Back to Ninh Binh this time, after the trend of King Kong, we visited Trang An, the place that was chosen to be the context of the film, especially the nature village that was rebuilt by the government.
In fact, before King Kong 2017 chose this place to be the context – Trang An was chosen to be the Asian hottest variety show – Running Man.
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And the place for Tam Cam from Ngo Thanh Van film:
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Blood Letter 2011:
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The variety show Amazing Race US 29th season chose Ninh Binh province to be the challenge part of the teams.
You bought ticket at the gate, 10 USD for adult and 8 USD for children. You have to pay attention that the boat acquires at least 6 persons to start the trip especially in the height time. I visited Trang An after being in Cuc Phuong Park, this time was the noon, a bit anxiety about the visiting so I called to ask for the management board. Trang An welcome visitors at 16.30 p.m as the latest to ensure the traveler will have a chance to discover the whole trip. To get the whole trip to take photos, rest, contemplate and row a boat will take more or less than 2 hours.
Our 2 drove to Trang An in time – 16.30 p.m, just a few moments before we lost the chance to go. We were also insisting the ticket seller to let us buy tickets. Due to the late time without the height time, we did not need to take enough 6 people and was able to move right after that. At that moment we were out of money after getting the tickets and parking motorbike, remained some small change only!
There are 2 routes to visit Trang An, to visit the indigene village choose the 2nd route.
Trang An after visiting a long time ago, still as beautiful as the first impression, we are going to post many photos here and no more word to day!
Did you watch The King Kong 2017? Sure-fire you will realized the familiar backgrounds at this place.
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts was become the Vietnamese Tourism Ambassador in 3 years 2017 – 2020 because of his best in popularize the natural picture of Vietnam to the international friends.
(Kenh14 – Internet)
Every time when you passed by the underground cave inside the mountain, the atmosphere seems to be accumulation, cool, the whole world was just as the boat that went in the wrong midstream.
The boatman woman said, while making a film this island was used for being a studio so it was banned. The indigene village was just a small island behind the pagoda in Trang An.
Everyday the visitors are able to visit and take photos with the native in the village. The indigene here was the people around this area that was being the actors, was invited to welcome travelers. After 17.30 p.m, the indigene elders left to take a rest, you would not have a chance to meet them if visiting them late. They bare their heart to us, as compared to be a rice-grower, making hard to say which one is harder, but it is also interesting! The baking sun as this, but when the visitor comes to see them, they run out though the sun is as it is going to bake them, taking photos and smiling! Everyday they chose their costumes, “dying their skins”, painting the colorful such as yellow and read on their faces and limbs to make up. When they are tired, they will take a rest in the tent!
The indigene island was restored completely with the small road that tortuous around. The sheds and leaf tents are surrounding as the film description. Besides them, the management board also prepared the activities’ instrument, cultivate things such as cooking fire, net, pot, hoe, shovel… to let the visitor easy to figure their normal life and …selfie. However, in my opinion, perhaps the gigantic King Kong model in the central of the village to be the source of inspiration is an additional thing!
The most unique thing perhaps was the reappearance of the kool vessel in the background!
The boatman lady bared her heart to us, currently there are 1000 boats that work at the port every day. After the Tet holiday, the visitor increased so they will work as the best they could, but after that traveler will less than usual. Hence every week she just gets one trip as this. Everyone have to queue to get their turn.
On the boat, there are the assistant oars if the visitors want to try, or you will be able to be the assistant for the boatman if it become heavier. As she told us sometimes when she is tired, she prefers to paddle by her feet. I asked for being a boatman lady, she did and told us in fact, the management board declined to paddle as this because it is impolite and was inappropriate culture. As my opinion, paddle by feet had better to be considered as the vocation, if the boatman is tired or the visitors asked for it so they could able to “perform” a bit. Even this is also the unique “specialty”.
The foreigners had better to be careful when leaving the boat, you should remember your boat’s number or take photo to ensure that you will come back to the right one after the trip.
This journey, as the join piece into the Ninh Binh image inside me. What a pity, just the course of the day scheduled, I was not able to visit the Thien Ha and Am Tiem cavern.
See you later, Ninh Binh!