|A boat tour on Vân Long Lagoon. — VNS File Photo |Viet Nam News
NINH BÌNH — Along with the Tràng An Scenic Landscape complex and Tam Cốc-Bích Động National Park, the untouched and pristine beauty of Vân Long Lagoon has attracted many travellers to the northern province of Ninh Bình.
Located in Ninh Bình Province’s Gia Viễn District, some 80km from Hà Nội, the 3,500-ha Vân Long 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 Bình.
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, Vân Long is still as untouched as ever and is popular with local and foreign travellers, especially international filmmakers.
Film director Jordan Vogt-Roberts shot the Hollywood movie Kong: Skull Island at the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex, Tam Cốc-Bích Động National Park and Vân Long Lagoon. — VNS