Van Long Natural Reserve
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The wetland of Van Long is enriched with diverse flora and fauna. With the backdrop of mountain where a pristine river flows through, the whole area is full of surprising landscapes.


Established in 1999, Van Long natural reserve is home to the biggest community of Delacour’s langur. This beautiful land is located in Gia Vien District, Ninh binh province and boasts 32 beautiful grottoes such as: Ca Grotto, Bong Grotto, Rua Grotto, Chanh Grotto. Each grotto has an unique beauty.

In the Van Long forest, there are 457 species of higher plants. In particular, it has 8 species recorded in Vietnam Red list. Animals have 39 species, 12 species of rare animals such as white shorts langur accounted largest number in Vietnam, chamois, Bengal slow Loris, Asian black bear, stump-tailed macaque… In the 9 species recorded in Vietnam List such as: king cobra, water monitor, oriental Rat snake, lizards…In the dry season, Van Long is the wintering place of migratory birds from the North.
There are dozens of pheasants, grey heron, teal and hundreds of white stork, night herons… Coming to Van Long natural reserve, tourists should visit the “Thi tree”-600 years old, Chi Le Temple, Mai Trung Temple, Dich Long cave, historic relic of Dinh Tien Hoang…


How to go there ?

From Hanoi, the best is to hire a private transfer which takes about 3-4 hours to reach Van Long natural reserve. Local buses are available from Ninh Binh city also.

What to do ?

Spotting wildlife and different bird species are the main draw of Van Long.Those who love to combine culture visit with a nice time immersing into the nature can take a boat trip then cycle on some remote rural roads of Ninh Binh province


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