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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
Description: Very beautiful landscape, they have about 9 wonderful caves.
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The best time visit Vanlong Natural reservoir is early in the morning or late afternoon. There is often Korean group come but not a big problem. If you were lucky you might see a couple have wedding picture are so romantic. Going through the cave as we did last time is the best experience! We had good lunch ( set... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited Van long in the late afternoon. The reflexion of the mountains was beautiful. We were alone on the water. The boat trip was one hour and it was 45 Dong/pax. We didn't see any monkeys, but we saw/heard many birds.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We walked the 500 m from our hotel to the "tourist marina". 20 m away is the ticket booth where you can buy tickets for the boat trip. Don't buy the trip through hotels or tour operators as they charge more. We got to the marina ( just a few steps leading to the boats from the road), at 8am... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited a few of the sights in Ninh Binh and this was our favourite by far! It really was nature at its best - very untouched and not touristy at all. We met 2 small rowing boats during our 2hr boat trip.

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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