Van Long Lagoon in Ninh Binh brings a majestic beauty like a picture

General introduction about Van Long lagoon

Where is Van Long lagoon?

Van Long lagoon is located in Gia Van commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province . 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 – a primate endemic to Vietnam that needs to be preserved.

This place is the largest wetland nature reserve in the Northern Delta. Van Long ecological area has many landscapes, caves and cultural relics. Van Long’s beauty becomes more and more poetic when the image of a person appears. Somewhere, the silhouette 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 in Ninh Binh appears as a charming painting with unspoiled scenery, 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 both at home and abroad. 

When 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.

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.

Van Long Cruise

 Coming to Van Long, visitors can visit around the lagoon on boats with a large space and towering limestone mountains forming a majestic natural wall surrounding the vast and calm lagoons. Along with the peaceful feeling of a countryside, coming to Van Long, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful cave system with 32 unique caves of Van Long such as: Bong, Turtle, Lemon, Thung Doi caves, etc. Meanwhile, Ca cave at the foot of Hoang Quyen mountain emerges as a highlight of the cave system here with a length of 250m, 8m high, 10m wide with a semi-submerged, semi-floating structure, the ceiling hanging down with stalactite arches. all kinds of shapes are extremely beautiful.

 Van Long wetland is also home to 39 mammal species, 72 bird species, 32 reptile amphibious species, 44 fish species, 39 aquatic species and 79 insect species, many of which are listed in the Red Book Vietnam such as: king cobra, monitor lizard, chamois… In particular, Van Long was recognized by the Vietnam Record Book Center as “The place with the highest number of individuals of white shorts langurs” with over 100 individuals are in danger of global extinction. In the dry season (from November to April next year), Van Long becomes the wintering place of many migratory birds from the North such as Bonelli eagle, gray heron, great stork, stork, stork, etc. white stork, cauldron… This is also the concentration of 457 species of higher plants and 35 species of aquatic plants, of which 8 species are listed in the Vietnam Red Book, including flower slices, abstains, broadleaf clovers, and cores. troublesome, eager to walk, code money,

 Coming to this place, visitors can not only admire the wild beauty of countless plants and flowers, watch flocks of birds and langurs frolic on the cliffs, but also enjoy themselves. in an impressive cultural space with many valuable historical monuments – the site of the Dinh dynasty such as Hoa Lu cave in Thung Lau, Gia Hung commune; the place where Dinh Bo Linh practiced before pacifying the warlords to take the throne; model temple in Thung La, Gia Hung commune; Temple of the Four Red Queens (4 Generals of Hai Ba Trung) in Gia Van Commune and Dich Long Cave – Nam Thien De Tam Dong in Gia Thanh Commune…

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.

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