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Van Long Nature Reserve

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Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Description: Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.

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In touch with nature

I loved this trip it was so chilled and relaxing. We were lucky and had the place pretty much to ourselves - so it felt like it was just me and nature. For 45k VND for each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved this trip it was so chilled and relaxing. We were lucky and had the place pretty much to ourselves - so it felt like it was just me and nature. For 45k VND for each person it was much cheaper than tam coc or trang an! The trip lasts around 1.5 to 2 hours depending on how fast... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The day we visited Van Long was pretty cold and rainy. Therefore we were not really in the mood for a boat ride but after having done it, we don't regret it at all. First of all it's probably one of the cheapest attractions around Ninh Binh with just about 45.000 VND admission fee per person and a little tip... More 

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Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Off the beaten track, Nature Reserve of Van Long Wetland is one attraction for those who want to immerse in the nature rather than tourist atmosphere. The boat trip takes more than one hour and only cover a small part of the wetland. Unfortunately I visited the place on a cold day and could not see any Delacour's langurs; therefore... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Not a great stop. No wildlife to speak of and boat guide wanted a bigger tip than we gave him! Trang An far far better!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you have been to Trang An and Bich Dong Tam Coc, no need to be here. I just feel sorry that the 400 or so boats in wait have too few guests to serve because the Ninh Binh authority overuse the same kind of landscape in their wet land to lure tourists. In this one province those 3 places... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We did two trips on the lake - one in the morning which was nice for kingfishers and other birds and on in the late afternoon when we saw the langurs. Take binoculars if you are interested in wildlife. Our guide told us there is a much better chance of langurs in the afternoon. The whole experience is lovely -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place is spectacular. Breathtaking (low) mountains and some caves that the river passes through. You ride on a skiff through crystal clear water and really drink in the tranquility and unspoiled nature of the place. Birds are abundant, and although we weren't lucky, apparently there are a species of monkey that live in the nature reserve. The water flows... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great, Awesome, Splendid. Of the three options, that I know of, in Ninh Binh for casual river guides this one was the most relaxing. Little to no tourist, no one selling you crafts from there boat. Rent a scooter and find your way out there. Best way to do it. It's also ridiculously cheap compared to Trang An and Tam... More 

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San Francisco, California
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our guide dropped us off first thing in the morning. We felt taken advantage of because he disappeared for 1.5 hours with the driver and we could have hired a boat on our own and just walked from the Emeralda.. Instead the highly recommended Ninh Binh guide on TA, didn't say anything about not accompanying us until we were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We loved it here, it was so quiet and peaceful we enjoyed our trip with a very nice old lady. It's a trip for about an hour and a half. No touristtraps. We didnt see any monkeys but the mountains and view were awesome!

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