The Van Long Nature Reserve
The Van Long Nature Reserve

Van Long Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh

Van Long Nature Reserve is flooded land covering 3,000 hectares with ranges of karst mountains all around in Gia Van Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province. The nature reserve is 90km south of Hanoi via Route 1, 18km northwest of Ninh Binh City.

Van Long Nature Reserve is home to rich flora and fauna systems of which several are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book for endangered species. Different species of birds are spotted at Van Long and it is not unusual if you can get a sight of Delacour’s langurs jumping in the karstic mountains at Van Long. This species of langurs is among the world’s most endangered species, and Van Long is home to the most individuals of these langurs in Vietnam. Red-faced monkeys are also spotted at Van Long.

Van Long Nature Reserve in the fogVan Long Nature Reserve in the fog

The ranges of karst mountains are Van Long have 32 amazing limestone caves with amazing stalagmites and stalactites. The caves and the mountains offer spectacular photo opportunities. The Van Long nature reserve was a studio site for shooting the movie series: Kong, Skull Island. 

Storks at Van LongStorks at Van Long

 Visiting the Nature Reserve, you have to hire rowing boats for a two or three hour trip. Sunrise and sunset in the summer are great moments for photography and for observing the crowded bird communities at Van Long.

A lonely stork at Van Long
A lonely stork at Van Long

 AdventureGreen organizes day-trips and 2-day tours to Van Long and other attractions in Ninh Binh from Hanoi. Apart from sightseeing tours, we have bicycle tours and adventure tours for families to explore the different natural beauties and cultural moments of Ninh Binh.

Fishing at Van Long
Fishing at Van Long

 

 

Clear water at Van LongClear water at Van Long

 

 

Van Long in autumn
Blue sky at Van Long in autumn

 

 

A dark under water cave at Van Long Nature Reserve
A dark under water cave at Van Long Nature Reserve

 

 

A narrow path at Van Long
A narrow path at Van Long