It is is 80km from Hanoi and about 17km away from Ninh Binh to the Northwest. Van Long is the largest wetland Reserve covering an area of nearly 3000 hectares. Van Long is home to a rich fauna and flora, particularly, a habitat of the largest number of white-hipped langurs( Delacour’s langur)…..are a critically endangered animal on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
White-hipped langurs in Van Long Natural Reserve
One of the last real natural treasures in Ninh Binh, Van Long, little spoiled by the influences of tourism is worth exploring nature and agritourismin the North of Viet Nam.
Van Long is a land full of mysteries, is an ideal home for plants and aniamals. It is home to 457 species of higher plants, including eight species listed in Red Book of Viet Nam. It comprote 39 species of animals including 12 species are rare and precious as: primates, lorises, chamois, bears, etc., and especially the famous monkey pants leg. A poetic picture unfolds before your eyes: the mountains kiss the clouds, reflecting in the water surface forming a spectacle neither real nor imaginary. Purpose of the mountains Quan, Nghien, Trong interned with green trees whose leaves feed the monkeys in pants leg. Those animals that do vivrent in these mountainous areas and in the Cuc Phuong National Park. During the day, we can see down to eat or drink. The boat glides over the carpet of algae preserved. The Marble Mountains with their legends take visitors to a magical world. It’s not hard to understand why the film crew for Kong: Skull Island selected Vân Long Nature Reserve as one of several sites to shoot the film in Vietnam.
Van Long Natural Reserve in “Kong: Skull Island”
According to statistics from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ninh Binh, Van Long together 32 beautiful caves such as Ca, Bong, Rua, Chanh, …. Each cave has its original beauty. Van Long is not only a nature reserve submerged but also a site of historical heritage. It is a mecca for eco-tourism but also a place to study ideal for researchers, students and Vietnamese and foreign students.