Van Long Nature Reserve

Van Long Nature Reserve

Van Long Nature Reserve is a quite famous attraction in Ninh Binh.You will get impressive view of mountains & caves in the largest wetland in the northern Vietnam and see hundred of birds, storks and Delacour's lagurs - the most endangered primates in the world here. Let's come and contemplate with us

Van Long nature reserve - your must-see attraction in Ninh Binh

Located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, 90 km far from Hanoi center, Van Long nature reserve is not only famous for its outstanding landscapes of mountains & grottos but also for its largest area of wetland reserve where is the home  to a rich fauna and flora, famously the living place of the biggest number of Delacour’s langurs(one of the most endangered primates in the world).Thanks to these reasons, Van Long has become a popular eco-tourism destination for tourists to choose when travelling to Ninh Binh.If you would like to make a trip to Van Long, we are here to support you with tailor made private Van Long tour or just rent a private car to Ninh Binh with driver.

Van Long nature reserve

Van Long nature reserve’s impressive landscapes

With an area of over 30.000 hectares of wetland, Van Long nature reserve impresses us with systems of majestic mountains & grottoes.The name Van Long (Van translaled as clouds, Long is sparkling) itself tells us about its outstanding beauty already.Its nickname is “a bay without waves” because the calm water surface is like  a giant mirror reflecting mountains and clouds picturesquely.

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To visit the reserve of Van Long Nature, we will take a bamboo boat, rowing through high reeds wildly growing along small streams to contemplate the reserve’s magnificent landscapes.We will pass by many beautiful mountains whose names are associated with interesting things & romantic love story " In the old days, while passing these mountains, a fairy saw the charming landscapes and stopped to behold it. She met and fell in love with a poor man who lived on the mountain to study. Due to their love they were punished by god and turned into two mountains, called Nghien and Fairy Mountains. These mountains stand side by side but they have never become husband and wife". You also see  Meo Cao (scratching cat), Mam Xoi (tray of sticky rice), Hom Sach (box of books) and Da Ban (slate) moutains as well.

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Together with impressive mountains, you also can visit many beautiful grottos with their unique beauty in Van Long nature reserve such as Ca Grotto, Bong Grotto, Rua Grotto, Chanh Grotto….The most beautiful grotto is Ca grotto in the Hoang Quyen Mountain. It has 250 meters length, 8 meters height and 10 meters width, the ceiling is stalactites with strange shapes like animal, fish… Especially, there has many catfish, tilapia… According to legend, ancient people caught a fish with 45 kilograms weight so that it named “Ca grotto”.Among the grottos in Van Long, Thung Doi is the highest grotto with 210 meters height above ground; the largest grotto is Bong grotto (16 meter).

Van Long nature reserve ’s biodiversity

Regarded as the largest wetland in the northern Vietnam, Van Long is the home to a rich fauna and flara.Nature lovers will not be disappointed with Van Long.The park has 39 fauna species and 722 flora species, many of which are listed in the Red Book of endangered species. In the dry season, Van Long is the wintering place of migratory birds from the North. There has dozens of pheasants, grey heron, teal and hundreds of white stork, night herons….

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But the most important ones in this reserve is the Delacour’s langurs, one of the most endangered primates in the world.Van Long has biggest population of the Delacour’s langurs in Vietnam.The largest group of Delacour’s langurs lives on Hoang Quyen mountain.In your boat trip to visit Van Long reserve, you sometimescan see them on the mountains with your naked eye…

Explore Van Long nature reserve with Golden Holiday Travel

Your trip to Vietnam and your are interested in untouched nature & beautiful mountainscapes, Van Long nature reserve should be listed as a must-visited attractions in Ninh Binh.Doing trip to Ninh Binh, in need of travel support, travel services ( Ninh Binh tour packages or car hire Hanoi to Ninh Binh), don't hesitate to drop us an email to or contact us at +84.988451530 (whatsapp).

Enjoy your time in Ninh Binh, Vietnam !

Golden Holiday Travel Team.

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