Van Long Nature Reserve

Located 90 kilometers far from Hanoi, Van Long Nature Reserve (belonging to Ninh Binh Province), home to the biggest community of Delacour’s langur and the most stunning natural painting, has a great charm to both native and international tourists. If you wish to find a hideaway place to escape from the busy daily life of the city, the wetland of Van Long is perfect for its peaceful atmosphere and untouched beauty of nature.
With an area of 30 kilometers square, its calm water surface looks like a massive mirror reflecting outstanding natural sceneries, presenting picturesque, humble but peaceful views of landscapes and countryside life. It is also a spiritual tourist site with temples and pagodas, and the ancient tree of more than 600 years old. Furthermore, Van Long Nature Reserve has a diverse system of fauna and flora, including rare species and a range of valuable plants.

Van Long Nature Reserve

Visiting Van Long Nature Reserve, tourists can join a boat ride lasting for 1.5 to 2 hours (depending on the speed of rowing boats) to explore the whole remarkable area, contemplate the gorgeous beauty of the charming landscape and watch the normal life of wild animals. Beyond the sight of the impressive mountains, visiting different grottos which have their natural beauty is other interesting activities here.

Van Long scenery

The Van Long Nature Reserve is easily explored at any time, but traveling in the afternoon (between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM) will give you greater access to the local birds flying back to their nest from the source of food and to admire a peaceful sunset here as well.
It can be easily combined with a visit to Kenh Ga (Chicken Canal) and, at a stretch, both can be visited en-route to Cuc Phuong National Park. If you have more time for your journey, do not miss the opportunity to visit other attractive tourist attractions in Ninh Binh such as Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An complex tourist site, Temple of King Dinh – Le, and Tam Coc – Bich Dong. All those destinations are located close together and it is quite easy to carry out Ninh Binh excursions through booking with Travel Authentic Asia.