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Van Long Nature Reserve

Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Ninh Binh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We chose this place over tam Coc and were glad that we did. After hearing other peoples accounts of tam Coc we were a little put off over how aggressive it could be. This place was the opposit, we past one other boat and other than that had the whole place to ourselves. Very pretty and cost us 45000 dong.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I went to both Van Long Nature Reserve and Tam Coc, and Van Long was the winner hands down. I visited in the late afternoon and was showed into a rowboat for a tour that lasted around an hour. Apart from a few fishermen, no one else was around, and the scenery was stunning. Tam Coc was half as pretty... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We did the boat trip early in the morning, stayed at Emeralda Resort so it was just a short walk to catch the boat. It was so peaceful and beautiful, and we only saw one other boat the whole time we were out, far more enjoying able than the tourist spots. Took some fantastic photo's.

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Ha Noi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Get the boat trip and it took about 1and a hafl hour along river. In the early morning with sun rise or sun set. The landscape is the same as Ha Long Bay, seaglass with many storks, and when you lucky, you can see wild monkey.

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Van Long Nature Reserve is located near the resort where I stayed. And far from central of Ninh Binh 20km. Worth seing! As nice as Tam Coc Caves. Less crowded, very quiet!

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Sydney
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33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A similar experience to Trang an but with different karst formations, flora and scenery. It can get hot on this tour so take plenty of water and sunscreen.

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The ride to here wasn't the most scenic but once you cross to where you get on the boat, it was beautiful for the entire trip. I got there early and was the only person out on the water for quite a while on a quiet sunny day. Saw several fisherman out but otherwise didn't see a lot of wildlife... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were a little put off at first as the road goes right along part of the park but after paying our 150k VND, 2 adults, 3 kids, we were taken on a beautiful boat ride for about an hour and a half, saw many birds, 1 langur, microbats in the cave, met and had fun with the boat rowers,... More

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Ontario, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We came late in the day for our tour. We met all of one other boat on the water. The scenerywas awesome. Come back we herad but didn't see the Howler monkies. He herons were flying in to roost for the night, tons and tons of them. Awesome to see. So glad that we skipped Tam Coc for this little... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We cycled out to the park which is about 6 km to the north of the cave pagoda. The turn off is 300m to the east before the pagoda. 4 km through lovely countryside gets you to the entrance to the park. As usual the staff at the ticket box are absolutely lovely and cannot do enough for you. They... More

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