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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 trip generator 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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  • I'm trying times from my review to let out, that the "mystical nebula" is just smog... :) Directions with the motorbike approx. 45Minuten, unfortunately the tour no longer took wind chill 30 minutes. Quite nice with a few Karst mountains, in a cave and back. You can do, but no longer I would. Halong (very very) light. Would you be alone and would be no cries of other groups could you wonderful listening to the birds. You can smell the surrounding cement factories... The outcry was bold when I gave a tip for the service according to the regulations. I was all (!) Driving loudly at the pier reminiscent of the "tip". Impudence.
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  • Go at dusk or dawn to see the langur monkeys. We went in at 5 pm (Feb) and had just the two boats of us, saw plenty of storks and Langurs on top of the Karst!  more »
  • We cycled through villages and were then rowed across the still and shallow waters to the caves in the limestone rocks. The boats are very flimsy and the boat trip very slow . Interesting trip  more »