Our small ancient homestay is located right in the middle of the small village of Tam Coc, famous as the « capital » of Halong Bay on Land, with its limestone peaks surging from the rice fields, and for the its inhabitants’ activities, agriculture and mainly embroideries, for which the village is one of the largest producers in Vietnam.
In a very quaint lane in the oldest part of the village, our homestay includes now 2 houses separated, all opening on a large courtyard full of bonsai trees, the great passion of its owner since 40 years.
House 1: A very old structure unique in Tam Coc with its ancient wooden doors, posts and beams, similar to a local ; it is the living room, and a small adjacent 2 bedrooms. On the side, a more modern small house counts 1 bedroom, each with its own exterior bathrooms. Behind the house, a small garden shaded by 2 big Jacquier trees has been arranged as a relaxation corner. The rooms have been decorated in a traditional way, with antique furniture and artifacts, while offering modern comfort such as thick mattresses and cotton linen. The meals are prepared by the owner, Mrs Khuyen, and served either in the living room or the courtyard.
House 2: Just 100 m from the old house, this house recovered from its ancient wooden doors, posts and beams ; it is the living room, and it has 2 bedrooms, each with its own exterior bathrooms. All opening on a large courtyard, a lake, a garden full of bonsai trees. Very relaxed!.
These room are with air-condition.
We have very good bike or motobike for rent or you can rent at Ninh Binh town or in the Tam coc pier.
We recommended you to ask my uncles to cook lunch or diner for you. They use excelent fresh vegetables from the garden and meat or fish fresh of the day The price could be expensive with 150.000 vnd (they always buy the whole fish or chicken for example), it is same price on restaurants in Tam Coc, but we guarantee the quality of the best fresh local tastes and atmosphere of family.
If you are alone and want to share meal with my family, please let us know and you will pay only 100.000 vnd for a meal.
All drinks are not included (the soft drink is 15.000 vnd and beer around 20.000 vnd)
For a group would like to cook or do barbecue by your self, the service fees will be applied (please contact us).
Accès des voyageurs
The village is located 2,5-hours south of Hanoi
* By road or train, please look at our photo to see timetable of the train. The price is only about 3,5$ to Ninh Binh. I like to seat on the carriage for a cup of coffee and look out the window with beautiful country side landscapes. Arrive to Train station of Ninh Binh. Take a Taxi (5km) to Tam coc Pier (Ben Thuyen Tam Coc) and contact us for the pick up.
*By bus: Easy to call: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for a Limosine bus, pick up at many places in center of Hanoi and at your convenient time (every one 1h a bus) with 150.000 vnd a way at destination of Tam Coc pier.
Because our house located in the middle of village, about 200m from the pier and as it is a small village, so there is no number of house. Please call us for the pick up. If not you can follow our map to come to our house (see on the photo of Map)
*By Coach/bus from Giáp bát bus station: For such a moderate distance, travelling by coach is highly recommended due to the ease of catching coaches at any time at Giap Bat Station (or known as another name the Southern Station), and the most economic price at only US$3 per ticket.
Ninh Binh Station would be the final destination of coaches routine Hanoi – Ninh Binh, which is located right in the heart of the city. Suggestions for high quality coach firm are Minh Long and Hoang Long buses. The price for a taxi to our house is 5$ (5,5 km) or you can rent a motorbike from Ninh Binh Town: price 5- 6$/ day
* By Train from Hue stop at Ninh Binh then Hanoi and return, see the site for the time and price: (website hidden).
Other possibilities that tourists can go from:
* By Train from Hue, Hoi an and stop at Ninh Binh
* By bus from Ha long to Hai Phong (1,5h) then Ninh Binh (2h) The bus goes every 30 minutes and you can take a bus just after finishing Halong bay cruise.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I work in Hanoi and My uncle and my aunt Khuyen will serve you during your stay. They dot not usually use internet so that I help them to communicate with tourists. My uncle speaks a little bit English but I am available to help you anytime to communicate.