Dragon Boat Rock is a convenient starting point for cycling and biking tours through the surrounding scenery, sights and interesting destinations of Ninh Bình province, a short hop south of Hanoi.
Dragon Boat Rock is a convenient starting point for various cycling and biking tours through the surrounding scenery, sights and interesting destinations of Ninh Bình province, a short hop south of Hanoi. It is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, intriguing cultural sights and the wonderful Cúc Phương National Park.
Come and stay at our cozy Vietnamese-German homestay in the Dry Halong Bay, surrounded by beautiful nature to relax in the quiet and peaceful environment on your private terrace of one of our lovingly arranged bungalows or join us on our organized tours to one of the plenty nearby sights. Enjoy family breakfast and dinner in a warm and welcoming athmosphere, prepared with care and made of our homegrown fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits.
You are free to use our bycicles, rent a motorbike or book a fully organized tour to discover the nearby located sights of the area, such as:
In the Tràng An Landscape Complex (3 km), UNESCO natural and cultural world heritage, you can do rocks, caves and boat tours and enjoy the magnificent landscape of karst mountains, rice paddies, rivers and caves.
Vân Long (8km), rare wetland nature reserve, watch migratory birds, langur monkeys. The area is still untouched by mass tourism, a pure natural atmosphere, breathtaking surroundings, clear water and beautiful landscape.
Ninh Bình City (10 km), here you can find everything you need like the central bus and train station, a busy local market, ATM’s and a Big C supermarket.
Kênh Gà (17 km), Hot springs, swimming pool, floating village, ferry…
The Cúc Phương National Park (30 km) is reached best by motorbike on an exceptional scenic route. Do walks and trekking tours or see the endangered turtle rescue center or the Cúc Phương’s Endangered Primate Rescue Center.
The Phát Diệm Cathedral (35 km) is located in Kim Sơn District of Ninh Bình Province. The architecture of Phát Diệm church is a blend of Vietnamese and European architectural styles called the “eclectic architectural style“.
But also at Dragon Boat Rock we offer you plenty of different activities. Read yourself through our library of German and English prose, climb our rocks and nearby mountains, get a massage or fish in our ponds or in the river. Or you can pass the time with different board games, training your balance skills on the slackline, going for a match of table soccer or Swedish Kubb.
In order to make your stay comfortable, we provide you a lot of more:
- breakfast (choose out of our menu) included
- optionally you can join our family lunch and/or dinner 5 USD each
- bungalows with private veranda and bathroom, ceiling fan and electric heater, wheelchair friendly
- well equipped kitchen you are welcome to use
- free Wifi in public areas
- little library
- free bycicle use
- motorbike rental
- organized day tours
- free tea
In addition to my favorite people, my animals are important to me: dogs, cats and geese. Gardening in nature, making music and listening to anything from Bach to world music. I sew and knit and love good food.
When I travel, I like to be with friends whom I can be at home in time and who show me their environment.
Our guests should feel like at home but unlike in their own home they are relieved from the daily housework and are provided with service and care. We set up our guest rooms as I would like to live. With the means and artisans who are at my disposal, I try to work creatively.
A motto of mine is: No fear, no envy, no meanness! (Liam Clancy)
Neben meinen liebsten Menschen sind mir wichtig unsere Tiere: Hunde und Katzen und Gänse, in der Natur leben und gärtnern, Musik selber machen und hören von Bach bis Weltmusik, nähen und stricken, einfach gutes Essen.
Wenn ich verreise, dann am liebsten zu Freunden, bei denen ich auf Zeit zu Hause sein kann und die mir ihre Umgebung zeigen.
Unsere Gäste sollen sich bei uns auch wie zu Hause fühlen, anders als im eigenen Zuhause sind sie von der täglichen Hausarbeit entlastet und werden rundum versorgt. Unsere Gästezimmer richte ich so ein, wie ich selber gerne wohnen würde. Mit den Mitteln und Handwerkern, die mir hier dafür zur Verfügung stehen, versuche ich kreativ umzugehen.
Ein Motto von mir lautet: No fear, no envy, no meanness ! (Liam Clancy)