• Van Long nature reserve - Ninh Binh
  • Van Long nature reserve - Ninh Binh

  • on Dec 25, 2017       By: Hoàng
  • Van Long nature reserve (Van Long means Cloud Dragon in Vietnamese) is located in the northeast of Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh province. It is largest natural reserve in the north of Vietnam. The prize awarded by Vietnam red book rewards for its beauty and great natural wealth of this exceptional place.

    Varied Fauna and Flora:

    Bird sanctury in Van Long nature reserve - Ninh Binh

    Van Long has not always been a submerged region. It became so because of the construction in 1960. A 30km dyke on the left side of Day River was built.  The marsh now is over extent over 3500ha and has become a favorite stop in the winter immigration of many birds. In addition, for the ornithological richness, the reserve also has a great diversity in its fauna and flora.
    There are some rare animals such as endanger Delacour’s Langurs, varanus salvator, chamois, lizards… Among the plants, there are a lot of special plants such as Dalbergia cochinchinensis, Strychnos nux-vomica, Melientha suavis, Chukrasia tabularis, Drynaria fortune. They are all listed in Vietnam Red Book. There are also a large number of insects threatened with extinction such as the Belostomatid which lives in a perfectly pure environment.

    A Bay without wave:

    Crystal water in Van Long grotto

    Named also “Bay without wave”, Van Long looks like a magnificent giant mirror on which the visitor could contemplate from the rowing boat in the restful beauty of this on the clear water which we could see the bottom. In addition, Van Long also is home to thirty caves, the best known are Ca (fish), Rua (tortures) and Chanh (Lemon) cave.
    With the great biodiversity, Van Long has become very popular with foreign tourists from all over the world. The region was able to take this advantage to develop quickly the tourism.
    There are now a lot of Ninh Binh Hotels of all sizes near the reserve. For example the excellent Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort with 172 rooms, bars, restaurant, spa and sport complex of 2 swimming pools and mini golf course. There is also a conference room and children recreation area, a perfect place for a great holiday under the sign of nature and luxury.

    Gorgeous landscape - a marriage between splendid moutains and tranquil water

    Are you looking for a trip to a peaceful and beautiful Vietnamese countryside in Ninh Binh? or a trip in Vietnam to discovery the authentic beauty. Please take reference of customized Vietnam tour to prepare the best for your trip.


Trey Check
Apr 26, 2018
Such a beautiful country with great culture, food and people. It’s my favorite country that I’ve ever visited and I will definitely come back.
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