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Van Long natural reserve

Van Long natural reserve is located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, about 90 kilometers far from Hanoi. It is not only the largest natural reserve of wetlands but also a legendary land. Here, tourists will be seated on the boat to discover this area. A large space with spectacular mountain ranges of Van Long creates a natural wall surrounded a vast expanse of water.

With an area of 3000 hectares, Van Long natural reserve has 32 beautiful grottos such as: Ca Grotto, Bong Grotto, Rua Grotto, Chanh Grotto, each grotto has an unique beauty. The most beautiful grotto is Ca grotto in the Hoang Quyen Mountain. It has 250 meters length, 8 meters height and 10 meters width. The grotto is dominated by numerous stalactites with strange unique shapes like animal, fish Especially, there has many catfish, tilapia According to legend, ancient people caught a fish with 45 kilograms weight so that it named Ca grotto.

Among the grottos in Van Long, Thung Doi is the highest grotto with 210 meters height above ground; the largest grotto is Bong grotto (16 meter). These grottos have strange names such as: Nghien Mountain, Hom Sach Mountain, Da Ban Mountain, Meo Cao Mountain, Tien Co Mountain, Voi Dung Mountain, Canh Cong Mountain, Mo Coi Mountain

Van Long is a land full of mysteries, is an ideal home for plants and aniamals. In the Van Long forest, there has 457species of higher plants. In particular, it has 8 species recorded in Vietnam Red list. Animals have 39 species, 12 species of rare animals such as white shorts langur accounted largest number in Vietnam, chamois, Bengal slow Loris, Asian black bear, stump-tailed macaque In the 9 species recorded in Vietnam List such as: king cobra, water monitor, oriental Rat snake, lizards In the dry season, Van Long is the wintering place of migratory birds from the North. There has dozens of pheasants, grey heron, teal and hundreds of white stork, night herons etc.

Van Long is not only a nature reserve submerged but also a site of historical heritage. Coming to Van Long natural reserve, tourists should not miss Thi tree-600 years old, Chi Le Temple, Mai Trung Temple, Dich Long cave, historic relic of Dinh Tien Hoang

Being one of the last real natural treasures in Ninh Binh and little spoiled by the influences of tourism, Van Long is worth exploring natural beauty spots in the north of Viet Nam.

 

 
     
 


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