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Van Long Nature Reserve

Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Ninh Binh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a short boat ride (less than 1 hour) but it's definitely worth a visit! The place was so serene and quiet, only a few boat operators (less than 10?) showing that this place is not really favored by tourists - but it doesn't mean this place is not beautiful. The way to Van Long was also lovely, you got... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is very lovely and very good value. About an hour long leisurely boat ride through the wetlands with gorgeous karsts and great flocks of birds flying over to nest in nearby trees. We went in late afternoon, after 4 pm, and it was lovely. That said, perhaps this place is getting more popular? There weren't a ton a ton... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lovely place to spend a couple of hours, the boat trip was extremely peaceful and relaxing. We spent the afternoon here and took two boats out and felt under no pressure to tip or pay the people who were rowing, unlike sone of the other spots we had visited in the area. Great

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Van Long is a legendary land, a beautiful area and the largest natural reserve of wetlands. There are has moutain ranges creates a natural wall surrounded a vast expanse of water.If you lucky you can see the monkey on the moutain.The boat man very funny, they will be show to you small fish on the river, they also very clever... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful and serene...also take a bike ride to neighboring villages. Plan your trip for you to get there before rice harvesting season.

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Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Took a 1 and a half hour boat ride through the nature reserve, beautiful scenery and very tranquil. The boat rower totally made the trip, fishing out snails and making beautiful necklaces from flowers. Great experience and highly recommended.

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Hanoi
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We got up at 6am to watch flocks of birds fly away. We had a long encounter with a rare and beautiful monkey called Delacour’s langur. We rode through the hills without meeting other tourists or being harassed by vendors.

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