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Van Long lagoon-A biggest natural picture in Vietnam

Van Long lagoon

Van Long Lagoon
Another famous ecotourism area not inferior to Tam Coc – Bich Dong in Ninh Binh is Van Long wetland. The wild beauty is still very clear here, which has attracted tourists to admire the diverse natural ecosystems of Van Long lagoon. Follow the small leaf boat, around you is a vast swamp of water, birds, trailers and limestone mountains, beautiful natural scenery that makes everyone fall in love.
Located about 80km from Hanoi, Van Long is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern Delta. This reserve is located in the northeast of Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. Van Long Lagoon has an extremely rich and unique ecosystem. It is home to many flora and fauna systems, and is home to fish, birds, and storks, including more than 40 species of white-buttocks. They live in caves and day out for food on high rocky mountains, out of sight of humans.
Van Long is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern Delta. Van Long was put into operation in 1998 and is now a key tourist destination of the National of Vietnam, which owns two records of the Vietnam Record Book Center 2010: “Where the number the highest number of individual langurs “and” The place with the largest natural picture “.
Van Long is an area of ​​high biodiversity, with a limestone ecosystem that is home to the largest population of the white-footed langur population in Vietnam with over 100 individuals. Van Long wetland is a diverse area of ​​ecosystems. In addition to the two main ecosystems, namely wetlands and limestone forests, there are ecosystems of fields, grasslands, upland fields and village ecosystems. The flora and fauna of Van Long is very specific to the karst and wetland ecosystems of the Red River Delta.
In addition to the values ​​of flora and fauna, Van Long also possesses beautiful landscape paintings. Sitting on an old bamboo boat with friends are leisurely strolling through the ravines, flanked by tall grass patches, interspersed by water. The idyllic landscape makes every person feel relaxed and peaceful.
Van Long was dubbed the “waves without waves” because when traveling on boats on the lagoon, visitors will see the water surface as a giant mirror. The ink painting reflects clearly each strong feature of the limestone blocks with the correct shape with names such as Meo Cao mountain, Mam Xoi mountain, Ho Sach mountain, Da Ban mountain, Nghien mountain, Mo Co mountain, mountain Co Tiên … However, the surface of the water here is not the blue of the sea, but the clear layers of moss on the bottom.
Time to visit Thai Van Long ecological area is about 1 hour – 1.5 hours. Depending on the speed of the boat driver. Because the visit time is only for 1 session, you can arrange it according to your schedule. If you go in the afternoon (about 15h30 – 16h30), the chance of seeing Vooc and Stork fly back is higher than going in the morning. You should bring umbrella, hat, because it will be very hot in the sun, especially for children without hats, it is easy to get sick. You should only take a boat of 3-4 people, going more will not be safe. There are no cannon boats on the boat, so if you need a life jacket, ask the ticket counter before boarding.
If you want to visit every nook and cranny of Van Long lagoon, you can ask the ferryman to take you away, then you should tip them 30,000 VND to 40,000 VND. Do not miss Van Long lagoon in your Ninh Binh exploration schedule, there is no more beautiful and authentic natural picture than here.

What to Expect
  • Enjoy unique rowing boat trip on biggest wetland
  • Admire the largest nature picture in Vietnam
  • Enjoy idyllic landscape

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