Possessing a rich ecosystem, Van Long lagoon near Tam Coc Ninh Binh never stops showing its beauty. However, the best time to go to Van Long lagoon is from mid-summer to early autumn. In the summer, lotuses race to bloom, pouring pink and blue colors on the water. In the autumn, Van Long is beautiful and gentle with calm and clear water.
To answer the question “Why is this place called “Ha Long Bay without waves” of Ninh Binh?”, we took a stroll on the lagoon by a rustic boat. Here, the boatman will be a tour guide, telling you the names of the mountains, only the mosses, fishes, birds…Van Long Wetland Reserve covers an area of 2,736 hectares near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, possessing a rare type of wetland ecosystem and underground hydrology. This place is surrounded by a system of limestone mountains, many beautiful caves, is home to many aquatic species, water birds and is the main habitat of the langur.
Last May, Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve near Tam Coc Ninh Binh was recognized as the world’s No. 2,360 Ramsar site (9th World Ramsar site of Vietnam), achieving 5/9 of the criteria set out by the Ramsar Convention. , exceeding the minimum regulation by 1/9 criteria. This area also achieved two records of Vietnam’s nature as “The conservation area with the largest langur herd in Vietnam” and “The area with the largest natural picture in Vietnam – the painting of Meo Cao mountain”.
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