Van Long Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh

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An expansive wetland dotted with limestone pinnacles, Van Long Nature Reserve plays host to hundreds of species of migratory and endangered birds. Set across an area of 3,000 ha (7,413.2 ac), a rowing boat tour serves as the ideal way to discover this rich landscape, weaving your way between grasslands, rice paddies, and grotto-like caves. Keep your eyes peeled for the Delacour Langur--the reserve’s dense foliage is one of the last remaining habitats for this endangered primate. Pack your own lunch with plenty of water, and immerse yourself in this prehistoric environment. Keen bird-watchers should remember to bring a pair of binoculars to the reserve. Our Ninh Binh online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Van Long Nature Reserve and other Ninh Binh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • When we planned to include this place as part of our private day trip, the tour operator told us this will be repetition as we will also cover Trang An boat trip in the same day, but we insisted. Glad...  more »
  • We were in the Halong, so this is actually an easy away rowing have been. The Grotto was now also nothing out of the ordinary. Great for Romantics like the Gondoliers in Venice. Yes, already a beautiful area but is now not my highlight.
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  • In the majestic scenery of Halong Bay land this boat ride will remain one of the best memories of our stay. Despite a more than timid Sun, we enjoyed in the quiet these fabulous landscapes for the tourist "flood" had not yet arrived. Respect for our very caring boatmen and who deserve a few euros in recognition.
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A hub for travel throughout the province, Ninh Binh features a decent number of accommodations for a town of its size. Take a look close to the main train station for the town's most-frequented hotels. Standing in a cluster in this central area, they represent convenient options, given their proximity to the main restaurants, shops, and services. Over to the west of town, a selection of homestays provide interesting options among the karst landscape of Ninh Binh, with some refined, and others a little more budget-friendly.
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