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Van Long Nature Reserve

Van Long Nature Reserve is one of the interesting destinations for those who come to Ninh Binh. Perhaps the wild beauty and diverse ecosystem is what attracts many tourists. The quiet Van Long eco-tourism area in the charming landscape has made many people fall in love. People love the peace, the clear blue sky, the blended mountain scenery, etc. Let’s discover the beauty of Van Long Nature Reserve right through the following article!

General introduction about Van Long lagoon

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Where is Van Long lagoon?

Van Long lagoon is located in Gia Van commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. It’s only 80km from Hanoi capital, Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve (Ninh Binh) attracts a large number of tourists to visit and experience.

Wetland ecosystems and forests on limestone mountains are the two main ecosystems in Van Long tourist area. In addition, other ecosystems can be mentioned. Such as fields, lawns, swidden fields, and villages. With an area of ​​​​nearly 3,500 hectares, Van Long lagoon is a place where animals, plants, aquatic animals live and grow. Including the white- breeded langur. It’s a primate endemic in Vietnam that needs to be preserved.

This place is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern Vietnam. Van Long ecological area has many landscapes, caves and cultural relics. It’s becomes more and more poetic when the image of a person appears. Somewhere, the figure of someone sitting on a rustic bamboo boat leisurely on the peaceful water makes this ecological area very poetic.

The water here has a clear color. We can see the creatures below. Looking down at the lake surface, the silhouette of clouds and sky, beautiful green mountains and hills. Faintly hidden behind the grass, flocks of white storks and fire storks are looking for food. The idyllic and poetic green space makes us feel peaceful and relaxed.

Van Long lagoon appears as a charming painting with unspoiled scenery. Especially this place was once chosen by the famous film studio Legendary Entertainment as one of the settings for the famous Kong – Skull Island movie. Through sharp footage showing the beauty of the lake, Van Long has quickly become a destination to attract tourists.

When is the best time to visit Van Long lagoon?

With a diverse ecosystem of Van Long lagoon in every season, it is so beautiful. Therefore, you can visit Van Long eco-tourism area at any time of the year. However, if you want to admire the blooming lotus season, remember to visit Van Long lagoon in summer. At this time, the whole ecological area seems to be full of lotus scent. The green space decorated with pink flowers is definitely a place for visitors to freely take pictures to keep memories.

Or visitors can consider a trip in the dry season. From November of the previous year to April of the following year. This is the ideal time to enjoy the beauty of flora and fauna. Avoid going in the rainy season because of the cloudy weather. The rain made traveling difficult.

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What time of day is the best time to visit Van Long Nature Reserve? The answer is early morning or late afternoon. In the morning the air is fresh, the dew drops are still on the leaves.

A quiet, cool feeling that cannot be described in words. This time is suitable for those who want to be close to nature, forget the hustle and bustle of the city. The scene of dawn gently calls the scene to wake up.

But In the late afternoon, go to Van Long eco-tourism area to watch the sunset. The standard beautiful scenery will not let you down. These are also two periods of time, visitors can watch flocks of birds hovering in the sky while looking for food and returning to their nests.

Ticket price to visit Van Long wetland in Ninh Binh

Van Long lagoon is more and more known by tourists. The wild and natural beauty of this lagoon attracts many tourists from all over the world. Visiting Van Long lagoon is very affordable, so you can rest assured. Specific entrance fees are as follows:

Sightseeing tickets

  • Adults: 20,000 VND/person
  • Children under 1m tall: 10,000 VND/person
  • Elderly people (from 60 years old and above): 10,000 VND/person

Boat tickets:

  • Adults: 50,000 VND/trip
  • Children under 1m tall: 25,000 VND/trip
  • Elderly people (from 60 years old and above): 25,000 VND/trip

How to travel to Van Long Lagoon?

For neighboring provinces or less than 100km from Ninh Binh, visitors can catch a bus to Ninh Binh bus station or use Limousine service with fares ranging from 80,000 VND to 140,000 VND. Then take a taxi or rent a motorbike to move to Van Long lagoon according to Google Map.

