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

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Stunning Stone Pillars

It's litle bit tricky going here if you use local transportation, better use trip operator. no shop and just a few restaurant and hotel, be carefull also for the hot temperature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Lombok, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It's litle bit tricky going here if you use local transportation, better use trip operator. no shop and just a few restaurant and hotel, be carefull also for the hot temperature in this area, don't forget bring your hat or even umbrella, also couple bottle of water

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adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We went late afternoon on a weekday and it was very quiet with few boats out. We saw some waterbirds, but what made it truely memorable was seeing a troop of endangered langurs. We saw about 8, including some young ones. We were able to watch them for 10 minutes leaping across rocks and descending from trees. The boatman was... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our guide knew the local routes so we went off road on to a gravel path through traditional farms. That gave way to a bumpy dirt track for which our standard bikes were no match but the breath-taking scenery and tranquility made up for it. Our teens also got to go right up to rural life and animals, as well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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