Delacour Langur, White-browed Crake, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Cinnamom Bittern, Yellow Bittern, Asian Openbill
Van Long Natural Reserve is located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. It is far about 90 kilometers from Hanoi to the south. Van Long is not only a natural reserve of wetlands but also the cultural relics. Van Long is a legendary land, a beautiful area and the largest natural reserve of wetlands. Here, guests will be seated on the boat to visit Van Long. A large space with spectacular mountain ranges creates a natural wall surrounded a vast expanse of water.
In the Van Long forest, there has 457species of higher plants. In particular, it has 8 species recorded in Vietnam Red list. 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, night herons
Not only is the nature reserve, Van Long wetland is a place with attractive landscape. Van Long is known as “the bay without wave” because when going on a boat, visitors will see a flat surface like a big mirror. Watercolor painting is reflected by the strong sculpt of limestone: Meo Cao Mountain, Mam Xoi Mountain, Hom Sach Mountain, Da Ban Mountain, Nghien Mountain, Mo Coi Mountain, Co Tien Mountain…
Highlight Species: Delacour Langur (Endemic species of primate), White-browed Crake, Cinnamon and Yellow Bittern, Black Bittern, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Bonellii's Eagle, Egrets, Herons.
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