For the western and people from southern provinces. You can travel by plane to Noi Bai airport. If the tour company has booked a car, visitors can go directly to Ninh Binh or take a bus or limousine to Ninh Binh by themselves. Visitors can also move from the provinces to Ninh Binh by train.

According to the experience of traveling to Van Long lagoon, Ninh Binh private tour to explore Van Long wetland reserve and other places in Ninh Binh is the most convenient. To rent a motorbike in Ninh Binh is also very simple, any accommodation service here has a motorbike rental service. If you are only traveling for the day, you can stop at any hotel or homestay to rent a motorbike without renting a room.

What’s interesting about traveling to Van Long lagoon?

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Van Long Lagoon tour – Go on a boat to visit the lake

The small boat leads you floating on the blue water. Forget all the troubles out there, relax with the cool breeze. As the boat drifts, you can see the sky & the nature of Van Long lagoon. The mountains are rolling, the water is blue, the birds are singing, the storks are straight, the flowers are blooming,… Just that much is enough for you to feel a little more idyllic and love life.

Traveling to Van Long Lagoon – Visiting spiritual tourist attractions

Not only the charming scenery, mysterious caves, … Van Long lagoon is also home to many temples and shrines that are spiritual tourist attractions. Tourists come here both to visit and pray for health and safety. The temples and pagodas have ancient architecture, containing many historical stories of our ancestors. Coming to Van Long, you can visit places such as Thanh Mau temple, Thanh Son pagoda, Dich Long pagoda, etc.

Traveling to Van Long Lagoon – Visiting the caves

Van Long nature reserve also attracts tourists when there are many caves. The stalactites hang down forming many strange and beautiful shapes. The caves are also home to many animals. You can visit many interesting caves. Such as Ball Cave, Fish Cave, Turtle Cave, etc.

Some other places

In addition to the above places, visitors can visit the 600-year-old tree. Go through the rice fields. Or you can come to admire the rock paintings at Meo Cao cliff, etc. Countless beautiful scenes in Van Long lagoon eco-tourism area are waiting for you to experience and discover.

What to eat in Van Long?

Traveling to Van Long lagoon in particular or Ninh Binh in general has many attractive dishes. You can immediately enjoy famous dishes such as Ninh Binh burnt rice, mountain goat meat, fish salad, vermicelli with perch, mountain snails, … and countless other specialties.

Where to stay when traveling to Van Long lagoon

Traveling to Van Long lagoon in Ninh Binh, you can freely play and “forget the way home”. And of course there is no shortage of places to rest. Here you can choose a number of motels, hotels and resorts as you like. Here are some places to stay:

Van Long Resort

Van Long Resort address Gia Van commune, Gia Vien, Ninh Binh. With 104 high-class, luxurious rooms and luxurious designs, customers will be able to enjoy maximum comfort. This is also a place to stay near many famous attractions of Ninh Binh.

Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh

Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh is located in Tap Ninh village, Gia Van, Gia Vien Ninh Binh. Rated as a 5-star hotel with full amenities. Modern luxury furniture will surely bring customers satisfaction.

Huong Tra Hotel

The hotel has an address at Gian Khau junction, Ninh Binh. This location is very convenient for trips to famous tourist attractions.

Notes when traveling to Van Long lagoon

  • Traveling to Van Long lagoon, you should pay attention to prepare all personal belongings such as hats, hats, …
  • When going on a boat trip to Van Long lagoon, you should take a maximum of 3-4 people. Avoiding many people will not be safe.
  • Be friendly with the boatman. They will take you to all the places in Van Long lagoon.
  • Should keep the environment clean and do not litter indiscriminately in the lagoon. At the same time, avoid hunting and chasing the animals here.

Enjoying the beautiful natural scenery at Van Long lagoon is something that many visitors feel strangely peaceful. If one day you feel tired with the hustle and bustle, or you want to go to a peaceful and quiet place, Van Phong lagoon is a perfect choice. The charming landscape of the mountains and the wild and rustic features of Van Phong promises to bring you many interesting experiences.

Quick tips:

  • If do biking and visit family in this area. visitor should book private tours in advance
  • Best time to visit (from Sept to April)

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