeling of depth!
Attractive colours, in particular the different shades of green are appealing...
The typical landscape with the limestone cliffs is well recorded, and the river reflects the surroundings nicely!
bakes888 (18499) 2008-05-30 1:12
Hi Aloysius. Nice photo. Good composition and POV with excellent depth. Good colours and detail also. Thanks for sharing.
Angshu (51432) 2008-06-03 20:47
Like this view...echoes of Ha long & as I read & learn from your note, there are similarities & also in the name. Like the lush green vegetation on the karsts. It does appear that they farm on the water as well...water apples? Beautiful shot from this beautiful place!
Emile (20348) 2008-07-15 20:10
Wonderful composition, beautiful landscape with nice colors and silhouette, the mountains in both sides produces a nice frame taking your ayes through the river to the superb view of the mountains far away. Lovely reflection and green tones.