Discover the beauty of Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh

Van Long lagoon or rather called Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve covers an area of ​​3,500 ha with a rich and diverse flora and fauna. The isolated mountains form rocky islands in the vast water that become home to many species of flora and fauna.

Van Long is known as “the bay without waves” because when traveling on a boat on the lagoon, visitors will see the water surface as flat as a giant mirror.

Van Long Natural Reserve, Ninh Binh Vietnam
Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve from above.

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Located about 80 km from Hanoi, Van Long is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern Delta, located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province.

The Delacour, or Delacour's lutung, (Trachypithecus Delacour) is an extremely rare species in the world that currently only lives in this reserve. (Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve)
The Delacour, or Delacour’s lutung, (Trachypithecus Delacour) is an extremely rare species in the world that currently only lives in this reserve.

Van Long has been in operation since 1998 and is now a tourist focus of Vietnam.

This is the place that owns 2 records of the Vietnam Record Center in 2010: “Place with the most number of white-rump langurs” and “Place with the largest natural picture”.

In addition to the flora and fauna values, Van Long also owns the wonderful and beautiful water-ink landscape paintings. Sitting on an old bamboo boat with friends is leisurely walking through the ravine, the sides are tall grass, squeezed between the water.

Van Long is known as “the bay without waves” because when traveling on a boat on the lagoon, visitors will see the water surface as flat as a giant mirror.

Time to visit Van Long ecological area is about 1 hour – 1.5 hours.

If you come to Van Long lagoon in the afternoon, you have the opportunity to admire many different types of birds flying in the sky.

This reserve is also home to a wide variety of birds. (Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve)
This reserve is also home to a wide variety of birds

The idyllic landscape here makes every person feel relaxed and peaceful.

Van Long boat wharf currently has about 500 bamboo boats to serve tourists. You will see a long row of boats drifting between a small stream of water and green grass, but absolutely there is no situation of jostling or competing for customers.

Know how to “utilize” the boatman because they will be the tour guide when you want to learn about this lagoon.

They will show you the names of the mountains, just the mosses, each species of fish talking about the creation of the lagoon, and how life around this interesting lagoon is taking shape.

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