Along with the Trang An Scenic Landscape complex and Tam Coc-Bich
Dong National Park, the untouched and pristine beauty of Van Long Lagoon has
attracted many travellers to the northern province of Ninh Binh.
Located in Ninh Binh province's Gia Vien district, some 80km from Hanoi, the
3,500-ha lagoon is considered the biggest wetland nature reserve site in the
northern delta and home to thousands of rare fauna and flora species, many of
them on the brink of extinction.
Travellers will be impressed with the imposing cliffs and mountains and vast
lakes of Ninh Binh.
Bamboo basket boat tours can be taken in a tranquil atmosphere with the familiar
sounds of nature in the early morning or late afternoon, where tourists can view
flocks of storks returning to their nests at sunset.
Although it opened for tourism in 1998, Van Long is still as untouched as ever
and is popular with local and foreign travellers, especially international
Film director Jordan Vogt-Roberts shot the Hollywood movie Kong: Skull Island at
the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, Tam Coc-Bich Dong National Park and Van