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Van Long Nature Reserve

Address: Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Ninh Binh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
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Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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350 reviews 350 reviews
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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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102 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Senior Contributor
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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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Van Long is a perfect choice for you, if you love the nature. 2 hours on the boat and admire the mountain and river...

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SAN JOSE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After touring Tam Coc in Ninh Binh Provence, my 2 photography partners (Vietnamese) took me to Van Long. Only about 5 boats were out, late afternoon, not so hot weather wise. I had a solo boat, woman was amazing rolling the reserve. We did see the endanger monkey 7 of them come out of the mountain side. Cheap $$ to... More 

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